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University of Essex Nursing

University of Essex Nursing

BSc Nursing (Adult)

Course options2017-18

UCAS code: B740
Duration: 3 years
Start month: October
Location: Southend Campus
Based in: Health and Human Sciences
Fee (Home/EU): £9,250
Fee (International): £17,150
Fees will increase for each academic year of study.

Course enquiries

Telephone 01206 873666
Email admit@essex.ac.uk

About the course

Nurses are visible in all walks of life – hospitals, patients’ homes, doctors’ surgeries and care homes. They form the largest group of staff employed in the health and social care sector, and are crucial to everything we do in society today. With 100% of our graduates in employment within six months (DLHE 2015), our BSc Nursing (Adult) helps you to build a career that really makes a difference.

Adult nurses work with adults of all ages with diverse health conditions. Communication skills are essential to set patients at ease under pressurised and sometimes difficult situations, as is the ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate the care offered to each patient. You must be willing to take responsibility for someone else’s health and well-being, and show the compassion needed to ensure a good nurse-patient relationship.

Unlike many of the older, traditional nursing schools, at Essex you receive a fresh, contemporary and relevant nursing programme. You work with local organisations to ensure that you gain the best experience possible during your time with us, and studying alongside other health professionals means that you also have the opportunity to gain expert knowledge from them. We provide support throughout all aspects of your journey, including dedicated support in literacy and numeracy.

There are four main types of pre-registration nursing degree – child, learning disabilities, adult and mental health. At Essex we offer flexibility by providing 12 different routes into nursing across our two campuses and specialise in adult and mental health nursing at both undergraduate and Master’s level. The elements of both of these courses are shared, developing complementary skills across both areas of nursing. For a full list of the courses available, and information on all of the routes into Nursing available at Essex including our Return to Practice, please see our department pages.

Placement Opportunities

Half of your studies will be spent working in clinical settings – for example, in a ward, a health centre or in client’s homes. You will be working alongside nurses as you practice and perfect your skills.

Placements are based in NHS, private and voluntary settings throughout Essex. You will work shift patterns whilst in placement equivalent to a 37.5 hour week. This includes early shifts, late shifts, night shifts, weekend and bank holiday working.

Location

You can choose to study this course at either our Colchester campus or our Southend campus – and your placements will correspond to the campus you choose. Colchester students will have placements in north Essex, while Southend students will have placements in south Essex.

Professional accreditation

Our course has been designed for those who wish to learn the science and art of Nursing. The programme balances the study of the clinical skills of nursing with academic study at degree Level. Developed in consultation with nurses and service managers, it offers a modern approach to nursing in line with NHS aspirations for patient-centred care.

Successful completion of the programme leads to admission to the Professional Register maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a “Registered Adult Nurse”, along with a BSc honours qualification.

We are committed to embedding the NHS Constitution Values (which are strongly reflected in our University values) into everything we do. They define the behaviours and expectations of all our staff and students, underpinning the work we do in the university, clinical arena and other workplaces.

We understand that not all of our students and staff are employed within the NHS, but these values uphold the underlying principles of excellent care as a standard and as such we expect that anyone who has any aspect of their work which ultimately cares for others, will aspire to uphold these values.

For us, involving not only our students but service users, experts by experience, carers and NHS/non NHS professionals in the creation and delivery of all programmes is vital.

Study abroad

Your education extends beyond the university campus. We support you extending your education through offering you an additional year abroad at no extra cost for 2017 entry. The four-year version of our degree allows you to spend the third year studying abroad while otherwise remaining identical to the three-year course. We have a broad range of partners in countries worldwide; destinations include Europe, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand!

Studying abroad will allow you to gain a fresh perspective on the world and its different healthcare systems. You will have first-hand insight into other cultures and develop independence, adaptability and cultural awareness; putting yourself in an advantageous position when entering the global market.

On admission to our four-year BSc Nursing course, you will be inducted onto the study abroad programme by our dedicated team who prepare you for your time abroad. Our Essex Abroad team are with you every step of the way, providing finance workshops, pre-departure support and contact during your time away.

Our expert staff

A unique feature of our School is that many of our staff work with local NHS Trusts and other local agencies, which enhances our grasp of the contemporary links between academic research, the major issues of the day and practice.

We specialise in applied, multidisciplinary research that addresses issues of national and international concern to health and social care policy and practice and related fields. We also host the NIHR Research Design Service for the East of England.

Specialist facilities

The School of Health and Human Sciences is located at two sites; in the Kimmy Eldridge building at our Colchester campus and in the Gateway Building at our Southend campus. Delivering the course across two campuses means that we have small, interactive classes to create a stronger learning environment.

