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    1. 2017
    2. 2016

Adult Nursing

BSc (Hons) |
The BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing degree course at City University London leads to eligibility to apply for professional registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and prepares you for a fulfilling and rewarding career at the forefront of modern healthcare.

Key Information

Start date

September 2017

Duration

Full-time: 3 years

UK/EU

Full-time: £9,000 per year (2016/17 fee; 2017/18 TBC)

Non-EU

Full-time: £14,500

UCAS code

B701

Application period

From 6th September 2016

Until 15th January 2017

Who is it for?

The Adult Nursing degree is designed for students who are looking for a rewarding and challenging career within the healthcare sector.  We will help you develop the skills and knowledge needed to care for adult patients in a variety of hospital and community settings.

Graduates must meet eligibility criteria to gain registration with the NMC.

Objectives

The BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing degree prepares you for a career caring for adults of all ages who have suffered accidents and been injured, acquired infections and developed diseases or have a range of healthcare needs. As an adult nurse you need to be committed and dedicated with the willingness to give time to others with care, empathy and compassion.

Teaching includes a combination of classroom theory, simulated practice and clinical placements. Simulated practice takes place within our well-equipped Clinical Skills Centre at our Northampton Square campus, a facility designed especially for students to practice their skills in a safe environment.

As a City student you will benefit from clinical placements at London’s leading healthcare Trusts. Your placements will take place in settings including hospital wards, specialist units, community and rapid response teams, acute and emergency departments, GP practices and within patients’ homes. This range of placements will help you develop the skills and confidence to deal with the many different environments Adult Nurses work in. Choosing to study in London also means that you will gain experience working with the diverse range of patients and conditions treated within the capital.

If you have already graduated with a primary degree, City also offers a two year fast-track Postgraduate Diploma in Adult Nursing.

Accreditation

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) logo

On successful graduation you will be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), which provides an internationally recognised professional qualification enabling you to practice in the UK and overseas.

Additional registration within countries maybe required if you choose to work overseas.

Requirements and how to apply

Entry requirements

As part of the selection process, shortlisted prospective students will be invited to a selection day where they will be required to demonstrate the values that match those of the NHS Constitution. For further information and example tests, please visit our Selection Day page.

  • 'A' Level - Typically BBB or a combination of 'A' levels and other relevant qualifications.
  • UCAS tariff - 120 points. For more information on the new UCAS tariff system, please visit the UCAS website.
  • IB - 32 points.
  • Extended Project Qualification (EPQ): We welcome applications that include the EPQ. Where relevant, this may be included in our offer, resulting in an 'A' Level offer reduced by one grade.
  • BTEC - DDM (Health and Social Care or Science-related subject only).

In addition, the following is required:

  • GCSE: A minimum of five passes at grade 4 (C) at GCSE, including English and Mathematics. Please note, we will not accept any equivalent qualification, only GCSEs.

Special requirements: Students are required to have occupational health and enhanced DBS (disclosure and barring service) clearance. Academic and character references are also required.

English requirements

If your first language is not English, we will require evidence of English language proficiency. Minimum requirements are:

  • IELTS: 7 overall with a minimum of 7.0 in each component.

Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

Visa requirements

If you are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK you may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study.  

The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course; there are different rules for:

  • Students on courses of more than 6 months
  • Students on courses of less than 6 months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English Language course

Please note: If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you cannot undertake any City University London courses on a part-time basis.

For more information see our main Visa page.

How to apply

Applications for degree courses must be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). You can apply through your school or college using the Apply system, which enables you to submit your application directly to the UCAS website.

www.ucas.com

You can apply to up to five universities on the form. The UCAS code for City University London is C60.

Please take care to enter the correct course code when applying, particularly for subjects with a Foundation year or with BEng (Hons) and MEng (Hons) or BSc (Hons) and MSci (Hons) options.

UCAS has implemented an ‘invisibility of choices’ policy so that, on the initial application and while you are receiving decisions, each university can see only their entry and not those of other universities you have chosen. This ensures that your application for a course at City is considered solely on your academic and personal qualities.

You should submit your completed application form to UCAS with a £23 application fee. If you want to apply to City University London only, you can make a single choice application at a reduced rate of £12.

When to apply

Your application for entry in September 2017 should arrive at UCAS between 1st September 2016 and 15th January 2017. Applications that arrive after 15th January 2017 will be considered only at the University’s discretion.

When your application is acknowledged by UCAS, you will be sent a personal identification number so that you can access your records via Track on the UCAS website.

Enquiries

For general enquiries about the admissions process at City, please contact our Admissions Office:

Email: ugadmissions@city.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7040 8716.

If your enquiry is about admission to a particular course, please use the contact details provided on the course page.

Contacting UCAS

Website: www.ucas.com
Address: Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), Rosehill, New Barn Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 3LZ
Telephone: from inside the UK 0871 468 0468; from outside the UK +44 (0)871 468 0468
For callers with hearing difficulties: from inside the UK use the Text Relay service on 18001 0871 468 0468; from outside the UK dial +44 151 494 1260 (text phone) and then ask the operator to dial 0871 468 0468.

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Funding

Explore up-to-date information about funding options, available financial support and typical living costs.

More about funding

Find out more funding information for studying nursing, midwifery and the allied health professions in England from the official Council of Deans of Health website.

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Staff and students at City's School of Health Sciences showcase the School's new interdisciplinary Clinical Skills Centre designed to mirror 'real' health care environments and provide an adaptable, modern and appropriate space for both teaching and research.

