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BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing

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  • UCAS Code:
    B700
  • Institution:
    B50
  • Delivery:
    Full time according to Funding Council definitions

Accredited by the Nursing & Midwifery Council, and with a very high student satisfaction rate, our course in Adult Nursing expertly blends theory with real-world experience – giving you all the skills needed to feel confident working as a nurse with adult patients in a variety of settings.

As well as acquiring a universal knowledge of the profession from highly qualified and experienced practitioners, you’ll focus on practising the core practical skills required to become a competent practitioner. Our interactive learning facilities and simulation suites replicate a range of clinical and community environments and allow you to perform various techniques in a safe and controlled setting. 

When you’ve acquired the theory and practical skills on campus, you’ll be ready to experience life in placements, which forms 50% of your course curriculum. Your placements will see you work in a number of exciting and diverse locations, from NHS hospitals to care homes, private clinics to community nursing teams, giving you the experience you need to grow in both confidence and competence. What’s more, each year we host a Nursing Careers Fair with numerous exhibitors in attendance, who in the past have offered students jobs on the spot.

90% of our final year students agree our staff are good at explaining things, so join us on live chat now to find out more, or register to meet us at an Open Day. You can also watch a webinar presentation to find out more about the course. 

All statistics shown thoughout this page are taken from Unistats, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), BU institutional data and Ipsos MORI (National Student Survey) unless otherwise stated.

For 2019 entry: In order to take advantage of new approaches to learning and teaching, as well as developments in industry to benefit our students we regularly review all of our courses.

This course is currently going through this process and we will update this page in February, 2019 to give you full information about what we will be offering once the review process has concluded.

Key information

Next start date:

February 2019, September 2019. (February 2019 is the last February intake)

Location:

Bournemouth University, Lansdowne Campus and Bournemouth University, Yeovil Campus

Duration:

3 years including mandatory full-time placements or 3.5 years including mandatory part-time placements

Accreditations:

Nursing & Midwifery Council

Entry requirements:

For 2019 entry: 104–120 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma of DMM. For more information check out our 2019 entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

If English is not your first language, you will need IELTS (Academic) 7.0 with minimum 7.0 in each component. For more information check out our international entry requirements.

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Course details

There is a strong emphasis on practical learning on this course, with 50% of your time spent on work placements and the other 50% spent in theory and practical skills sessions.

The BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing course is part of the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences' Nursing Framework, which also covers the BSc (Hons) Children and Young People’s Nursing and BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing courses.

Within the first year, some units are common to all courses in the Nursing Framework and you will have shared lectures. We strongly believe in interprofessional education and throughout your course you'll take part in shared workshops, lectures and learning events with other students on health-related courses.

On this course you will be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners, demonstrators and technicians. You will also benefit from regular guest lectures from industry.

How you will be assessed

You will be assessed by coursework culminating in your final year research project, and you will also undertake group work and written exams. The assessment methods for each unit can be found in the programme specification for your course.

Download the programme specification (pdf 1mb)

Placements

As a Nursing student, you will spend 50% of your time on the course in a practice placement setting, and the remaining 50% studying – whether at home, at the library or on campus attending lectures, seminars or working under the guidance of our demonstrators in the practice skills suite.

Our clinical skills suites are a great way for you to try your hand at practical skills before you go on placement, as they provide a safe environment and allow you to continually work on skills necessary in the workplace. Throughout the course you will gain experience of caring for clients in a variety of settings, such as elderly, medical, surgical, community and critical care.

Find out more about Health & Social Care placements

Your application

For Adult Nursing, we are looking for applicants who:

  • Have an interest in adult nursing as well as the motivation and commitment to undertake the course
  • Have undertaken relevant work experience
  • Have a clear understanding of the profession
  • Can demonstrate personal skills and qualities relevant to the course.

How to apply

Entry requirements

Careers

When you finish your course, you'll have the practical skills and knowledge you need to work in various organisations, such as within the NHS, in both hospital and community settings, or in the private/independent healthcare sector, for example in nursing homes or private hospitals.

98% of our students are working or studying 6 months after graduating.

Costs and fees

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course.You can find full information about funding your studies and paying your fees in our undergraduate fees and funding section, including NHS finance information. That’s also where you’ll find information about the scholarships and bursaries on offer – including unlimited Academic Excellence Scholarships for UK, EU and International students.

Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise, and we’re committed to ensuring there are no hidden extra costs while you’re at university – that’s why we’re clear about what you can expect us to cover, and what your cost of living will be.

Find out more about budgeting and living expenses

Our staff

On this course you will be taught by staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This could include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students, many of whom are actively engaged in research and/or professional practice which is integrated into the teaching of this course. Please note that staff can change.

Course changes

What our students say

Abigail King

I absolutely loved the practical side of it. Each placement taught me something different, which I will take with me throughout the rest of my career.

Hear from our staff

Vanessa Heaslip

Our course has evolved from our philosophy of humanising nursing care, ensuring that individual patients are at the heart of everything our students do.

What our students say

Joanne Salisbury-Standerick

Whilst excited to soon practice as a theatre nurse, I'll be taking any opportunity to continue studying. I wish I had discovered my thirst for knowledge sooner!