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Nursing with Registration (Adult Nursing) BSc (Hons)

Combine theory with clinical experience and prepare for the key roles that adult nurses play in primary and secondary care.

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Overview

Watch: Donna Edwards, Senior Lecturer of Nursing with Registration talks about the benefits of studying Nursing with Registration at DMU.


Adult nurses play crucial roles in healthcare settings by restoring and promoting health, supporting patients and their families, and responding to the varied healthcare needs of individual patients or communities.

Career opportunities are varied, with registered nurses working for the NHS or the private sector, for medical charities, voluntary organisations, in community care or the education sector. As well as prospects in the UK, global career opportunities are a very real option (subject to country specific criteria).

During this course – thanks to strong links with service providers across the region – we are able to offer a range of placement opportunities embedded within all three years of the course.

In addition, you’ll study a range of topics including foundations of nursing practice, professional responsibility, health promotion, holistic nursing interventions, analysing evidence, complex care needs, responding to altered health needs, contemporary issues in nursing and working in partnership with service users and carers.

Key features

  • 100% of our summer 2017 Nursing graduates are in work or further study (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2016-17) compared to a sector average of 94.6%.
  • Our course is professionally accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Graduates are eligible to apply for registration, and registered nurses can start on a salary of more than £24,000 (NHS pay scales 2019/20). 
  • Benefit from the flexibility of two intakes per academic year, allowing you to start your studies in September 2019 or January 2020. Due to the high demand for this programme, you will be notified which intake you have been assigned following the completion of the interview process.
  • Study in our purpose-built facilities which comprise clinical skills suites, a moving and handling area, a cardiopulmonary resuscitation room and a sensory room – allowing you to apply theory to practice in a safe environment.
  • Our strong links and integrated work placements with local health and social care providers allow you to experience real-world situations.
  • Gain valuable international experience as part of your studies with our #DMUglobal programme. Our students have taken part in healthcare programmes in Peru, improved the health of communities in India and examined the social and health inequalities faced by specific populations in the US.
  • We have more than 50 years of teaching experience, enabling us to deliver high-quality professional education to our diverse studentship.

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  • UK/EU
  • International

Key facts for UK/EU students

Institution code: D26

UCAS course code: B700

Duration: Three years full-time (45 week year). 

In the 2019/20 academic year, intakes are available in September 2019 and January 2020.

Location: De Montfort University Leicester UK

Fees and funding: For 2019/20 tuition fees will be £9,250

Find out more about tuition fees and available funding.

Additional costs: You may incur additional costs for this programme, including the cost of travelling to and from project/placement locations.

Key facts for International students

Institution code: D26

UCAS course code: B700

Duration: Three years full-time (45 week year)

In the 2019/20 academic year, intakes are available in September 2019 and January 2020.

Location: De Montfort University Leicester UK

Fees: For 2019/20 tuition fees will be £15,450

Additional costs: Here at DMU we provide excellent learning resources, including the Kimberlin Library and specialist workshops and studios. However, you should be aware that sometimes you may incur additional costs for this programme.

Please visit dmu.ac.uk/international for more information or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70. 

Entry criteria

  • A typical offer is a minimum of 112 UCAS points from a minimum of two A-levels including at least two subjects at a grade C or above (excluding General Studies, key skills and music exams), or
  • BTEC National Diploma - BTEC normally in Health and Social Care or Applied Science at Distinction/Merit/Merit, or
  • BTEC Extended Diploma - BTEC normally in Health and Social Care or Applied Science at Distinction/Merit/Merit

Plus five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including Maths, English and Science. Passes in Functional Skills and Key Skills qualifications at level 2 in maths and english can be accepted as equivalents.

Alternative qualifications include:

  • Pass Access in the QAA Science or Health Professions or Nursing and Midwifery Access to HE with a minimum of 80 UCAS points.
  • The Access course must have a minimum of 12 science credits (biology, chemistry or physics). If not, applicants must also have a GCSE Science grade 4 or above to meet the requirements.
  • GCSE English and Maths or functional skills level 2 qualifications in English or Maths are required. The Access course must have a minimum of 12 science credits (biology, chemistry or physics), if not applicants must also have a GCSE Science grade 4 or above to meet the requirements.

We will normally require students to have had a break from full-time education before undertaking the Access course.

  • International Baccalaureate: 26+ points

Interview: Yes

Professional conduct during the event will also contribute to the decision-making regarding an applicant’s application.

The recruitment process for this course includes assessing applicants by the content of their personal statement and interview for the core values of the NHS constitution.

Work experience: Yes

Applicants are required to demonstrate relevant work experience. This would normally include experience from formal or informal employment, school or college work placements, voluntary work and other relevant life experiences.

Occupational Health check: Yes

All applicants must complete a satisfactory health screening.

DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check: Yes

You submit an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service disclosure application form before starting the course (if you are overseas you will also need to submit a criminal records certificate from your home country), which needs to be cleared in accordance with DMU’s admissions policy. Contact us for up-to-date information.

English language requirements:

If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 7 overall when you start the course is essential, with a 7.0 in all componenets except writing which should be at least 6.5 . English language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning (CELL), is available both before and during the course.

Please visit dmu.ac.uk/international for more information.

