University of Huddersfield

Nursing Blended Learning Adult BSc Hons

This course has been designed for those who would like to become a nurse and are located within the North East, Yorkshire and the Humber, Cheshire and Merseyside, North West, Cumbria or North Lincolnshire. If you are located outside these areas please visit Health Education England for information on your nearest course provider.

Whether you’d like to provide care for adults in community or acute settings, this innovative blended learning nursing degree is designed to provide a great foundation for your future career. Regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), with strong partnerships with NHS Trusts, private and voluntary organisations, as well as teaching and support from experienced lecturers, practice supervisors and assessors, this course could be a great place for you to take the first steps towards making a huge difference to people’s everyday lives.

  • You’ll have the opportunity to study to become a nurse in a flexible way, that fits around work and life.
  • Supported by a team who really understand what it’s like to be an adult nurse, you’ll learn through online through seminars, group work, simulation and practical skills experience.
  • You'll have opportunity to learn key clinical skills and engage in simulation-based learning within a safe environment utilising human patient simulators to enhance your confidence, competence and understanding of patient care.
  • You’ll undertake clinical placements throughout the course in a variety of settings including hospitals, nursing homes, in the community, as well as voluntary and private sectors.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to hear the experiences and viewpoints from service users and carers, who are part of the Public Partnership Group.

This course provides a flexible way to fit study around work and life, using mainly digital technologies, but still including practical, hands-on experience. Although the theoretical component is predominantly delivered online, you’ll attend the campus in Huddersfield (or similar venue close to your home) for a maximum total of four one-week blocks for simulation and skills training. You'll do this in each year of the course, providing the opportunity for you to practise skills in a safe and controlled environment. You’ll also undertake practice placements across the NHS and healthcare organisations in a setting close to home.

The course aims to help you become a confident, competent, caring and compassionate nurse. From day one, you’ll get the opportunity to learn in a supportive, forward-thinking and well-connected environment. You’ll explore all aspects of nursing, from the fundamentals of providing care to more advanced topics such as complex needs, and leadership and management. You'll develop a range of specialist skills including communication, decision-making, team working and upholding professional values, as well as practical and theoretical skills in order to help and achieve your full potential as an adult nurse and meet the NMC Standards.

This course has been designed for those who would like to become a nurse and are located within the North East, Yorkshire and the Humber, Cheshire and Merseyside, North West, Cumbria or North Lincolnshire. If you are located outside these areas please visit Health Education England for information on your nearest course provider.

Students studying this course may be eligible to receive a non-repayable grant of at least £5,000 each year. Further information is available on the NHS Learning Support Fund Website.


Career Prospects

Nothing can really replicate working in the real-world, which is why practice placements are essential and a compulsory part of the course. The Nursing and Midwifery Council require you to complete the minimum of 2300 hours over the three years in order to obtain registration. Each year you'll complete two blocks of placement.

You'll have the opportunity to complete your practice learning experiences in a range of healthcare environments including NHS Trusts, private and voluntary organisations such as hospices, nursing homes and community settings. You'll be supervised throughout your practical experiences by a qualified professional who will provide you with any required help and advice. In order to provide you with the broadest professional experience possible, practice experiences are generally offered across West Yorkshire and occasionally beyond, covering 24 hour care including evening, weekend and night shifts.

Possible career opportunities include working within the National Health Service and private or voluntary sectors. After further training possible career opportunities could include working as an advanced nurse practitioner or specialist in acute care, as well as working in community settings as practice nurses, health visitors, school nurses or district nurses.

There may also be opportunities to develop in management roles and many nurse specialist roles including diabetes specialist nurse, respiratory specialists, continence specialists, palliative care specialists, community matrons, as well as many more.

Course Details

Year 1

Becoming a Professional – Adult Nursing (Blended Learning)
Introduction to Adult Nursing (Blended Learning)
Nursing Practice 1 (Blended Learning)
Nursing Practice 2 (Blended Learning)
Understanding Knowledge and Evidence for Nursing (Blended Learning)

Year 2

Developing as a Professional (Blended Learning)
Developing Critical Knowledge and Skills in Adult Nursing (Blended Learning)
Developing Research Knowledge and Evidence for Adult Nursing Practice (Blended Learning)
Nursing Practice 3 (Blended Learning)
Nursing Practice 4 (Blended Learning)

Year 3

Being a Professional (Blended Learning)
Enhancing Knowledge and Skills in Adult Nursing (Blended Learning)
Using Evidence and Research to Enhance Adult Nursing Practice (Blended Learning)
Nursing Practice 5 (Blended Learning)
Nursing Practice 6 (Blended Learning)

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