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European Nursing Degree (Adult) BSc Honours

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Code
B74A
Start
17 September 2018
Duration
3 years full-time
Attendance
Full-time
Fees
£9,250 (UK/EU) *
£12,500 (INT) *
Course leader
Sheila Cunningham

Our cutting-edge European Nursing Degree allows you to experience a different culture and health system within the EU and prepares you for a nursing career, both in the UK and abroad.

Why study BSc European Nursing (Adult) at Middlesex University?

This exciting nursing route involves spending seven months with one of our partner institutions in Malta, Finland, Italy or Denmark where you will learn how different health services work and compare this to the operations of the National Health Service in Britain. You will learn a range of essential nursing skills and techniques to effectively care for adult patients in a variety of healthcare environments and develop critical and analytical skills through exploring the philosophical basis of nursing practice.

We are seeking students with the right acumen for this highly competitive course; who can demonstrate excellent communication skills and show care, compassion, courage and commitment to a nursing career, who want to expand their horizons and work in a new country.

Course highlights

  • We have outstanding employment results: almost 90% of our nursing graduates are now nurses and the profession offers excellent progression
  • Your studies are supported by brand new state-of-the-art facilities including nursing skills labs, professional training equipment and a separate building set up to deliver a range of high-fidelity simulations in areas such as resuscitation and dealing with seriously ill patients
  • Our tutors are nursing sector professionals and bring the latest practice to their teaching
  • Our course is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council and provides the highest standard of education and training
  • Upon successful graduation you will receive professional status as a registered adult nurse
  • During your time abroad you will be participating in the Erasmus* programme (you will be notified of any changes to these arrangements)
  • As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

*Middlesex University acknowledges the formal support of the European Commission for the Erasmus programme.

What will you study on the BSc European Nursing (Adult)?

You will learn a range of essential nursing skills and techniques to effectively care for adult patients in a variety of healthcare environments. Problem solving and making critical decisions will become second nature, and you will become confident working collaboratively in teams; ensuring you are able to assess, plan and implement adult care effectively. You will gain a detailed understanding of the ongoing development of nursing as a profession and be confident in contributing to the debate about its future.

Through taking this nursing route you will gain greater understanding of pan European health problems, particularly related to deployment of health personnel and trends in health and social care. We encourage collaboration and exchange of ideas in terms of clinical and educational research, to inform your studies and wider career development.

You will spend seven months studying and learning at a partner university in another European country (subject to availability): Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (Pori, Finland), University of Firenze (Florence, Italy), University of Malta (Malta) and University College Lillebælt (Odense, Denmark); and on return you will complete their dissertation module and final 12-week sign-off period of practice in London.

What will you gain?

You will become an independent, self-motivated practitioner, able to reflect on your practice and adopt a critical and analytical approach to the care of adult patients.

Modules

  • Year 1

    • Foundations for Field of Practice (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module begins to develop the skills required to become a graduate, autonomous and lifelong learner. It provides a foundation from which the identified skills can be developed in relation to the field of nursing practice. These skills will be studied throughout the student s programme and beyond, in the world of work. In addition, this module will specifically introduce the principles of adult nursing theory and practice.

    • Foundations for Nursing Practice (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to equip you with the knowledge in essential biological concepts and evidence based nursing skills. Essential biological concepts included are human anatomy and physiology, microbiology / infection control, and pharmacology. Evidence based nursing skills encompass those shown in the syllabus, and introduces medicines management. It provides a foundation from which you can build and develop your nursing practice throughout the programme and you’re your professional career.

    • Foundations for Professional Practice (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module provides a foundation from which you can develop the appropriate knowledge, skills, attitudes and conduct necessary for working as a professional nurse. These skills and attributes will be studied and developed throughout the programme and into your professional career.

    • Practice Learning 1 (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module is practice based and provides a variety of practice experiences in line with the NMC requirements for registration. You will build on the knowledge and skills developed in previous modules and be supported in meeting the generic and specific field standards for competence and Essential Skills Clusters to achieve the NMC criteria for progression point 1.

  • Year 2

    • Approaches to Health and Social Care Research (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to introduce the process of health care research. It is a professional requirement for those working in health-related disciplines to underpin knowledge with research and evidence-based practice. Professionals need to be able to access research findings, and through an understanding of the research process and methodology, be able to critique research and apply this knowledge to practice. The aim of this module is to develop your awareness of the research process and to equip you with the skills required to research in the subject area appropriate to the target award and to offer some preparation for the final year project/ dissertation.

    • Caring for Patients with Long Term Conditions (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to prepare you to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care for adults with long term conditions. You will be facilitated to develop knowledge and skills in preparation for the care of adults with long term needs. Issues of diversity and patterns of health and illness will be explored. The module will enable you to recognise and manage communication needs across the lifespan and in a range of settings.

    • Nursing the Acutely Ill Patient (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to prepare you to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care for the acutely ill. You will be facilitated to build on theoretical, clinical and personal knowledge to provide holistic care using an evidence based approach considering the underpinning legal and ethical issues. The factors impacting on safe decision making will be explored. The module will address key professional issues that impact on both patient care and the role of the nurse in the acute setting.

