Staffordshire University

MSc Nursing Practice Adult

Nurses across different specialities have a vital and uniquely placed role in supporting individuals, families and communities to achieve meaningful connection and change in their lives. Our pre-registration postgraduate Nursing degree will prepare you to become part of a rewarding profession with care, compassion, communication, courage, competence, and commitment at its centre.

Regulated by The Nursing & Midwifery Council, our course will equip you for a career in Nursing within a diverse range of settings both in hospital, clinic, and community environments and specialties. The Course has two routes:

  • MSc Nursing Practice – Adult Nursing
  • MSc Nursing Practice – Mental Health Nursing

Upon completing the course, you will be able to evidence and demonstrate the standards and competencies required for entitlement to registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Council. The course will enable you to develop the core skills, knowledge, and values fundamental to Nursing practice.

These Masters level pre-registration courses are available to graduates already holding a degree from any discipline, looking to gain a Nursing (either an Adult Nursing or Mental health Nursing) qualification and, eligibility for registration with a professional body in two years rather than three, providing an accelerated route into the profession. You will also be eligible to apply for the NHS bursary.

Teaching and learning are focused on a values-based and person-centered approach that considers wider determinants that impact the lived experiences of those who require nursing care throughout their lifespan.

Entry Requirements

  • Courses requiring a 2:1 degree
  • All candidates must evidence 675 hours of practical experience (paid or unpaid) in a health care setting within the last five years which has been signed off by a UK-based current NMC registrant. You should have worked with this individual for a period of no less than 150 hours. This registrant should have also signed off your proficiencies detailed in the RPL portfolio.
  • All candidates must produce evidence that is capable of being mapped to all Part 1 theory outcomes within your RPL portfolio. This includes recognition of your previous academic study and is equivalent to 500 of your theory hours.
  • Candidates must have literacy and numeracy at level 2
  • Applicants who are not from the UK are required to have an English Qualification IIELTS score of level 7 or above.

Career Prospects

Alternative jobs for nurses

  • Medical Biller.
  • Health Writer.
  • Nutritionist.
  • Health Service Administrator.
  • Health Researcher.
  • Medical Sales Executive.
  • Nurse Consultant.
  • Clinical Nurse Educator

Course Details

All modules are either 20 credits which equates to 200 hours of study time or 40 credits which equates to 400 hours of study time. The specific type of study time varies from module to module and includes scheduled teaching and learning activities, such as online lectures, webinars, videos and briefings, online interactive discussions, individual tutorials, on-campus presentations, simulation exercises, and discussion. Guided independent study hours will include accessing online materials, tasks, discussions, and recommended reading. Independent study hours include preparation of summative assessment and portfolios, reading and researching.

Year One

Adult Nursing In Practice 4,5,6 20 credits
Human Factors, Risk Decision Making, And Uncertainty 20 credits
Physical And Mental health Assessment, Pathophysiology, And Prescribing Preparation 40credits

Year Two

Adult Nursing In Practice 7,8,9 20 credits
Care Delivery: Leadership And Management 40 credits
The Evidence base For Practice 40 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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