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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site (Aberystwyth)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Overview** Our Adult Nursing degree programme at Aberystwyth University, accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), will give you the skills and experience to meet the evolving health needs in this diverse and rewarding profession. Adult Nursing at Aberystwyth develops adult nurses who deliver excellent evidence-based practice in a range of care settings and who place the patient at the centre of decision making by promoting dignity, care, and compassion. Over your three years, you will develop the ability to assess, plan, implement, evaluate, and monitor care safely and effectively.Successful completion of this degree course will enable you to register as a Registered Nurse - Adult with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.The nursing programme at Aberystwyth University embraces its rural Mid Wales roots, offering a bespoke and intimate learning experience where the mountains meet the sea. The fundamentals of holistic nursing practice are complemented by dynamic nursing care delivery models underpinned by evidence-based healthcare. The Aberystwyth University Healthcare Education Centre is newly established and houses the Clinical Skills Unit, a state-of-the-art simulation suite where you will learn clinical skills in a safe and supportive environment. Working collaboratively with Health Boards and other Healthcare Services in the area, the programme will benefit from practical clinical application in real world environments.Fifty percent of the overall programme is available through the medium of Welsh and if you are a non-Welsh speaker and wish to learn Welsh, the programme also offers basic conversational health-related Welsh lessons.Aberystwyth University will provide you with different perspectives of caring and the programme will equip you with the skills needed to enhance the future nursing workforce.**Learning and Teaching**As a student undertaking the 3-year full time nursing programme, you will be expected to undertake 37.5 hours weekly study during theory weeks, and 37.5 hours per week when attending practice placements. The full-time programme is divided equally into theory and practice learning weeks with a total of 4,800 hours of learning. The full-time programme will offer one intake per year, and the commencement date will be in September. Theoretical content will be delivered in several ways to suit all types of learning styles including lead lectures, seminars, workshops, small group work, clinical skills simulation, blended online learning and self-guided study. **Employability**Upon graduation, you will be eligible to apply for Registered Nurse (Adult) status with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and to register as a nurse for work in EU and EEA. You can expect a starting salary of £25,655 rising to £53,219 for a highly experienced staff nurse. Specialist nurses and practice managers can earn £45,000. If you’re in receipt of funding from the NHS Wales Bursary Scheme you will have to commit to working in Wales for two years after qualifying and registering as a nurse with the NMC. This process is managed centrally by NHS Wales Shared Service Partnership, and the Student Streamlining Scheme will ensure that you will be matched to a suitable position of your choice in your identified locality.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 16,300per year

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University information

Aberystwyth University

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  • Campus address

    Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, SY23 3FL, Wales

Welcoming international students since 1872. Over 100 different nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural learning environment.
Highly-rated teaching (TEF Gold) and a high rate of graduate employability.
Generous scholarships and bursaries for international students.

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