Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship (Adult)
School of study
School of Health and Social Work
- Full Time, 3 Years
- University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield
UCAS points A Level BTEC 104 BCC DMM: In a Science or health-related subject
The normal entry requirements for the programme are:
A Levels: at least 104 UCAS tariff points that include 2 A Levels.
BTEC Diploma: 104 (equivalent tariff, depending on field) in a Science or health-related subject.
BTEC National Certificate: 104 (equivalent tariff, depending on field) in a Science or health-related subject.
Access to Nursing Course: 104 (equivalent tariff).
GCSE: grade C/4 or above (or equivalent), to include English and Mathematics. Science is required for some fields.
Shortened APL routes
The normal entry requirements for this route are:
English and Mathematics GCSE grade C/4 or equivalent.
The completion of a foundation degree in health care achieved while working as a health care assistant/support worker or an equivalent academic qualification and/or relevant practice experience.
Successful accreditation of any prior learning and/or practice experience against the current programme outcomes.
All offers will be subject to the applicant's demonstration of the NHS constitution's 'Values and Behaviours' , satisfactory interviews, numeracy and literacy test, health screening and the Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) checks. You can view the full NHS Constitution for England on the Government website.
About the course
Apprenticeship Standard: Registered Nurse
Final Award: BSc (Hons) Nursing
Nursing is a highly skilled, rewarding and caring profession where you can make a real difference to people’s lives. In adult nursing, you’ll promote health and provide whole-person care in hospitals and the community. Throughout this pre-registration course you’ll develop critical, analytical and reflective skills that allow you to make sound judgements and evidence-based care. Half the course will be spent at the University, where you’ll learn the theoretical foundations of nursing. The other half will be spent in a variety of clinical settings, developing your hands-on skills.
This integration of theory and practice will ensure you become a skilled, competent, compassionate and committed adult nurse.
Why choose this course?
- Adult nursing is an exciting and rewarding career that can lead to work in a variety of settings.
- You will complete placements in a range of adult settings, both within hospital and the community during your course, learning practical skills that underpin your theoretical knowledge.
- You will develop a sound knowledge of ‘normal’ adult development and behaviours and develop skills in recognising and managing deviations from the norm.
Module Credits Compulsory/optional An Introduction to Interprofessional Education 15 Credits Compulsory Promoting Health and Preventing Ill Health 15 Credits Compulsory Communication and Relationship Management Skills for Nursing 15 Credits Compulsory Enhancing Communication in Adult Care Settings 15 Credits Compulsory Foundations of Health and Wellbeing 30 Credits Compulsory Fundamentals of Adult Nursing Practice 30 Credits Compulsory
Module Credits Compulsory/optional Developing Health and Wellbeing 30 Credits Compulsory Integrated Adult Nursing Care 30 Credits Compulsory The Evidence Base for Adult Nursing Practice 30 Credits Compulsory Advancing Adult Nursing Practice 30 Credits Compulsory
Module Credits Compulsory/optional Enhancing Health & Social Care through Inter-professional Education 15 Credits Compulsory Imagination and Innovation in Evidence Based Nursing Practice 30 Credits Compulsory Clinical Decision Making in Adult Nursing 15 Credits Compulsory Leading and Managing Adult Nursing Care 30 Credits Compulsory Co-ordinating Adult Nursing Care 30 Credits Compulsory Final Numeracy Exam 0 Credits Compulsory
Entitlement to apply to enter the professional register of the Nursing and Midwifery Council in the field of your chosen specialism - Adult Nursing.
Following successful completion of the programme, you will be entitled to apply for registration as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council in the Branch of Nursing in which you have specialised. You can now take advantage of the varied opportunities available to you, to put into practice all you have learned and make a positive contribution to the lives of individuals, and their families.
Areas in which you could work include:
- acute services within the NHS
- a range of community settings including general or specialised community nursing
- private, Voluntary and Independent (PVI) Sectors e.g. hospices
You will meet many interesting people and each day will be different. You will always be learning, developing new and innovative skills through experience and education that will enable you to diversify or specialise in a particular area of Adult Nursing, giving the opportunity for promotion and job satisfaction.
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What job can I get?
This course entitles you to apply for registration as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. It opens up a wide range of career options, typically within hospitals or community-based services which can take you in several different directions. For example, you may discover you have talents in leadership and management and pursue this route or you may prefer to learn more about a specialist area of practice so you can work as a specialist or consultant nurse.
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