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About the course

Do you care about people, their wellbeing and want to make a difference? Working with our partner NHS Trusts, Solent’s adult nursing practice degree will help you become a confident and caring nurse, able to deliver and lead adult care within an ever changing health and social care environment.

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In collaboration with health and care providers, this undergraduate pre-registration nursing programme supports the growth of nursing in the region. The course is seeking accreditation from 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 Nursing and Midwifery Council.

A unique aspect to our adult nursing degree is the proportion of learning delivered by our NHS Trust partners. This supports student access to a range of clinicians who provide contemporary clinical care. 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.

Please note: No students can be enrolled (although they may apply) until both the University itself, and subsequently this specific nursing programme, is confirmed as an Approved Education Institution (AEI) by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Additional qualification
Professional memberships
Built in work experience placement
Specialist facilities
Apprenticeship

Students develop the skills to become a confident, caring nurse, able to deliver and lead adult care within an ever changing health and social care environment.

What does this course lead to?

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 lead nurse.

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for anyone who wishes to pursue a career in adult nursing within the NHS or private or community healthcare services. Candidates should expect to undergo a values based admissions selection process including an interview and assessment.

Facts and figures

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Fees and costs

Tuition fees

The tuition fees for the 2018/19 academic year are:
UK, EU and Channel Island full-time fees: £9,250 per year
International full-time fees: £12,500 per year

Other costs

While most course costs are covered by your tuition fees, some essential resources and optional extras may need to be paid for separately. These additional costs are listed below. For advice on budgeting and managing your money, please contact student.funding@solent.ac.uk.

Essential costs:

  • One uniform will be provided but you are likely to require additional uniforms which cost in the region of £30
  • The University will pay for an occupational health assessment, however you may need to pay for immunisations if they are not covered by your GP
  • You will need a pair of suitable comfortable shoes while on clinical placement and studying in our simulation settings (estimated cost £40-£60)
  • You will need to purchase some of your own clinical items, for instance a stethoscope and fob watch (estimated cost £30)
  • You will need to be able to travel to study at our partner NHS trusts and to your placement - travel costs will be associated with this

Bursaries and scholarships

Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.

Graduation costs

Graduation is the ceremony to celebrate the achievements of your studies. For graduates in 2018, there is no charge to attend graduation, but you will be required to pay for the rental of your academic gown (approximately £45 per graduate, depending on your award). You may also wish to purchase official photography packages, which range in price from £15 to £200+. Graduation is not compulsory, so if you prefer to have your award sent to you, there is no cost.
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Key entry requirements

112 UCAS tariff points from A-levels or equivalent

  • Grade 4 or above in GCSE english and mathematics (previously grade C).
  • Interview including values based discussion/interview, assessment of numeracy, literacy and situational judgement
  • All students will be required to undertake a criminal convictions check through the Disclosure and Barring Service. This is organised by the University before enrolment.

We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds. Applicants who are not in possession of the minimum entry requirements but are able to demonstrate aptitude, enthusiasm and motivation will be considered on an individual basis and may be admitted subject to satisfactory interview and/or portfolio. Please contact us for further details.

English language requirements

For applicants where English is not their first language, they must achieve a minimum score of 7.0 overall or equivalent, with not less than 7.0 in the listening and reading sections and not less than 7.0 in the writing and speaking sections for the International English Language Test Score (IELTS) at the time of application.  

Qualifications are checked before enrolment, and international students must bring their original certificates or certified copies when coming to study at the University.

The University also offers a Pre-Sessional English Language Course for international students who wish to improve their level of English before starting a degree course.


Got a question about this course?

Contact our Ask Solent team:

ask@solent.ac.uk 023 8201 3039

How to apply

Any student applying for the first year of a full-time/sandwich undergraduate course must apply through UCAS (University and Colleges Admissions Service). This includes mature, overseas and EU students.

Nearly all schools and colleges offer their students the facility of applying electronically through the UCAS website using 'Apply'; it may also be used by those applying independently in the UK and overseas. This facility and all course information can be found on the UCAS website: www.ucas.com.

Your application should reach UCAS by January if you hope to enter a course the following autumn. Early application is advised for the most popular subject areas. Late applications may be made until June. The UCAS Code for the University is S30, code name SOLNT.

Click the link below to apply through UCAS:

BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing Practice

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What you'll study

Year one

Core units
  • Introduction to Communications and Person Centred Practice
  • Introduction to Public Health and Health Promotion
  • Introduction to Assessing Needs and Planning Care in Nursing
  • Long Term Conditions
  • Foundations of Nursing Practice 

Year two

Core units
  • Evidence and Person Centred Decision Making
  • Public Health and Health Promotion
  • Recognition and Escalation of Deteriorating Physical and Mental Health
  • Assessing Needs and Planning Care across Nursing Settings
  • Developing Adult Nursing Practice

Year three

Core units
  • Coaching, Assessment and Management in Care Settings
  • Research Project
  • Assessing Needs and Planning Complex Care in Adult Nursing
  • Transition to Registered Adult Nursing Practice
  • Professional Adult Nursing Practice

Support

Web-based learning

Solent's virtual learning environment provides quick online access to assignments, lecture notes, suggested reading and other course information.

The Student Hub

The Student Hub is a central space where you can access all of the information and support you need during your time at University.

Professional and experienced staff can help resolve any query, and if they cannot answer the question themselves they will find the person who can.

Career support

Meet the course team

Pauline Morgan academic profile Pauline Morgan Course Leader View profile
Suzy Moody PhD academic profile Suzy Moody Senior Lecturer View profile
Lesley Turner academic profile Lesley Turner Lecturer View profile
Martina Brown academic profile Martina Brown Lecturer View profile
Tom Simons academic profile Tom Simons Lecturer View profile

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.  

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

Your future

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 lead nurse.

Industry links

The course team has developed this programme in partnership with partner NHS Trusts and other health and social care providers.

Placements

During your studies you will undertake a significant amount of clinical placement at each level of the course. This will be organised by the University.  

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