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Fees and Funding

Here's the fees and funding information for each year of this course


Due to the current health crisis which has resulted in the Nursing and Midwifery Council revising the pre-registration regulations, at the present time, all Advanced Standing applications and Accreditation of Prior Learning applications (Students transferring their credits from other institutions), have been placed on pause until further notice. If you have any questions about your application, please submit an enquiry below.

Please note: This course has mandatory placements within the NHS where you will come in contact with high risk and vulnerable patients and you are therefore strongly advised to ensure you are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 prior to starting the course.

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).

Applicants are required to complete an enhanced occupational health assessment to ensure that you are occupationally fit to work in the health and social care setting.

Please see entry requirements  for more details.

What makes this course different

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Learn in industry-standard simulation facilities

Use the same equipment used in our NHS trust partners, alongside world-leading simulation facilities in our Hospital and Primary Care Training Hub, including the latest in AR and VR technology.

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£5,000 training grant available now

£5,000 training grant available - All degree-level Nursing and Allied Health students on courses starting from September 2021 will receive a payment of at least £5,000 a year from the government, provided they are normally eligible for a Student Loan. For further information visit the Gov.uk website or contact Student Finance England.

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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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Key Industry Partners

You'll learn first-hand from professionals on clinical placements in some of the largest NHS Trusts in North, North East, and East London. You’ll be supported by qualified mentors and practice educators. We have connections across the independent and private sector as well.

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NMC Registration

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


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 and commitment in the work you do as a nurse.



  • Core Modules

    Nursing Practice (1)

    This module is designed to run across the academic year alongside 'Communication and Professional Values and Mental wealth.' Your learning within this module centres on the placement requirements and simulation. Covering the NMC 7 platforms across all fields of nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities) and the nursing procedures in Annexe A and B.


    Law and Ethics for Nurses (Mental Wealth)

    This module introduces you to the professional values that act in the best interests of people whilst collaboratively working in health and social care delivery. This will enable you to explore person centred care over the lifespan that promotes safe and compassionate practice, develop appropriate communication, personal and partnership working skills required to meet the needs of clients/ carers/ service users. You will have the opportunity to explore their experiences and knowledge and apply this to evidence-based practice.


    Bioscience for Nursing

    This module introduces you to the normal anatomy and physiology of the main body systems. The module will also explore common conditions that may be encountered in the practice environment. It is envisaged you will develop the ability and apply human biological concepts that underpin safe, effective, evidence-based nursing practice.


    Promoting Health and Preventing Ill Health

    The aim of this module is to introduce you to the concepts of empowerment and health promotion in nursing practice. You will explore a range of care settings that includes chronic illness and health challenges throughout the lifespan which is related to working across professional roles, agencies and organisations. You will have the opportunity to learn about factors, inequalities and behaviour that affect the individual’s health outcomes and have a good understanding of health preventative and screening measures.



    This module will take a lifespan approach to explore effective methods of communication. The module aims to support you to communicate effectively across a wide range of individuals, the public and health and social care professionals. Central to this module will be a focus on the importance of good communication to enhance health and social care delivery and develop interpersonal skills that promote clarity, compassion, empathy, trust and respect. Equally the module will support the use of communication skills to form meaningful relationships with patients, families and the multi-disciplinary team.

    Learning on this module will enable you to develop the appropriate communication skills necessary for working with patients including recognising the patient’s capacity to consent for treatment and/or potential risks of abuse, self-harm or suicidal ideation (platform 3).

    This module aligns with the seven platforms of the NMC proficiencies and Annexe A.

  • Core Modules

    Nursing Practice (2)

    This module is designed to run across the academic year alongside NS5015 'Clinical decision making in providing and evaluating care' This module covers the placement requirement for the Level 5 Nursing curriculum which allows you gain proficiency with the NMC’s seven platforms across all fields of nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities). This also supports Nursing Procedures Annexe B what about communication and relationship skills – Annexe A


    Pharmacology for Adult Nurses

    This module aims to enable you to be competent in providing safe and effective drug administration whilst adhering to local and national policies. You will explore and discuss the principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics alongside the pharmacology of drugs commonly used in clinical practice. This module will direct your focus to the roles and responsibilities of the nurse in relation to safe administration of medication and the impact on patients with multiple health conditions.

    (Platform 3 & Annexe B)

    This module equips you with the knowledge and skills to respond and recognise potential risks, hazards or incidences that require an appropriate escalation. In identifying your limitations within your role, you will examine your resilience and seek support to ensure quality patient care is not compromised. (Platform 5)


    Long Term Conditions

    This module spans the academic year and supports the module 'Nursing practice 2' (NS5191). This module helps you to increase and apply knowledge of all commonly encountered mental, physical, behavioural and cognitive health conditions. Included is medication usages and treatments when undertaking assessments of nursing care needs across the lifespan. This module will enable you to develop, prioritise and review person centred care plans.

