Nursing

Faculty of Health Sciences

Nursing (Adult)

UndergraduateBSc (Hons) Available in Clearing

Year of entry:
UCAS code: B740

What you'll study

Split your time 50:50 between being on campus and on placement – learning to give person-centred care that makes a real difference to real patients.

First year

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

The course consists of 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits, meaning you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more (e.g. 40 credits). In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120.

Core modules

Core and compulsory modules are fundamental to achieving the learning outcomes for your course and must be studied.

  • 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

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

The course consists of 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits, meaning you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more (e.g. 40 credits). In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120.

Core modules

Core and compulsory modules are fundamental to achieving the learning outcomes for your course and must be studied.

  • 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

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

The course consists of 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits, meaning you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more (e.g. 40 credits). In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120.

Core modules

Core and compulsory modules are fundamental to achieving the learning outcomes for your course and must be studied.

  • 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

At Hull we don't just teach the theory. We go beyond the classroom, in simulated operating theatres, hospital wards and intensive care facilities, as well as on clinical placements, to give you the skills, experience and support to become a confident and compassionate professional health practitioner.

  • Learn in our £28-million new Health Campus with its simulated hospital wards and operating theatres.
  • 100% of our students are in work or further study six months after graduating (UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey, for the academic year 2016/17 published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency 2018).
  • Our courses are approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, the College of Operating Department Practitioners and the Health and Care Professions Council.
  • A 50/50 split between time spent in classes and on mentored clinical placements.
  • Career opportunities across the UK’s NHS trusts – and internationally, in places such as New Zealand.

During this course you’ll learn to provide care to a range of adults – differing in age and health needs – and gain an extra dimension to your nursing experience. On graduation ,you'll be able to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a qualified registered nurse.

Teaching and learning

Throughout your degree, you’re expected to study for 1,200 hours per year. That’s based on 200 hours per 20 credit module. And it includes scheduled hours, time spent on placement and independent study. How this time’s divided among each of these varies each year and depends on the course and modules you study.

Scheduled hours typically include lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, and supervised laboratory and studio sessions. The types of scheduled lessons you’ll have depend on the course you study.

Placement hours typically include time spent on a work placement, studying abroad, or field trips.

Independent study is the time outside your scheduled timetable, where you’ll be expected to study independently. This typically involves coursework, assignments, reading, preparing presentations and exam revision.

Assessment
Written
Practical
Coursework

First year

20%

43%

37%

Second year

20%

43%

37%

Final year

13%

87%


Written assessment typically includes exams and multiple choice tests.

Practical is an assessment of your skills and competencies. This could include presentations, school experience, work experience or laboratory work.

Coursework typically includes essays, written assignments, dissertations, research projects or producing a portfolio of your work.

Our teaching staff

Where you'll study

The location below may not be the exact location of all modules on your timetable. The buildings you'll be taught in can vary each year and depend on the modules you study.

Allam Medical Building Hull Campus

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

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100% of our graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduating.

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

Our one-year, part-time programme, the University Certificate in Health Social Care Practice can be taken prior to the BSc if you don't quite meet our academic entry requirements.

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Entry requirements

During Clearing we look at all of your qualifications and experience, not just your academic grades – you're more than just letters on a page!

Some courses do still have requirements such as previous study in your subject area, or specific GCSE grades. Others have additional requirements such as an interview or a satisfactory DBS check.

Please call us now on 01482 462238 to find out if we have a course that’s suitable for you.

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

  • Home/EU: £9,250 per year*
  • International: £16,000 per year*

*The amount you pay may increase each year, in line with inflation - but capped to the Retail Price Index (RPI).

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.

Additional costs

Your tuition fees will cover most costs associated with your programme (including registration, tuition, supervision, assessment and examination).

There are some extra costs that you might have to pay, or choose to pay, depending on your programme of study and the decisions you make. The list below has some examples, and any extra costs will vary.

  • Books (you’ll have access to books from your module reading lists in the library, but you may want to buy your own copies
  • Optional field trips
  • Study abroad (including travel costs, accommodation, visas, immunisation)
  • Placement costs (including travel costs and accommodation)
  • Student visas (international students)
  • Laptop (you’ll have access to laptops and PC’s on campus, but you may want to buy your own)
  • Printing and photocopying
  • Professional-body membership
  • Graduation (gown hire and photography)

Remember, you’ll still need to take into account your living costs. This could include accommodation, travel and food – to name just a few. 

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 careers in other areas and even other 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 such as leadership and advanced practice.

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