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Course details

Study options

Full-time: 3 years

UK/EU fee

£9,250 per year (2020/21)

International fee

£14,700 per year (2020/21)

UCAS points

120 (September 2020 entry)

UCAS code

B710

Course level

Undergraduate

Qualification

BSc (Hons)

Start dates

March, September

Location

St Helena, Chesterfield
Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Course description

If you're caring, compassionate and passionate about helping others, this degree can help you start a rewarding career. 

Financial support to help you succeed

Don’t let financial concerns get in the way of your ambitions. As an applicant for this course, you will be able to access a support package of tuition fee loans and support for your living costs.

You won’t have to pay any money upfront: tuition and living cost loans work just like a tax on your earnings rather than a commercial or payday loan. You will only start paying back the loans when you are earning above £25,000 per year and will pay 9% of any income above £25,000. 

You can also secure grants – which do not have to be repaid – to cover childcare and the costs of travelling to your placement.

Find out more about health education funding

*Band 5 salary at July 2019

This short video gives you the key facts behind the new NHS bursary, showing you just how affordable a degree in Nursing or an Allied Health Professional can be and what student finance is available.

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What you will study

You'll study modules such as:

  • Being an Accountable Professional
  • Assessing Needs and Planning Care
  • Future Nurse
  • Practice Assessment Part 1
  • Contemporary Issues in Public Health
  • Negotiated Module
  • Developing Professional Knowledge and Values
  • Practice Assessment Part 2
  • Future Nurse within an Interprofessional Context
  • Leadership for Transition to Registration
  • Independent Study
  • Practice Assessment Part 3
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Code: 4NU505

Being an Accountable Professional in the Four Fields of Nursing (Shared)

This module introduces the students to the role of the nurse exploring how historical developments have led to the current delivery of healthcare. This will include discussion of how evidence is used in nursing practice, and how the voice of people using services are listened to. Legal, ethical and professional frameworks will be explored to ensure care delivery is effective, safe and patient-focused.

On successful completion of the module, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the personal and professional values required of an accountable nurse.

2. Evaluate the importance of using an evidence base in nursing practice. 

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20 Credits
core
Coursework

Code: 4NU506

Assessing needs and planning care

This module introduces students to the essential skills needed to assess and plan care across the lifespan. Shared and field specific opportunities for learning will support the implementation of the module. Knowledge and understanding of biological, psychological and sociological concepts will ensure a firm foundation is developed Students will explore theoretical concepts in relation to their role and that of others in healthcare delivery including communication.

On successful completion of the module, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate the ability to apply underlying concepts and principles in relation to nursing assessment.

2. Interpret and evaluate how the assessment processes inform the planning of care.

3. Illustrate knowledge of anatomy and physiology.

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40 Credits
core
Coursework

Code: 4NU507

Future Nurse

This module is intended to further equip students with the knowledge and skills required in their development towards becoming a Future Nurse. Shared and field-specific opportunities for learning will support the implementation of the module. It will support and facilitate essential skills for a diverse range of settings and explore the impact of vulnerabilities across the life course. Personal and professional development towards becoming a resilient practitioner will be explored. The importance of medicines and pharmacology in nursing practice will be studied in relation to the principles of safe and effective administration.

On successful completion of the module, students will be able to:

1. Explore the nursing knowledge and skills required to successfully assess and prioritise needs relating to your field of practice.

2. Demonstrate the ability to reflect upon the principles of safe and effective medicines management.

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40 Credits
core
Exam
Coursework

Code: 5NU506

Negotiated Modul

This module allows you to choose an area of study (in agreement with your module leader/supervisor) that interests you and that allows you to apply elements of what you have learnt within your field of practice. Students undertaking this module will negotiate a contract of learning with the module leader or delegated supervisor. This will be a written agreement dated and signed by both parties who will each have copies. 

This is a negotiated piece of work, and the module content will be dependent upon the topic chosen by the learner, who will be supported through this process. Content may include:

  • Specialist areas of interest
  • Formulating learning outcomes
  • Differing assessment strategies 
  • Negotiating learning contracts
  • Research methodology
  • Academic Skills
  • Sourcing and referencing literature evidence 
  • Digital Skills
  • Find, interpret, manage and share information
  • Interprofessional working
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20 Credits
core
Coursework

Code: 5NU507

Contemporary Issues in Public Health

This module will explore contemporary issues in public health. It will develop the ability to apply knowledge to nursing practice and consider the wider implications of life context in promoting health and preventing ill-health. On successful completion of the module, students will be able to: 1. Analyse key epidemiological and demographic data in order to identify health needs. 2. Demonstrate the ability to critically apply the theoretical components of public health to nursing practice.
40 Credits
core
Coursework

Code: 6NU994

Independent Study

This module runs over two semesters and provides the opportunity for students to investigate and evaluate research relevant to nursing practice. The learner will utilise knowledge from previous modules in order to select and justify designs, methods and ethics appropriate to research within nursing practice. The module will enable students to conduct an independent project that will demonstrate their ability to apply theoretical, investigative principles to a topic relevant to your chosen area of practice.

