Developed in partnership with the NHS trusts, this course will see you spend 50% of your time on placements with our partner hospitals. You’ll learn the essential nursing skills needed to take effective care of adult patients in a live environment.
Our highly regarded course is based at the West Stand, which was recently part of a £23 million redevelopment.
You'll practice your clinical skills in fully equipped four-bed hospital wards and ICU suites. Use realistic patient mannequins or the latest VR simulations and receive evidence-based video feedback.
Our tutors will provide you with an excellent education, career guidance and opportunities from day one. Your skills will be developed through placements at our prestigious partner hospitals across north London.
You'll 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.
After graduating, you will have a degree accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and excellent career prospects – 90% of our nurses are working in healthcare six months after graduating.
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 Nursing (Adult) BSc Honours degree is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) which means the course is professionally recognised for being of the highest quality, focused on developing the knowledge and skills that employers require.
Our dedicated academic staff will teach you the essential nursing skills needed to effectively take care of adult patients in a live environment.
We'll help strengthen your understanding of how to solve problems and make critical decisions while gaining the confidence to work in a high-pressure environment.
You'll also become confident at working collaboratively in teams, ensuring you are able to assess, plan and implement adult care effectively. You will also further develop your ability to communicate with care and compassion – demonstrating your dedication to making a difference to people’s lives.
Through your study, you'll gather a detailed understanding of the ongoing development of nursing as a profession and be confident in contributing to the debate about its future.
Over 50% of your time will be spent on placements at our partner hospitals.
You will put also theory into practice in our high-tech simulation suites which feature:
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This adult nursing degree is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) all modules are compulsory to meet its programme standards.
Over 50% of your time will be spent on placements at our partner hospitals, you'll gain essential real-life experience and reflect in practice learning.
In your first year, you will explore the foundations of learning and practice of adult nursing. These will be further developed in the second year and then consolidated in the third year.
Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills in meeting the fundamental care needs of people across their lifespan, with a range of physical, mental, cognitive and behavioural health challenges. You shall demonstrate high standards of professional conduct in line with the NMC code in all aspects of their practice and be able to carry out a range of procedures, under supervision, that are expected of you at this level, in a variety of health and social care settings.
This module aims to start developing the role and function of the graduate adult nurse in health and illness. It will provide the fundamental nursing knowledge required to undertake basic nursing assessment, support and enable people across different life spans in managing and improving physical and mental health, as well as preventing ill health. Theories, evidence and models to support the art and science of nursing will be introduced to develop knowledge and understanding about the nature of nursing, the person, health, society and the environment.
This module will introduce and expand on the scientific principles underpinning nursing practice. This module is comprehensive and introduces principles which draw on scientific areas of biopsychosocial and behavioural sciences as related to all areas of nursing.
This module aims to provide the student with a foundation to enable the development of appropriate professional attitudes, values, knowledge, skills and conduct to be a graduate adult nurse.
You will demonstrate the relevant knowledge and skills to meet more complex care needs of people across the lifespan with a range of physical, mental, cognitive and behavioural health challenges, across a range of health and social care settings in line with the new standards of proficiency. You will be expected to demonstrate increasing independence in your own field of adult health practice whilst maintaining high standards of professional conduct in line with the NMC Code, showing awareness of the implications of the Code for self and others.
This module aims to develop the knowledge and skills required of the graduate adult nurse to assess, plan and evaluate care across the lifespan during illness that is person centred and evidence-based. It will focus on interventions to address physical, cognitive, mental, spiritual, behavioural and social health needs during illness.
This module will build upon the scientific module of year 1 to further develop principles and deepen the knowledge and application to all fields of nursing.
The module aims to enable you to develop their professional knowledge in Adult nursing practice. They will be facilitated to build on theoretical knowledge to enhance clinical and professional judgements with awareness/sensitivity applicable to the wider perspective of health and social care economics.
This module will support you to develop your skills in understanding your own learning needs and respond professionally to those of others. Support you as a student learner to creatively evaluate, investigate and respond to complex problems. And will provide you with in-depth knowledge of a subject of your choice and to encourage critical, questioning and socially engaged nursing practice.
