School of Nursing

BNurs (Hons) Adult Nursing with Foundation Year

BNurs (Hons) Full-time 4 years

Our Adult Nursing course adopts a person centred approach to enable you to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to provide safe and effective nursing care. A foundation year helps prepare you for our adult nursing course.

Our Adult Nursing course adopts a person centred approach to enable you to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to provide safe and effective nursing care. A foundation year helps prepare you for our adult nursing course.

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BNurs (Hons)
Start date(s)
16 September 2024,15 April 2024
UCAS Code
B742
Course specifications
Course length
Full-time (4 years)
Campus location
University: Telford Campus,University: Walsall Campus,University: City Campus
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Why choose this course?

Our Adult Nursing course adopts a person centred approach to enable you to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to provide safe and effective nursing care.

It will enable you, if successful, to apply to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) to practise as a registered Adult Nurse in a range of diverse health and social care settings. As a student on this course, the experience you gain will allow you to pursue a range of pathways, in addition you will also have exposure to patients from other areas including mental health and learning disability, as well as children’s nursing. The opportunities you have coming into nursing are vast: working clinically, becoming a manager, working in a research environment, working abroad and in education.

Nursing is a demanding vocation which requires hard work, commitment, the ability to problem solve, work independently and contribute to care as part of a team.

We have strong partnerships with our clinical practice partners.

INTAKES: September and April

WHERE: Wolverhampton, Walsall and Telford.

Please note if you study at the Telford campus, you may as part of the course requirements be required to attend Walsall and/or Wolverhampton campus for some skills sessions during the course.

What's unique about this course?

  • 94% of graduates go on work or further study (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2023)
  • Recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for the purpose of registration as a qualified nurse
  • State of the art, hi tech simulated learning facilities designed to build your skills and confidence in emergency situations
  • Placements with local NHS trusts

What happens on the course?

50% of your course will be situated in the University and 50% in a variety of practice areas.

You will study a range of academic core (all fields of nursing) and field (adult-focused) modules based on theory and practice experiences. As you move through the course, the course content becomes less generic and more specific to adult nursing.

A lot of what you’ll do on the course is based in the skills labs, which gives you the opportunity to test out your skills in a safe environment. We work very closely with service users, people who have had experiences themselves and want to make a difference to what you, our student nurses, experience. They inform the course content and are involved in its delivery – for example, you may take the blood pressure of a service user in the skills lab setting.

Placements include providing nursing care to some of society’s most vulnerable people including the elderly and those who are physically ill or have a physical or learning disability. In order to ensure all the people you care for are protected and kept safe, you will be expected to abide by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) guidance for student nurses.

There are a range of different assessments on this degree. In the first year of the course, you will complete an online examination, a written piece based on a case study, a critique on a research article, and a group assessment – testing your teamwork and collaboration skills.

During your placements, you will gain an appreciation for the entire patient journey within a hospital. For example, a placement on a medical ward could involve some time working with the District Nurse, you may spend time at a diabetes clinic, or in Imaging and Ultrasound. As only a small percentage of people who visit hospitals end up in a bed on a ward, it is important for you to gain an appreciation for the other areas of the patient journey so you can contextualise care.  

As a student nurse, you are required to work shifts, including weekends and bank holidays. Shifts can be in the day or at night to ensure you gain experience of the different types of care patients receive at different times of day.

Placements will be undertaken with one of six NHS Trusts; The Royal Wolverhampton TrustWalsall Healthcare NHS TrustThe Dudley Group NHS Foundation TrustSandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, University Hospital of Derby and Burton most recently Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust, or in private health organisations. 

For more information on placements and locations, visit: https://wlv.ac.uk/schools-and-institutes/faculty-of-education-health-and-wellbeing/nursing/nursing-placement/

Student accommodation is available at Wolverhampton, Walsall and Telford Campus. 

For further information about alternative accomodation options visit the Living off campus page

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Once you have gained your BNurs (Hons) Adult Nursing then this will open up the prospect of many jobs in clinical practice, hospital or community settings, research, teaching or managerial roles. Registered Nurses (RN) continue to study after they have qualified, often in a specialist area, as they develop their career path. Adult Nurses often comment that this qualification has ‘opened doors’ to exciting career opportunities in healthcare.

With experience, as an RN you can take additional qualifications enabling you to work in the community or district nursing, health visiting or school nursing. Adult trained RNs often work in GP practices and hospice settings. In hospitals, adult RNs may work in wards, outpatient clinics or specialist areas such as Accident and Emergency or Intensive Care Units.

