Nursing (Adult) BN (Hons)

University of Portsmouth

Key Information

Course duration: 3 Years

Mode of study: Full time

Qualification: Bachelor of Nursing (with Honours) - BN (Hons)

Subject Ranking

Ranked 22nd for Nursing (View subject table)

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    100.0 / 100.0
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    4.38 / 5.00


UCAS Course Code: B740

15 January

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Entry Requirements

Qualification Detailed advice
GCE A-level This qualification is accepted but no typical grades have been provided
SQA Advanced Higher This qualification is accepted but no typical grades have been provided
UCAS Tariff: 104 104 points from 3 A levels, or equivalent, to include 32 points from a Science subject. All shortlisted applicants are subject to interview. All offers are subject to Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance and Occupational Health clearance.

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Home students: £9,250 per year
EU students: £9,250 per year

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The Course


**Overview**Developed and delivered in partnership with local healthcare providers, this practical BN (Hons) Nursing (Adult) degree course prepares you for a career as an adult nurse in primary or secondary care. You'll develop practical skills in safe, simulated teaching environments and apply your skills under supervision from experienced professionals on work placements with our network of healthcare providers.At the end of the course, you'll be eligible to apply for part 1 (Adult) of the professional Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register. This allows you to work as a nurse in the UK.Please note, this course is approved by the NMC against its 2010 standards and is pending approval against its 2018 standards. **On this course you’ll:**- Learn the skills and knowledge you’ll need to thrive as a nurse- Develop practical skills in our safe, simulated teaching environments, then apply your skills on work placement- Develop critical thinking, resilience and leadership skills- Use medical manikins and simulated patients within our Centre for Simulation in Health and Care to build the skills and confidence that you’ll rely on in your career- Learn to confidently examine, assess, and treat patients in community and hospital settings**Work experience and career planning**You'll spend a large amount of your time during this course on clinical placements with partner Trusts in local community and hospital environments.Our Careers and Employability service can also help you find further relevant work experience during your course to boost your career prospects further. We help you identify placements, internships, and voluntary roles that will complement your studies.**Careers and opportunities**When you finish the course, you'll be eligible to apply for registration on part 1 (Adult) of the professional Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register, which allows you to work as a Registered Nurse in the UK. If you want to work as a nurse abroad, you may also need to register with an overseas nursing body.Graduates could go on to work as:- nursing roles in primary or secondary care in the UK and overseas- charity and aid work- advanced practice nurse specialism- nurse education and mentoring- healthcare management in ward sister or lead nurse rolesJob roles graduates could go on to include:- community nurse- critical care nurse- palliative care nurse specialist- practice nursing- care home manager- resuscitation training officerAfter you graduate, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.**Professional accreditations**This course is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), meaning the course meets the standards of education, training, conduct and performance required for nurses in the UK.It is your responsibility to seek registration with the NMC, on completion of your course. This registration must be sought within 5 years of successful completion of your course.This course is also endorsed by Skills for Care, which is an indicator of quality for learning and development in the adult social care sector.**Values and the NHS Constitution**We embed the principles and values of the NHS Constitution in all our health and social care courses. When you apply for this course, we’ll expect you to demonstrate how your values align with the values of the Constitution.

Start Dates

  • 16 September 2019 at Main Site

University of Portsmouth

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Postal Address

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