You will be able to demonstrate the ability to work autonomously in the adult field of practice caring for all people across the lifespan with a range of physical, mental, cognitive and behavioural challenges. You will display advanced clinical skills and have the ability to integrate leadership in all aspects of care management. You will utilise a critical and reflective approach in delivering high standards of professional conduct in line with the NMC Code as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
You will be expected to demonstrate achievement of all the intended learning outcomes through critical appraisal of the evidence/research of an identified aspect of care management of individuals with complex care provision observed in your field of practice and a written proposal for a quality improvement (QI) initiative to improve practice.
This module will build upon the scientific module of year 2 to consolidate scientific principles and deepen the knowledge and application. It also aims to extend knowledge and application of pharmacological principles especially as to underpin nursing care within own field of practice and future potential prescribing practice.
The module aims to build upon and consolidate knowledge and skills to manage and lead as an accountable, responsible, emotionally intelligent registered nurse within health and social care environments. The module will facilitate critical examination of key concepts and theories of effective leadership and management.
To find out more about this highly regarded course, please download the full Adult Nursing BSc specification (PDF).
Our course is based at our recently redeveloped West Stand, which contains some of the most advanced nursing equipment in the UK with state-of-the-art simulation wards and access to Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
Our high-tech nursing and midwifery simulation suites will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed for your workplace. You’ll have access to excellent placement opportunities through our partner trusts.
Find out more about our incredible new West Stand facilities.
We offer lots of support to help you while you're studying including financial advice, wellbeing, mental health and disability support.
We'll support you if you have additional needs such as sensory impairment or dyslexia. And if you want to find out whether Middlesex is the right place for you before you apply, get in touch with our Disability Advice and Support service.
Our specialist teams will support your mental health. We have free individual counselling sessions, workshops, support groups and useful guides.
Our Middlesex Unitemps branch will help you find work that fits around uni and your other commitments. We have hundreds of student jobs on campus that pay the London Living Wage and above.
You can apply for scholarships and bursaries and our MDX Student Starter Kit to help with up to £1,000 of goods, including a new laptop or iPad.
We have also reduced the costs of studying with free laptop loans, free learning resources and discounts to save money on everyday things. Check out our guide to student life on a budget.
New students in England studying pre-registration nursing and midwifery courses will have access to the NHS Learning Support Fund (LSF). This includes a £5000 bursary for all new students from September 2020 entry.
For more information on funding arrangements for studying nursing and midwifery pre-registration courses and what it means for you, visit The NHS Business Services Authority website or check out their FAQ.
Nursing is a flexible and varied career with excellent prospects. The majority of our students have their preferred jobs before they graduate and 90% of our students are in graduate-level employment six months after graduation
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.
After successfully completing the course, you'll be 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 such as nurses, health coordinators, ITU critical care specialists, ward managers and ward sisters.
They've gone on to work in hospitals including North Middlesex, Whittington, UCL, Ealing, Royal London, Princess Alexandra, and the Royal Free.
Our Careers & Employability Service, MDXworks will launch you into the world of work from the beginning of your course, with placements, projects and networking opportunities through our 1000+ links with industry and big-name employers in London and globally.
Our dedicated lifetime career support, like our business start-up support programme and funding for entrepreneurs, has put us in the top 10 UK universities for students who want to be CEOs and entrepreneurs (Hitachi, 2021).
Our location in London helps us connect you with over 1,000 industry partners to develop your future employment prospects. And we have unique work and study opportunities at our campuses in Dubai and Mauritius. You’ll study with students from 122 countries who’ll hopefully become part of your global network. And after you graduate, we'll still support you through our alumni network to help you progress in your chosen career. Read more about international mobility.
We maintain strong partnership relationships with NHS and independent health and social care organisations so that you’ll have access to excellent placement opportunities as a nursing or midwifery student.
We have approximately 500 pre-registration students out on placement at any one time, with over 400 placements being utilised.
