Please note that NMC accreditation is still pending for this course
Empowering Excellence in Adult Nursing: Transforming Passion into Proficiency
GCSE Maths Grade 4 / C or above or L2 Functional Skills GCSE English Grade 4 / C or above or L2 Functional Skills
All students must have achieved a minimum of a first degree (2:2 or above) Minimum of 750 hours in clinical practice prior to starting programme
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:
UCAS code N/A
UCAS institution code P63
Duration 2 years full time
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, Tuberculosis 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.
The Marjon MSc in Adult Nursing is a comprehensive and dynamic two-year program designed to equip dedicated individuals with the specialised knowledge and hands-on skills needed to excel in the field of adult healthcare. In the inaugural year, students engage in a diverse range of courses covering various aspects of adult health, from acute care to chronic conditions. This foundational knowledge is complemented by immersive clinical placements, allowing students to apply their learning in real-world settings.
With three diverse placements throughout the year, students gain invaluable insights into various facets of adult nursing practice. The second year focuses on advanced topics, enabling students to develop specialised expertise in areas such as critical care, complex health issues, and leadership in nursing practice. Building upon the previous year's foundation, students engage in a deeper exploration of complex adult health conditions and innovative interventions. The three additional placements in Year Two provide opportunities for students to further refine their skills in diverse clinical environments, preparing them for leadership roles in adult nursing.
Throughout the programme, there is a strong emphasis on providing holistic care, recognizing the importance of addressing not only physical health but also the emotional, social, and cultural aspects of well-being. Graduates emerge as compassionate, culturally sensitive, and capable professionals who are prepared to provide comprehensive support to adults in various healthcare settings. The programme is dedicated to nurturing individuals who are not only clinically proficient but also driven to make a meaningful impact in the lives of adults in their communities. Join us on this transformative two-year journey, where your passion for adult nursing will be honed and your potential will flourish.
A faculty of experienced professionals renowned for their expertise in healthcare education.
Immersive two-year format, coupled with three placements per year, ensures that you receive extensive hands-on experience in real-world clinical settings
Experiential learning approach allows students to apply theoretical knowledge to practical situations, preparing them for the challenges of adult nursing
Marjon's focus on "Study Local, Stay Local" allows students to study in their own community while still accessing a world-class education
The programme places a strong emphasis on holistic care, recognising the importance of addressing not only physical health but also the emotional, social, and cultural aspects of well-being
Emerge as a skilled, compassionate, and capable professional, ready to make a positive impact in the lives of adults in their communities
“ The Marjon MSc in Adult Nursing is an intensive and dynamic two-year program tailored for individuals passionate about providing expert care to adults in diverse healthcare settings. With a robust curriculum combining theoretical knowledge and extensive clinical experience, students gain the skills needed to excel in this vital field. In the inaugural year, students delve into comprehensive courses covering a wide range of adult health topics, from acute care to chronic conditions. This foundational knowledge is complemented by immersive clinical placements, allowing students to apply their learning in real-world settings. With three diverse placements throughout the year, students gain invaluable insights into various aspects of adult nursing practice. The second year focuses on advanced topics, enabling students to develop specialised expertise in areas such as critical care, complex health issues, and leadership in nursing practice. Building upon the previous year's foundation, students engage in a deeper exploration of complex adult health conditions and innovative interventions. The three additional placements in Year Two provide opportunities for students to further refine their skills in diverse clinical environments, preparing them for leadership roles in adult nursing. Our programme is committed to producing graduates who are not only clinically proficient but also compassionate, culturally sensitive, and capable of providing holistic support to adults in various healthcare settings. Join us in this dynamic two-year journey, where your passion for adult nursing will be nurtured and your potential will flourish.”
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.
The intricacies of adult nursing
Applying your passion in a dynamic and immersive learning environment
Making a tangible difference in the lives of adults facing diverse health challenges
Developing a holistic approach to care and understanding the broader factors influencing adult health
Preparing for a wide range of roles in adult nursing
On successful completion of the programme you will be eligible to apply to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a Adult Nurse. As a 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 health difficulties across the life span.
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 adult nursing. Additionally, you may have opportunities for further education and specialisation in specific areas or advanced practice nursing.
This programme prepares you for a fulfilling career dedicated to making a positive impact in the field of adult nursing.
The Adult Nursing programme at Plymouth Marjon University employs a diverse array of teaching methods to ensure a dynamic and comprehensive educational journey. This encompasses conventional approaches such as lectures, seminars, and tutorials, providing students with a strong foundation of knowledge and opportunities for interactive discussions. Additionally, e-learning platforms enhance accessibility and flexibility in study.
Our focus on Personal and Professional Development Planning empowers students to take charge of their learning. Practical skill development and exposure to industry insights are fostered through workshops, peer learning, and guest speaker sessions. Practice-based and Problem-based Learning, along with Interprofessional Learning, cultivate critical thinking and collaborative abilities. Personalised support is provided through Coaching and Mentoring, while Clinical Simulation offers a hands-on, immersive learning experience.
Assessment is meticulously designed to provide a comprehensive evaluation of students' knowledge and proficiency. This incorporates innovative tools like the ePractice Assessment Document (ePAD) and eOngoing Achievement Record (eOAR), facilitating continuous monitoring of progress and competency. Critical Reflection, Case Studies, and Essays create opportunities for in-depth analysis and the practical application of theoretical concepts. Neighbourhood Studies and Presentations promote the hands-on application and effective communication of learning.
Additionally, assessments such as Numeracy and Drug Calculation Skills In-Class Tests guarantee proficiency in vital clinical skills. The Dissertation culminates in independent research and a thorough exploration of a chosen area within mental health nursing.
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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: £20,000
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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