Northumbria University Newcastle - Nursing Science BSc (Hons)

Northumbria University Newcastle

Nursing Science BSc (Hons)

Are you looking for the best way to gain a degree in nursing science that will take you to the next level in providing care to patients? This course allows you, in just one year of full-time study, to turn your existing nursing diploma into an honours degree. People who join the course are usually already registered as nurses, either in the UK or another country.During the course you will develop knowledge for and from practice. Using the state-of-the-art facilities at our Clinical Skills Centre, you will enhance skills and deepen knowledge within authentically replicated clinical environments. In addition, you may have the opportunity to visit a local hospital. Our curriculum is built around the real needs of the nursing profession and is fully aligned with the requirements of the British Quality Assurance Agency’s benchmark statement for nursing.

Entry Requirements

Standard Entry

Applicants must hold a nursing diploma equivalent to level 5 in the UK. Evidence of this (e.g. a nurse registration certificate) should be included with the application.

English Language Requirements:

International applicants should have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 6.0 in each component (or an approved equivalent*).

Career Prospects

Throughout the course you will develop attributes of critical reflection and self-learning that will prepare you for whatever specialisms, and whatever future, you choose. As the nature of nursing and healthcare continues to evolve, your transferable skills will help you thrive.

A degree qualification is widely seen as an essential passport to more advanced clinical, research, education and management roles. As you progress in your career, you will increasingly take responsibility for the care that is provided to patients.

Course Details

You will work in small groups with other students from different cultural backgrounds on your course, exploring issues and nursing problems in greater depth, and also providing peer support to each other. You can shape your own learning journey through choosing from a range of assignments, which allows you to follow particular interests and priorities.

In lectures we will present the theoretical content and then in seminars you will explore the practical applications for nursing settings. Complex concepts are revisited in modules throughout the course, enabling a ‘spiral’ approach to gaining knowledge.

The course attracts people from all over the world, which means you will gain a global perspective to nursing and healthcare. It makes for a lively environment in which you will be challenged to formulate and justify alternative viewpoints.

Year One

The Context of Global Health and Nursing (Core,20 Credits)
Research as Evidence for Nursing Practice (Core,20 Credits)
Health Improvement for Nurses Working Across Diverse Environments (Core,20 Credits)
Life Sciences for Clinical Nursing Practice (Core,20 Credits)
An Investigation of a Contemporary Nursing Issue - An Extended Literature Review (Core,40 Credits)
Academic Language Skills for Nursing, Midwifery and Health; Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)

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