Please note that NMC accreditation is still pending for this course
Designed for individuals who are dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of adults in need of healthcare services, and who are eager to contribute to the advancement of nursing practice in diverse clinical settings.
Three A-Levels at grades BCC-BBB
BTEC - DMM - DDM
Or T levels at grade M
GCSE Maths Grade 4 / C or above or L2 Functional Skills GCSE English Grade 4 / C or above or L2 Functional Skills
An Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 104 tariff points, of which at least 30 credits at Merit
Nursing Associates and Assistant Practitioners must have completed a recognised L5 programme of study and Submit a Portfolio of Evidence for recognition of prior learning (RPL).
If English is not the applicant’s first language and they do not have GCSE English Grade 4 /C or above or L2 Functional Skills, then IELTS (or equivalent qualification) will be required with an overall score of at least 7.0 (at least 6.5 in all elements sections) in accordance with NMC Guidance.
UCAS points 104 -120 UCAS Tariff points to include 64 UCAS Tariff points from 2 ‘A’ Levels, BTEC or equivalent
UCAS code TBC
UCAS institution code P63
Duration 3 years
Applicants to the programme will be selected using a values-based recruitment process, where applicants are required to undertake a series of activities. Service Users and Employers form part of these activies and the formal panel. Potential applicants applying must demonstrate the following on entry to the programme:
Candidates must also complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check which must be satisfactory prior to commencing the course.
Candidates must receive a satisfactory occupational health clearance prior to commencing the course. As part of the health clearance checks you will be required to provide information about your immunity and vaccination status. Candidates must prove they have been immunised against Rubella, Measles and Hepatitis B. We strongly recommend that all successful applicants (unless exempt on medical grounds) receive a full course of Covid-19 and Influenza vaccinations prior to commencing the course.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) can be applied for but cannot exceed 50% of the programme. The only exception to this is if you are a registered nurse with an active PIN without restrictions, on the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register and you wish to gain additional NMC registration in another field of nursing. In this instance, applicants can apply for more than 50% RPL/RPEL. All RPL claims for NMC programmes are assessed on an individual basis and approved by an external examiner as part of the School of Health and Wellbeing's RPL/RPEL processes.
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We prioritise hands-on learning in a safe and supportive environment. Our curriculum is designed to provide students with extensive exposure and tailored experiences that will prepare them for a successful career in adult nursing. Our cutting-edge simulation suites are at the heart of our programme. Here, students engage with preloaded scenarios that mirror actual clinical situations. This innovative approach allows for repeated practice and gradual skill mastery in a controlled setting. By the time students transition to clinical placements, they are confident and well-prepared to handle diverse patient cases.
We believe that exposure to a variety of clinical settings is key to discovering one's passion and final destination specialism in adult nursing. That's why our programme incorporates two placements per year. These placements are carefully selected to offer a wide spectrum of experiences, from acute care settings to community health. This diversity empowers students to explore different facets of adult nursing and make informed decisions about their future career paths.
Our dedicated faculty, comprised of seasoned nursing professionals, are committed to providing mentorship and guidance throughout your academic journey. They bring a wealth of experience to the classroom and are passionate about nurturing the next generation of nursing leaders. Students have access to personalised feedback, ensuring their growth and development as competent and compassionate nurses.
We foster a close-knit community where open communication and collaboration are encouraged. Students have the opportunity to learn from their peers and build supportive relationships that extend beyond the classroom. This sense of community strengthens their overall learning experience. By the end of our programme, graduates will possess the skills, knowledge, and confidence needed to excel in the dynamic field of adult nursing. They will be equipped to provide high-quality, patient-centered care in a variety of clinical settings.
Experience a program led by seasoned experts in adult nursing, ensuring a top-tier education.
Utilise Cutting-Edge Simulation Suites: Develop crucial skills in state-of-the-art simulation environments, providing a confident transition to real-world clinical practice.
Embark on a journey through a diverse array of clinical settings with two placements annually, allowing you to uncover your passion and select the right specialisation for your career path.