    • Practice Learning 2 (15 credits) - Compulsory

      This module provides a range of practice learning opportunities across a variety of practice experiences in line with the NMC requirements for registration. You will build on the knowledge and skills developed in Year 1 and be supported in meeting the generic and specific field standards for competence to progress towards the achievement of the NMC criteria for progression point 2.

    • Practice Learning 3 (15 credits) - Compulsory

      This module provides a range of practice learning opportunities across a variety of practice experiences in line with the NMC requirements for registration. You will build on the knowledge and skills developed to date and be supported in meeting the generic and specific field standards for competence and to achieve the NMC criteria for progression point 2.

  • Year 3

    • Dissertation (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to synthesise learning from the programme providing an opportunity for you to study independently and investigate a topic in depth. It fosters academic curiosity, an inquiry based approach, and the employment and application of research skills thus facilitating the development of a higher level of theorising. You will select a topic of personal interest you wish to study further and manage your own learning during this module, with the support of an allocated supervisor for this period of independent study.

    • European Approaches to Complex Care in Adult Nursing (30 credits) – Compulsory

      The aim of this module is to prepare you to manage the care of a patient with complex care needs in a variety of health care settings. It will help you appreciate the nature of complex care needs and to comprehensively assess, plan and deliver care that is evidence based. This within the context of interprofessional team working and the organisation of care within countries across Europe.

    • European Placement Nursing (15 credits) – Compulsory

      This is practice experience in the clinical areas in the host country – it is a minimum of 10 practice weeks in a wide variety of settings to practice skills and care and you will be given the opportunity to gain insight of the local health care system and be supported in the delivery of care to patients/clients with varying needs related to their field of practice.

    • Lifestyle, Culture and Health (15 credits) – Compulsory

      This module aims to introduce the culture and lifestyle of the host country. It will provide you with an understanding and insight of the host culture and healthcare practice / systems and how these impact on health beliefs and values. A broader appreciation of the host culture and lifestyle will develop your understanding of a culturally sensitive approach to care.

    • Nursing in Europe (15 credits) – Compulsory

      This module aims to provide the opportunities to enhance your current knowledge and understanding, in relation to legal, ethical, socio-cultural , political and economic processes that impact upon the organisation and delivery of care in the various fields of nursing practice, across the host countries.

    • Practice Learning 5 (15 credits) - Compulsory

      This module provides a range of practice learning opportunities across a variety of practice experiences in line with the NMC requirements for registration. You will consolidate the knowledge and skills developed to date and be supported in meeting the generic and specific field standards for competence to achieve the NMC criteria for registration. You will be assessed by a sign-off mentor during the 12-week period of continuous practice.

You can find more information about this course in the programme specification. Module and programme information is indicative and may be subject to change.

  1. Overview
  2. Teaching and learning
  3. Assessment and feedback
  1. UK & EU
  2. International
  3. How to apply

From September 2017, new students in England studying pre-registration nursing and midwifery courses will have access to the standard student support package of tuition fee loans and support for living costs. This replaces the NHS bursaries and tuition funding by Health Education England.

For more information on funding arrangements for studying nursing and midwifery pre-registration courses and what it means for you, visit The Funding Clinic website.
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  1. UK & EU
  2. International

How can the BSc European Nursing (Adult) support your career?

Nursing is a flexible and varied career which you can shape to suit your ambitions. There are many well paid nursing roles within both the NHS and private sector. The skills you will formulate in your studies with us may support you to quickly progress up the nursing career ladder. Your experience in an EU hospital will widen your options to working in the UK or abroad.

On successful completion of the programme, students are eligible to enter the professional register for nursing and you will receive career guidance from your Professional Development Tutor.

Nursing is a profession requiring shift work throughout the 24 hour period. Duty rotas will reflect this and will include early, late, night, weekend and Bank Holiday shift patterns.

Professional accreditation

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) works with partner organisations to set and maintain high standards of nursing and midwifery education across the UK. The NMC sets standards, guidance and requirements for nursing and midwifery programmes of education across the UK.

Our BSc Nursing (Adult field) course has been approved and monitored by the NMC to make sure that the education and training on offer meets the required standards.

What support is available?

Our Employability Service can help you to develop your employability skills and get some valuable work experience. We provide workshops, events and one to one support with job hunting, CVs, covering letters, interviews, networking and so on. We also support you in securing part-time work, placements, internships, and volunteering opportunities, and offer an enterprise support service for those looking to start their own business.

Sheila Cunningham
Course Leader

Sheila is a Principal Lecture in the School of Health and Education and holds the award of Senior Teaching Fellow. Her passion lies in promoting high quality innovative and interactive teaching across the department and the university as a whole.

  • Pippa Evans

    European Nursing (Adult) BSc graduate

    I chose to apply to Middlesex because I grew up in a small town and wanted to experience a different culture by spending time in another country. Having the chance to spend seven months abroad as part of my studies was a great opportunity. I have spent the majority of my last year on placement in Finland. This has been a great experience which has helped me to develop both professionally and personally.

    Taking nursing at Middlesex allowed me to work in highly facilitated hospitals with a diverse group of placement opportunities. I am particularly proud of my achievements within a Palliative Care community placement, something which I hope to eventually specialise in. As part of the wider course I also had the opportunity to take part in an Intensive Programme with other students, academics and nursing mentors across Europe, with the aim of tracking the differences in nurse training across Europe, looking at how to create a more transferable profession across the continent.

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