See similar course: Undergraduate Credit Delivering Palliative and End of Life Care

 

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

  • We have invested in our state-of-the-art skills facility at all campuses including City Campus, Walsall Campus and Telford Campus.  The City skills labs have an immersive simulation suite, meaning we can change the environment without moving the students – so we can recreate a road traffic accident, simulate someone who is having an acute mental health crisis, or produce an imitation intensive care unit. Through these simulations, you will get a sense of the environment you may end up in in clinical practice and apply appropriate responses.   At our Walsall Campus we have New, expanded clinical skills laboratories - providing a safe, non-threatening environment for teaching and practice.  The skills and simulation facilities include several mock hospital ward rooms, mock bedsit and terraced house to practice in as well as using the latest technology with access to an anatomage table.  The facilities Panopto enabled - which allows sessions to be filmed and played back and give a patient’s eye-view.  Similarly we also have skills labs at Telford Campus.
  • Work started in October 2021 on a new £5million health and social care training centre.  The new Marches Centre of Excellence in Healthcare, Allied Health & Social Care will provide state-of-the-art training facilities for the next generation of health workers at our Telford Campus.  You will gain hands-on experiences in a variety of hospital, community and excellent nursing/residential homes, where you work alongside a range of healthcare and other professionals. You will experience opportunities for inter-disciplinary learning across all nursing pathways and with midwifery, social work and social care.
  • When you apply to the University of Wolverhampton, we provide you with a list of all of our placement providers. You then get to select a first and second choice as to where you would like to spend your time in practice. Students always evaluate this well as it means you get to know your local Trust – the Trust gets to grow their own workforce, and you as the student have a greater chance of earning a job at the end of your course.

Who will teach you on this course?

All of the staff that teach you on this course are Registered Nurses. You will benefit from the team’s expertise, which draws on a wealth of different experiences including: A&E, critical care, community care, specialist cancer care, and experience as Advanced Nurse Practitioners and Ward Managers.

Want to find out more...why not attend one of our Open Days, where you will have the opportunity to talk to staff and students who are currently studying and find out more about the course and our facilities.  Open Day - University of Wolverhampton (wlv.ac.uk) 

Location Mode Fee Year
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2022-23
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2023-24
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2023-24
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2024-25
International Full-time £13450 per year 2022-23
International Full-time £14450 per year 2023-24
International Full-time £14450 per year 2023-24
International Full-time £14950 per year 2024-25

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

Prepare for foundation pathway: 

Applicants who wish to access this course will be required to attend and pass a compulsory one day Prepare for foundation programme. This programme is where you will be able to showcase your keen interest or recent experience in the subject. As well as come to visit the university and meet the staff involved in the programme.

This compulsory programme is designed to introduce you to studying a health professional course, answer your questions, meet staff and fellow students. You will take part in a variety of exciting subject related activities that will prepare you to kick start your academic experience with us, should you secure an offer. 

Before attending the Prepare for foundation programme, we wish to make you aware that you will be asked to complete an assessment task which will be used as part of the event. Further information on the requirements of this task will be provided to applicants who have been shortlisted for this course.

Interview: 

If you are successful in passing this programme, you will be required to attend an interview with faculty staff.

GCSE requirements:

You are required to hold GCSE English language and maths grades 9-4/A*-C or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications include the following at Level 2: Functional Skills, Key Skills, Learn direct.

Equivalency Test:

If you have not achieved your Level 2 qualifications, you are eligible to take our University equivalency course. The course for this programme are free of charge and can be taken completely online. Our Admissions team will confirm in your offer if you are required to take one of these assessments.

Free Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and Occupational Health Check:

Due to the professional nature of some of our courses you may also be required to complete a Declaration of Health and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check.  We will coordinate both of these non-academic conditions with you should your course require this and you receive an offer from us

There will be no cost for the DBS this is free to applicants who have secured an offer and have chosen to study at the University of Wolverhampton.

Student Visa Requirements:

Applicants who require a student visa to enter the UK are not eligible to be considered for this course. 

Skilled Worker Visa Requirements:

Applicants who are in the UK on a Skilled Worker Visa or are a dependent of a Skilled worker are not eligible to be considered for this course. 

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

Recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for the purpose of registration as a qualified nurse (adult). Please note the 4 year Adult Nursing with Foundation course has NMC approval for Levels 4-6 only, as the Level 3 study sits outside NMC Standards.

Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

By studying an undergraduate or postgraduate pre-registration programme you are eligible for a Tuition Fee loan. of up to £9,250. The loan will support your studies and enable you to start a rewarding career in healthcare.


Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as Overseas (International) students for fee purposes. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


NHS Grant:

All new and continuing nursing, midwifery and most allied health professionals’ students on pre-registration courses will also receive a grant of at least £5,000 per year that is not means-tested and will not have to be repaid.

An additional payment of up to £3,000 per academic year will be available to eligible students. Eligibility will include the following:

• £1,000 towards childcare costs • £1,000 if studying in a region that is struggling to recruit • £1,000 if studying a shortage specialism

Among others, the shortage specialisms have been confirmed to include:

• Mental health nursing

• Learning disability nursing

Read the full press release on the Government website to find out more or access“The recent grants for health courses explained"


Additional funding:

Is available via NHS Business Services Authority

The Learning Support Fund offers students additional support while studying for their degree. This includes:

• Dependants allowance of £1,000 per student per year

• Additional travel and accommodation costs to clinical placements over their normal daily travel costs

• An exceptional hardship fund of up to £3,000 per student per academic year


You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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