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Nursing (Adult) BSc (Hons)

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What is Nursing (Adult) BSc (Hons)?

Qualify as a graduate nurse on our new and innovative nursing degree. The course provides you with the experience and opportunities to become a graduate nurse of the future.

You can choose whether to study on-campus at our Oxstalls Campus in Gloucester, or pursue a ‘blended learning‘ option on location with an NHS ‘Practice Pod’ of your choice in a number of locations.

Approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council – this course offers a unique pathway that focuses on a different aspect of nursing each year. You’ll gain the confidence to lead and manage yourself as a practitioner (first year), the care you deliver (second year) and the service you work in (third year).

Study style

Nursing is an exciting and rewarding profession which requires you to take care of yourself to enable you to care for others – we’ll support you to consider and maintain your own personal wellbeing and resilience within a ‘culture of care’ for both you, and people in your care.

We’ll help you develop the skills and adaptability you need to deliver high quality patient care in a range of settings, while also promoting the NHS values and vision – ensuring everyone has greater control of their health and wellbeing. Students are required to work a range of shifts during the programme (early, late and night shifts covering the full 24 hour period of care). Shifts are allocated by the placement ward department with as much notice as possible.

On-campus study

You’ll study at our Oxstalls Campus in Gloucester and work in supportive teams with practice and academic experts, mentors and personal tutors.

Your course is 50% theory and 50% practice and commences with a six-week introductory block with regular placements in professional healthcare settings, allowing you to work with patients, their carers and care providers.

Blended learning

A ‘blended learning‘ option for this course has been developed in partnership with Health Education England. You’ll benefit from a mix of online virtual classrooms, independent study and face-to-face learning on location with an NHS ’Practice Pod’ of your choice (either in Bath, Oxford, Swindon or Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire).

This flexible combination is ideal if you’re looking to balance your degree with family or other commitments that make on-campus study more difficult. You’ll get to learn specific policies and procedures within your chosen area, build a network of local contacts and maximise your chances for successful employment there once you graduate.

Discover more about blended learning.

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Entry requirements

    • 112 UCAS tariff points, BBC at A levels with one subject preferably in a science, DMM at BTEC to include 6 units in a Science or Social Science subject, or a Merit in your T-Level in a science related subject..

      If you are using a combination of qualifications to achieve the required UCAS tariff points, they must either include at least 2 A levels, a BTEC or an equivalent qualification.

      Entry to this course is by interview. Check out our Interview Guide to learn what to expect and help you prepare.

    • You must have a minimum of five subjects at GCSE grade 4/C or above, to include English and Mathematics, or equivalent.

    • In order to study this course, offer holders will need to complete a satisfactory DBS check.

Course modules

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Fees and costs

See the further details of fees and potential extra costs when studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire.

Students applying for this course are eligible for the NHS Learning Support Fund, which provides a non-repayable training grant of £5,000 per academic year, plus an additional £2,000 for students who have parental responsibility.

Start date Location UCAS code Fee (UK)
per year
Fee (international)
per year
Sep 2021 Oxstalls, Gloucester 148N £9,250 £14,700
Jan 2022 Oxstalls, Gloucester 148N £9,250 £14,700
Sep 2022 Oxstalls, Gloucester 148N TBC TBC
Jan 2023 Oxstalls, Gloucester 148N TBC TBC
Sep 2023 Oxstalls, Gloucester 148N TBC TBC

Possible careers

Graduates from this course can go on to work in:

  • nursing
  • healthcare leadership and management
  • education
  • research
  • international nursing.

Industry links

This course is developed in partnership with Gloucestershire Care Services, Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group and Healthwatch.

You’ll gain experience with placements in a variety of healthcare settings – including acute, primary, independent and private care. You’ll benefit from the support of Coaches in Practice while on placement, and the university uses a Collaborative Learning in Practice (CLiP) approach to support you in practice areas wherever possible.

 

Blended learning option

Benefit from a mix of online virtual classrooms, independent study and face-to-face learning on location with an NHS ’Practice Pod’ of your choice (either in Bath, Oxford, Swindon or Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire).

This flexible combination is ideal if you’re looking to balance your degree with family or other commitments that make on-campus study more difficult. You’ll get to learn specific policies and procedures within your chosen area, build a network of local contacts and maximise your chances for successful employment there once you graduate.

Discover more about blended learning

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Develop skills in patient care

We’ll empower you with the skills you need to support the people in your care and prepare you to work as part of the multidisciplinary team. We’ll help develop the leader in you so that you can build effective teams, influence others and set patient agendas.

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Develop the resilience you need

At the heart of this degree is your physical and emotional wellbeing. We’ll teach you the importance of taking good care of yourself – look after others by first looking after yourself.

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Ranked in the top 20 in the UK for student to staff ratio

Our Nursing and Midwifery courses are ranked in the top 20 in the UK for student to staff ratio by the Guardian University Guide 2022.

Trips and experiences

Our brand new teaching facilities at our Oxstalls campus give our nursing students the chance to learn new skills and put them into practice before gaining real experience on placements. Within our simulated clinical suite you’ll develop and practice your skills in an authentic environment. This will enable you to learn techniques and gain the fundamental knowledge required to be a successful nurse in the 21st century.

 

Placements

You’ll undertake regular placements in professional healthcare settings – allowing you to work with patients, their carers and care providers. You’ll undertake placements in a variety of hospitals, clinics and healthcare settings, working with patients and healthcare professionals.

 

"Nursing is a rewarding and challenging profession"

“This innovative new curriculum has been developed to prepare future nurses to meet the needs of the changing health and social care environment. We believe that nurses working in partnership with the public, engaging in shared decision making, as part of the multi-disciplinary team is vital to meeting the individual needs of patients and their carers.”

Rachel Jefferies, Academic Subject Leader, Nursing

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"Nursing has been a lifelong ambition of mine"

“When I had my interview at the University of Gloucestershire I knew that was where I wanted to go – just because the lecturers and tutors were so passionate. Last summer I did a placement in Sri Lanka, based in the historical city of Anuradhapura. I encountered patients with a number of tropical diseases which are rare or non-existent in the UK. The hospital only had limited resources, so it was interesting to see how they managed and continued to deliver patient care. Now I’m back in the UK I’m able to apply the knowledge I gained on my placement to my course.”

Leonora King, student

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