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Adult Nursing PgDip

UCAS code Mode Duration Attendance Start date
B741 Full time 2 years 5 days a week September 2017

Choose Kingston's Adult Nursing PgDip

  • This course provides you with theoretical knowledge and practical experience needed to register as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
  • This PgDip course is ideal if you are interested in a career in frontline, leadership or specialist nursing.
  • Our academic team members come from diverse backgrounds specific to adult nursing including cancer, dementia care, ICU, A&E, neuro, acute medicine, community (district nursing, health visiting), sexual health and respiratory nursing.
  • Our state-of-the-art simulation suite provides you with unrivalled opportunities to develop your skills in caring for adults through highly realistic simulations and role play. You will also have opportunities to learn with, and from, midwifery students and lecturers in simulations and share learning with the child, and mental health student nurses to enhance your skills in caring for clients from these fields.
  • Many members of our adult nursing teaching team have contributed to the latest Essentials of Nursing Practice textbook.
  • You will gain practice experience in an area of London or Surrey which includes an acute hospital and you will have opportunities to work in the community.
  • You will have the opportunity to take a national or international elective placement at the end of your first year.

About adult nursing

Adult nursing is a person-centred profession with the primary aim of promoting the wellbeing and social inclusion of all people through improving or maintaining physical and mental health (Department of Health, 2010). Adult nurses provide care for people over the age of 18 and increasingly for older people with complex conditions. They may also care for people with a mental health, learning disability or children. Adult nurses work in a range of settings including A&E, critical care, medical and surgical wards, rehabilitation units, GP practices, healthcare centres, hospices and in people's own homes.

What will you study?

The first year is divided into two parts. In part one you will undertake a bridging module introducing you to the foundations of nursing and healthcare. In part two you will look at the context of nursing within a variety of client groups within your specific field of nursing.

In your second year (part three) you will learn about the complexities of nursing at an individual and organisational level as well as preparing for your transition to registered nurse.

Please note: We are unable to consider students for 2016 entry who are not eligible for a Department of Health bursary for this programme. Read more about how the funding will be changing in 2017.

Course structure

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

Year 1 modules (part one and two)

  • This is a core module for all graduate students. It introduces you to nursing and enables you to develop skills and critical knowledge that will enable the application of safe delivery of care for an individual through person-centred care and the care model pathways.

     
  • This module will be delivered in part 1 of the PgDip nursing programme. The module prepares the novice student for their Practice Learning Opportunities in part 1 of the programme. The module focuses on the development of professional values and the delivery of safe, holistic compassionate care. It is a generic module where all fields of nursing are engaged with core essential skills as identified by the NMC Standards for Pre-Registration Nursing Education (NMC, 2010). The module is a bridge between theory and practice.

     
  • This module is for students to build on their anatomy and physiology knowledge acquired in part one in relation to nursing an acutely ill adult. The module will focus on the knowledge and skills necessary to deliver safe, competent person-centred care in regard to the acutely ill deteriorating adult.

     
  • This module will consider the psychosocial impact of long-term conditions on an individual within adult nursing. It will help you to develop skills and critical knowledge to enable the application of safe delivery of care for an individual through shared decision-making. The module promotes critical thinking through applying evidence-based practice.

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  • This module will be delivered in part two of the programme. The module prepares you for your Practice Learning Opportunity (PLO). It focuses on professional values, the delivery of safe compassionate care in partnership with the client. It is a generic module where all fields of nursing are engaged with essential skills as identified by the Standards for Pre-Registration Nursing Education (NMC, 2010). The module is a bridge between theory and practice.

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Year 2 modules (part three)

  • This module acknowledges that nursing care should take into consideration the individual's wishes, their culture and the services available within the current political landscape. It expands your consideration of the care environment and service provision to provide enhanced care delivery. This module examines the cultural, political and psychosocial influences in and on multi-disciplinary healthcare provision.

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  • This capstone module will enable you to reflect upon your personal and professional growth. It will draw on evidence of learning and development compiled throughout the programme. It will foster the development and application of leadership, management and team working concepts required for clinical practice. This module will enable you to reflect on the skills necessary to facilitate the transition to a registered adult nurse.

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  • This module is designed to enable you to further develop and consolidate your skills and knowledge regarding searching for, appraising, evaluating and applying evidence based practice to ensure a life-long focus on best care at all times for your particular patient/client group. The module will also enable you to systematically organise and make analytical and objective judgements on the reviewed evidence in your field-specific areas of practice.

     
  • This module prepares you for your practice learning opportunities (PLO) and final sign-off placement. The module focuses on professional values, the delivery of safe compassionate care and the assessment and management of patients with complex health care needs. The module aims to develop your clinical competence and confidence prior to registration. It is a generic module where all fields of nursing are engaged with essential skills as identified by the Standards for Pre-Registration Nursing Education (NMC, 2010). The module is a bridge between theory and practice.

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You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

Constants/themes throughout the programme

Modules may not contain all of these themes but they will be represented across the whole two-year programme:

  • Professional values
  • Quality of life
  • Working with diversity and anti-discriminatory practice
  • Medicines management
  • Safeguarding and risk
  • Life span
  • Life sciences
  • Managing and maintaining relationships
  • Self-awareness and reflection
  • Working with diversity and anti-discriminatory practice
  • Nursing skills (essential skills clusters)
  • Study skills
  • Self-awareness and reflection
  • Ethics and law
  • Managing and maintaining relationships
  • Research and evidence-based practice
  • Creativity and problem-solving skills

Find out more

Admissions team, Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 5735
Email us

Find out more

Admissions team, Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 5735
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