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BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing 

An exciting new course for 2021 entry that complements our existing health provision.

*Full for 2021 entry

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Institution C58

UCAS B700

Bishop Otter campus (Chichester)

3 Years Full Time

Entry Requirements and Fees

Entry Requirements

*(Typical offer - individual offers may vary)*

  • UCAS tariff points: 104 - 120
  • A level grades: BCC (must include a Science or Social Science)
  • T level: Merit in Health
  • BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM in a Health or Science subject
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass with 60 credits overall. At least 45 credits at level 3, with 30 credits at distinction. Must be in Health Studies, Nursing or Science
  • GCSEs: English Language, Mathematics and Science at grade C/4 or better
  • IELTS grade 7 with no component lower than 6.5

Includes satisfactory occupational health assessment and criminal record check.

You will be required to attend an interview for this degree.

Recognition of Prior Learning

There is the opportunity to enter the course with a recognition of prior certified learning, there can be no than 50% accepted into pre-registration NMC courses for non-NMC registrants. For NMC registered nurses,  RPL that is capable of being mapped to the standards of proficiency for registered nurses and programme outcomes may be more than 50% but no more than the maximum identified within University of Chichester Academic regulations. If you have any queries, please contact admissions@chi.ac.uk

Fees and funding

2021/22 UK fee: £9,250

For further details about fees, please see our Tuition Fee page.

NHS Learning Support Fund

You will receive at least £5,000 a year, with further funding available for eligible students. You can find out more on the NHS website

 

 

Course content

An exciting new course for 2021 entry that complements our existing health provision.

Nursing is a hugely rewarding career where you have a real chance to make a difference to people's lives. As part of your training, you can expect to learn new skills and procedures that help patients. 

 

An update to this website is coming with information about curriculum structure, placement information and staff quotes. Keep checking back here and on our social media channels for our exciting developments.

Read our press release about our new School of Nursing and Allied Health.

 

Why choose adult nursing?

There are many reasons why you should consider a career as an adult nurse. It offers you the chance to make a difference, a high degree of flexibility, and a career with excellent employment prospects.

Aisha is an A&E nurse and you can read her story.

Nursing at Chichester

You will be taught both on campus and in a variety of practice and simulation settings. You will apply your knowledge gained during your study in the University during placements, which are a key part of your course and will constitute 50% of your university studies, working alongside experienced professionals, learning from practice with the support of your practice supervisor (who will be a registered health professional).

Our Nursing degree is being developed with our practice partners, patients and carers and will be accredited against the Nursing & Midwifery Council’s (NMC) 2018 standards, enabling you to be eligible to seek admission to part 1 (Adult) of the NMC register on successful completion of this three-year programme.

You will learn how to observe patients and assess their needs, to plan and deliver the most appropriate care for them, and evaluate the results. We will support you in becoming a caring and compassionate professional who delivers skilled, evidence-based care in partnership with patients, families, and communities. In collaboration with health and care providers, this course supports the growth of nursing in the region.

Our teaching will meet the NMC code which is: prioritise people, practise effectively, preserve safety, promote professionalism and trust.

You will experience how to work in multi-professional teams and become innovators of sustainable healthcare in terms of practice, education, research, and leadership.

Our Head of School, Dr Nita Muir says: “Nursing today is a more complex environment than ever before and nurses take a much more holistic view of healthcare – from A&E through to end-of-life. We have specifically partnered with major healthcare providers across Sussex to ensure person-centred real-life experiences of contemporary nursing are integral into the curriculum to create a degree unlike any other in the UK".

 

Our facilities

We pride ourselves on the quality of the learning environment we offer our students. You will be taught both on campus and in a variety of practice and simulation settings. This will allow you to learn practical techniques in a safe and controlled setting. Our state-of-the-art new building is currently being developed and it is in collaboration with University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust and other healthcare providers. 

Within the building we will have:

  • Learning and social hub: where you have the opportunity to discuss and debrief either following some simulated learning experience or just from your classroom experiences
  • Simulation lab: this is a recreated ward environment with six beds. The aim of these are to prepare you for your clinical placements and enable you to practice your skills and experience scenarios that you may find challenging. In these simulated environments, you will face situations and challenges that reflect a real-life experience, either in a ward setting or in other clinical settings. We're also able to provide you with some experience of dealing with a one-to-one patient in an examination room and also through a community environment
  • Learning control room: here staff will be able to watch videos of your engagement in the facilities. The facilities include our examination suite which will have live cameras that will feed into the control room where staff can enable full access and a review of your learning under supervision in all of our simulation areas. We're using the latest healthcare technology so you can learn how to increase safety improve outcomes for patients and develop your own professional skills
  • Sluice rooms: we have a clean sluice room and a dirty sluice room and this is to recreate real-life scenarios and situations that you will find in clinical areas. These modern and spacious facilities will provide you with an outstanding study experience and we will be using a range of equipment such as SimMan which is an advanced patient simulator that mimics real patients and modern-day resources that will support contemporary situations and scenarios
  • Flexible versatile teaching environment: this is a great bright environment and room with full access to our Wi-Fi and extensive online and digital resources which will support your learning here

All of this combined with placements will ensure you'll be fully prepared as a graduate from the University of Chichester. You'll leave us with exceptional digital and clinical skills alongside an expansive professional knowledge, all of which will enable you to begin your career as a registered nurse.

