Cardiff University Nursing

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Cardiff University Nursing

This degree aims to prepare you for a rewarding working life as a confident and knowledgeable registered nurse. By fully engaging with this degree, you will develop critical abilities, skills and competencies to deliver high quality nursing care in a rapidly changing environment.

While you will specialise in adult nursing from the start of the course, the integrated nature of teaching means you will learn with those studying children’s nursing and mental health nursing. Sharing ideas between disciplines will broaden your perspective on health care, and help to sharpen your focus on your own field.

You will be taught by motivated and knowledgeable lecturers in the field of adult nursing, and have opportunities to work in hospitals and homes.

This degree will lead to eligibility to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as an Adult Nurse. On qualification, you can work in a range of healthcare settings, both in the United Kingdom and abroad.

The BN (Hons) programme ensures that you will meet the theory and practice requirements contained within the four overarching domains set out by the NMC (2010):

  1. Professional values.
  2. Communication and interpersonal skills.
  3. Nursing practice and decision making.
  4. Leadership, management and team working abilities.

and the Essential Skills clusters as set out by the NMC (2010);

  1. Care, compassion and communication.
  2. Organisational aspects of care.
  3. Infection, prevention and control.
  4. Nutrition and fluid management.
  5. Medicines management.

To fulfil these requirements all aspects of the programme are compulsory.

During your application to the course you will be required to demonstrate that you meet the NMC good health and character, fitness to practise requirements. This will be achieved by providing a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate. All applicants will be required to have a satisfactory health screening prior to enrolment on this course, which is conducted independently by the University’s Occupational Health Department. Full guidance on this will be provided at application stage.