UCAS Tariff changes

Students applying for courses starting in September 2019 will be made offers based on the latest UCAS Tariff.

Structure and assessment

 

Course modules

Teaching and assessments

Expertise and accreditation

 

 

First Year

  • Professional Responsibility 1
  • Skills and Evidence for Professional Practice
  • Foundations of Nursing Practice
  • Promotion of Health and Well-being
  • Holistic Nursing Interventions

Second Year

  • Professional Responsibility 2
  • Analysing Evidence for Healthcare
  • Complex Care Needs
  • Responding to Altered Health Needs
  • Contemporary Issues in Nursing

Third Year

  • Professional Responsibility 3
  • Dissertation
  • Working in Partnership with Service Users and Carers
  • Transitions to Professional Practice

Learning is supported by a strong system of personal tutors and teaching teams, clinical work placements and enthusiastic mentors. Teaching methods include:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Presentations
  • Tutorials
  • Enquiry-based problem solving
  • Independent e-learning

You will complete blocks of clinical placements 37.5 hours per week and blocks comprised of theory and independent learning hours up to an equivalent of 37.5 hours each week.

Students in practice placements are allocated a mentor to help develop and support learning.

Inter-professional (IP) learning allows you to mix with other students and professionals, and understand wider issues and debates in the sector.

Assesments

A variety of approaches are used to assess theory and practice.

Practice is assessed through the completion of your practice portfolio, clinical skills log, submission of service user/ expert by experience feedback and undertaking the required number of hours in practice.

Theory is assessed through written assignments including as essays, reports, Critical incident analysis, blog (weblog), examinations, and culminating in your dissertation.

Teaching contact hours

Contact hours in a typical week will depend to some extent on the modules you are studying. However, typically you will have up to 16 contact hours of teaching and this will break down as:

Personal tutorial/small group teaching: approx. 1 hour of tutorials or small group teaching each week

Medium group teaching: approx. 6 hours of practical classes, workshops or seminars each week

Large group teaching: approx. 10  hours of lectures each week

Personal study: approx. 21.5 hours studying and revising in your own time each week, including some guided study using hand-outs, online activities, etc.

The nursing lecturers are all registered nurses and qualified teachers. Many are research active. Further subject and research expertise is provided by our VC2020 lecturers. Many lecturers have doctoral level qualifications and many staff are currently undertaking academic and professional doctorates.

Accreditation

This programme is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), and has been recognised for its high quality of its teaching, upon successful completion you are eligible to register and practice as a Register Nurse with the NMC.

The nursing team have an excellent reputation and good links with the local NHS trust and other potential employers, which is beneficial when you are applying for jobs.

Facilities and features

Hawthorn Building

Substantial investment in Health and Life Sciences has developed our teaching and learning facilities to help you develop your practical experience and theoretical knowledge beyond the classroom.

Purpose-built clinical skills areas allow you to apply theory to practice in a safe environment. You will receive guidance and support from staff, to ensure that your practical ability in the clinical skills suites is accurate.

The 19th century Hawthorn Building has facilities designed to replicate current practice in health and life sciences, including contemporary analytical chemistry and formulation laboratories, audiology booths and nursing and midwifery clinical skills suites.

Library and learning zones

The main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and offers a range of print and online resources to support your studies. Many resources and services can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose.

The library staff offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching, reference management and assistive technology. There is also a Just Ask service for help and advice, available via email or telephone. We also have space across campus for group or individual work and study, with computer stations, laptops, plasma screens and assistive technology available.

More flexible ways to learn

Our Universal Design for Learning (UDL) has been recognised as leading the university sector. It builds upon our pledge to offer an equitable and inclusive approach to learning and teaching for all our students.

UDL means we offer a wide variety of support, facilities and technology to all students, including those with disabilities and specific learning differences.

Just one of the ways we do this is by using ‘DMU Replay’ – a technology providing all students with anytime access to audio and/or visual material of lectures.

This means students can revise taught material in the way which suits them best, whether it's replaying a recording of a class or adapting written material shared in class using specialist software.

Opportunities and careers

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Placements

As part of this course you will have the opportunity to complete a placement which offers invaluable professional experience, with placements typically provided across the East Midlands.

In your placement, you will work alongside a mentor to learn the practical application of nursing relevant to your chosen field. Placements are typically based in a variety of acute and community health environments and social care settings, including caring for individuals in their own homes. This includes a range of different shift patterns across a 24-hour cycle.

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Graduate Careers

Due to the uncertainty faced by all higher educational institutes in the UK in regards to the current Brexit situation, DMU cannot guarantee that the qualifications obtained at DMU will be valid in Europe. It is the student’s responsibility to make sufficient enquiries with the country you intend to or envisage to work in and further to remain up to date with the regulation changes taking place within that country.

Once qualified, our postgraduate study opportunities further enhance your knowledge and skills, including master’s degrees, Learning Beyond Registration modules, professional doctorates and the Physician Associate Studies MSc.

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#DMUglobal

This is our innovative international experience programme which aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons – helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world. Through #DMUglobal, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.

Students on this course have recently undertaken #DMUglobal trips to places such as Peru, where they took part in healthcare programmes, as well as India, where they helped to improve the health of communities living there. Another trip gave students the opportunity to examine the social and health inequalities faced in America. 

 

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