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BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult)

Course overview

Start date

September 2018

Subject area

Health, Sport and Bioscience

Attendance

Full-time

Learning

On campus

Course summary

Adult nursing is a rewarding and challenging career, enabling you to make a real difference to people's lives. You will work with adults of all ages, who may have one or more long or short-term physical/mental health conditions. 

These could include:
heart disease
arthritis
dementia
diabetes
cancer
injuries (caused by an accident, for example).
As a student studying adult nursing you will achieve a BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) and become registered as an Adult Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

This course launches in January 2018 and UEL is currently accepting direct applications for this first intake.

UCAS points

112

Course options

Degree

UCAS code

B740

Contact us

If you have any questions, talk to a member of our Applicant Enquiries team on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or email study@uel.ac.uk.

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Professional Training

You’ll learn first-hand from professionals  on clinical placements in some of the largest NHS Trusts in east London. You’ll be supported by qualified mentors and practice educators.

NMC Registration

On successful completion of this course you will be eligible for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as an Adult Nurse.

Rewarding Career

Adult nursing is a rewarding and challenging career, enabling you to make a real difference to people’s lives. You’ll work with adults of all ages, who may have one or more long or short-term physical/mental health conditions.

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Fees and funding

Tuition Fee Loan

You can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees, which will be paid directly to UEL. There are no up-front fees required. Repayment only starts after you finish your course and are earning over £25,000. If you haven’t finished repaying your loan after 30 years it will be automatically cancelled.

To apply visit gov.uk/student-finance

Maintenance Loan

You can apply for a loan to help with living costs such as food, travel and accommodation. How much you can borrow depends on where you live and study, and whether you are currently on welfare benefits. The maximum loan you can apply for is £11,998.

*Please note figures are based on 2017/18 figures, this is a guide to help you plan your finances. We will publish the 2018/19 figures as soon as they are confirmed. 

To apply visit gov.uk/student-finance

Supplementary Grants

The government also offer the following additional support:

-          Parent’s Learning Allowance

-          Adult Dependants' Grant

-          Childcare Grant

-          Disabled Students’ Allowance

For further information visit gov.uk/student-finance

We appreciate that finance is one of the key considerations when you're applying to university. That's why alongside your Government loan, you can apply for scholarships to help towards your finances. We've invested over £2 million worth of scholarships to financially assist new students, starting in September 2018. If you're awarded a scholarship you don't need to pay it back.

All students will receive:

 Ebooks

Bursaries Schemes for which you can apply

Care Leaver and Foyer Bursary - up to £1,500

Progression Bursary - up to £2,000

Engagement Bursary - up to £2,000

Hardship Bursary - up to £2,000

Helena Kennedy Foundation - £1,500

Going Global – awards range from £300 - £700

Scholarships Schemes for which you can apply

Vice Chancellor Scholarship - up to £27,750 over three years

Dean Scholarship - up to £13,500 over three years

Civic Engagement Scholarship - £1,000

EU Scholarship (EU Only) - £1,000

ELSEF Scholarsip - £1,000

UTC Scholarship - £1,500

Sports Scholarships - up to £6,000

Team UEL Scholarship - £1,000


From 1st August 2017, new students in England on nursing, midwifery and most allied health professional (AHP) pre-registration courses (courses which lead on to registration with the NMC or HCPC) will have access to the standard student support package of tuition fee loans and support for living costs, rather than getting a NHS bursary.

This change affects a wide range of courses that lead to professional registration such as:

  • Nursing (all four pre-registration fields: adult, child, mental health, learning disability)
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry

Please note that these courses can attract second set of loans even if you have have completed a first degree.

For more information, visit gov.uk/student finance

Healthcare students who start one of the following pre-registration courses in England on or after 1st August 2017 may be entitled to apply for the New NHS Learning Support Fund.

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
BSc (Hons) Podiatry
BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult)

This Learning Support Fund contains 3 elements of support for:

•    Students with at least one dependent child (Child Dependants Allowance)
•    Travel and Dual Accommodation Expenses for a placement
•    Students experiencing extreme financial hardship (Exceptional Support Fund)

Applications will be open November 2018

To apply please visit the Learning Support Fund

There are a number of external organisations that offer financial help to
students. Please see the below list to view additional support options.
Alternatively, you can visit the Scholarship Search website.

