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BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing 

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

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Bishop Otter campus (Chichester)

3 Years Full Time

Entry Requirements and Fees

2021/22 UK fee: £9,250

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

NHS Funding: You will receive at least £5,000 a year, with up to £3,000 further funding available for eligible students. You can find out more and download the FAQs about the funding here.


UCAS tariff points: 112

A level grades: BBC including a science or social science at grade B

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

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. 

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 here. 

Nursing at Chichester

You will be taught both on campus and in a variety of practice and simulation settings including local hospital trusts, one of which is rated Outstanding. 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).

The course will offer the opportunity for wide interprofessional learning; the University’s portfolio including provision in social work, social care, childhood studies, psychology, counselling, nutrition, physiology, physiotherapy, sports therapy, biomechanics and public health.

Our Nursing degree is being developed with our practice partners in the Trusts, service users 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. You’ll learn 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 programme supports the growth of nursing in the region.

Our teaching will meet the NHS values which are: working together for patients; respect and dignity; commitment to quality of care; compassion; improving lives; and everyone counts.

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.

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

Our clinical and community simulation suites allow you to learn practical techniques in a safe and controlled setting.

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​; and 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. 

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 hours of clinical placement during training.

Course accreditations

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

Indicative modules

Year One

This year will provide the basics of nursing knowledge and practice including the importance of promoting health and well being.

Year Two

Year two builds on your knowledge gained in year one including working with other health professionals and a focus on adult nursing.

Year Three

This year will prepare you for eligibility to seek admission to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register for Adult nursing.

International English Studies

Include International English Studies: 

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.

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: 

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