Developed in partnership with the NHS trusts, the 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.
You’ll develop your skills in communication, care and compassion, demonstrating your dedication to making a difference in other people’s lives.
Beyond the essential nursing skills, you’ll build your problem-solving skills and critical decision making, gaining confidence to work in a high pressure, stressful environment.
Our personalised approach gives you the support you need to succeed as a student. While you're an undergraduate or foundation year student, you’ll have a Personal Tutor directly related to your course. If you need support with academic writing, numeracy and library skills, we’ll be sure to provide it. Our Student Learning and Graduate Academic Assistants have studied your subject and can support you based on their own experience.
With a BSc in Nursing, you’ll become an independent and self-motivated practitioner with a range of career options. Previously, graduates have gone on to work as nurses, health coordinators, ward managers and more.
Our degree is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
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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.
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Optional modules are usually available at levels 5 and 6, although optional modules are not offered on every course. Where optional modules are available, you will be asked to make your choice during the previous academic year. If we have insufficient numbers of students interested in an optional module, or there are staffing changes which affect the teaching, it may not be offered. If an optional module will not run, we will advise you after the module selection period when numbers are confirmed, or at the earliest time that the programme team make the decision not to run the module, and help you choose an alternative module.
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 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 facilities here.
Carol Graves is a Senior Lecturer in adult nursing. She has a specific interest in how to best facilitate and develop the learning of Healthcare support staff in the practice setting with a view to widening participation and wider workforce development. She is also involved in delivering teaching to pre-registration and post registration nurses with a special interest in Drug Calculations.
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."
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 your 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
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.