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.
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.