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MSc Adult Nursing (pre-registration)

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This degree prepares you for a fulfilling and rewarding career at the forefront of modern healthcare. City is ranked 1st in London for Nursing (Complete University Guide 2019)

Key Information

Start date

September 2019

Academic year dates

Duration

Minimum 2 years full-time.

UK/EU

Full-time: £9,250 *

UCAS code

3012

Campus

Northampton Square

Who is it for?

The MSc in Adult Nursing is designed for people who already have a degree and are looking for progression and further challenges which can be fulfilled by undertaking a rewarding and lifelong career within the nursing profession.

Throughout the course, you will develop your knowledge, skills and interests in both hospital general medicine and surgery, care closer to home and a variety of other specialist areas. You will learn through a range of methods including academic study, simulated practice learning and clinical placements where you will have the opportunity to work alongside other healthcare professionals in a multidisciplinary team.

Objectives

The MSc in Adult Nursing prepares you for a fulfilling and rewarding career caring for adults of all ages who have had injuries, suffered accidents, acquired disease or have a range of healthcare needs.

Adult nursing is a challenging and fulfilling profession; as an adult nurse you need to be committed and dedicated with a willingness to give time to others with care and compassion. You will learn the skills of clinical decision-making that are supported by knowledge and experience of providing healthcare to a diverse population.

The course combines theoretical study with clinical experience gained at some of London’s leading hospitals, trusts and community settings. The School's facilities feature an excellent Clinical Skills Centre, including simulated wards, where you can prepare for your practice experience. Whilst on clinical placements you will also benefit from exposure to the capital’s diverse population.

Accreditation

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) logo

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

Additional qualifications may be required in some countries.

Requirements and how to apply

Entry requirements

To apply for this course, you must have:

  • a lower second class honours degree or above.
  • an awareness of health or health-related care issues.
  • GSCE’s (or accepted equivalent) in Mathematics and English Language with a minimum of a grade 4 pass (C or above).

You will be required to have occupational health and enhanced disclosure and barring service clearance. Academic and character references may be requested. Successful completion of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is required.

Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend a Selection Day held at City, University of London before an offer can be made. At the Selection Day applicants are interviewed to assess their values match those of the NHS constitution, as well as having the opportunity to find out more about the course from our staff and students. For further information, please visit our Selection Day page.

English requirements

GCSE English Language grade C or IELTS score 7 with 7 in each component is required.

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 six months
  • Students on courses of less than six months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English language course.

For more information see our main Visa page.

How to apply

Please be advised that this programme has been approved by City, University of London for delivery. The programme is due to be considered for approval by the Nursing and Midwifery Council on 20 March 2019, which may result in changes to the content and structure of the programme. We hope to confirm Nursing and Midwifery Council approval no later than Tuesday 30th April 2019, if not before.

Applications must be made through UCAS using the UCAS code 3012.

Applications for entry in September 2019 should be made between 1st September 2018 and 15th January 2019. We welcome applications after 15th January 2019 but you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend a Selection Day held at City, University of London before an offer can be made. At the Selection Day applicants are interviewed to assess their values match those of the NHS constitution, as well as having the opportunity to find out more about the course from our staff and students. For further information, please visit our Selection Day page.

Successful applicants will be required to complete a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) claim in order to obtain a place on the course. In addition it is recommended that a Recognition of Prior Practice Learning (RPL) claim is also made prior to entry to the programme otherwise applicants will be required to undertake a further 500 practice hours at the end of the two year programme. This will not be an option for those who are required to apply for a visa to come to the UK to study.

For enquiries please contact the School of Health Sciences Admissions Office:

Email: health@city.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7040 5000.

140
years’ experience of educating the capital’s nurses
1st
in London for overall student satisfaction in Nursing (NSS 2018)
1st
1st in London for Nursing (Complete University Guide 2019).
During your course

More about fees

* Fees in each subsequent year of study (where applicable) will be subject to an annual increase of 2%. We will confirm any change to the annual tuition fee to you in writing prior to you commencing each subsequent year of study (where applicable).