At Plymouth Marjon, we cultivate an inclusive and supportive atmosphere where every student is valued and empowered to flourish.
Whether you're a recent graduate, career changer, early-career professional, or mature student, our program is designed to accommodate various life circumstances, offering adaptable study options and online resources.
Plymouth Marjon University delivers a distinctive blend of expert-guided education, state-of-the-art facilities, diverse clinical exposures, and a nurturing community.
Please note: This course is subject to validation which means that it is either a new course or that the content is currently being updated. You can apply for this course now while some of the details of the course are being finalised by the University. Please contact the course leader if you would like further information.
On successful completion of the programme you will be eligible to apply to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as an Adult Nurse. As an Adult nurse, you may work in various settings, including hospitals, community health centres, residential care facilities, and schools.
Your responsibilities could include assessing and planning care, administering medications, providing emotional support, and advocating for the rights of individuals with physical illness.
Furthermore, this programme may open doors to advanced roles such as clinical nurse specialist, nurse manager or supervisor, or even positions in research or policy development related to learning disabilities nursing.
Additionally, you may have opportunities for further education and specialisation in areas or advanced nursing practice.This programme prepares you for a fulfilling career dedicated to making a positive impact in the field of adult nursing.
“ Embrace the Future of Nursing Excellence: Where Expertise Meets Compassion, Plymouth Marjon University's Adult Nursing Programme Sets the Standard for Transformative Education.”
The teaching approach for the Adult Nursing programme at Plymouth Marjon University is diverse and dynamic. It includes conventional methods like lectures, seminars, and tutorials, complemented by e-learning platforms for flexibility.
Personal and Professional Development Planning empowers students, while workshops, peer learning, and guest speakers enhance practical skills. Practice-based, problem-based, and interprofessional learning stimulate critical thinking. Coaching and mentoring offer personalised support, and clinical simulation provides hands-on experience.
Blended learning combines various resources, and perspectives from service users and carers add real-world insights. Highly directed study encourages independent learning, supported by a wealth of online resources. Master classes bring specialised expertise to enrich the learning experience. This multifaceted approach prepares students to excel as specialised nurses in adult nursing.
The assessment process for the Adult Nursing programme at Plymouth Marjon University is designed to comprehensively evaluate students' knowledge, skills, and application of nursing principles. It encompasses a balanced mix of formative and summative assessments, ensuring ongoing feedback and a final measure of proficiency in practice.
Assessments may include written assignments, reflective portfolios, practical assessment, and a project. This diverse range of evaluation methods aims to accommodate various learning styles and effectively gauge students' readiness to practice as competent and compassionate adult nurses.
Additionally, our faculty is committed to providing constructive feedback, guiding students towards continuous improvement and excellence in their nursing practice.
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Julie brings a wealth of expertise to our programme, drawing from her extensive experience as an Emergency Care Practitioner. With a rich background in academia, primary care, emergency departments, and custody nursing, Julie offers a diverse perspective that enriches the educational experience for our students. Her commitment to excellence and her deep understanding of the complexities of nursing practice make her a valued leader in our program. Julie's dedication to shaping the next generation of nurses is evident in her dynamic teaching style and her emphasis on practical, real-world application of nursing principles. Her passion for the field and her extensive clinical experience are invaluable assets to our program, ensuring that students receive a well-rounded and comprehensive education in adult nursing. We are privileged to have Julie McCoy as our Programme Leader, and we look forward to the impact she will continue to make in the realm of nursing education.
Fees UK students: £26,000
As an employee, apprentices are paid a salary and through the Apprenticeship Levy of the supporting organisation, the following services are provided at no cost: tuition fees, tripartite reviews, End-Point Assessment (EPA), access to course-specific equipment and facilities including the Clinical Simulation Suite Associated academic services including the library, study skills training, IT support, student support and wellbeing services, and membership of the Student Union. Employers: For larger employers, apprenticeship levy funding can fully meet the costs of training, assessment and certification. For smaller employers, funding may be available to support fees.
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