Coventry University - Adult Nursing (pre-registration) Blended Learning MSc

Coventry University

Adult Nursing (pre-registration) Blended Learning MSc

Successful completion of this course enables graduates from a range of backgrounds to enter the nursing profession in just two years:

  • Fully accredited1 by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) providing eligibility for registration as a nurse on successful completion of the course (additional costs may apply)
  • The course consists of 50% academic content, of which 95% is delivered flexibly online and 5% face-to-face. The remaining 50% is placement-based learning, of which 20% will be simulated.

Entry Requirements

Applicants for the MSc in Adult Nursing blended learning should ideally hold a good honours degree of 2:2 or above in a health-related study. However, applications with other degrees and relevant care experience will also be considered on an individual basis.

You will also need to demonstrate 460 hours of providing care which would qualify as practice hours by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Care encompasses meeting the physiological and psychosocial needs of the physically ill, mentally ill, and disabled people of all ages, in all healthcare and other community settings. It includes activities such as washing, dressing, feeding or toileting of an individual, as well as nursing intervention procedures. This must have been achieved in the UK in a formal workplace environment in either a paid or voluntary role within the last three years. (see exemptions in the overview section).

You will also require GCSE Grade 4/C or above in English and Maths.

Career Prospects

Careers and opportunities

On successful completion, you will be eligible to apply for registration as an Adult Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) to practice as a registered professional in nursing (subject to additional costs).

Successful completion of the course is a strong indication to potential employees that you have both the ability and the academic characteristics required for working in a variety of clinical Adult Nursing settings.

The programme is developed to position you, upon successful completion, for an accelerated career pathway to potentially become a future nursing leader, clinical expert, educator or researcher within the profession.

It may be possible to use your qualification to work overseas, which would be subject to competitive application, availability, meeting any applicable visa requirements and additional costs may apply.

Course Details

This two-year program is designed to respond to the current challenges in healthcare and the complex healthcare environment where advancing technologies, contemporary research and new knowledge influence and impacts on nursing practice.

  • The course is aimed at individuals with a prior undergraduate degree and evidence of experience in health and social care. Previous undergraduate degrees may include (but are not limited to) health-related disciplines, psychology, criminology or sociology degrees. Those with non-health-related degrees must demonstrate extensive experience in the clinical health and social care sector. It is also suitable for existing nurses looking for dual qualification. More details on the type of experience required is on the entry requirements tab on this webpage.
  • It comprises 50% clinical placement and 50% academic learning. The academic learning is a blend of 95% online and 5% face-to-face teaching, which provides you with the flexibility to study from any location for the majority of the course. The 50% placement time will include 20% in a simulated learning environment which is also designed to allow you to undertake this from any location (subject to a suitable Wi-Fi/internet connection).
  • The face-to-face skills and practical teaching elements will be delivered from either Coventry, Scarborough or Vauxhall, London campuses. We will try to accommodate your preferred choice, subject to availability.
  • Clinical placements are integral and account for 50% of the course.2 This includes clinical practice in a healthcare setting (organised by the university) and practice learning with local practice partners. You will be expected to complete placements across four practice modules in a range of areas such as emergency, high dependency care, community and home care delivery settings and medical/surgery acute hospital experiences. Practice assessment is divided into three parts which is designed to explore the proficiencies required to become an autonomous nurse practitioner.
  • There will be opportunities for 20% simulated digital experience as part of the clinical placements. This will be an online, cutting-edge simulated experience where you will be fully supervised, and it is designed so that you can work safely both individually and in small groups, with the chance to explore and assess interventions in ‘near-to real-life clinical scenarios. The hands-on elements of the clinical placements may be delivered in one of the following regions of England: Midlands, North East and Yorkshire, London, Bedfordshire/Hertfordshire, and East of England.
  • Upon successful completion, in addition to eligibility for Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registration (application and additional costs apply), you will also graduate with a Chartered Management Institute (CMI) accredited qualification in Global Professional Development in Leading and Creating Organisational Health and Wellbeing, if that module is successfully completed, and you will have the opportunity to apply to become a member of the CMI. (Please visit the CMI website for full details on the criteria to qualify as a member of the CMI and applicable fees).

Year One

• The Research Process and Evidence-informed Nursing Practice
• Health Assessment in Nursing
• Clinical Decision-making in Adult Nursing
• Therapeutic Interventions in Adult Nursing
• Year 1 Practice Placements

Year Two

• Leading and Creating Organisational Health and Wellbeing
• Coordinating Complex Care in Adult Nursing
• Ethical and Legal Decision-making in Nursing
• Independent Project – Service Improvement
• Year 2 Practice
• Practice 3: Complex Care Planning Across the Lifespan
• Practice 4: Coordinating Care and Becoming the Autonomous Practitioner

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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