Developed and delivered in partnership with local healthcare providers, this practical BN (Hons) Nursing (Adult) degree 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.
NHS bursary – at least £5,000 a year
When you study this course from October 2020, you may be eligible for an NHS bursary of £5,000–£8,000 a year.
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
How you're assessed
You’ll be assessed through:
- 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
- Online learning activities
You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.
You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.
Teaching methods on this course include:
- independent study
- work placement
You can access all teaching resources on Moodle, our virtual learning environment, from anywhere with a Web connection.
For more about the teaching activities for specific modules, see the module list above.
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 an adult nursing degree?
Graduates could go on to work in:
- 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 an adult nursing 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.
Work experience and career planning
You'll spend a large amount of your time during this course on clinical placements with partner Trusts in local community and hospital environments.
Our Careers and Employability service can also help you find further relevant work experience during your course to boost your career prospects further. We help you identify placements, internships, and voluntary roles that will complement your studies.