Please note that the University of East London is not responsible for
the content of these external sites and is not associated in any way
with the funding schemes and their application processes.

Bank Of England Scholarship Programme

European Funding Guide

The Student Disability Association Fund

Sir John Cass’s Foundation

The Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust

The Newby Trust

Walcot Foundation

Scholarships Search

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate your finances while you're a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444

Tuition fees
UK
£9,250
You don't need to pay this up front
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

Tuition Fee Loan

You can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees, which will be paid directly to UEL. There are no up-front fees required. Repayment only starts after you finish your course and are earning over £25,000. If you haven’t finished repaying your loan after 30 years it will be automatically cancelled.

To apply visit gov.uk/student-finance

Maintenance Loan

You can apply for a loan to help with living costs such as food, travel and accommodation. How much you can borrow depends on where you live and study, and whether you are currently on welfare benefits. The maximum loan you can apply for is £11,998.

*Please note figures are based on 2017/18 figures, this is a guide to help you plan your finances. We will publish the 2018/19 figures as soon as they are confirmed. 

To apply visit gov.uk/student-finance

Supplementary Grants

The government also offer the following additional support:

-          Parent’s Learning Allowance

-          Adult Dependants' Grant

-          Childcare Grant

-          Disabled Students’ Allowance

For further information visit gov.uk/student-finance

We appreciate that finance is one of the key considerations when you're applying to university. That's why alongside your Government loan, you can apply for scholarships to help towards your finances. We've invested over £2 million worth of scholarships to financially assist new students, starting in September 2018. If you're awarded a scholarship you don't need to pay it back.

All students will receive:

 Ebooks

Bursaries Schemes for which you can apply

Care Leaver and Foyer Bursary - up to £1,500

Progression Bursary - up to £2,000

Engagement Bursary - up to £2,000

Hardship Bursary - up to £2,000

Helena Kennedy Foundation - £1,500

Going Global – awards range from £300 - £700

Scholarships Schemes for which you can apply

Vice Chancellor Scholarship - up to £27,750 over three years

Dean Scholarship - up to £13,500 over three years

Civic Engagement Scholarship - £1,000

EU Scholarship (EU Only) - £1,000

ELSEF Scholarsip - £1,000

UTC Scholarship - £1,500

Sports Scholarships - up to £6,000

Team UEL Scholarship - £1,000


From 1st August 2017, new students in England on nursing, midwifery and most allied health professional (AHP) pre-registration courses (courses which lead on to registration with the NMC or HCPC) will have access to the standard student support package of tuition fee loans and support for living costs, rather than getting a NHS bursary.

This change affects a wide range of courses that lead to professional registration such as:

  • Nursing (all four pre-registration fields: adult, child, mental health, learning disability)
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry

Please note that these courses can attract second set of loans even if you have have completed a first degree.

For more information, visit gov.uk/student finance

Healthcare students who start one of the following pre-registration courses in England on or after 1st August 2017 may be entitled to apply for the New NHS Learning Support Fund.

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
BSc (Hons) Podiatry
BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult)

This Learning Support Fund contains 3 elements of support for:

•    Students with at least one dependent child (Child Dependants Allowance)
•    Travel and Dual Accommodation Expenses for a placement
•    Students experiencing extreme financial hardship (Exceptional Support Fund)

Applications will be open November 2018

To apply please visit the Learning Support Fund

There are a number of external organisations that offer financial help to
students. Please see the below list to view additional support options.
Alternatively, you can visit the Scholarship Search website.

Please note that the University of East London is not responsible for
the content of these external sites and is not associated in any way
with the funding schemes and their application processes.

Bank Of England Scholarship Programme

European Funding Guide

The Student Disability Association Fund

Sir John Cass’s Foundation

The Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust

The Newby Trust

Walcot Foundation

Scholarships Search

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate your finances while you're a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444

Tuition fees
EU
£9,250
You don't need to pay this up front
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

Entry requirements

112

New UCAS Points

From
A Level
Must include passes at A2 in at least two subjects.
From
Btec
Extended Diploma (QCF) or Diploma (QCF)
From
International Baccalaureate
Diploma with 25 points including a minimum of 15 points at Higher Level.

Grade C in GCSE English and Maths (See below for accepted equivalences).

We would normally expect you to have undertaken academic study within the last 5 years and ideally some informal or formal care experience.

