UWE Bristol

BSc Hons Nursing Adult

Our employer links, practical focus and the clinical experience offered means that you'll develop the confidence and critical skills you need to propel your adult nursing career.

Why study adult nursing?


Nursing is a challenging but rewarding career that'll change lives, including your own. As a nurse you'll play your part in improving access to healthcare, wellbeing, social inclusion and quality of life.

Working in a variety of settings, including people's homes, specialist and community services, nurses provide focused health support to people of all ages.

A £5,000 per year training grant is available for students. Further information is available on the NHS Business Services website.

Why UWE Bristol?

You'll learn from a passionate, enthusiastic, skilled and supportive team with a range of experience across all the many different aspects of adult nursing, and other fields of nursing. Many are active researchers; your learning will be enriched by the very latest in best practice and clinical understanding.

This course has a strong practical focus, allowing you to gain competence carrying out the hands-on tasks you'll perform in your career. About half your time will be spent on placements with our established partners. You'll also have regular access to outstanding facilities including our Skills Simulation Suite: an imitation ward where you'll be able to develop your clinical expertise in a safe, instructive environment.

Based at Glenside Campus, you'll interact with and learn from other students from a range of health and social care courses. You'll develop essential people skills as you work with patients and their families, as well as our partners on placements, in class and online. There's also the opportunity to develop and apply your skills working abroad.

Where can it take me?

You'll have exciting career opportunities open to you in several different areas.

Nurses are in demand across the UK across fields such as neurology, epilepsy, acute physical and mental healthcare, as well as specialist services for people with learning disabilities.

You could work in hospitals, in the community for the NHS, in the prison service, or for private or voluntary sector employers.

Entry Requirements

  • Tariff points: 112
  • GCSE: Grade C/4 or above in English Language or Literature, and Mathematics or equivalent. We do not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy as alternatives to GCSEs.
  • English Language Requirement: International and EU applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 or above with a minimum of 6.5 in writing, and 7.0 in all other sections of the test
  • A-level subjects: Grade C in a Science or Social Science subject.
  • Relevant subjects: Subjects that meet the Science/Social Science requirement for this course: Biology, Applied Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Design and Technology: Food Technology, Environmental Science, Geography, Geographical Science, Geology, Health and Social Care, Mathematics, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology, Applied Science, Science (Biology route), Science (Chemistry route), Science (Physics route), Science in Society, Sociology, Sport and Physical Education, Sports Studies.

Career Prospects

Registered nurses are in demand across the UK and our graduates enter careers in a variety of roles for the NHS, private and voluntary sector employers in community and hospital settings.

Our graduates go on to work with adults across a large range of settings and services.

You could go into specialist positions in hospitals, in healthcare centres as a community nurse, in GP surgeries and schools, as a health visitor, or working with patients in their homes.

Once qualified you can also combine clinical work with study on a post-qualifying course. By specialising further in a specific area, you can progress to more senior positions such as consultant nurse, nurse specialist, researcher, or local or regional services manager.

Course Details

Year 1

Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology for Nursing
Episodes of Care 1
Fundamentals of Nursing Practice
Principles of Nursing (Field Specific)
Sustainable Global Public Health.

Year 2

Assessment and Decision Making
Episodes of Care 2
Episodes of Care 3
Pharmacology and Medicines Management
Research Methodologies of Nursing Enquiry
Supporting People with Complex Needs.

Final year

Episodes of Care 4
Leadership and Supervision
Nursing Final Project
Transition to Registration.

One optional module
Collaborative Approaches to Effective Pain Management
Crossing Borders
Introduction to Emergency Care
Primary and Community Healthcare
Public Health and Health Promotion for Professional Practice
Solution Focused Practice - Developing Empowering Conversations with People
World Wide Nursing.

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