"I spent most of my last year on a placement in Finland. It was an experience which helped me to develop both professionally and personally."Pippa Evans, European Nursing (Adult) Degree
Our 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.
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.
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.
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.
This module begins the process of the development of 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.
This module aims to equip graduate learners with 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 introduce student nurses to medicines management. It provides a foundation from which the student nurse can build and develop their nursing practice throughout their programme and professional career.
This module begins the process of the developing the graduate learner as a professional nurse. It provides a foundation from which the student nurse 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 student s programme and in their professional career.
This module is practice based and provides the student with a variety of practice experiences in line with the NMC requirements for registration. Students will build on the knowledge and skills developed in their other modules and be supported in meeting the generic and specific field standards for competence and Essential Skills Clusters in order to achieve the NMC criteria for progression point 1.
To introduce students of health related subjects to the process of health care research. It is a professional requirement for those working in health related disciplines to underpin their 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 the students awareness the research process and to equip them with the skills required to research in the subject area appropriate to their target award and to offer some preparation for their final year project/ dissertation.
This module aims to prepare the student to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care for adults with long term conditions. The student 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 the student to recognise and manage communication needs across the lifespan and in a range of settings.
This module aims to prepare students to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care for the acutely ill. The student will be facilitated to build on theoretical, clinical and personal knowledge to provide holistic care using an evidence based approach taking into account 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.
This module provides the student with a range of practice learning opportunities across a variety of practice experiences in line with the NMC requirements for registration. Students will build on the knowledge and skills developed in year 1 and be supported in meeting the generis and specific field standards for competence in order to progress towards the achievement of the NMC criteria for progression point 2.
This module provides the student with a range of practice learning opportunities across a variety of practice experiences in line with the NMC requirements for registration. Students will build on the knowledge and skills developed to date and be supported in meeting the generic and specific field standards for competence and in order to achieve the NMC criteria for progression point 2.
This module aims to synthesise learning from the students undergraduate programme providing an opportunity for students to study independently and investigate a topic in depth. It fosters academic curiosity, an inquiry based approach, the employment and application of research skills thus facilitating the development of a higher level of theorising. Students will select a topic of personal interest they wish to study further and will manage their own learning during this module, with the support of an allocated supervisor for this period of independent study.
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.
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.
This module provides the student with a range of practice learning opportunities across a variety of practice experiences in line with the NMC requirements for registration. Students will consolidate the knowledge and skills developed to date and be supported in meeting the generic and specific field standards for competence in order to achieve the NMC criteria for registration. Students will be assessed by a sign-off mentor during their 12 week period of continuous practice.
Your time will be divided equally between theoretical and practical learning. You will attend lectures, seminars and tutorials, and learn through problem-solving exercises, discussions, analysis of case studies, role plays and simulations, and your own independent study. You will spend up to 26 weeks during your third year on a placement at one of our partner institutions abroad, and 12 weeks on a placement within the UK. You will be supported by academic staff and mentors from Middlesex at all times, as well as staff at the partner university while you are abroad.
You will be assessed by a variety of means, including clinical examinations and practical assessments, your dissertation, your learning portfolio and written examinations. You will also submit essays, reports and other written assignments and produce care plans and drug calculations, presentations and posters. You may be asked to evaluate your own or other students' work, and have your work evaluated by other students.
Before you apply, see if nursing is the right choice for you. We have listed some of the personal qualities we expect our nursing students to demonstrate both at interview and throughout the course.
Please note that we can only accept your application for consideration if you have already obtained your GCSE (or equivalent) Maths and English at the appropriate level prior to applying.
Typical offers for this course:
Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma Minimum two, maximum three subjects
Access to HE Diploma
Overall pass: must include 45 credits at level 3, of which all 45 must be at Merit or higher
You are required to demonstrate that you have experience of working - this does not have to be in the field of health care.
To begin the course you must also complete a satisfactory enhanced DBS check, Occupational Health Check, and provide suitable references.
We are unable to accept applications for deferred entry or defer existing offers for this programme to the next possible start date.
The UCAS Tariff has changed for courses starting in September 2017. The points awarded to each qualification have been lowered in comparison to the previous UCAS Tariff. Our entry requirements are displayed as the grades you will require, however if you wish to find out the equivalent tariff points please use the UCAS calculator.
We are not able to consider applicants who require a Tier 4 visa to study this course. Nationals from outside the EU who are resident in the UK are considered.
For nursing and midwifery courses you must have been ordinarily resident in the UK, throughout the three years preceding the first day of the first academic year of the course for purposes other than full-time education AND have settled status in the UK within the meaning of the Immigration Act 1971. There must be no restrictions on your length of stay in the UK. You must be ordinarily resident in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland. EU students are usually eligible to study nursing but may not receive full financial support.
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.
We work in partnership with practice placement providers to ensure that the practice learning environment is conducive to meeting the individual learning needs of the student and a robust process of quality monitoring of the learning environment is in place.
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.
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.
"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."
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.