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Nursing (Adult) BSc Honours

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Code
B740
Start
17 September 2018
Duration
3 years full-time
Attendance
Full-time
Fees
£9,250 (UK/EU) *
£12,500 (INT) *
Course leader
Margaret Herlihy

A career in nursing has a profound impact on people's lives. Our cutting-edge degree enables you to shape a career at the forefront of the nursing profession, mixing expert teaching and outstanding student support with placements at some of London's premier hospitals.

Why study BSc Nursing (Adult) at Middlesex University?

Our course is developed in partnership with NHS trusts so 50% of study time is spent on placement in our partner hospitals which include many of London's most prestigious institutions. You will learn a range of essential nursing skills and techniques to effectively care for adult patients in a variety of healthcare environments, building on your skills, regardless of background, to make a difference to others' lives when they need it most.

We are seeking students with the right acumen, who can show care, compassion and courage, and demonstrate commitment to a nursing career, coupled with excellent communication skills.

Course highlights

  • We have outstanding employment results with 100% of graduates are now employed in graduate roles (DHLE 2015). The profession also offers excellent career progression
  • Your studies are supported by state-of-the-art facilities including nursing skills labs, professional training equipment and a building set up to deliver high-fidelity simulations in areas such as resuscitation and dealing with the seriously ill
  • Our tutors are nursing sector professionals and bring the latest nursing practice developments 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
  • As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

What will you study on the BSc 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 develop a detailed understanding of the on-going development of nursing as a profession and be confident in contributing to the debate about its future.

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 developing 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 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 into 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 in order 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 your 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, 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 (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module provides you with 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 generis and specific field standards for competence to progress towards the achievement of 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, 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.

    • Nursing the Patient with Complex Care Needs (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 also enable you to recognise and respond to changes in the patient condition safely, appropriately and competently. In doing so, you will be able to defend judgements and clinical decisions.

    • Practice Learning 3 (30 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 your 12-week period of continuous practice.

    • Preparation for Professional Practice (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to prepare you for practice as a registered adult nurse. You will be facilitated to develop awareness and identify the challenges of the newly registered nurse. You will build on professional experience and be encouraged to develop strategies for working in a multidisciplinary health care team.

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.


  1. UK & EU
  2. International

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

Employment prospects in the nursing field are excellent with almost 90% of our nursing students being in graduate level employment six months after graduation. In addition, salaries are good with our 2012 graduates averaging £36k per annum.

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.

On successful completion of the programme students are eligible to enter the professional register for nursing. You will also 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.

Our nursing graduates have gone on to work in roles including nurse, health co-ordinator, ITU critical care specialist,ward manager and ward sister, in hospitals including: North Middlesex, Whittington, UCL, Ealing, Royal London, Princess Alexandra, and Royal Free.

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. This means the course is professionally recognised for being of the highest quality, focused on developing the knowledge and skills that employers require.

Margaret Herlihy
Course Leader

Margaret Herlihy is a Senior Lecturer in adult nursing. She has a specific interest in renal and transplantation nursing and worked in this field prior to moving to nurse education in 1998. She has a breadth of experience teaching nurses both pre and post-registration.

  • Hufzha Juneja

    Nursing (Adult) BSc student

    When I came for the open day at Middlesex I felt so welcomed and at ease. It's given me everything I wanted - great friends, great student life, a sociable atmosphere that welcomes everyone from all backgrounds and a great education too.

    I absolutely love my course. We get to do a range of placements in various areas, such as A & E, theatres and medical wards, as well as opportunities to study abroad – with academic and financial support from the University.

    The tutors are more like our friends – they understand and support us. It's amazing how much they do for us. I've studied in across the UK, and some of the best lecturers I've ever come across have been at Middlesex. I've been so fortunate to have such brilliant, experienced, talented lecturers that have a passion to teach– it makes learning so much more enjoyable.

    I'm proud of choosing a nursing degree, and I'm proud of being a Middlesex student.

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