We have purpose-built nursing skills labs at both our Colchester and Southend campuses to meet the needs of a growing and lively School. We offer excellent physical and online resources in terms of libraries, computer labs, data-sets, archives and other research materials.

Our dedicated support tutor will help to develop your academic literacy and clinical numeracy skills. This helps you apply these critically important areas of study to real life situations.

Your future

Successful completion of our BSc Nursing (Adult) leads to eligibility to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) on the Professional Register as a “Registered Adult Nurse” allowing you to practise as a nurse in the UK.

MSc Nursing (Adult) (Pre-Registration)

Course options2017-18

Duration: 2 years
Start month: October
Location: Colchester Campus
Based in: Health and Human Sciences
Fee (Home/EU): £14,050
Fee will be funded by the NHS
Fee (International): £18,500
This course is only available to applicants from the UK or EU
Fees will increase for each academic year of study.
PGT fees information

Course enquiries

Telephone 01206 872719
Email pgadmit@essex.ac.uk

About the course

Do you have experience in a healthcare role? Are you a graduate who cares about people? If you are keen to become a health professional and want to shape the future of nursing, read on to find out how we can help you achieve these objectives.

Specialising in adult nursing means that you will work with adults of all ages, with diverse health conditions. Nursing is concerned with the holistic care of an individual. The practitioner employs skills and knowledge to promote and maintain health and to restore physical, social and psychological wellbeing wherever possible. Adult nursing strives to maintain the dignity and independence of the client, supporting individuals to achieve as full a recovery as is possible.

Communication skills are essential to set patients at ease under pressurised and sometimes difficult situations, as is the ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate the care offered to each patient. You must be willing to take responsibility for someone else’s health and wellbeing, and show the compassion needed to ensure a good nurse-patient relationship.

Unlike many of the older, traditional nursing schools, at Essex you receive a fresh, contemporary and relevant nurse education programme, integrated into a University that is one of the UK’s top ten research institutions. We specialise in applied, multidisciplinary research, and also host the NIHR Research Design Service for the East of England.

There are four main types of pre-registration nursing degree – child, learning disabilities, adult and mental health. As we focus solely on adult nursing and mental health nursing, you can come to us knowing that you will graduate with the best training possible in your field.

Our MSc Adult Nursing (pre-registration) is one several options for studying nursing within our School of Health and Human Sciences, all of which lead to eligibility to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and an associated academic award; for a full list of the courses available, and information on all of the routes into Nursing available at Essex including our Return to Practice course, please see our department pages.

Placement Opportunities

In order to provide excellent clinical learning experiences for our students, we work in partnership with the NHS and with the independent health and social care sector across Essex to provide placement opportunities. You will work with experienced nurses in a diverse range of clinical settings (primary and secondary care, public and private sectors, adult and the elderly, acute care and specialist services).

Whilst on placement you will have a mentor allocated to you, and contact with a member of the academic team linked to that placement.

Location

You can choose to study this course at either our Colchester campus or our Southend campus – and your placements will correspond to the campus you choose. Colchester students will have placements in north Essex, while Southend students will have placements in south Essex.

Professional accreditation

Successful completion of the course will allow you to register as a qualified nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

NHS Constitution Values

We are committed to embedding the NHS Constitution Values (which are strongly reflected in our University values) into everything we do. They define the behaviours and expectations of all our staff and students, underpinning the work we do in the university, clinical arena and other workplaces.

We understand that not all of our students and staff are employed within the NHS, but these values uphold the underlying principles of excellent care as a standard and as such we expect that anyone who has any aspect of their work which ultimately cares for others, will aspire to uphold these values.

For us, involving not only our students but service users, experts by experience, carers and NHS/non NHS professionals in the creation and delivery of all programmes is vital.

Specialist facilities

The School of Health and Human Sciences is located at two sites; in the Kimmy Eldridge building at our Colchester campus and in the Gateway Building at our Southend campus.

We have purpose-built nursing skills labs at both our Colchester and Southend campuses.

Within our School of Health and Human Sciences, we have a range of specialist clinical laboratories and IT facilities to assist you with effective learning and the acquisition of new skills.

We offer excellent physical and online resources in terms of libraries, computer labs, datasets, archives and other research materials. You can take advantage of our links with the Institute of Social and Economic Research, which conducts large-scale survey projects, many for government, EU and other public agencies, and has its own library. The UK Data Archive is also based at our Colchester Campus and stores national research data.

Your future

We currently have graduates working in both clinical and management positions in local trusts, hospitals and care organisations, as well as in local and county councils.