Funding

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

Find out more about the loan arrangements and additional financial support available.

The tuition fee for Non-UK/non-EU students is subject to confirmation. Details will be confirmed on the course pages.

Future Finance Loans

Future Finance offers students loans of between £2,500 and £40,000 to help cover tuition fees and living expenses. All students and courses are considered. All loans are subject to credit checks and approval for further details please visit the City Finance website.

Scholarships

The School of Health Sciences believes that exceptional academic and clinical performance should be recognised and rewarded. We have several scholarships available for students starting on our courses this September and January.

Learn more about the course

School of Health Sciences - Excellence in Clinical Skills and Research

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

Half of your time as a student will be spent gaining clinical practice experience through laboratory based simulated practice and through clinical placements in a variety of health care settings.

Clinical placements can take place in settings such as:

  • NHS and independent sector hospitals
  • General Practice (GP) surgeries
  • Nursing and care homes
  • Patients' homes and community settings.

Placements take place within City, University of London’s partnership of healthcare providers in Central, East and North East London who provide you with clinical placements, including University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Barts Health NHS Trust, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and East London NHS Foundation Trust.

This allows you to become familiar with the needs of local communities and its healthcare providers. Clinical placements are a vital factor in promoting understanding and development of professional knowledge and skills.

Simulated practice is a significant component of your clinical practice learning experience and will provide opportunities for you to rehearse a range of practical nursing skills and enact scenarios in a realistic, but safe simulated environment in our excellent clinical laboratories supervised by your lecturers.  Through this experience you will develop confidence as you prepare for your practice experience and gain a sense of purpose and belonging to the nursing profession.

Academic facilities

Clinical Skills Centre

Facilities at City include the excellent fully equipped Clinical Skills Centre in addition to an interactive Biological Sciences Laboratory.

Many of the clinical practice placements offer the opportunity for students to experience environments where clinical diagnostic tests are performed and in addition operating theatres where surgical procedures are carried out.

Accommodation

We offer a variety of accommodation options and support services for postgraduate students.

Read more about our postgraduate halls.

Our Accommodation Service can also help you find private accommodation.

Find out more about private accommodation.

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Timetables

Course timetables are normally available from July and can be accessed from our timetabling pages. These pages also provide timetables for the current academic year, though this information should be viewed as indicative and details may vary from year to year.

View academic timetables

Please note that all academic timetables are subject to change.

Student support

We offer an extensive support network during your time here at City, University of London – from Learning Support (including disability support) and counselling to financial and career advice – leaving you free to enjoy every opportunity campus life has to offer.

Find out more about the different types of student support available.

Course content and assessment

Teaching and learning

The course is taught by academics who:

  • have a background and expertise in adult nursing and an up-to-date knowledge of clinical practice
  • have an advanced level of knowledge of the biological and social sciences and public health, and the ability to apply this knowledge to the delivery of care
  • are specialist Clinical Practitioners who have contemporary knowledge of their field including up-to-date research evidence.

You will also work with service users who have an insight and understanding of the requirements of care delivery by nurses from a personal perspective.

Course activities include the following:

  • Lectures delivered by experts in their field of practice
  • Biological science laboratory work
  • Seminar presentations
  • Development of clinical skills expertise
  • Professional issues workshops
  • Interactive learning using biological science and clinical skills online packages
  • Simulated practice of clinical experience in the Clinical Skills Centre
  • Workshops to develop understanding of different fields of care such as Learning Difficulties, Mental Health and Dementia
  • Personal and group tutorials
  • Inter-professional education (IPE)
  • Clinical placements in a variety of settings

Assessments include the following:

  • Research Proposal
  • Examination
  • Seminar Presentation and Report
  • Care Study
  • Critical Reflection
  • Leadership and Management
  • Clinical OSCE
  • Dissertation in the form of a Critically Appraised Topic (CAT)

Clinical Practice Assessment – Pass/Fail

Modules

The underpinning philosophy of your nursing programme is ‘Person Centred Care’. The aim of the Programme is to develop nurses who will lead high quality evidence informed person-centred care to enhance the health and well-being of individuals, their families and their communities throughout life.

