Nursing

Faculty of Health Sciences

Nursing (Adult)

UndergraduateBSc (Hons)

Year of entry:
UCAS code: B740

What you'll study

First year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Skills for Practice (Practice 1)

    This module provides you with the opportunity to link theoretical knowledge and current evidence with fundamental nursing skills in a safe clinical simulation environment giving you a firm grounding in preparation for clinical practice.

  • Essence of Professional Practice

    This module helps you become academically and emotionally prepared to embark upon your journey to registered nurse status. You’ll explore the importance of effective communication, including practical, professional, ethical and legal responsibilities of nursing by utilising emerging problem-solving skills.

  • Life and Social Sciences

  • Adult Nursing Practice 2

    This adult practice module enables you to get your first taste of working in a healthcare environment with the support of a named mentor who will support you. It allows you to start developing your knowledge and apply it in practice to real patients.

  • Adult Nursing

    Identify ways in which a biopsychosocial approach can be used to explain how health and illness can be experienced and understood by patients and clients . Using the theory learnt in lectures and tutorials, you will be encouraged to solve problems presented in scenarios set within primary and secondary care settings.

  • Adult Nursing Practice 3

    This adult practice module enables you to work in a health care environment supported by a mentor. You will develop and become more confident in your existing skills and the underpinning knowledge that supports them.

Second year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Individual Approaches to Health and Wellbeing

    This module considers the health behaviours of individuals, individualised approaches to health and wellbeing and obstacles to achieving health and wellbeing. You will consider primary, secondary and tertiary interventions in relation to a selection of health concerns taking a biopsychosocial approach.

  • Adult Nursing Practice 4

    Experience what it's like to be a professional nurse, to be involved in direct 24 hour patient care under the supervision of a named mentor. Apply and adapt your knowledge and skills in adult care environments; to function more independently and begin to formulate principles to guide your practice.

  • Caring for People with Long Term Health Conditions

    Improving care and quality of life for people living with long term conditions is central to NHS policy. Health and social care practitioners need to be able to support the drive to provide more person-centred care outside of the hospital setting. Develop the knowledge and skills to recognise and respond to the needs of individuals living with long term conditions.

  • Adult Nursing Practice 5

    Experience what it's like to be a professional nurse, to be involved in direct 24 hour patient care under the supervision of a named mentor. Apply and adapt your knowledge and skills in adult care environments; to function more independently and begin to formulate principles to guide your practice.

  • Nursing the Person with Deteriorating Health

    Gain the knowledge and skills that will equip you to care for patients who are acutely ill. We will investigate the care and management of a variety of acutely ill patients and develop your skills in assessing patients' needs and delivering appropriate interventions with the aim of halting deterioration.

  • Adult Nursing Practice 6

    Experience what it's like to be a professional nurse, to be involved in direct 24 hour patient care under the supervision of a named mentor. Apply and adapt your knowledge and skills in adult care environments; to function more independently and begin to formulate principles to guide your practice.

Final year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Safe and Competent Adult Nursing

    The aim of this final year module is to prepare you for the transition from student nurse to registered practitioner. Main features include completion of a literature review, a peer observed teaching activity, and exploration of current healthcare policy and practice in relation to change management.

  • Managing Complexity in Adult Nursing Practice

    Providing safe competent care to patients and clients with complex needs requires a breadth of knowledge and understanding about the nature of these needs and how they are best addressed. Deepen your understanding of pathological processes, legislative and policy frameworks, behavioural, cultural and socio-economic processes and partnership working.

  • Adult Nursing Practice 7

    This first practice module in your final year provides you with the opportunities in real clinical settings to experience the various clinical and management roles and responsibilities of a professional nurse in adult nursing. You will continue to develop your acquired clinical skills and knowledge.

  • Adult Nursing Practice 8

    This second practice module in your final year provides you with further opportunities in real clinical settings to experience the various autonomous clinical and management roles and responsibilities of a professional nurse in adult nursing.

  • Adult Nursing Practice 9

    This final practice module provides you with the opportunities in real clinical settings to effectively link theories to practice. You'll experience the various clinical and management roles and responsibilities of a professional nurse in adult nursing.

"The knowledge and skills I have learnt here at the University are invaluable to me and have prepared me for my time on practice placements."

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More about this course

Few career paths can be as challenging or rewarding as nursing. Adult Nursing at Hull takes a research-led, patient-centred approach and is split 50:50 between time on campus – for example, in our authentic clinical skills facility – and mentored placements within the region’s NHS trusts. This programme will equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to deliver high-quality, evidence-based health care. Through the academic dimension of the course, you will gain key, valuable theoretical skills which you will apply in a working environment.

The placements you undertake on this course will teach you clinical practice skills which are supported by timetabled activities in a simulated environment. You will learn to provide care to a wide range of adults, differing in age and health needs which provide a necessary dimension to your nursing experience. The placements will prepare you to deliver and eventually lead and manage high quality care. Upon graduation, you will be awarded an academic and professional award enabling you to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a qualified registered nurse.

 

Teaching and Learning
Scheduled
Placement
Independent

First year

17%

33%

50%

Second year

17%

46%

37%

Final year

13%

47%

40%

Assessment
Written
Practical
Coursework

First year

20%

43%

37%

Second year

20%

43%

37%

Final year

13%

87%

Our teaching staff

Benefit from the amazing facilities of our new £28-million Health Campus with its mock operating theatre, hospital ward and intensive care unit.

Find out more

Developed with our NHS partners, our programmes are constantly updated to reflect the very latest in health care thinking.

Clinical placements give our students the skills, experience and support to become confident and compassionate health practitioners.

Expert staff work with NHS clinicians to deliver programmes from 'bite-size' taster sessions to PhDs in some of the UK’s finest facilities.

Entry requirements

At a glance

For this course, you'll need...

112 UCAS points

Points can be made up of a variety of qualifications. Calculate your points here.

We welcome a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not be listed.

Many of our courses offer a Foundation Year for applicants without the qualifications for direct entry on to the degree.

If you have any questions about our entry requirements or the tariff, please contact admissions or call 01482 466100.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 7.0 overall with 7.0 in each skill (EU nationals 6.0 overall with 6.0 in each skill). For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Fees and funding

*The amount you pay may increase each year, in line with inflation.

UK and EU students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course, and UK students can take out a maintenance loan of up to £8,700 to cover living costs.

Substantial discounts are available for International students.  

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

 

Future Prospects

Adult nurses leave the Faculty and go on to the wide range of career opportunities available for them. 100% of full-time students on this programme find employment or progress to further study within six months of finishing their course (Higher Education Statistics Agency 2017).

Some choose to specialise into areas such as critical care, many go onto community posts as district nurses. Management and leadership are desirable career options as are opportunities for practice education and research. Adult nurses leaving the University of Hull have been successful in finding employment either before graduation or with a short time. Many stay in the area but some have moved away to successful career in other areas and some have gone abroad to countries such as Australia and New Zealand.

With an extensive portfolio of NHS funded continuing professional development opportunities, students can expect to maintain their relationship with their ‘alma mater’- all nurses need to be able to mentor the next generation of nurses so the mentorship in practice module is usually the first port of call. From there adult nurses can study at masters level using our flexible framework to undertake education in key areas of practice including leadership and advanced practice.

We also work with our NHS partners on more bespoke and specific development for staff and teams.