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Adult Nursing BSc(Hons)

Attendance UCAS code Year of entry
3 years full time B740 2017

Read more about how the funding will be changing in 2017.

Why choose this course?

  • This course provides you with theoretical knowledge and practical experience needed to register as an adult nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
  • This degree course is ideal if you are interested in a career in frontline 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 and surgery, community (district nurse, health visitor), sexual health and respiratory nursing.
  • Our state-of-the-art simulation suites provide 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, learning disability 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 second 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 condition or learning disability, or children. Adult nurses work in a range of settings including A&E, critical care, medical and surgical wards, rehabilitation units, hospices, nursing homes, GP practices and in people's own homes.

What you will study

In the first year, you will be introduced to the foundations of nursing and healthcare; while in the second year you will develop your understanding of the application of person-centred care, assessment, clinical reasoning and decision-making. You will examine holistic care across the life span related to all nursing fields and then build on this further, focusing on acute and long-term care within adult nursing. General nursing topics are studied alongside subjects tailored to adult nursing.

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

Module listing

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

Year 1

  • This module focuses on developing your knowledge of anatomy and physiology with its application to nursing, including basic pathophysiology. It will also encourage you to build on and develop your entry-level numeracy skills. You will also begin to develop your knowledge of pharmacological concepts.

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  • This module presents the core topics which underpin nursing as a person- and family-centred profession including: history, policy, values, evidence-based practice, caring, compassion, communication and relationships. It also focuses on the individual within society from a psychosocial, economic and political health perspective. The module will introduce the concept of how professionals from all fields of nursing can contribute through partnership, to meeting the needs of identified individuals, groups and communities.

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  • This module introduces you to the role of the adult nurse and the context of adult nursing practice. It will contribute to your knowledge and understanding of safe, effective and compassionate care and also your understanding of the person and the lived experience of their condition. An introduction to common acute and long-term conditions (LTC) will be explored in the context of different care settings.

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  • This module prepares you for your practice learning opportunities in part one 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.

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Year 2

  • This module further develops your understanding of the application of person-centred care, assessment, clinical reasoning and decision making, within the framework of the '6Cs' and evidence-based practice. This module explores the actions a nurse takes to ensure that each person receives appropriate person-centred care, treatment and support. This module examines both acute care and long-term conditions across the life span and related to all nursing fields. It introduces you to the concept of clinical judgement in relation to the individual, family or community responses to actual or potential health needs / life processes and care delivery as an expression of person-centred nursing practice.

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  • This module enables you to build on your anatomy and physiology knowledge acquired in the first year 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.

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  • 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 3

  • 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 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 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 their field-specific areas of practice.

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  • 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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Constants/themes throughout the programme

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

Professional values

  • The '6Cs'
  • Quality of life
  • Safeguarding and risk
  • Working with diversity and anti-discriminatory practice

Communication and interpersonal skills

  • Study skills
  • Managing and maintaining relationships
  • Ethics and law
  • Self-awareness and reflection
  • Psychology/behavioural sciences

Nursing practice and decision-making

  • Numeracy
  • Pharmacology and medicines management
  • Care needs across the life span
  • Life sciences
  • Nursing skills
  • Creativity and problem solving skills
  • Research and evidence-based practice

Leadership, management and team working

  • Interprofessional working
  • Clinical governance
  • Employability

You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University on a not-for-credit basis as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

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We aim to ensure that all courses and modules advertised are delivered. However in some cases courses and modules may not be offered. For more information about why, and when you can expect to be notified, read our Changes to Academic Provision.

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