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Nursing / Registered Nurse BSc(Hons)

Pathway Attendance UCAS code Year of entry
Adult nursing 3 years full time B740 2016
Children's nursing 3 years full time B732 2016
Learning disability nursing 3 years full time B763 2016
Mental health nursing 3 years full time B765 2016

Why choose this course?

These programmes provide the theoretical knowledge and practical experience needed to register as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. They are ideal if you have the potential to contribute to, and lead in, frontline and specialist nursing roles.

What will you study?

You can choose to study one of four nursing fields:

In the first year you will be introduced to the foundations of nursing and healthcare; while, in the second year you will look at the context of nursing within a variety of client groups. General nursing topics are studied alongside subjects tailored to your specific pathway.

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.

Please note: We are unable to consider students who are not eligible for a Department of Health bursary for this programme.

Module listing

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Those listed here may also be a mixture of core and optional modules.

Year 1

  • The module introduces the therapeutic communication and skills that the nurse needs to manage and maintain relationships. This includes relationships with individuals, carers and other members of the health care team. The module will also start to foster the development of an appreciation of how health care professionals need to work together in order to achieve the best possible outcomes for service users.

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

  • Foundations of Nursing (field specific)
  • The module focuses on the socio-political issues within health and social care today. It will encourage you to build upon your knowledge of health and society developed from the previous semester one modules. You will be encouraged to consider alternative frameworks for delivering care in the UK and abroad.


Year 2

  • This module is generic and field-specific designed to enable you to identify systematic stages of the research process through consolidation of research content from previous and concurrent modules. You will also be able to develop understanding of the process of critical appraisal of research reports and to use scientific evidence to inform clinical decision-making and related nursing interventions within multi-professional care settings.

  • Applying Clinical Reason and Decision-making in Nursing (field specific)
  • Implementation and Evaluation of Nursing Care (field specific)
  • Therapeutic Pharmacology (field specific)
  • This module will focus on the knowledge and skills that underpin clinical reasoning and decision-making. It will assist you in developing an awareness of the multifaceted nature of decision-making and how this can be used within a multi-professional team.

  • This module will examine the principles and processes of effective assessment of people within a field specific element across the life span. A systematic approach to the holistic assessment of needs using evidence based assessment tools will be emphasised.


Year 3

  • Complexities of Nursing (field specific)
  • Complexities of Service Provision (field specific)
  • This module is a double module that is generic. It is designed to assist you to further develop your knowledge and skills of literature searching and critical appraisal. This will enable you to appreciate research relevance and its application to contemporary health and social care practice within multi-professional care settings. It will also assist you to develop your understanding and knowledge of a range of research designs/approaches and methods with relevance to your field specific area of nursing practice. The module will additionally provide you with the opportunity to critically appraise evidence and apply the principles of research that would contribute to the development and/or innovation of nursing practice within the framework of clinical and research governance.

  • The module will give you the opportunity to explore issues associated with personal and professional development over the course of the nursing programme and prepare you for your role as a registered practitioner.

  • This generic module provides theoretical knowledge that is applied to nursing practice related to team working, leadership and management in health care.

  • This generic module explores a variety of approaches to support an individual and families in relation to choices for physical and emotional healthy lifestyles. The nurse's role in health promotion/education and empowerment of the person, families and carers will be explored within the framework of local, national and global service provision. You will have the opportunity to explore relevant theories and develop your skills in facilitating people with health problems in making lifestyle choices.


Constants/themes throughout the three years

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

Compassionate skilled nurse

  • Professional values
  • Quality of life
  • 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)

Learner and educator

  • Study skills
  • Self-awareness and reflection

Leader and partner

  • Ethics and law
  • Managing and maintaining relationships

Researcher and innovator

  • Research and literacy skills
  • Creativity and problem solving skills

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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