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Adult Nursing Practice

4 years with foundation year
2022
UCAS Points:
48
Campus:
Southampton City Centre
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Want to explore adult nursing practice but not quite ready to study at degree level? As part of your degree, you will undertake an essential Social Sciences Foundation Year before your three year degree here at Solent.

Students will study a range of topics that are central or highly relevant to the study of the social sciences. You’ll explore areas such as mental health and wellbeing, contemporary issues in social sciences, and professional practice to help prepare for undergraduate study.

The course has an applied focus – students are encouraged and enabled to apply their theoretical knowledge to real world problems, such as mental health, psychological wellbeing and everyday problem-solving

The BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing degree is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). This accreditation will mean that on successful completion of the programme you’ll be entitled to register with the NMC.

The course is designed to help you progress from a novice practitioner towards the skills of competent registered nurse. High emphasis is given to clinical skills training, nursing assessment and care planning, inter-agency and inter-professional working, evidence-based practice, and public health initiatives.

The course features a case-based approach to teaching and learning and key elements such as pharmacology, physiology and holistic practice are threaded throughout the modules. Upon completion of your training you will have gained a range of skills and experience and will be ready to transition into the role of a qualified nurse.

You'll be taught by a combination of academic staff with practice and/or research experience, alongside clinical educators from our partner NHS Trusts. You'll also have the opportunity to learn and work alongside other students and staff from a range of disciplines.

The course combines three strands of learning:

  • Applied theory. Developing your awareness of values for nurses and being an accountable professional nurse. You’ll build skills in evidence-based and person-centred decision making to support and deliver best clinical practice. You’ll also develop critical thinking, resilience and coaching skills. This will help to enable you to become a proficient nurse capable of leading care teams in a complex and pressurised health and social care sector.
  • Nursing simulation and action learning. Using the simulation facilities to develop and refine your clinical skills and support your developing knowledge of physiology and pharmacology. You’ll reflect on your practice and share experiences in peer groups to draw out critical incidences, discuss sensitive issues and identify solutions.
  • Nursing practice. Undertaking clinical placements to observe, examine, assess and engage with adult patients and service users. This takes place across community, primary care and hospital settings under appropriate supervision. A key aspect of this course is patient involvement and patient centred care. You‘ll have regular contact with patients, service users and public members who all have experience and expertise as patients or carers.

Why choose this course?

This accreditation will mean that on successful completion of the programme you’ll be entitled to register with the NMC.

This includes a nursing simulation suite, nutrition laboratories and biomedical science laboratories.

The course combines three strands of learning: applied theory, nursing simulation and action learning, and nursing practice.

Who is this course for?

The course is specifically designed for those wanting to study social sciences but who do not meet the entry requirements. It is also suitable for those who wish to refresh their academic skills and subject specific knowledge before starting an undergraduate degree.  

What does this course lead to?

Studying this foundation degree can help you on to the path of studying the full adult nursing practice undergraduate degree.

Qualified nurses can undertake nursing roles in primary or secondary care, both in the UK and overseas. Graduates could also pursue a career in charity or aid work, or within the armed forces or prison service. With further experience, future careers can include advanced practice nursing, nurse education and mentoring, and healthcare management, such as ward sister or matron.

Meet the team

Our adult nursing degree is delivered by an academic team with extensive practice and/or research experience.

The University cannot guarantee any particular members of staff will teach specific aspects of the course in the future, but will endeavour to ensure the teaching team maintains their balance of experience and qualifications.

Facilities

You’ll have access to a range of our specialist facilities, including a nursing simulation suite, nutrition labs and biomedical science labs.

Through our partnership working with local NHS trusts you are likely to also have access to nursing simulation suites and professional spaces.


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