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University of Plymouth

Nursing (Adult Health)

UCAS Code: B741

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


104-120 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels. General Studies is not accepted. Health or Science profile is preferred, but not essential.

Considered in combination with other qualifications.

Pass a named Access to HE Diploma with 33 Level 3 credits at Merit and/or Distinction, including 15 Level 3 credits in Science or Social Science.

Considered in combination with other qualifications.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26-30

To include Grade 5 in one subject at Higher Level. Health or Science profile is preferred, but not essential. English, Maths, and Science accepted within as GCSE equivalent at Higher Level 4 or Standard Level 5.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H4,H4,H4-H2,H2,H2,H3,H3


Health or Science profile is preferred, but not essential. English, Maths, and Science accepted within as GCSE equivalent at H1-H7 or O1-O4.

Considered in combination with other qualifications.

Considered in combination with other qualifications.

Considered in combination with other qualifications.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM-DDM

Health or Science profile is preferred, but not essential.

Considered in combination with other qualifications.

104-120 UCAS Tariff points to include CC at Advanced Highers. Health or Science profile is preferred, but not essential. English, Maths, and Science accepted as GCSE equivalent at National 5 Grades A-C.

Considered in combination with Advanced Highers

UCAS Tariff

104-120

From a minimum of 2 A Levels. General Studies is not accepted. Health or Science profile is preferred, but not essential.

Considered in combination with other qualifications.

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About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

6.0 years | Part-time | 2019

Subject

Adult nursing

Make a difference to someone’s life when it matters most. Our degree will prepare you to care for adults of all ages with acute/long-term illness, in a multitude of healthcare settings. You will be ready to play a vital role in health promotion and disease prevention, as well as nursing adults. Working closely with other healthcare professionals, patients and their families, you will gain the necessary experience, competencies and skills needed to join the 1000s of our graduates working as registered nurses.
You will distinguish yourself with a degree from one of the first institutions to offer the new Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) standards for nursing education and you will practice your clinical and communication skills both in the clinical environment and the safe, supervised setting of our Clinical Skills Resource Centre (CSRC). You will have the option to study at Plymouth, our Knowledge Spa Campus, Truro or at our new School of Nursing in Exeter.

Key features

• Distinguish yourself with a degree from one of the first institutions to offer the new Nursing and Midwifery (NMC) standards for nursing education
• Ignite your passion for life-long learning with our evidence-informed modules, on a programme designed to meet a diverse range of nursing career pathways.
• Enjoy an accessible approach to your theoretical studies, with the option of studying in Plymouth, our Knowledge Spa campus in Truro or at our new University of Plymouth School of Nursing in Exeter.
• Can be studied part-time for up to 6 years.
• Experience nursing practice in a variety of clinical settings, whilst learning collaboratively within dynamic healthcare teams.
• Enhance and develop your nursing skills in the safe environment of the clinical skills simulation ward, under the supervision of nurse lecturers and clinical demonstrators.
• Boost your employability by joining the 1000s of Adult nursing students who have realised their dreams by successfully graduating from the University of Plymouth.

Modules

Your first year introduces you to being an accountable professional, whilst developing the knowledge and skills required to become a confident, academic and independent learner. You will gain an understanding of human development, key body systems and their relationship to nursing care. A range of effective therapeutic interpersonal skills to promote engagement and helpful collaborative person-centred conversations will be nurtured within the theory and the 2 practice components during the year. You will be introduced to the importance of assessing, planning, providing and evaluating health and wellbeing in a broad range of contexts. You will learn and develop the values, knowledge and skills required for the successful achievement of the standards of proficiency required for the first NMC progression point. Modules will have field specific application.

In your second year you will be introduced to research methodology and methods in order to develop their knowledge of the application of research-based evidence to professional practice. You will study the pathophysiological processes involved in commonly encountered health conditions to support nursing interventions. Your knowledge and understanding of co-ordinating care for complex health needs will be developed, as well as in relation to public health, policies and legislation. You will become a knowledgeable practitioner with an understanding of pharmacology and safe practice in the management of medicines. The theory and 2 practice components of the year will
Develop your values, knowledge and skills required for the successful achievement of the standards of proficiency required for the second NMC progression point. Modules will have field specific application.

Year three allows you to critically explore the concepts of management, leadership and working in teams. You will extend your knowledge around critical appraisal and the importance of research evidence to professional practice. Within 4 field specific modules you will develop your knowledge and understanding of nursing in the primary and acute care context. You will develop your competence in nursing practice in simulated and real world environments and build on and develop the values, knowledge and skills required for the successful achievement of the final NMC progression point. Your final module will provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate your ability to perform as a capable and autonomous practitioner, fit for registration in your field of nursing practice.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course locations:

Plymouth Site

Exeter

Truro, Cornwall

Department:

School of Nursing and Midwifery

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

70%
low
Adult nursing

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Adult nursing

Teaching and learning

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
85%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

86%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
34%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
11%
Male students
89%
Female students
65%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Nursing

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
99%
low
Employed or in further education
96%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

96%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
2%
Health associate professionals
1%
Health professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Adult nursing

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£24k

£24k

£27k

£27k

£28k

£28k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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