Course details

Study options

Full-time: 4 years

UK/EU fee

£9,250 per year (2018/19)

UCAS points

80 (September 2018 entry)

UCAS code

B77F

Course level

Undergraduate

Qualification

BSc (Hons)

Start date

September

Location

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Course description

Please be aware that this course is no longer accepting applications for September 2018 entry.

Choose a career where you can make a difference every day. We will equip you to deliver exceptional care as a confident, capable and compassionate adult nurse.

If you already hold a degree and are looking to qualify as a nurse, find out more about our MSc Nursing (Adult).

Nursing is challenging, satisfying and life-changing. This highly respected course represents your first step into a profession it is a privilege to join.

Beginning with a foundation year

Studying BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) with a Foundation Year is for you if you have the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to enter directly on to the honours degree programme. It provides you with a firm grounding in the skills and knowledge you need and introduces you to the subject area, enabling you to achieve your full honours degree in four years.

On completion of the Foundation Year you will then commence study on the full

What you will study

You’ll study modules such as:

  • Study Skills
  • Applied Health Sciences
  • Numeracy
  • Academic writing
  • If you don't have either English or Maths GCSE or equivalent you will need to study these alongside indicated above and be assessed.
  • Applied Health Sciences 1
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Foundations for Nursing
  • Integrated Adult Nursing Practice 1
  • Applied Health Sciences 2
  • Integrated Adult Nursing Practice 2
  • Public Health
  • Research Methods for Practice
  • Applied Health Sciences 3
  • Improving Health and Social Care Services
  • Integrated Adult Nursing Practice 3
  • Team Working, Leadership and Management.

How you will learn

From day one you’ll get all the benefits of being a University of Derby student, plus extra support to help you build your knowledge, skills and confidence.

Who you will meet

Our teaching team includes qualified health professionals with extensive experience of nursing and leadership roles within the NHS as well as nurse education. They have professional interests ranging from surgical nursing care to cardiac rehabilitation, A&E to public health.

Your Programme Leader, Claire Williams, has taught at the University for a eight years and prior to this worked as a lecturer at Salford University. She is now a Senior Lecturer and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, teaching on a number of pre-registration education nursing modules. In addition she is the Assistant Discipline lead for Chesterfield Campus.

Entry requirements

September 2018 typical entry requirements

UCAS points80
Specific requirements at A-levelN/A
Specific requirements at GCSEN/A
Interview / AuditionYes - see interview details
PortfolioN/A

An Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service certificate cleared by the University is required for this course. We will contact you with information on how to complete this once you have applied. More information.

Our entry requirements for this course should be read together with the University's general entry requirements, which details subjects we accept, alternative qualifications and what we're looking for at Derby.

September 2019 typical entry requirements

UCAS points80 (up to 16 from AS-levels)
Specific requirements at A-levelN/A
Specific requirements at GCSE

GCSE Maths and English are preferred, however if you don't have these qualifications you will be able to undertake Maths and English at L2 as part of your course of study.

Interview / AuditionYes - see interview details
PortfolioN/A

Alternative entry qualifications

We usually consider an A-level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria/offer conditions.

Additional requirements

An Occupational Health Assessment and Clearance by the University is required for this course. We will contact you with information on how to complete this when required. More information

Our entry requirements for this course should be read together with the University's general entry requirements, which details subjects we accept, alternative qualifications and what we're looking for at Derby.

Fees and funding

2018/19 Fees

 Full-timePart-time
UK/EU

£9,250 per year

N/A

International

N/A

N/A

From 2017/18, new students on Nursing and Allied Health Profession (AHP) courses will take out maintenance and tuition loans like other students rather than receiving an NHS grant. Find out more

Additional financial support is available from the NHS for this course. Please see their webpage for more information.

For an independent view on student finance see Martin Lewis' Money Saving website.

Further information about our fees and support you may be entitled to.

For more information on student loans for health programmes please visit The Council of Deans webpage here.

How to apply

Please be aware that this course is no longer accepting applications for September 2018 entry.

Careers

We offer full support to help you achieve your career goals, including guidance on applications, CVs and interview techniques. Health care organisations large and small attend our annual employer fairs as part of their recruitment drives. Some of our students are fortunate enough to have several job offers by the time they complete their course.

Our graduates from our BSc (hons) Adult Nursing course have gone into hospital-based roles on a variety of wards, intensive care units, coronary care units, theatres and A&E departments. Others have secured posts within community teams, private hospitals, nursing homes, health and social care settings, and the voluntary sector. Many take up roles in settings where they gained experience on placement.

As a registered nurse, you could also pursue career opportunities in the armed services, prisons, travel companies and charitable organisations, to name but a few. Some of our graduates have even gone on to work overseas.

Take your studies to the next level

We offer a full range of post-registration courses to help you gain more advanced and specialist skills to take the next step in your career.  You could, for instance, focus on areas such as district nursing, health visiting, school nursing or the management of long-term conditions.

You could also explore broader issues such as leadership for healthcare improvement or inter-professional practice. If you would like to conduct independent research into a specialist aspect of health and social care practice, there are opportunities to progress to doctorate level study too.

Many of our post-registration courses and modules can be incorporated into your workplace practice as part of a programme of continuing professional development. Find out more

Contact details

   
EnquiryEmailPhone
Course: Lou Sherratt (Programme Leader) L.Sherratt@derby.ac.uk +44 (0)1332 592317
Course: David Foreman (Admissions Tutor - Derby) D.Foreman@derby.ac.uk +44 (0)1332 592166
Course: Pip Bradstock (Admissions Tutor - Chesterfield) P.Bradstock@derby.ac.uk +44 (0)1246 210222
Admissionsaskadmissions@derby.ac.uk+44 (0)1332 591167
Generalmarketing@derby.ac.uk+44 (0)1332 590500

† Additional information about your studies

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Teaching hours

Like most universities, we operate extended teaching hours at the University of Derby, so contact time with your lecturers and tutors could be anytime between 9am and 9pm. Your timetable will usually be available on the website 24 hours after enrolment on to your course.

Please note: Our courses are refreshed and updated on a regular basis. If you are thinking about transferring onto this course (into the second year for example), you should contact the programme leader for the relevant course information as modules may vary from those shown on this page.

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