Students will enhance critical analytical and appraisal skills but also digital skills such as internet, searching digital databases along with organisational skills.

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40 Credits
core
Coursework

Please note that our modules are subject to change - we review the content of our courses regularly, making changes where necessary to improve your experience and graduate prospects.

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Virtual Open Day

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How you will learn

So that you are fully prepared for your career in nursing, we ensure that your skills and knowledge match current working practices in health and social care. The practical abilities you develop on placement will be underpinned and extended by the knowledge you gain through lectures, tutorials, workshops and activities in the University’s own high-quality training facilities.

How you’re assessed

The opportunity to gain assessment feedback support will encourage dialogue, enabling students to make the most of their feedback, provide action plans and utilise academic, student and practice support staff as required. The choice of assessment task is aligned to the unit outcomes, appropriate learner outcomes with the intention of building a range of academic skills and role development.   

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.

Trudy Cowan, Programme Leader, has been part of the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing team since December 2008 and previously worked as a peadiatric nurse with a focus on ensuring children's issues are being addressed.

Personal academic tutoring

Your personal academic tutor will work with you to help you get the most out of your time at university. Having someone to talk to about your academic progress, your university experience and your professional aspirations is hugely valuable. We want you to feel challenged in your studies, stretched but confident to achieve your academic and professional goals.

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Who will teach you

Programme leader

Trudy Cowan

Entry requirements

September 2020 typical entry requirements

RequirementWhat we're looking for
UCAS points120 (up to 16 from AS-levels)
Specific requirements at A-levelN/A
Specific requirements at GCSEGCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification
IELTS7.0 (in all areas, except 6.5 in written element)
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 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 2021 typical entry requirements

RequirementWhat we're looking for
UCAS points128
Specific requirements at A-level

No specific subject requirements

Specific requirements at GCSEGCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification
IELTS7.0 (in all areas, except 6.5 in written element)
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

Applicants require health or care experience to demonstrate an insight into the professional values and behaviours associated with health and care environments 

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

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.

Fees and funding

2020/21 Fees

 Full-timePart-time
UK/EU

£9,250 per year

N/A

International

£14,700 per year

N/A

Funding for Nursing and Allied Health courses

By studying on this programme, you are eligible for a Tuition Fee Loan of up to £9,250. The loan will support your studies and enable you to start a rewarding career in healthcare.

From September 2020 all new and continuing nursing and allied health students on pre-registration courses will also receive a grant of at least £5,000 per year that is not means-tested and will not have to be repaid.

An additional payment of up to £3,000 per academic year will be available to eligible students. Eligibility will include the following:

Among others, the shortage specialisms have been confirmed to include:

In addition to this non-repayable grant, you are also able to access a maintenance loan of up to £9,203 per year to support your studies, giving you access to over £17,000 per year of funding.

Read the full press release on the Government website

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

Additional costs and optional extras

How to apply

UK/EU students

Full-time students applying to start in September or March should apply for this course through UCAS or you can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year.

Part-time students should apply directly to the University.

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Guidance for EU students post-Brexit

International students

Full-time students applying to start in September or March should apply for this course through UCAS or you can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year.

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Guidance for international applicants applying for an undergraduate degree

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Clearing

If you don’t have a place at uni, have had a change of heart about your course, or maybe your gap year plans are on hold – don’t worry. Call our Clearing hotline on 01332 592020 and explore your options.

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Careers

On successful completion of this degree, you’ll be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and go into practice as a nurse.

Our nursing students have an outstanding employability track record locally, nationally and internationally.

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.

Graduates from this programme could go on to work in a range of healthcare settings across hospitals and in community-based teams. They may also go into community care homes, forensic services, acute, community, CAMHS, school health, safeguarding, specialist roles or the voluntary sector. There may also be opportunities for you to work overseas.

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Additional information about your studies

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.

Additional costs and optional extras

We’re committed to providing you with an outstanding learning experience. Our expert teaching, excellent facilities and great employability prepare you for your future career. As part of our commitment to you we aim to keep any additional study costs to a minimum. However, there are occasions where students may incur some additional costs.

The information below is correct for entry in the academic year September 2020 - August 2021 only. Entry for future academic years may be subject to change.

Optional costs not included in your fees

Professional NMC membership required to practice. More details can be found on the NMC website.

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.

Minimum numbers

Please note that this course is subject to minimum numbers in order to run.

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