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University of West London

Nursing (Adult)

UCAS Code: B770

Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Adult nursing

This exciting new course delivered from September 2019* will be approved against the new Nursing and Midwifery Council Future Nurse: Standards of Proficiency for Registered Nurses (May 2018). These standards set out the skills and knowledge you as the next generation of Adult nurses will learn, to enable you to deliver world class care.

As a 21st century nurse you will learn how to:

• Be emotionally intelligent and resilient and manage your personal health and wellbeing.
• Provide, lead and coordinate care that is compassionate, evidence based, and person centred.
• Care for people in their own home, in the community or hospital or in any health care settings.
• Contribute to the promotion of health, health protection and the prevention of ill health, by empowering people, communities and populations to exercise choice, take control of their own health decisions and behaviours.
• Provide leadership in the delivery of care for people of all ages and from different backgrounds, cultures and beliefs.
• Provide nursing care for people who have complex mental, physical, cognitive and behavioural care needs and for people at the end of their life.
• Work across health and social care services and play a proactive role in multidisciplinary teams.
• Think critically, apply knowledge and skills and provide expert, evidence based nursing care.

*Subject to approval by UWL and the Nursing and Midwifery Council

Why choose the University of West London?
• You will benefit from a fantastic range of high-tech, innovative teaching resources, including a fully equipped simulation centre, making your learning fun and engaging.
• Our teaching staff are highly committed, passionate, subject specialists, with clinical currency, who will be there to support you during your course.
• All our students have a personal tutor who will guide and advise you throughout your course. You'll also have access to the University's mentoring service.
• You will be given regular, personalised feedback on your progress in theory and practice, helping you to succeed.
• We partner with a large number of health and social care organisations giving you access to a wide variety of practice placements.

Course Detail
This course has been developed with service users, students and our partners in the NHS and the voluntary and independent sectors, ensuring you gain the skills and experience required to secure a job on graduation.
You will spend an equal amount of your time in practice placements and in the classroom in University.
We currently partner with the following healthcare organisations in North West London for Adult Nursing:
• London North West Healthcare NHS Trust
• Private and voluntary organisations

We currently partner with the following healthcare organisations in Berkshire, Hampshire and Surrey for Adult Nursing:
- Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
- Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
- Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- GP Practices
- Private and voluntary organisations, including hospices

What Modules will I study as part of my Course?

Year One
• Sciences Underpinning Evidence-based Nursing Practice
• Promoting Health and Preventing Ill Health
• Delivering Person-centred Care
• Nursing Practice Year 1

Year Two
• Sciences Applied to and Decision Making in Nursing Practice
• Leading and Innovating in Nursing Practice
• Preparing for Transition to a Qualified Nurse
• Nursing Practice Year 2

Tuition fees

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

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:

Main site - West London

Berkshire Institute for Health

Department:

College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare

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.

81%
med
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

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
97%
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

88%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
15%
Male students
85%
Female students
71%
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
98%
low
Employed or in further education
77%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

90%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
3%
Caring personal services
2%
Welfare and housing associate 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.

£27k

£27k

£28k

£28k

£31k

£31k

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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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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