Leeds Beckett University Nursing
Leeds Beckett University Nursing
For students wishing to apply to the Harrogate Placement Pathway:
On successful completion of your BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing, Harrogate Trust will contract to guarantee you a job for at least two years with staff development opportunities. Applicants to the Harrogate Placement Pathway will be required to accept this mutually beneficial contract in order to qualify for this pathway.
About the Adult Nursing Undergraduate course
Immerse yourself in a physically, intellectually and emotionally challenging course that will prepare you for a rewarding career.
Spending 50 per cent of your time on practice placements, you will develop the practical skills needed to care for adults with acute and long-term illnesses across a variety of settings.
You will come to understand your obligations in terms of your professional behaviour and conduct, and develop the expertise and confidence needed to become a registered nurse responsible for leading and coordinating care. Learning alongside students studying related healthcare Read more
If you’re applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Scottish Awards: Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level.
Irish Leaving Certificate: Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2.
Practical Experience: You are required to have a care experience in an adult health practice/clinical setting, such as an acute hospital or a nursing home.
All applications should be supported by a second reference in addition to that supplied on your UCAS form. Please note references should be accompanied by a covering letter on headed paper or emailed directly by the referee.
Selection Criteria: Students will be recruited on the basis that their values align with those of the NHS Constitution, as well as having the right skills and aptitude, in accordance with Value Based Recruitment (Health Education England, Value Based Recruitment Framework, October 2014) click here and if selected will need to attend an interview.
Your UCAS personal statement should include: 1) Research into the adult nursing profession. 2) Examples of how you have worked with vulnerable adults or worked within settings such as hospitals or nursing homes. 3) How you have gained insight into the course e.g. Open days or speaking to nurses. 4) Your personal qualities which you feel are related to nursing, including what motivates you to choose nursing as a career. You must also be able to demonstrate how you meet the NMC Key Competencies through the application process. These competencies determine the basic skills required for nursing in numeracy, communications, physicality, relationships and IT skills.Selection criteria will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements and only if you are successful at this stage will you be invited to a selection day.
The selection day will involve an individual interview and a short IT/literacy test and a numeracy test. Performance at the selection day will determine whether you are made an offer. Applicants will be required to bring to a selection day photographic ID (Passport, Driving Licence) and original certificates for all qualifications awarded to date. If you do not possess your original certificates, we recommend making arrangements to obtain copies in preparation should you be invited to a selection day. Health and enhanced criminal history checks: Satisfactory health and enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course. Further information about medical fitness standards for Nurse and Midwife Training click here. For further information on DBS checks, click here. The DBS in the UK is currently not able to conduct overseas criminal record checks. International applicants, those without British Citizenship and British Citizens with a significant period of overseas residency therefore require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country prior to entry on to the course. A UK DBS check will be required after enrolment.
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.
Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.
MODULES & LEARNING
- Academic Learning for Nursing Practice
- Applied Biological Sciences in Nursing Practice
- Communication for Nursing Practice
- Developing Professional Awareness: Law & Ethics in the Professional Context
- Nursing for Health
- Skills for Practice Adult Nursing
FEES & FUNDING
See further information on financing your studies or information about whether you may qualify for one of our Bursaries and Scholarships.