Undergraduate

Adult Nursing

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Become a qualified Adult Nurse at the University of Hull and make lives better. Starting with yours…
Adult nursing students receive a payment of at least £5,000 a year from the NHS. This doesn't need to be paid back and is in addition to any financial support received through your student loan.
Our course features a 50/50 split between learning in our award-winning facilities and developing your skills on placement.
The career prospects as an adult nurse couldn't be better. They form the backbone of the NHS workforce and many of our students go into work or further study.
You'll learn in state-of-the-art facilities, with our campus offering simulated hospital wards, operating theatres, critical care units and more.
Our hands-on degree gives you the skills and experience to graduate as a confident nurse ready to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Sophia Taylor, Adult Nursing student
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nursing student with a community patient
nursing students practicing taking swabs with each other
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Take the first steps in your career at the University of Hull – one of the top universities in the world to study nursing according to the latest QS World University Rankings.

Adult nurses form the backbone of the NHS workforce. They work with the widest variety of patients and there are lots of opportunities to specialise, so the career prospects couldn’t be better.

And with our degree, you’ll be hands-on from day one with your time split 50:50 between learning on campus in our award-winning medical facilities and putting your skills into practise on placement at a range of local and regional health providers.

  • 100%

    of students in work or further study 15 months after graduating 1

  • 1st in the UK

    for Graduate Prospects 2

  • Get £5k a year

    or more through the NHS Learning Support Fund 3

  • Award-winning

    facilities on campus

  • Course approved

    by the Nursing and Midwifery Council

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Course overview
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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.

You’ll learn to provide care to adults – of different ages and with a range of 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 and you'll be able to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a qualified registered nurse when you graduate.

Plus, students studying this course will also receive a payment of at least £5,000 a year. This doesn't need to be paid back and is in addition to any financial support received through your student loan.

Scheduled study hours and how you’re assessed

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.

Choose your modules

Each year, you’ll study modules worth a certain number of credits, and you need 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits – so you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more. In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120. Some modules are compulsory, some are optional, so you can build a course that’s right for you.

Fundamental Nursing Skills

Link theoretical knowledge with fundamental nursing skills in a safe clinical simulation environment giving you a firm grounding in preparation for clinical practice.

Core20 credits

Fundamentals of Professional Practice

Explore ethical, legal, and professional dimensions of nursing practice and use research skills as part of academic writing.

Core20 credits

Practice 1

Get your first taste of working in a healthcare environment with the support of a practice supervisor and practice assessor.  Participate in people’s care with support and guidance from others.

Core30 credits

Promoting Health and Preventing Ill Health

Explore how the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age impact on their health and life experiences.

Core20 credits

Practice 2

Build on Practice 1 to become more confident and competent in participation in care with guidance and support from others.

Core30 credits
5 Modules

Developing Nursing Skills

Consolidate your clinical skills in a clinical simulation environment and extend and apply your knowledge of life and social sciences to nursing practice.

Core20 credits

Developing Professional Practice

Explore how nurses work within multidisciplinary teams, with patients and service users and their supporters to deliver safe, effective, meaningful care.

Core20 credits

Practice 3

Be an active participant in care under the guidance and supervision of practice supervisors and assessors.

Core30 credits

Care and Management of the Acutely Ill Adult

Investigate the care and management of a variety of acutely ill patients in order to develop the skills and competence to assess, manage and care for acutely ill patients.

Core20 credits

Practice 4

Build on Practice 3 to become more confident and competent in participating in care with minimal guidance and supervision from others.

Core30 credits
5 Modules

Leading and Managing Care

Explore the leadership role of the registered nurse as facilitator of change who drives forward the quality of care and mitigates risk.

Core20 credits

Practice 5

Work towards practicing independently with minimal supervision as well as lead and coordinate care.

Core30 credits

Preparing for Registration

Critically evaluate research, policy and public health initiatives as part of an extended study focussing on supporting people to manage long term health conditions.

Core20 credits

Practice 6

Build on Practice 5 and continue to lead and co-ordinate care with increasing confidence and confidence whilst practicing independently with minimal supervision.

Core30 credits
4 Modules

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Entry requirements

What do I need?

When it comes to applying to university, you'll need a certain number of UCAS points. Different qualifications and grades are worth a different amount of points. For this course, you'll need…

We consider experience and qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match the combinations above.

But it's not just about the grades - we'll look at your whole application. We want to know what makes you tick, and about your previous experience, so make sure that you complete your personal statement.

Have questions? Our admissions team will be happy to help.

What do I need?

If you require a 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.

See other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by the University of Hull.

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 & funding

How much is it?

Additional costs you may have to pay

Your tuition fees will cover most costs associated with your programme. 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:

  • Books (you can borrow books on your reading lists from the library, but you may buy your own)
  • Optional field trips
  • Study abroad (incl. travel costs, accommodation, visas, immunisation)
  • Placement costs (incl. travel costs and accommodation)
  • Student visas (international students)
  • Laptop (you’ll have access to laptops and computers on campus, but you may want 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, food and more.

How do I pay for it?

How much is it?

Additional costs you may have to pay

Your tuition fees will cover most costs associated with your programme. 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:

  • Books (you can borrow books on your reading lists from the library, but you may buy your own)
  • Optional field trips
  • Study abroad (incl. travel costs, accommodation, visas, immunisation)
  • Placement costs (incl. travel costs and accommodation)
  • Student visas (international students)
  • Laptop (you’ll have access to laptops and computers on campus, but you may want 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, food and more.

How do I pay for it?

Our academics

You’ll be taught by expert staff in some of the UK’s finest health facilities following our £28 million investment.

Our academics work closely with local partners to train the healthcare professionals of the future, as well as to conduct research that is at the forefront of its field and benefits the wellbeing of our local community and beyond.

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Take a look at our facilities

Hospital Ward

Get hands-on in our mock hospital ward and practise a range of scenarios in our state-of-the-art facilities.

Operating Theatre

Develop the skills and confidence to work in a surgical setting with our mock operating theatre on campus.

Critical Care Room

Develop the skills needed to work with very ill patients in an intensive care setting with this specialist training area.

Health Campus

Benefit from the facilities of our award-winning Allam Medical Building with its simulated hospital ward, intensive care unit, resuscitation unit, and more.

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Future prospects

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Your next steps

Like what you’ve seen? Then it’s time to apply.

The standard way to apply for this course is through UCAS. This will give you the chance to showcase your skill, qualities and passion for the subject, as well as providing your academic qualifications.

Not ready to apply?

Visit our next Open Day, and see all that Hull has to offer for yourself. Talk to our lecturers about your subject, find out what university is really like from our current students, and take a tour of our beautiful campus and amazing facilities.

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