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University of Bolton

Nursing (Adult) Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust

UCAS Code: B744
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide

104

% applicants receiving offers

Not Available

Subjects
  • Nursing
Student score
80% MED
% employed or in further study
95% LOW
Average graduate salary
Not Available
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
B,C,C

An A Levels in a health & social care subject, which may include science, psychology or other related subjects is preferred.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DMM

A BTEC Extended Diploma in a health & social care subject, which may include science, psychology or other related subjects is preferred.

UCAS tariff points
104

A level 3 health & social care subject which may include science, psychology or other related subjects is preferred.

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

Not Available

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Do you want to make a difference and help adults who are ill, injured or have physical disabilities? Offered in partnership with the Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust, the University of Bolton’s Nursing (Adult) degree aims to give you the experience and skills to join this demanding yet rewarding career. The University of Bolton’s Nursing (Adult) degree, offered in partnership with the Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust, is designed to prepare you for a successful career caring for people over 18 who are ill, injured, or have physical disabilities. There’s a shortage of qualified nurses in the UK, so the career opportunities are excellent. You’ll spend 50% of your time in clinical practice placements at our partner Trust and study at the University will complement and enhance your learning in the workplace. We’ll support you as you learn to care for adults with acute and long-term illnesses, in hospital and at home, and gain expertise in health promotion and disease prevention. Together with our partner Trust, we’ll work to prepare you to become a confident, professional nurse, able to deliver and lead adult care within an ever changing health and social care environment. On successful completion of the nursing qualification you’ll possess the knowledge and skills you need to perform as an independent, highly competent, compassionate nurse who can be trusted to maintain professional standards and assure the protection of the public.

Modules

LEVEL 1: Caring and Compassionate Foundation Skills for Nursing Practice; Developing graduate skills and using evidence to inform practice; Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology; Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology; Contemporary Approaches to Health and Wellbeing; Foundations of Medicines Management; Introduction to the Principles of Professional Practice. LEVEL 2: Care of Acute Physical and Mental Health Issues Across the Lifespan; Care of Complex Physical and Mental Health Issues Across the Lifespan; Principles of Medicines Management; Enhancing Health and Wellbeing; Contemporary Nursing Care for the Older Person. LEVEL 3: Preparation, Transition and Nursing Management For Professional Practice (Adult Nursing); Preparation, Transition and Nursing Management For Professional Practice (Adult Nursing); Application of Medicines Management; Applied Adult Nursing Practice; Nursing Care of Patients with Acute Changes; Contemporary Approaches to Dementia Care; Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults; Palliative and End of Life Care In Adult Nursing Practice; Developing the Evidence Base for Professional Nursing Practice.

University of Bolton

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With a student body of around 13,000 you will get the best of all worlds at Bolton. You will be based on a modern, compact campus where no-one feels anonymous and, with small teaching groups on many courses, you can be sure you are a name, not just a number. Bolton itself is a friendly, thriving town close to the big cities of Manchester and Liverpool.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 85%
Student score 80% MED
Able to access IT resources

80%

Staff made the subject interesting

90%

Library resources are satisfactory

90%

Feedback on work has been helpful

90%

Feedback on work has been prompt

90%

Staff are good at explaining things

100%

Staff value students' opinions

95%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
1% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
87% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
43% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
323 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
55% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
19% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 95% LOW
Average graduate salary Not Available
Graduates who are caring personal services

10%

Graduates who are nursing and midwifery professionals

34%

Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals

12%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
19,890 nursing qualifications were awarded in 2015, making it much the most popular degree in the country. Despite that, we have a serious shortage of nurses - estimates suggest that we're over 20,000 nurses short - that is only set to continue. So it's no surprise to see that the very large majority of nursing graduates go on to become nurses, and that starting salaries are pretty competitive. There are lots of different specialties to choose from (including midwifery), and the most common by far is adult nursing, but the typical end result for graduates is the same — they go on to become nurses (or midwives). That’s not to say that you can’t do anything else. Some nursing graduates get other jobs - usually, but not always, in health or caring professions, or management, and with nurses in such demand, there are always going to be options for you. Do be aware that even this doesn't necessarily guarantee you can get the exact nursing job you want exactly where you want though - some flexibility in type of job and location will still help your career.
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