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University of Portsmouth

Nursing (Adult)

UCAS Code: B740

Bachelor of Nursing (with Honours) - BN (Hons)

Entry requirements


104 Tariff points from 3 A levels, to include a Science subject at grade C.

106 Tariff points from the Access to HE Diploma (Science, Health & Social Care or Nursing), to include a minimum of 15 level 3 credits in Science subjects at merit or above.

Cambridge Pre-U score of 50, to include a Principal Subject in a Science subject at M3.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or above, or equivalent/GCSE English and Mathematics at grade 4 or above, or equivalent.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

28 points from the IB Diploma, with 654 at Higher Level, to include 5 points from a Higher Level in a Science subject.

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

H2,H3,H3,H4,H4

To include a Higher Level Science subject at H3.

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.

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

DMM

Must include 6 units in a Science subject at Merit or above.

104 Tariff points from 3 Advanced Highers, to include a Science subject at grade D.

UCAS Tariff

104

104 points from 3 A levels, or equivalent, to include 32 points from a Science subject. All shortlisted applicants are subject to interview. All offers are subject to Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance and Occupational Health clearance.

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Adult nursing

Nursing

**Overview**
Developed and delivered in partnership with local healthcare providers, this practical BN (Hons) Nursing (Adult) degree course prepares you for a career as an adult nurse in primary or secondary care. 

You'll develop practical skills in safe, simulated teaching environments and apply your skills under supervision from experienced professionals on work placements with our network of healthcare providers.

At the end of the course, you'll be eligible to apply for part 1 (Adult) of the professional Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register. This allows you to work as a nurse in the UK. 

This course is pending approval against the Nursing and Midwifery Council's (NMC) 2018 standards. 

This course is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), meaning the course meets the standards of education, training, conduct and performance required for nurses in the UK.

For pre-registration nursing, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (2018, Part 1: Standards Framework for nursing and midwifery education, 5.12, page 12) state that there is no compensation between theory and practice learning.

It is your responsibility to seek registration with the NMC, on completion of your course. This registration must be sought within 5 years of successful completion of your course.

This course is also endorsed by Skills for Care, which is an indicator of quality for learning and development in the adult social care sector.

**What you'll experience**
On this course you’ll:
- Learn the skills and knowledge you’ll need to thrive as a nurse

- Develop practical skills in our safe, simulated teaching environments, then apply your skills on work placement

- Develop critical thinking, resilience and leadership skills

- Use medical manikins and simulated patients within our Centre for Simulation in Health and Care to build the skills and confidence that you’ll rely on in your career

- Learn to confidently examine, assess, and treat patients in community and hospital settings

**Careers and opportunities**
When you finish the course, you'll be eligible to apply for registration on part 1 (Adult) of the professional Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register, which allows you to work as a Registered Nurse in the UK. If you want to work as a nurse abroad, you may also need to register with an overseas nursing body.

**What can you do with a Nursing (Adult) degree?**
Graduates could go on to work as:
- nursing roles in primary or secondary care in the UK and overseas

- charity and aid work

- advanced practice nurse specialism

- nurse education and mentoring

- healthcare management in ward sister or lead nurse roles

- What jobs can you do with a Nursing (Adult) degree?

Job roles graduates could go on to include:
- community nurse

- critical care nurse

- palliative care nurse specialist

- practice nursing

- care home manager

- resuscitation training officer

After you graduate, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Modules

Adult Nurses are caring, compassionate, highly skilled individuals able to competently work in a variety of settings meeting the health needs of the local community. On this course you will observe, examine, assess and engage with patients and service users in both community and hospital settings You'll also develop skills in evidence based decision making to support and deliver best practice and use our state of the art simulation facilities to develop and refine your clinical skills and competence. You will also have the opportunity to develop critical thinking, resilience and leadership skills. In your second year, you will develop knowledge and skills (level 5) focusing on the NMC domain ‘Nursing practice and decision making’. In the final year you will be preparing for professional practice (level 6) consistent with the NMC domain ‘Leadership, management and team working’.

Assessment methods

There will be assessments of theory and practice throughout the course. These include academic work including essays, reports, case studies and reflective accounts, performance based clinical practice assessments including portfolios and simulation, in-class tests and examinations, presentations and scientific posters, work-based projects and online learning activities.

Tuition fees

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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 location:

University of Portsmouth

Department:

Faculty of Science and Health

TEF rating:

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What students say


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.

Nursing

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
12%
Male students
88%
Female students
96%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
B

Nursing (non-specific)

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
12%
Male students
88%
Female students
96%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
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.

£21,000
low
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
99%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

74%
Health associate professionals
26%
Health professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Nursing (non-specific)

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.

£21,000
low
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
99%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

74%
Health associate professionals
26%
Health professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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.

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.

£33k

£33k

£29k

£29k

£30k

£30k

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.

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.

£33k

£33k

£29k

£29k

£30k

£30k

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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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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