Six principles have informed the curriculum: (1) ethics, equity and diversity, (2) working in partnership, (3) evidence informed practice, (4) leadership, (5) communication and caring and (6) professional attributes.

These principles are explored in the context of acute and long-term care and later in the course there is an emphasis on leading and managing in professional practice. The course has three programme stages, which must be successfully completed in order to progress to the next programme stage. The modular structure of the programme is developmental and students study at HE Level 7 throughout the programme and are expected to demonstrate increasing levels of self-directed independent study as the programme progresses. All modules are compulsory.

Compulsory modules

Programme Stage One of the course is 21 weeks and focuses on the underlying foundation concepts and principles associated with nursing practice. This part includes the following modules:

  • Foundations for evidence informed nursing knowledge and care across the lifecourse
  • Practice 1 - Foundations for nursing care

Programme Stage Two is 33 weeks and will enable you to build upon your previous knowledge and experience so you can develop an ability to deliver person-centred care in different contexts.  This part includes the following modules:

  • Integration of care for acute and long term conditions across health and social care
  • Critical use of evidence to inform decision making in practice
  • Principles of prescribing
  • Practice 2 - Applying knowledge and skills for person-centred care for practice

Programme Stage Three is 27 weeks and focuses on encouraging you to develop a coherent systematic, detailed knowledge of adult nursing so that you can lead and influence practice.  This part includes the following modules:

  • Leading and managing across health and social care
  • Dissertation
  • Practice 3 - Developing advanced knowledge and skills for professional practice

Students are expected to complete 40 hours per week during clinical practice, simulated practice and IPE. During the theoretical component of the course, there are a mixture of lectures and small group sessions which may be held between 09.00 -18.00.

The programme specification contains more information on how the course is organised, the requirements for progression for each part and credits required for awards.

  • Academic profile
    Senior Lecturer and Programme Director for Adult Nursing
After you graduate

Career prospects

Career prospects are excellent with MSc Nursing students securing employment as Band 5 Staff Nurses with NHS Trusts including; University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Barts Health NHS Trust, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust and East London NHS Foundation Trust.

Nursing is a lifelong career and there are excellent progression opportunities in clinical management, education, research and clinical specialisms and many and varied career pathways ranging from ward manager, community nurse, nurse director and academic.

Specialisms may include the following:

  • Breast care nurse specialist
  • Diabetic nurse specialist
  • Emergency and trauma care specialist
  • General Practice (GP) nursing
  • District nursing
  • Sexual health nurse specialist
  • Critical care nurse specialist
  • Renal dialysis nurse specialist
  • Oncology nurse specialist
  • Older adult nurse specialist
100% of graduates in employment or further study six months after completing the course

Adult Nursing (pre-registration)

UCAS code: 3012


Please be advised that this programme has been approved by City, University of London for delivery. The programme is due to be considered for approval by the Nursing and Midwifery Council on 20 March 2019, which may result in changes to the content and structure of the programme. We hope to confirm Nursing and Midwifery Council approval no later than Tuesday 30th April 2019, if not before.

Applications must be made through UCAS using the UCAS code 3012.

Applications for entry in September 2019 should be made between 1st September 2018 and 15th January 2019. We welcome applications after 15th January 2019 but you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend a Selection Day held at City, University of London before an offer can be made. At the Selection Day applicants are interviewed to assess their values match those of the NHS constitution, as well as having the opportunity to find out more about the course from our staff and students. For further information, please visit our Selection Day page.

Successful applicants will be required to complete a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) claim in order to obtain a place on the course. In addition it is recommended that a Recognition of Prior Practice Learning (RPL) claim is also made prior to entry to the programme otherwise applicants will be required to undertake a further 500 practice hours at the end of the two year programme. This will not be an option for those who are required to apply for a visa to come to the UK to study.

For enquiries please contact the School of Health Sciences Admissions Office:

Email: health@city.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7040 5000.

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