Placements

Practice experience is a vital part of the BSc Adult Nursing degree and enables you to put theory into practice and use your skills in a variety of real life situations. You will spend approximately 50% of your degree course on placement.

Placements take place in London's leading hospitals and community settings including Barts Health NHS Trust, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, East London NHS Foundation Trust, North Middlesex University NHS Trust and leading independent hospitals. Whilst on placement you will have the opportunity to work in a range of departments and teams to develop your skills and potentially discover a specialist area where you would like to focus your career.

Whilst on placement you will be fully supported by the University and will receive regular visits by your link lecturer (approximately once a week). You will also have a dedicated clinical placement facilitator within the workplace who will support your development whilst on placement. Many of our graduates work within London’s leading healthcare Trusts we partner with and are always happy to help a fellow City student.

Academic facilities

Clinical Skills Centre

The Clinical Skills Centre at City offers excellent facilities for you to rehearse practical caring skills prior to your practice placement. You will have access to a simulated 6-bedded high dependency unit (HDU) with realistic equipment including piped oxygen, call bells, medicines and emergency equipment. In addition, medium fidelity simulators and laboratories, including a biology laboratory, allow students to rehearse skills in preparation for practice in a range of placements, including clinics and people's homes.

The School of Health Science is one of the first health schools in the UK to open a Technology Enabled Care Studio, City TECS. City TECS is specially designed studio flat at our Northampton Square campus, fully equipped with the latest telehealth and telecare technologies providing City students with the unique opportunity to learn how to use the latest and future healthcare technologies whilst they study.

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Teaching and learning

The Adult Nursing degree is taught by academics who are leaders in their field of practice and education. Many are also leading researchers, directly influencing today’s practice; this means that you will study the most up-to-date curriculum and practices, directly from those informing the nursing profession.

The course is delivered using a blended approach which includes face to face and on-line teaching and learning. You will learn through lectures; seminar groups; laboratory practicals; practice experience; simulated practice; facilitated group work and enquiry-based learning opportunities with access to online course materials, resources, interactive activities and assessment and communication tools. The Clinical Skills Online (CSO) resource provides step-by-step video demonstrations on clinical skills.

Simulated practice will enable you to practise your skills in a safe environment in preparation in transferring these skills to a 'real life' setting.

Assessment includes written reports, reflective essays, group presentations and multiple choice examinations. Practice is assessed by your mentor and practice tutor and by an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) in a simulated environment.

Assessment weightings by year

  • Year 1: 10%
  • Year 2: 30%
  • Year 3: 60%

Modules

Year 1

The first year focuses on relationship-centred care and considers the psychological, social and biological factors influencing health. Students are required to undertake a practice placement.

Year 2

In the second year, students continue to explore these themes in the context of acute and long-term care. Students can also pursue specific clinical interests on a two-week elective practice placement in addition to course clinical placements. There is also an opportunity to select from a variety of innovative clinical modules.

Year 3

In the final year, the emphasis is on leading and managing in professional practice. Students undertake a 6,000-word dissertation. As part of the clinical placement experience, students spend the final 12 weeks of the course in practice and have a placement base and opportunities to identify practice experiences with their mentor.

Career prospects

On successful graduation you will be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), which provides an internationally recognised professional qualification enabling you to practice in the UK and overseas*.

Career prospects are excellent, with graduates securing employment with trusts including Barts Health NHS Trust, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust.

Nursing is a lifelong career where you can develop your skills and interests in a range of specialisms and achieve promotion throughout your career. Graduates often also go on to further study at Masters level including City’s advance practice programmes.

*Additional registration maybe required in some countries.

96% of graduates are in full time employment / further study

Information taken from Unistats

Adult Nursing

UCAS code: B701

Application Deadline

15th January 2017


Applications for degree courses must be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). You can apply through your school or college using the Apply system, which enables you to submit your application directly to the UCAS website.

www.ucas.com

You can apply to up to five universities on the form. The UCAS code for City University London is C60.

Please take care to enter the correct course code when applying, particularly for subjects with a Foundation year or with BEng (Hons) and MEng (Hons) or BSc (Hons) and MSci (Hons) options.

UCAS has implemented an ‘invisibility of choices’ policy so that, on the initial application and while you are receiving decisions, each university can see only their entry and not those of other universities you have chosen. This ensures that your application for a course at City is considered solely on your academic and personal qualities.

You should submit your completed application form to UCAS with a £23 application fee. If you want to apply to City University London only, you can make a single choice application at a reduced rate of £12.

When to apply

Your application for entry in September 2017 should arrive at UCAS between 1st September 2016 and 15th January 2017. Applications that arrive after 15th January 2017 will be considered only at the University’s discretion.

When your application is acknowledged by UCAS, you will be sent a personal identification number so that you can access your records via Track on the UCAS website.

Enquiries

For general enquiries about the admissions process at City, please contact our Admissions Office:

Email: ugadmissions@city.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7040 8716.

If your enquiry is about admission to a particular course, please use the contact details provided on the course page.

Contacting UCAS

Website: www.ucas.com
Address: Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), Rosehill, New Barn Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 3LZ
Telephone: from inside the UK 0871 468 0468; from outside the UK +44 (0)871 468 0468
For callers with hearing difficulties: from inside the UK use the Text Relay service on 18001 0871 468 0468; from outside the UK dial +44 151 494 1260 (text phone) and then ask the operator to dial 0871 468 0468.

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