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BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing (Advanced Standing)

  • UCAS Code:
    B740
  • Institution:
    B50

Many nurses may wish to undertake training for a different part of the nursing register at some point in their careers. This programme provides a conversion course for nurses who wish to move from one part of the nursing register to another.

Acceptance on to the programme depends on a number of factors. For example:

  • Initial field of registration
  • A 2:2 honours degree or equivalent in nursing
  • The date of the applicant’s original registration
  • The availability of adequate resources to enable the applicant to join the programme with advanced standing e.g. vacancies within programmes, or placements.

The duration of the course will depend on your previous qualifications and experiences. The average time for a programme leading to a second registration is normally 18 months. However, the team needs to be assured that you are able to meet all professional and academic requirements. This decision is based upon your recent experience and evidence of study.

Successful completion of the course will lead to a qualification in BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing.

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There was insufficient data to publish information specifically for this course. This is either because the course size is small or respondent numbers were low. Therefore, the data displayed is for all students in Adult Nursing. All statistics shown throughout this page are taken from Unistats, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), BU institutional data and Ipsos MORI (National Student Survey) unless otherwise stated.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2020, September 2021

Location:

Bournemouth University, Lansdowne Campus and Bournemouth University, Yeovil Campus

Duration:

Maximum 2 years, including mandatory placements

Accreditations:

Nursing & Midwifery Council

Required subjects:

All subjects considered

Entry requirements:

For September 2020 entry: 2:2 in a Nursing Degree. Applicants need to be a qualified nurse in the UK and have worked as a nurse for at least one year before the start of the course in their initial field of registration (e.g. Mental Health). For more information check out our full entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

For September 2020 entry: If English is not your first language you will need IELTS (Academic) 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in writing and 7.0 in all other components, or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements.

Course details

There is a strong emphasis on practical learning on this course, with 50% of your time spent on work placements and the remaining time spent in theory, practical skills sessions and independent learning.

The BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing course is located within the Department of Nursing Science, which also offers the BSc (Hons) Children and Young People’s Nursing and BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing courses, all with advanced standing courses. 

The department is part of the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences Nursing Framework. We have developed the adult nursing course as part of a co-ordinated suite of nursing courses to enhance student learning and prepare you for practice. Our approach to interprofessional education means that throughout the course students will take part in shared workshops, lectures and learning events with students on the other nursing courses and students on other health-related courses within the faculty. 

We have developed the adult nursing course as part of a co-ordinated suite of nursing courses to enhance student learning and prepare you for practice. Our approach to interprofessional education means that throughout the course students will take part in shared workshops, lectures and learning events with students on the other nursing courses and students on other health-related courses within the faculty.

As an adult nursing student, there will be aspects of the course where you will be taught by lecturers who have specific adult nursing experience and you will be taught in groups with other adult nursing students, so that your learning is tailored and specific to your chose field of expertise. Your placements and assessments will also be field-specific.

You will be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the units. This will include senior academic staff, nursing lecturers, qualified professional practitioners, demonstrators and technicians. You will also benefit from regular guest lectures from local healthcare services and workshops run by service users (patients and carers) who are part of the teaching team.

Download the programme specification (pdf 1mb)

Placements

As a nursing student, you will spend 50% of your time on the course in a practice placement setting, and the remaining 50% studying – whether at home, at the library or on campus attending lectures, seminars or working under the guidance of our demonstrators in the practice skills suite.

Our clinical skills suites are a great way for you to try your hand at practical skills before you go on placement, as they provide a safe environment and allow you to continually work on skills necessary in the workplace. Throughout the course, you will gain experience of caring for clients in a variety of settings, such as elderly, medical, surgical, community and critical care.

Your placements will see you work in a range of placements which ensure you have a rounded experience of the patient journey and the different care settings. This means all students will experience placements in the community, in care homes, in GP practices, in the Private sector as well as within NHS hospitals wards and departments. As well as giving you the required experiences it helps you to form your ideas of where you want to work following graduation. What’s more, each year we host a Nursing Careers Fair with numerous exhibitors and employers in attendance to help you in that part of your journey to becoming a registered nurse.

Your application

For Adult Nursing, we are looking for applicants who:

  • Have an interest in adult nursing as well as the motivation and commitment to undertake the course
  • Have undertaken relevant work experience
  • Have a clear understanding of the profession
  • Can demonstrate personal skills and qualities relevant to the course.

Entry requirements

Careers

This programme is designed for practising nurses who want to move from one part of the nursing register to another and will provide you with excellent career progression opportunities.

Within six months of completing their course, 98% of our students are employed or in further study. (There was insufficient data to publish information specifically for this course. This is either because the course size is small or respondent numbers were low. Therefore, the data displayed is for all students in Adult Nursing.) 

Costs and fees

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course.You can find full information about funding your studies and paying your fees in our undergraduate fees and funding section, including NHS finance information. That’s also where you’ll find information about the scholarships and bursaries on offer – including unlimited Academic Excellence Scholarships for UK, EU and International students.

Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise, and we’re committed to ensuring there are no hidden extra costs while you’re at university – that’s why we’re clear about what you can expect us to cover, and what your cost of living will be.

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What our students say

Abigail King

I absolutely loved the practical side of it. Each placement taught me something different, which I will take with me throughout the rest of my career.

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Vanessa Heaslip

Our course has evolved from our philosophy of humanising nursing care, ensuring that individual patients are at the heart of everything our students do.

What our students say

Joanne Salisbury-Standerick

Whilst excited to soon practice as a theatre nurse, I'll be taking any opportunity to continue studying. I wish I had discovered my thirst for knowledge sooner!