INTERNATIONAL

(Including European Union)

We accept a range of qualifications from across the world. Please see our country pages for information on specific entry requirements for your country.

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Access to HE Diploma in nursing/health or social care/science with a minimum of 60 credits (45 at Level 3 and 15 at Level 2), with a Merit/Distinction profile. The Access to HE must contain level 2 numeracy and literacy, alternatively applicants must hold GCSE Grade C or above in English Language and Mathematics.

During the interview process you will be tested on your Numeracy and Literacy competence. In advance we would recommend that you do some practice tests online, just so you know what to expect on the day.

Numeracy sample test links:

www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/maths

www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/learners

www.snap.nhs.uk


Literacy sample test links:

www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/english
Applicants for this course are required to pass a numeracy and literacy test. On successful completion they will progress to a group activity and individual interview.  All offers are subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and occupational health clearance. Two satisfactory references are required, one of which must be from an educational institution.

Level 2 equivalences such as Level 2 Functional Skills in English / Maths, Level 2 Key Skills in Communication / Application of Number and Level 2 Adult Literacy / Adult Numeracy

Overall IELTS 7.0 with a minimum of 7.0 in Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

You can speak to a member of our Applicant Enquiries team on +44 (0)20 8223 3333, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Alternatively, you can visit our Information, Advice and Guidance centre. Please click here for details.

What you'll learn

You’ll learn how to observe patients and assess their physical, psychological, emotional, social and spiritual needs. You’ll develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to plan and deliver the most appropriate care for them (underpinned by current research findings) and evaluate the results, in both hospital and out of hospital settings. 

You’ll learn how to help people stay independent and maximise their wellbeing, improving their health outcomes and also care for people as they reach the end of their lives. A significant part of your learning will focus on communicating with compassion and building relationships with patients, their carers and families, to provide a positive care experience. Your aim will be to improve patients’ quality of life and deliver high quality care. 


You’ll need to take account of many factors that impact on the patient and work to get the best possible outcomes for your patients. This will include working effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team, for example with: Doctors, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, and Social Workers. This exciting course will also allow you to develop a broad range of skills including, teaching, clinical decision making, leadership management and professionalism. Finally, you’ll reflect the values of the NHS Constitution and the 6 Cs: care, compassion, competence, communication, courage & commitment in the work you do as a nurse.

What you'll study and when

All modules are core:

Keystone Skills for Nursing and Healthcare Practice (Generic)
Values Based Care within Nursing Practice (Generic)
Fundamental Principles of Adult Nursing (Field Specific)
Introduction to Health Promotion and Public Health (Generic)
Nursing Practice 1 (Field Specific)

All modules are core:

Medication Safety and Management for Adult Nursing Practice (Field Specific)
Introduction to the Assessment and Management of Acute and Long-Term Physical and Mental Health Conditions (Field Specific)
Understanding and Applying Research and Evidence to Nursing Practice (Generic)
Developing Clinical Judgement and Decision Making in Adult Nursing Practice (Field Specific)
Nursing Practice 2 (Field Specific)

All modules are core:

Civic Engagement for Adult Nursing (Field Specific)
Preparing for Registration as an Adult Nurse (Field Specific)
Advancing Adult Nursing Skills (Field Specific)
Innovation and Advancement of Practice in Adult Nursing (Field Specific) - Honours Challenge
Nursing Practice 3 (Field Specific)

How you'll be assessed

The module assessments have been designed to be inclusive and enable you to demonstrate the learning outcomes for each module and cumulatively the overall programme learning outcomes. A wide variety of assessment strategies will be used in order to promote your learning, these encompass formative and summative strategies. Assessment feedback will help you to develop, with feedback from formative assessments informing your learning and the submission of your summative assessments.

Course specification

Your future career

After studying to become an adult nurse, you will need to be committed to lifelong learning, ensuring your skills and knowledge remain up to date.To maintain your registration to practise with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, you'll need to go through the process of revalidation every three years. The process is straightforward and will help you to demonstrate safe and effective practice.

After qualifying and gaining clinical experience, there are a variety of exciting routes you could take in the NHS. Examples include working in:

Urgent care, Accident and Emergency
Acute and critical care
Long-term care
Out of hospital care / community 
Public Health
Some nurses also decide to move into education, management or clinical academic careers.

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