    You will undertake a range of clinical skills and scenarios supported by simulated learning to provide a safe environment for you to practice. The clinical skills will meet the requirements in the 7 platforms and Annexes A and B in the NMC (2018) Standards of proficiency for registered nurses.


    Evidence Based Research

    This module enables you to consider how research is generated from practice and the application to healthcare provision. You will explore the steps in conducting research and audits. The main research methods in health and social care will be explained and the associated ethical aspects will be examined. Methods of analysing and presenting different types of research data will be introduced and critical appraisal tools will be reviewed. This module equips you with the core skills and understanding to appraise research and its application in supporting the improvements and quality of effective patient care.


    Clinical Decision

    This module will run concurrently with the module Managing acute and long-term conditions (NS5102). This module aims to increase your clinical decision-making when applying knowledge of commonly encountered mental, physical, behavioural and cognitive health conditions. You will use a range of assessment tools and frameworks to increase your clinical reasoning and judgment when administering care.

  • Core Modules

    Nursing Practice (3)

    This module aims to ensure you can meet the practice requirements for completion of the programme and registration as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). This will be achieved by experience in practice placements in acute and community.

    The module aims to provide a range of clinical skills and scenarios supported by simulated learning to provide a safe environment for you to practice your clinical skills to meet the requirements in the 7 platforms and Annexes A and B in the NMC (2018) Standards of proficiency for registered nurses.


    Civic Engagement

    This module enables you to understand the value and importance of civic engagement, within the context of health and wellbeing in the local community. This will entail you engaging with the local community in either a health, social or not for profit organisation.

    Civic engagement enables you to engage with the local community exposing you to real-world healthcare experiences and situations not available in acute hospitals, classroom or simulation settings. Civic engagement gives you the opportunity to enhance pre-existing skills and values but also to engage in political activity, advocacy and policy making.


    Preparing for Registration as an Adult Nurse

    This module aims to develop the key components of the roles, responsibilities and accountabilities of registered nurses. This module will build upon and consolidate existing core knowledge and skills that every newly registered nurse can demonstrate. Exhibit leadership potential by demonstrating an ability to guide, support and motivate individuals and interact confidently with other members of the care team.

    The module supports the acquisition of advanced understanding, knowledge and skills in nursing in order that you may deliver, develop and lead nursing care and act as a role model to others.


    Advancing Adult Nursing Skills

    This module acknowledges that advanced nursing skills is at the forefront of enhancing the profile and range of professional practice. As such this module will develop your ability to employ clinical reasoning to respond and manage unfamiliar and complex scenarios in adult nursing.

    You will enhance your professional practice by using clinical skills and scenarios supported by simulated learning that align to real-life scenarios. You will build on your existing knowledge that will allow you to demonstrate evidence-based practice in complex situations.


    Quality Improvement and Evaluation

    This module will enable you to develop and enhance their ability to evaluate and advance professional nursing practice, in the field of adult nursing, in a variety of settings. You will have the opportunity to identify and formulate ideas as to how service improvements can be made, through innovative practice and how nurses can make a difference.

    This module will provide you with an understanding of improvement methodologies, so you are able to participate in an audit activity.


You'll be based in the School of Health, Sport and Bioscience in Stratford, but this course integrates theory alongside practice, so you'll also spend time undertaking placements in a wide range of clinical settings.

We have strong links with local NHS trusts and private-sector providers, which means you'll have a range of work placement opportunities.

These placements are spread throughout your three years of study, with two placements in year one and two with three placements in your final year. In total, you'll do 60 weeks of placements. On placement, you will work roughly 37.5 hours per week with shift patterns ranging from 11.5 hours a day for 3 days a week to 7.5 hours a day for 5 days a week. You will be supervised by qualified staff and assessed by both practice and academic assessors. We also have a team of Link lecturers on hand to help you during your time on placement.

When not on placement, you'll enjoy practical and clinical sessions at Stratford in our Clinical Education Building. Our modern, purpose-built campus offers superb teaching facilities, as well as our Nursing Simulation Lab where you can practice what you have learnt in a safe immersive environment.


Assessment tasks are mainly spread across the year to make the workload manageable. Assessment methods include group work, exams and individual work including essays, presentations, case studies, professional development and practical activities depending on the nature of the course. All grades count towards your module mark. More details will be included in the student handbook and module guides.


Stratford Campus

Stratford Campus, Water Lane, Stratford


The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.

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Dr Beverly Joshua is the Interim Head of Nursing at the University of East London.

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A career in nursing offers opportunities for a career in a broad range of fields across the NHS and private sectors in hospital, community and social care. For example:

  • Acute hospital trusts
  • General practice
  • Community hospitals
  • Nursing homes and care homes
  • Private hospitals and the independent sector
  • Key industry partners
  • Local NHS partners across North East London.
  • Independent and private sector

UEL will support you in your personal and professional development to play a vital role in person-centred high quality care.

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