Edinburgh Napier University Nursing

Edinburgh Napier University Nursing

Gain the professional knowledge and understanding to progress in a career at the forefront of adult nursing

BNNursing (Adult)

Undergraduate, Full-Time

Course introduction

Adult Nursing is a full-time degree course aimed at developing professional knowledge and understanding in the field of nursing and the application in practical situations. You’ll gain the skills needed to demonstrate your eligibility for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) including:

  • communication and problem solving
  • professional values
  • nursing practice and decision making
  • leadership, management and team working abilities

Half of the course will be spent putting theory into practice across the Lothian and Borders area in hospital and community settings.

You will graduate ready to work in hospitals and local communities and be eligible to apply for registration with the NMC.

Edinburgh Napier University Nursing

What you’ll learn

Consisting of equal parts of theory and practical elements, Adult Nursing is delivered full-time over three years. You will study a combination of theory and practice modules including:

  • Theory and skills applied to nursing
  • Perspectives of health and professional practice
  • Social and life sciences applied to nursing; approaches to health in adulthood
  • Healthy lives; acute adult nursing
  • A holistic approach to adult nursing; professional, ethical and legal issues in healthcare
  • Complexities of adult nursing
  • Advancing practice through research
  • Achieving professionalism
  • An option and six practice modules

Work Placement

Work placements make up 50 per cent of the course content.

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.


Edinburgh Napier University is the largest provider of nursing professionals in Scotland. Our Adult Nursing graduates have excellent career prospects across hospitals and local communities, voluntary organisations and the private sector.

Our graduates have gone on to gain employment, particularly within NHS Lothian and NHS Borders and in the private sector. However, you will also be able to work anywhere within the UK and EU and in some cases even further afield

Tuition fees
Students from 2016/17 2017/18
Scotland/EU Fees are funded by the NHS Scotland* Fees are funded by the NHS Scotland*
England Wales and Northern Ireland Fees are funded by the NHS Scotland* £9,000**