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Teesside University Nursing

BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies (Adult)

UCAS code: B700 BSc/NurA

This course is full for January 2018 entry – you can still apply for September 2018 entry or January 2019 (deferred) entry.
Do you want to make a difference to patients and their families, now and in the future? This adult nursing degree course equips you with the knowledge and skills required to do this, and to develop a leadership role within the health and social care team.

COURSE DETAILS

It enables you to care for adult patients who may have physical, emotional and social care needs, in a range of hospital and community settings. It develops your clinical decision-making and interpersonal skills, and your ability to provide high-quality person-centred compassionate nursing in a safe and caring environment. It is also a major step towards an exciting and rewarding career. To be a nurse and to share people’s healthcare experiences, in sometimes very difficult and emotional times, is a privilege. The public places high expectations and levels of trust on nurses, and the course develops practitioners who can meet these expectations. It is hard work and challenging. Therefore to work within the healthcare sector it is essential that you are able to demonstrate the core values embedded within the NHS Constitution:

  • working together for patients
  • respect and dignity
  • commitment to quality of care
  • compassion
  • improving lives
  • everyone counts.

Throughout the course, as part of the placement experience, you will be required to participate in a shift pattern rota or work weekends.

WHAT YOU STUDY

Year 1
You focus on developing the fundamental knowledge and skills required to deliver high quality professional nursing practice. Modules studied explore care, compassion and communication, human development and functioning across the age continuum, decision making, and improving health and wellbeing. The focus of your practice experiences and learning are on assessing and meeting the fundamental physical and mental health needs of people of all ages, and the development of knowledge and skills within your own nursing field.

Year 2
Learning becomes increasingly focused on your field of practice. Modules further develop your decision making skills and explore how evidence is used to promote best practice in relation to nursing care, service provision and the experience of service users and carers. Within the practice environment you continue to develop your ability to assess and meet the fundamental physical and mental health needs of people of all ages and the more complex and co-existing needs of people from your own nursing field.

Year 3
Throughout the three years of the course you engage in a number of learning activities designed to enable you to develop leadership skills and personal effectiveness. Year 3 brings this learning together. You undertake a self-managed project designed to improve health and nursing practice. During your practice placements you focus on nursing leadership and management and enhancing your personal effectiveness to safeguard the health and wellbeing of the public.

Course structure

Year 1 core modules
  • Introduction to Decision-making in Adult Nursing
  • Introduction to Human Development and Functioning across the Age Continuum
  • The Foundations of Nursing: Care, Compassion and Communication
  • The Fundamentals of Caring and Professional Nursing Practice
  • The Role of the Nurse in Improving Health and Wellbeing
Year 2 core modules
  • Developing Decision-making in Adult Nursing Practice
  • Promoting Caring and Professional Practice in Adult Nursing
  • Promoting Positive Outcomes in Adult Nursing Practice
  • The Role of the Nurse in Promoting Evidence-based Health and Service Improvement
Final-year core modules
  • Developing the Nursing Contribution to Continuous Improvement in Health and Social Care Practice
  • Enhancing Decision-making in Adult Nursing Practice
  • Leading Professional and Caring Practice in Adult Nursing

Entry requirements

A typical offer will be a minimum of 96-112 tariff points from two or three A Levels or equivalent, for example a QAA recognised Access Course, and GCSE passes at grade 4 (grade C) or above, or equivalent, in English language and maths or equivalent qualifications. For further detailed entry requirements for this course please visit www.ucas.com.

International applicants

  • International applicants must have IELTS 7.0, with a minimal score of 7.0 in all sections, before an unconditional offer is made
  • If you are successful at shortlisting you will be invited to attend an interview (which may be in person OR Skype) in one of our international offices in either India, Malaysia or China, or you can chose to attend an interview at Teesside University (at your own cost)
  • If you can not attend an interview as stated, you will be unable to proceed with your application.

The selection process includes shortlisting of your application, following which, if successful you will be invited for an interview.

Shortlisting criteria
Your application will be measured against the following criteria:

  • your ability to complete all sections of the application form fully and correctly
  • the level of all qualifications and grades are specified
  • appropriate academic entry requirements achieved or working towards qualifications
  • evidence of successful level 2 academic study over the last five years
  • personal statement supportive of chosen course and demonstrates an understanding of the uniqueness of the profession and the role of the professional
  • satisfactory appropriate supportive references (academic/employer/character).

If you are invited to interview and the date is not suitable we may not be able to offer you an alternative date due to the high volume of applications received for this course – but it is important that you contact the Admissions Office immediately.

Interview criteria
A mini multiple interview process will be used as part of the selection process. This will involve you moving through a series of three interview stations (approximately ten minutes per station). At each station you will explore a different scenario and will be measured against the six C’s and the following criteria which has been mapped against the NHS Constitution:

  • knowledge of chosen profession/career
  • an appreciation of the demands of the courseand chosen profession
  • enthusiasm for the course/profession
  • ability to communicate effectively both verbally and non verbally
  • a future plan for the specialism.

If you are successful in both shortlisting and interview you will receive a conditional offer which is subject to the following:

  1. evidence of achievement of the required academic qualifications
  2. a successful work based risk assessment which will reflect the HEOPS recommendations – please read these here. For more information on all of the HEOPS standards click here
  3. a satisfactory DBS disclosure – please note that any warnings, cautions, allegations or convictions received in the last five years may have implications for your continued offer on the course
  4. satisfactory references.

Please note until 1 to 4 have been successfully completed the offer of a place on the course remains conditional.

For international enquiries please email internationalenquiries@tees.ac.uk

For additional information please see the entry requirements in our admissions section

International applicants can find out what qualifications they need by visiting Your Country


You can gain considerable knowledge from work, volunteering and life. Under recognition of prior learning (RPL) you may be awarded credit for this which can be credited towards the course you want to study.

Course information

Full-time
  • Length: 3 years

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Part-time
  • Not available part-time
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