You will also have access to the specialist library facilities at St Richard's Hospital, located next door to our campus.

In addition, you can access the Learning Resource Centre, which is the hub of the learning environment.  It has two upper floors of library resources, one for silent study and one for quiet study. On the ground floor, you’ll find the Support and Information Zone, Media Centre, Careers Centre, Costa Coffee, and a variety of IT resources.

You have access to:

  • Books and journals
  • e-resources, including multimedia streaming
  • Mac and PC suites
  • Printing and scanning facilities
  • Printshop services
  • General meeting areas
  • Group and individual study spaces
  • Equipment loans​
  • Wi-Fi and plug points throughout

Learning Resource Centre facilities

Where this can take you

Adult nurses are a key part of the multidisciplinary teams that look after patients. You will be at the centre of teams that can include occupational therapists, pharmacists, radiographers, and healthcare assistants. You'll also work closely with patients' families and carers. 

After completing your degree your career options are wide and varied. You might be working in hospital wards, outpatient units, or specialist departments, the community, e.g. patient’s home, a clinic, GP surgery, walk-in centres or nursing homes, Armed Forces, the police, or the voluntary or private sector.

Job roles include community nurse, critical care nurse, palliative care nurse specialist, practice nursing, care home manager, and resuscitation training officer.

Work placements

You will need to complete a minimum of 2300 practice hours during your course.

All scheduled placement learning opportunities will be arranged for you to ensure you achieve all the expected nursing proficiencies and learning experiences across a range of placement settings.  Placement allocation is based on availability across the sector, is non-negotiable and consideration of your home address and travel will also be considered. However,  there may be instances where travel to placement will be up to one and half hours from your home address; there is a travel bursary available to support this.

Course accreditations

This programme will be submitted to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for accreditation.

Indicative modules

Please note: these modules are indicative and subject to approval.

Year One

Preparations for Practice Year 1 (40 credits)
Safely demonstrate evidence-based practice in all year 1 skills and procedures undertaken in placement.

Foundations of Health and Wellbeing for Nursing (20 credits)
This module will cover the foundational knowledge of human anatomy, physiology and behaviour by examining key body systems and homeostasis which are fundamental to nursing assessments and developing appropriate care plans.

Becoming a Professional Nurse (20 credits)
This module will cover an introduction to the concepts of professionalism in relation to the specific profession of nursing e.g. duty of care, duty of candour, accountability, self-regulation and autonomy, the legal and ethical frameworks that govern nursing practice and the values and skills required to become a professional such as reflection, resilience and emotional intelligence to support effective and compassionate communication.

Introducing Person-Centered Care (20 credits)
This module will explore the concept of person-centred care as applied to nursing assessment and care planning and the methods used to ensure an individual approach is undertaken, taking into account reasonable adjustments and the vulnerability of the person.

Caring Science and Understanding (20 credits)
This module will cover the concept of caring science defined as the underpinning evidence-base for holistic nursing practice through an evaluation of research methods, ethics and governance, the ability to apply a range of evidence, drawing on experience to make evidence informed decisions will be explored.

 

Year Two

Preparation for Practice Year 2 (40 credits)
This module will examine the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for nursing practice to enable the student to meet the Future Nurse: Standards of proficiency for registered nurses (Nursing and Midwifery Council [NMC] 2018).

Developing as a Professional Nurse (20 credits)
This module will cover the skills and abilities required to develop, manage and maintain appropriate relationships with people, their families, carers and colleagues. This module will also revisit and strengthen the developing skills of self-reflection, resilience and emotional intelligence.

Understanding Illness for Nursing (20 credits)
This module will cover the knowledge and ability to respond proactively and promptly to signs of deterioration or distress in mental, physical, cognitive and behavioural health and use this knowledge to make sound clinical decisions. The subject of pharmacology applied to nursing and the principles of safe and effective administration and optimisation of medicines will also be covered.

Delivering Person-Centred Care (20 credits)
This module will focus on providing person-centred care in complex situations across a wide range of integrated care settings including a change in a person’s mental capacity or transition points such as coordinating safe and effective transfer of care or discharge to home.