Our main placement providers are:
In addition to a number of placements in both community and hospital environments in the NHS Trusts and independent sector that are highlighted above, we also have a range of placements in the following areas:
We also work with a number of other London NHS Trusts in supporting a range of pre-registration pathways. These include (but are not limited to):
We work in partnership with placement providers to ensure that the practice learning environment meets your individual learning needs. We ensure there is a robust quality monitoring process of the learning environment.
Each practice area has an allocated link lecturer and practice placement information to further support clinical learning. You'll be expected to work with your assigned mentor/assessor two to three times per week.
Placements and internships greatly improve graduate employment prospects, and those who take part achieve excellent academic results through applying their learning in a professional setting.
Our specialist Employability Service and London location ensure that every year our students and graduates gain prestigious placement opportunities.
We offer unique global experiences including studying part of your degree abroad and doing a placement or field trip in another country, as well as many international opportunities in London. You'll build your cultural awareness and understanding and get a competitive edge in the job market.
The fees below are for the 2023/24 academic year:
Part-time: £77 per taught credit
The fees below refer to students commencing in 2024/25:
Part-time: £77 per taught credit
Full-time students: £15,100
Part-time students: £126 per taught credit
The fees below refer to students commencing in 2024/25:
Middlesex prides itself on being a diverse and supportive international community, and we will continue to warmly welcome EU students and those across the globe to learn at Middlesex. We’re reviewing financial support for all our students for 2024 entry to help support you and will provide further information on this in the Autumn.
If you are an EU student who is resident in the EU or elsewhere outside the UK, you will now be charged international fees.
If you are in this position and starting your course in January 2024, you will still be charged the same fee as UK students, which will stay in place for the course duration. You will also be able to access the same financial support as UK students.
If you are an EU student with settled or pre-settled status in the UK, you will continue to be charged UK fees and be eligible for tuition fees and maintenance loans.
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1. UK Fees: The university reserves the right to increase undergraduate tuition fees in line with changes to legislation, regulation and any government guidance or decisions. The tuition fees for part-time UK study are subject to annual review and we reserve the right to increase the fees each academic year by no more than the level of inflation.
2. International Students. Tuition fees are subject to annual review and we reserve the right to increase the fees each academic year by no more than the level of inflation.
Any annual increase in tuition fees as provided for above will be notified to students at the earliest opportunity in advance of the academic year to which any applicable inflationary rise may apply.
Nursing (Adult) BSc graduate
What I liked most about the course was gaining new knowledge in a field I love. The tutors had a wealth of experience and knowledge to share with us.
I loved every placement. This was the time to learn new skills, link theory with practice, assist the nurses and show them how valuable you are as a team player.
I was chosen as Middlesex’s Student Nurse of the Year. I was shocked but very humbled. I committed myself fully for three years to my study in order to be the best possible nurse I can be.
My plans for the future are to complete my preceptorship within a year, and look ahead to become a band six in 18 months, probably as a deputy ward manager. There’s no stopping me…
I’m proud to say I’m ‘made in Middlesex’.
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 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.
Nursing (Adult) BSc student
I had to defer my third year as I have son with complex needs who was seriously ill in hospital. Middlesex has been absolutely amazing. Now I'm back at uni, they've done everything they can to help me keep going, like making sure my placements are based near to my home, and being flexible when I've had to take time out for my son's hospital appointments. My tutors have been so encouraging and positive about my work too.
My advice for new students would be that if you have an issue, always speak up as Middlesex will do everything they can to support you. I gain so much from the group of friends I've made on my course too. You go through your journey together and support each other.
There's a real mix of people studying adult nursing – from eighteen year-olds who've come straight from A Levels to people in their 40s and older, like me. Some are new to the field, others are health care assistants stepping up to do nursing. They all have a lot of experience you can learn from.
We’ll carefully manage any future changes to courses, or the support and other services available to you, if these are necessary because of things like changes to government health and safety advice, or any changes to the law.
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Our priority will always be to maintain academic standards and quality so that your learning outcomes are not affected by any adjustments that we may have to make.
At all times we’ll aim to keep you well informed of how we may need to respond to changing circumstances, and about support that we’ll provide to you.