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Institute of Health

Adult Nursing

BNurs (Hons) Full-time 3 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.

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.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code B740
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  • Start Date(s) 1 April 2021, 17 September 2020
  • Award BNurs (Hons)
  • Study Mode Full-time
  • Course Length Full-time (3 years)
  • Campus Location Burton Education Centre, Burton Hospital, Wolverhampton City Campus, University Telford Campus, Walsall Campus
  • School Institute of Health

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 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 March 

WHERE: Wolverhampton, Walsall, Telford or Burton Campus *Please note there is no student accommodation at Burton campus.

Please note if insufficient applications are received for Telford and Burton campus for the March intake, you will be offered Wolverhampton Campus or Walsall Campus for study.   Also if you study at the Telford or Burton campus, you will as part of the course requirements be required to attend Walsall and/or Wolverhampton campus for some skills sessions during the course

 

 

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 five NHS Trusts; The Royal Wolverhampton Trust, Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS TrustBurton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, most recently Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust, or in private health organisations. 

Travel expenses to University placements will not be funded.  A learning support fund is available, to check whether you are eligible please visit here.

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

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.

You may also take the opportunity to become an Advanced Nurse Practitioner or nurse consultant. If you register as an Adult Nurse, you may wish to undertake midwifery training or work abroad in Australia, New Zealand or EU Countries.
 

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

  • We're proud to confirm our £300 travel fund helping eligible new UK full-time undergraduate entrants* with the costs of travel continues for students starting in 2019/20 and 2020/21! For further information please click here. 

  • If you study at City Campus, you will be taught in our state-of-the-art skills facility in Millennium City Building. The 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. Similarly we also have skills labs at Walsall and Burton Campuses.
  • 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.
  • £250 Travel Fund for first year students that can be used for travel to placements as well as to University. If additional costs are incurred when attending placements, you can apply to the NHS for support: www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/learning-support-fund/travel-and-dual-accommodation-expenses.
  • You may apply your new skills during an international placement opportunity, in countries such as Spain, Finland and Norway.

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.  We have Open days taking place at our Wolverhampton Campus and Walsall Campus. Live in or around the Burton area? Did you know we offer Adult Nursing and Childrens Nursing (Year 1) at our Burton Campus.  Visit our Open Day at our Burton Campus to find out more.

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As a Registered Nurse you will:

  • Meet the NMC Standards of proficiency for pre-registration nursing education.
  • Have obtained the subject knowledge and understanding surrounding the professional and ethical conduct of a nurse, to deliver a high standard of appropriate nursing care and leadership and supervision of others, as well as being able to reflect on your personal and professional development.
  • Demonstrate subject specific knowledge related to the field of adult nursing, including professional and ethical practice, appropriate care delivery, managing care and personal and professional management.
  • Identify health and social care policy trends and be able to use evidence and develop arguments to underpin your own practice, to evaluate the delivery of healthcare services.
  • Be able to apply decision making and problem solving techniques in order to provide quality care to patients and support their families.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21

Additional Course Costs

Mandatory Costs

  • DBS  is required at a minimum cost of £40  - Note International checks (INTCC) as part of the DBS are required and costs vary by country.
  • Uniform and ID badges are provided for this course, however the University of Wolverhampton reserves the right to charge for extra uniform should this be required
  • You will be required to provide appropriate foot wear at a cost of approximately  £25-£40  

Further information on these additional costs will be provided prior to the start of your studies

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

2020 Entry

GCSEs at grade C+/ 4 in an English-based subject and Maths or equivalent qualifications (e.g. Key Skills Level 2/ Learn Direct Level 2/ Functional Skills Level 2).

Please note we do NOT accept GCSE Short Courses

PLUS EITHER

  • 112 UCAS points
  • A Levels - grades BBC
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades DMM
  • CACHE Level 3 Extended Diploma at a B grade
  • Access to HE Diploma Full award (60 credits) of which a minimum of 45 must be at Level 3 with at least 24 of these Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction.
  • Undergraduate or Postgraduate degrees
  • Foundation degrees /HND/ HNC

Not met the entry criteria for this course?   Did you know you could study Nursing within 4 years?  Why not discover more information about our new Foundation Year courses and what you need to get onto them.  Please visit Foundation Year Courses to find out more about what opportunities we have for you

Have you also considered other careers in Health?  Did you know we also offer:

  • Learning Disability Nursing
  • Coming soon our self-funded apprenticeship  
  • Degrees in Public Health, Social Care and Health Studies
  • Podiatry 

Please visit the Institute of Health for more information

Use the UCAS Tariff calculator to check your qualifications and points

If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.

Evidence of digital literacy and technological literacy capability will be determined by successful completion of your application.

 

Other Requirements

Applicants will also be required to provide satisfactory personal statement and reference (academic or employer).

Those meeting the entry requirements may be shortlisted for a values-based selection process and will be subsequently required to meet a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check and Occupational Health requirements.

Read further information regarding interview preparation

 

Additional Information

During the Nursing course you will be required to attend placements.   When you are asked for your choice of placement area we will endeavour to meet your request however we must emphasise that this cannot be guaranteed and therefore you must ensure you are able to travel to the final placement area you are allocated.

If you have accepted a Conditional Offer made by the University of Wolverhampton you will receive correspondence asking you to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The charge for this will be a DBS fee of £40.00 and a £6.00 ID check service fee. You will also need to complete an occupational health assessment questionnaire and General Practitioner Form prior to starting the course; vaccinations will also need to be up-to-date.

 

Applicants who are classed as ‘overseas’ for fee purposes (https://www.ukcisa.org.uk/Information--Advice/Fees-and-Money/Home-or-Overseas-fees-the-basics) will still be considered as long as their country of domicile is the United Kingdom and do not require Tier 4 sponsorship or are in the UK on a Tier 2 visa.

Please note than an offer of a place at the University does not guarantee eligibility for student funding. To confirm that you meet the residency criteria go to www.gov.uk/student-finance/who-qualifies or telephone SFE on 0300 100 0607.

 

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

Recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for the purpose of registration as a qualified nurse (adult).

Tuition Fees Loan (Home and EU students):

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.

EU students applying for the 2020/21 academic year:

The UK Government has confirmed that EU students will continue to be eligible for 'home fee status' for entry in September 2020, and will continue to have access to financial support available via student loans for the duration of their course. For more information take a look at the gov.uk. website to find out more.

NHS Grant 2020:

From September 2020 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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