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Bachelor of Nursing (with Honours) - BN (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Nursing
Student score
92% HIGH
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£21k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

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

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

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

International Baccalaureate

654 at Higher Level to include 5 points from a Science subject.

UCAS tariff points

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

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


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


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

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Course description

A new and innovative nursing programme that offers the opportunity to study using state of the art simulation facilities. WHY STUDY THIS COURSE? Designed in partnership with local NHS Trusts, this course focuses on developing competent, skilled Adult Nurses. Work-based learning is a key component and you will develop practical skills in safe, simulated teaching environments, before being supervised in using these skills in practice in one of our placement providers. This course will prepare you to be eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE There will be an emphasis on teaching and learning that promotes evidence informed patient care. It also focuses on the advanced skills necessary for care of patients with acute and/or long term conditions, in a variety of settings. WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? This course is for students passionate about Nursing and who share our values which can be found on our website. SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE GAINED The course uses the latest simulation facilities to develop and refine clinical skills and competence, which are then transferable into practice . Throughout the course there is a focus on the development of skills in evidence-based decision making, critical thinking and leadership skills to support and deliver best practice.Through practice there is an opportunity to observe, examine, assess and engage with patients and service users in a variety of settings. AFTER THE COURSE On successful completion of this 3 year programme you will be eligible to seek admission to part 1 (Adult) of the professional (Nursing and Midwifery Council - NMC) register. This qualification also meets the EU requirements for employment as a Registered Nurse abroad.


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’.

University of Portsmouth

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Portsmouth is a vibrant waterfront city on the south coast with a rich maritime history. A flat and compact city, Portsmouth is easy to get around on foot or by bike and most University buildings are located in the centre. There is always plenty going on, whether in the bustle of the city centre or in the fresh air and open spaces of the seafront and the common.

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 100%
Student score 92% HIGH
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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
2% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
84% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
11% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
334 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
93% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
0% 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 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £21k LOW
Graduates who are health associate professionals


Graduates who are health professionals


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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