Caring Science in Promoting Health and Preventing Illness (20 credits)
This module will cover an understanding and application of the aims and principles of health promotion, protection and improvement and the prevention of ill health when engaging with people and understanding global patterns of health and wellbeing outcomes.

 

Year Three

 

In order to complete the BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing programme a student must successfully complete all the following modules, totalling 120 credits:

Preparation for Practice Year 3 (40 credits)
This module will cover the communication and relationship management skills and nursing procedures for Part 3 of the programme that must be able to demonstrate in order to meet the proficiency outcomes of the Future Nurse: Standards of proficiency for registered nurses (Nursing and Midwifery Council [NMC], 2018).

Caring Science for Quality Improvement (40 credits)
This module will cover an understanding and application of the aims and principles of quality improvement through an evaluation of the quality and effectiveness of nursing care. This module will also cover the importance of undertaking a collaborative approach to quality improvement and how health economics contributes to quality improvement through measures of efficiency, effectiveness, value and behaviour in the production and consumption of health and healthcare.

Being a Professional Nurse (20 credits)
This module will cover addressing systemic failures in the delivery of care through effective nursing leadership, how nurses can influence policy development and promote the profession of nursing at an individual level and within the wider context of systems.

Maintaining Person-Centred Care (20 credits)
This module will cover understanding and recognising the need to respond to the challenges of providing safe, effective and person-centred nursing care for people who have complex care needs specifically end of life care.

 

In order to complete the BSc (Hons) Health Studies programme a student must successfully complete all the following modules, totalling 120 credits:

 

Health Studies Extended Project (40 credits)
This module will enable the student to complete an independent study project representing the summation of their learning and developed academic skills in the subject of health and social care.

Caring Science for Quality Improvement (40 credits)
This module will cover an understanding and application of the aims and principles of quality improvement through an evaluation of the quality and effectiveness of nursing care. This module will also cover the importance of undertaking a collaborative approach to quality improvement and how health economics contributes to quality improvement through measures of efficiency, effectiveness, value and behaviour in the production and consumption of health and healthcare.

Maintaining Person-Centred Care (20 credits)
This module will cover understanding and recognising the need to respond to the challenges of providing safe, effective and person-centred nursing care for people who have complex care needs specifically end of life care.

Being a Professional Nurse (20 credits)
This module will cover addressing systemic failures in the delivery of care through effective nursing leadership, how nurses can influence policy development and promote the profession of nursing at an individual level and within the wider context of systems.

 

 

 

 

 

 

International English Studies

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Teaching and assessment

How the programme will be delivered

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) in the 2018 standards (Annexe 1 - Directive 2005/36/EC Programme standards for pre-registration nursing programmes) sets out the statutory requirements for length and duration of theoretical and clinical training and this programme is designed to comply with these requirements.

You will be taught primarily through a combination of lectures and seminars, simulation and practice with directed reading and use of the University's VLE. Opportunities to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller and inter-professional groups will form part of the course. You will also be encouraged to access academic support from staff within the course team, your practice supervisors and the wide range of services available to you within the University.

You will be required to undertake 4600 hours to be eligible for NMC registration as a nurse:

Year One

Scheduled learning: 242.5hrs

Directed learning: 915hrs

Private study: 360hrs

Total: 1517.5hrs (includes additional practice learning hours to meet PSRB requirements)

Year Two

Scheduled learning: 220hrs

Directed learning: 915hrs

Private study: 360hrs

Total: 1495hrs (includes additional practice learning hours to meet PSRB requirements)

Year Three

Scheduled learning: 180hrs

Directed learning: 950hrs

Private study: 460hrs

Total: 1590hrs (includes additional practice learning hours to meet PSRB requirements)

 

How you will be assessed

Assessments will comply with the NMC Part 2: Standards for student supervision and assessment.

You will be assessed using a combination of course work, essays, examinations, group and poster presentations and practice assessment. All modules will need to be passed to progress.

Additional Costs

Include Additional Costs: 

Course specific costs

  • One uniform will be provided but you are likely to require additional uniforms which cost in the region of £30
  • The University will pay for an occupational health assessment, however you may need to pay for immunisations if they are not covered by your GP
  • You will need a pair of suitable comfortable shoes while on clinical placement and studying in our simulation settings (estimated cost £40-£60)
  • You will need to purchase some of your own clinical items, for instance a stethoscope and fob watch (estimated cost £30)
  • You will need to be able to travel to your placement

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Service Users and Carer Opportunities

If you’ve used health and social care services and would like to help our students become the professionals you would like to partner with in their future roles, then we would very much like to hear from you.