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Overview

The three-year full-time degree in Nursing leads to a professional nursing qualification and eligibility to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

This is a practical, patient-centred course with equal amounts of theory and clinical practice which enables students to experience different aspects of healthcare.

Spanning the rural Yorkshire Dales to inner city districts, no other area of the UK offers the rich diversity of clinical experience available through the University and its partner Trusts.

Throughout your studies you will be taught by a team of professional nurses supported by other staff at the Faculty of Health Studies, and have access to a suite of purpose-built practice simulation suites, which allow you to be taught and to practise your core clinical skills, from bed making, moving patients and taking blood pressure to giving injections, ward rounds and dispensing medication, and simulation of the seriously ill person using our interactive models.

The clinical wards house a variety of equipment which you would normally find in clinical practice.

Following graduation and registration, nurses are expected to continue to develop their knowledge and skills, and we offer a variety of short courses and postgraduate study options which allow nurses to specialise in areas of interest.

We now accept NVQ Level 3 in a healthcare related discipline – you must be currently working as a healthcare assistant with 2 years’ work experience.

Professional accreditation

This course is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as the statutory body and regulator of nursing and midwifery healthcare professions.

 

Entry requirements

 

Typical offer – 112 UCAS tariff points.

We take into consideration a number of factors when assessing your application. It’s not just about your grades; we take the time to understand your personal circumstances and make decisions based on your potential to thrive at university and beyond.

A levels

112 UCAS tariff points to include at least two full A-levels. There are no specific subject requirements.

BTEC Extended Diploma

DMM — there are no specific subject requirements.

Applicants on Access Programmes

112 UCAS tariff points from an Access to Higher Education Diploma in Health Professions, Science or Social Science.

International Baccalaureate requirements

112 UCAS tariff points to include at least 80 points from 2 HL subjects. Plus HL 3 or SL 4 in Maths, English Language and Literature A or English B.

Plus minimum of

GCSEs with grade C or grade 4, to include English Language or English Literature and Mathematics. Level 2 equivalents are accepted.

Level 2 equivalents are accepted in place of GCSE English Language and Mathematics.

Additional entry requirements

We accept NVQ Level 3 in any subject – you must currently be working in a health environment as a healthcare assistant, support worker or carer with 2 years’ work experience.

As part of the selection process, we interview short-listed candidates prior to making offers.

All places are offered subject to a satisfactory occupational health screening, a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, and a satisfactory reference.

The occupational health screening

All places are offered subject to satisfactory occupational health screening. This will involve completing an on-line occupational health questionnaire and attendance if required at a medical appointment.

Occupational health screening and assessment will consider the students’ health and wellbeing and their fitness to study and practice. Progress on the course is dependent on your continued fitness.

This screening process complies with Public Health England requirements for protection of the public and students and staff working in health and social care.

All offers of places are made subject to satisfactory health clearance and an agreement to undergo appropriate blood tests and immunisations.

The University is obliged to make reasonable adjustments for students with disabilities to enable them to fulfil the required competencies of the programme. Candidates who are concerned about health issues are strongly advised to contact us prior to applying.

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

All places are also offered subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) (previously known as CRB check) disclosure. This is due to the fact that you may be required to work with children or vulnerable adults on your clinical placement, and will need to demonstrate that you can safely work with these groups upon HCPC registration.

English language requirements

Minimum of IELTS 7.0 or equivalent (no sub-test lower than 7.0).

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course.

CIFS entry requirement

If you are an International student and do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry onto this course you may be interested in our Certificate of International Foundation Studies

80 UCAS points or equivalent plus Maths and Biology or Combined Science qualifications equivalent to GCSE Grade C.

UKVI approved IELTS of 6.5 overall with no sub-test less than 6.5.

In addition applicants will need to succeed in the selection/interview process for the degree programme.

CIFS modules to be taken

Students study the four core modules plus TWO of the following modules:

  • Foundation in Human Biology
  • Foundation in Chemistry
  • Introduction to the Social Sciences
  • Global Business Environment
  • Foundation Mathematics 2

Progression requirements for degree programme

An overall average of at least 60% and at least 60% in English Language for Specific Academic Purposes with additional sub-test requirements.

Course Content

All module information is subject to change.

First year

Core

Principles of Nursing (NUR4009-B)

Practice Placement 1 (NUR4011-B)

Foundations of Nursing Practice (NUR4012-B)

Practice Placement 2 (NUR4010-B)

Concepts of Health and Wellbeing (NUR4013-B)

Practice Placement 3 (NUR4015-B)

Second year

Core

Long Term Conditions (NUR5012-B)

Practice Placement 4 (NUR5011-B)

Acute Care (NUR5014-B )

Practice Placement 5 (NUR5010-B)

Improving Public Health (NUR5013-B)

Practice Placement 6 (NUR5009-B)

Final year

Core

Complex Care (NUR6035-C)

Practice Placement 7 (NUR6034-C)

Transition to Professional Practice (NUR6032-C)

Practice Placement 8 (NUR6033-C)

 

Career prospects

Most of our students gain employment locally and immediately upon completion.

Adult nursing graduates will be able to practise effectively in a variety of adult nursing settings in hospitals or the community.

Employment statistics

100% of our 2017 graduates in BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) found employment or went on to further study within six months of graduating.*

Salary expectations

The average starting salary for our 2017 BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) graduates was £21,862.*

*These DLHE statistics are derived from annually published data by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), based on those UK domiciled graduates who are available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known.

Learning and assessment

The programme is framed around four core concepts:

  • direct clinical/patient care
  • leadership and collaborative practice
  • improving quality
  • developing practice and developing self and others

These are common to all fields of nursing and represent the NMC domains (NMC 2010). The core concepts form a framework of key content which is revisited across the three years, progressing from an introduction and broad understanding of concepts, to complex in-depth application of concepts applied to nursing.

The intention is to facilitate your development by introducing you to the fundamental knowledge and skills centred on core and field subjects required to meet the health needs of all patient/client groups, whilst ensuring you develop the specific in-depth knowledge and skills to meet the complex health needs of people from your chosen field of practice. However, you will not only learn about and become competent nursing patients/clients in your own field of nursing but you will also become confident in nursing patients/clients who have an additional condition related to other fields of nursing. For example; learning to work with patients/service users with problems associated with your own field of nursing but who also have a learning disability.

 

 

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