Train to be a nurse and discover a lifetime of career opportunities.
Brand new facilities located within walking distance of the largest specialist teaching hospital and major trauma centre in the Southwest
Three A-Levels at grades DDD-BBB
Pass an Access to HE Diploma with at least 30 credits at merit Equivalent qualifications may be considered, including workplace delivered NVQs
Or T levels at grade M
GCSE English Grade 4 / C or above or L2 Functional Skills
Nursing Associates and Assistant Practitioners must have completed a L5 programme and Submit a Portfolio of Evidence for recognition of
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
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.
Applicants will also need satisfactory:
This three-year degree is mapped to the NMC (2018) Standards of proficiency for Registered Nurses and includes both academic and practice-based learning. Successful completion of the programme leads to eligibility to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
The programme is delivered within a supportive learning environment and includes classroom and simulated learning within our state-of-the-art clinical simulation suite and is taught by experienced registered nurse academics and other professionals from a wide range of clinical backgrounds. The programme includes 4600 hours in total with a minimum of 2300 hours required in clinical practice placements. Learners are supported in clinical practice by registered nurses, nursing associates, assistant practitioners, and other members of the wider interprofessional team. Learners are both continuously and formally assessed by Practice Supervisors and Practice Assessors who have completed additional training.
Taught by committed and experienced registered nurse academics and other registered professionals from a wide range of clinical backgrounds.
Accelerated learning through combining academic theory with clinical simulation in our new state of the art suite. Learners will understand why their new knowledge and skills are relevant and how to apply these in their clinical practice, contributing to high-quality, safe care.
Close working relationships with professional colleagues in clinical practice, ensuring our programme is responsive and relevant to local need and helping learners to robustly prepare for their future role as accountable registrants.
High-quality placements in clinical practice, working with local healthcare providers in acute and community care settings, with guided learning to help students develop knowledge and skills specific to the area of clinical practice.
Focus on supporting learners to become safe, accountable professionals through developing robust critical thinking and complex problem-solving and teamwork skills, empowering learners to contribute to nursing teams through effective self-management and ability to positively respond to challenges
The programme will address the health needs of the community, recognising the challenges faced in our society and examine ways to address the issue of health inequality.
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 a Registered Nurse in your chosen field of practice. Nursing can offer a variety of carer roles, locally, nationally and internationally in
community-based care, hospital-based care and Primary care settings.
You will also have the potential to develop your career, whether it’s clinically or in research, or in education and in leadership. Nursing has the flexibility to offer you a lifetime of carer opportunities.
“ The aim of this programme is to prepare and enable students for a dynamic and fast-changing health and social care system. Along with your placements and year-round clinical skills sessions you will participate in taught modules.”
This programme is delivered on our Plymouth Campus and includes both academic theory and clinical practice, which are delivered in a modular structure. Students will attend module blocks for theory which will include lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops, clinical simulation, group discussions, debates, peer support, study skills and more.
You'll also have opportunities to attend ‘Masterclass’ days where experts from clinical practice deliver teaching on a range of subjects. You'll spend a minimum of 30 hours per week in clinical practice, applying learning to patient care under guidance and supervision.
Students will be allocated 2 placements in Year 1 and 2 placements in Year 2 with an option at the end of year 2 to choose a short ‘elective’ placement prior to their final year. There will be a further 2 placements in year 3. Simulation will be used throughout the programme to support the underpinning theory
The programme specifically prepares students for professional practice as a registered nurse and all assessments are there to ensure understanding and application of the knowledge skills and professional behaviours required. Academic assessments include essays, case studies, In-Class Tests, practical assessment in clinical skills lab, academic poster presentations and literature reviews.
Students maintain a Practice Assessment Document (PAD) and Professional Practice Portfolio (PPP) which records continuous and formal assessments in clinical practice including Episodes of Care and Medicines Management, to evidence achievement of the NMC (2018) Standards of proficiency for registered nurses.
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Julie is a registered nurse who has worked in a wide range of clinical settings including emergency care, primary care, minor injuries, sexual health, police custody and midwifery and is an experienced nurse academic.
Fees UK students: £9,250
Fees for International students: £12,500
This fee covers your tuition and access to course-specific equipment and facilities, as well associated services including access to the library, study skills support, IT support, student support and wellbeing services and membership of the Student Union. There may be additional costs by course.
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