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BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult)

Course overview

Start date

January 2018

September 2018

Subject area

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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
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.

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

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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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Entry requirements


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A Level
Must include passes at A2 in at least two subjects.
Extended Diploma (QCF) or Diploma (QCF)
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.


(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.


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:

Literacy sample test links:
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.

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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