Nursing

Undergraduate

BSc Nursing (Adult)

Split your time 50:50 between being on campus and placement – learning to make a real difference to real patients.

Key information

Study mode

Full-time

Course length

3 years

Entry requirements

112 points

A Level grades: BBC

UCAS code

B740

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Start date

Course overview

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.

You’ll learn to provide care to a range of adults – of different ages and with differing health needs – and gain an extra dimension to your nursing experience.

You'll gain the skills, experience and support to become a confident and compassionate professional health practitioner. On graduation, you'll be able to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a qualified registered nurse.

6 reasons to study Adult Nursing at Hull

  1. Learn in the award-winning Allam Medical Building*
  2. 100% graduate employability rating
  3. Approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council
  4. 50/50 split between classes and placements
  5. Train in our simulated ward and operating theatre
  6. Excellent job prospects in the NHS and overseas

What you'll study

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.

First year modules

  • Core

    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 on 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

    ​In order to provide holistic, individualised care, nurses must be knowledgeable about fundamental life and social sciences - physiology, sociology and psychology. This module will introduce you to a range of psychological, sociological and physiological concepts, and explore how these can explain everyday behaviours.​

    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. 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

  • Core

    Individual Approaches to Health and Wellbeing

    This module considers the health behaviours of individuals, as well as individualised approaches to health and wellbeing and obstacles to achieving it. 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, developing 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

  • Core

    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 and a peer observed teaching activity, as well as 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 to experience the various clinical and management roles and responsibilities of a professional nurse in real clinical settings 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 to effectively link theories to practice in real clinical settings. You'll experience the various clinical and management roles and responsibilities of a professional nurse in adult nursing.

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

How you'll study

To meet NMC requirements, you’re expected to study for 4600 hours over 3 years. This is organised over 45 scheduled weeks of study and three trimesters per year, with additional time scheduled for assessment and holidays.

Overall workload

50%

Theory

50%

Practice

Indicative assessment proportions

Your time is split 50/50 between theory and practice. Simulated practice in our fully equipped Allam Medical Building alongside placements in local NHS Trusts and other care environments is integral to this programme.

When allocated a placement, you’ll be expected to work a variety of shifts to experience 24/7 care.

Theory sessions take place at the University and include lectures, seminars, enquiry-based learning, self-directed study and simulation.

Throughout your studies, you’ll be fully supported by nursing academics, practice educators and mentors.

Overall workload

50%

Theory

50%

Practice

Indicative assessment proportions

Your time is split 50/50 between theory and practice. Simulated practice in our fully equipped Allam Medical Building alongside placements in local NHS Trusts and other care environments is integral to this programme.

When allocated a placement, you’ll be expected to work a variety of shifts to experience 24/7 care.

Theory sessions take place at the University and include lectures, seminars, enquiry-based learning, self-directed study and simulation.

Throughout your studies, you’ll be fully supported by nursing academics, practice educators and mentors.

Overall workload

50%

Theory

50%

Practice

Indicative assessment proportions

Your time is split 50/50 between theory and practice. Simulated practice in our fully equipped Allam Medical Building alongside placements in local NHS Trusts and other care environments is integral to this programme.

When allocated a placement, you’ll be expected to work a variety of shifts to experience 24/7 care.

Theory sessions take place at the University and include lectures, seminars, enquiry-based learning, self-directed study and simulation.

Throughout your studies, you’ll be fully supported by nursing academics, practice educators and mentors.

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Sharon Land Nursing (Adult)

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Entry Requirements

112 Tariff Points from three A Levels (or appropriate Level 3 qualifications e.g. BTEC Subsidiary Diploma)

  • GCSE: English, Maths, and Science at Grade 4 or C or above

Alternative qualifications 

  • IB Diploma: 28 points.
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma: DMM in relevant subject(s).
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass with a minimum of 45 Level 3 credits at merit, in a health related subject
  • Alternative maths – Functional Skills L2 Maths
  • Alternative science – BTEC First Diploma – Pass
  • University of Hull Certificate in Practice Skills for Health and Social Care (60 credits at Level 4 in appropriate subjects)

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview. An annual Good Health and Good Character declaration must be completed and a Disclosure and Barring Service check is also required.

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). See other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by this University.

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.

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Fees & funding

Home / EU

£9,250 per year*

International

£16,600 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.

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. 

Attainment
Scholarship

If you achieve

112 UCAS tariff points

from three A levels or equivalent, you could receive a reward of

£1,200

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An affordable city for students

From bills, to meals, to pints – you’ll find that your money goes a lot further in Hull.

Your future prospects

  • Nurse

By the end of your course, you’ll be ready to undertake the responsibilities of a health practitioner.

Most of our graduates go on to work in the NHS – but others find positions overseas, in private practice, in the social services, the pharmaceutical industry, the armed forces, the prison service or in specialist areas such as drug rehabilitation.

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A place where we stand up to kings, do deals with the world and take a wrecking ball to the slave trade. A place where culture stands out and the phone boxes are a different colour. A place where we're free-thinking, independent and proud of it.

*The Allam Medical Building won the 'Buildings That Inspire' category in The Guardian’s University Awards 2018

†Percentage of students from this subject area in work or further study within six months of graduating: UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey for the academic year 2016/17, published by HESA 2018