Northumbria University Newcastle - Nursing Science Registered Nurse (Adult) BSc (Hons)

Northumbria University Newcastle

Nursing Science Registered Nurse (Adult) BSc (Hons)

The BSc Nursing Science (Adult) degree will allow you to build your experience in a caring role, and graduate with NMC Registration. Studying within the requirements of the new NMC standards means that you will have the ability to demonstrate critical thinking skills in relation to complex healthcare issues and the health and wellbeing of adult patients.

You will study partially at our Coach Lane Campus and partially on placement, with both strands running alongside each other to give you an integrated approach to theory and practice. You will study within the standard university semester system, allowing time during the Easter and summer breaks for additional projects and internships – or simply a well-earned rest.

Entry Requirements

Standard Entry

120 UCAS Tariff points

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, T Level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas, or the International Baccalaureate.

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Subject Requirements:

There are no specific subject requirements for this course.

GCSE Requirements:

Applicants will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4/C, or an equivalent.

Additional Requirements:

Applicants will be required to attend an interview. Admission is subject to a suitable DBS Enhanced Certificate and a satisfactory health check. Applicants must meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council's suitability for registration requirements.

International Qualifications:

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications which may not match those shown above.

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English Language Requirements:

International applicants should have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 with 7.0 in each component (or an approved equivalent*).

Career Prospects

The NMC’s ‘Future Nurse’ programme seeks to drive forward changes in the profession, and we have embedded research, leadership and advanced practice strands throughout the course to equip you to play a key role in those future developments. The focus on fitness for practice and employment in a nursing environment is a core throughout the programme, culminating in your Leadership and Management Internship in your final year.

You will graduate as an accountable professional who has the knowledge and skills to promote health and prevent ill health; assess, plan, provide, co-ordinate and evaluate care; lead and manage nursing care and work in teams; and improve safety and quality of care.

At Northumbria we have long-standing strong relationships with our partner NHS Trusts and private sector healthcare providers. We have developed this new course in close collaboration with them as well as with a wide range of experts by experience. This will ensure that the course prepares you for practice in exactly the way employers are seeking, so that you benefit from our consistently high employment rates.

Course Details

Throughout this course, you will experience a range of creative and challenging learning opportunities in different environments. This will enable you to grow, personally and professionally, within safe and supportive spaces.Our concept-based approach will allow you to build the complexity of your understanding gradually over the course of your studies. It will encourage you to question and think critically, establishing a healthy learning habit that will last throughout your career.Your learning experience will be enhanced by the use of innovative technology – all lectures will be delivered electronically, so that you can get the most out of your time with staff during seminars, discussion groups and practical sessions. This will also encourage you to develop excellent communication and interpersonal skills, which you can use in your delivery of safe, effective and compassionate care.

Year 1

Introduction to Evidence Based Practice in Health and Ill Health: Adult Nursing (20 Credits)
Applied Life and Social Sciences: Planning and Evaluating Care (20 Credits)
Practice Module 1: Becoming a Safe, Caring Professional (40 Credits)
Nursing Skills 1: Introduction to Nursing Assessment Skills (20 Credits)
Nursing Skills 2: Development of Communication Skills and Nursing Interventions (20 Credits)
Academic Language Skills for Nursing, Midwifery and Health; Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)

Year 2

Principles of Innovative Person Centred Nursing Practice in Adult Nursing (20 Credits)
Perspectives of Complex Care in Adult Nursing (20 Credits)
Practice Module 2: Developing Shared Decision Making (40 Credits)
Nursing Skills 3: Developing Evidence-Based Skills for Best Practice (20 Credits)
Nursing Skills 4: Enhancing Clinical Skills for Complex Care (20 Credits)
Academic Language Skills for Nursing, Midwifery and Health; Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)

Year 3

Transition to an Accountable Practitioner in Adult Nursing (40 Credits)
Practice Module (3) Leadership, Quality and Team Work (40 Credits)
Nursing Skills 5: Leading and Improving Safety and Care Quality (20 Credits)
Nursing Skills 6: Advancing Nursing Skills (20 Credits)
Academic Language Skills for Nursing, Midwifery and Health; Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)

*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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