- Study Mode: Full time
- Location: Uxbridge / Aylesbury
- Duration: Three Years
- Start Date: September 2021 and February 2022
Become a confident and compassionate nurse with Buckinghamshire New University. Start your rewarding career in adult Nursing. With our diverse teaching, state-of-the-art hospital wards and clinical placement opportunities, you can gain the skills you need.
Care for others and make a difference to someone’s life.
In my place of work I introduced some changes in the nursing department based on what I learnt at BNU. This change was accepted and adopted by the nursing department and it has greatly improved patients experience and ensured continuity of care. I also now teach everyone from doctors to waste handlers on infection prevention and control practices.Mary Okuku
Tips for your Nursing Selection Day
People forget that nursing isn’t just about your stellar grades and achievements, it’s about who you are as a person and the selection day digs a little deeper into what makes you tick and why you chose nursing.
Bucks shortlisted four times in Student Nursing Times Awards 2020
Buckinghamshire New University has been named a finalist across three categories in this year's Student Nursing Times Awards, in recognition of their outstanding academic performance, and motivated approach to learning and development.
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Why study this subject?
If you are compassionate, kind and caring person who wants a rewarding career, then nursing could be for you. Be part of a team that works to offer outstanding, considerate patient care, and guide them through their most vulnerable moments.
Go home after a shift feeling like what you did that day made a difference in helping someone who needed support.
Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?
We've been running nursing programmes for many years and have a high rate of employability. 99 per cent of our BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) students are in employment or in further study six months after graduating (HESA 2016). So what better place to start you career than at Buckinghamshire New University.
Working with our professional experts and lecturers, you’ll gain an insight into adult nursing and develop your understanding and skills at great length. You’ll also benefit greatly from our two campuses dedicated to nursing. Here you will be using our simulations suites to further your knowledge and gain hands-on experience in a supportive environment.
As well as this you will have the opportunity to put your learnt skills into practice through a range of clinical placements. We're renowned for the support we offer you while you are on placement. Members of the teaching staff are assigned to each clinical area and will visit you regularly whilst you are out in practice.
What facilities can I use?
Simulation is an important aspect of our nursing and healthcare programmes. Students regularly spend time in these areas, to practice technical skills and use the newest technologies, in a safe and supportive environment. We use simulation manikins programmed to act like humans, and ‘moulage’ – the process of applying mock, often gorily realistic injuries for training purposes. We also engage service users in role-play sessions. This allows us to provide realistic scenarios where students can gain experience, exposure and feedback to boost their confidence before going out on placement.
Both our Uxbridge and Aylesbury campuses offer these facilities to students.
What will I study?
We believe in giving you the best chance for employment when you graduate. Our nursing programme is no different. During your time on the programme, you'll be working alongside experienced health care professionals who will help you become a caring, confident and practice-ready adult nurse.
Opportunities for adult nurses are continually expanding. For example: you may be working in a busy hospital ward or department, as a nurse specialist running your own clinic, working in a prison or in one of the community areas such as a large health centre.
Nursing involves much more than practice. You'll grasp the theory and facts behind diagnosis that can help you make those crucial decisions when looking after a patient. You will be able to lead changes in practice, improving the quality of care.
How will I be taught and assessed?
We offer a variety of clinical experiences in a range of settings and work with hospitals in North West London. The main NHS Trusts we are currently working with include:
- Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
- The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- London North West Healthcare NHS Trust
- Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust.
- Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
We also have a range of non home-base placements in different fields which could include: BMI Clementine Churchill, BUPA Bushey, nursing homes, Medihome and learning disabilities facilities.
Clinical experience opportunities may include:
- Medical, surgical and elderly care
- Accident and emergency
- Learning disability insight placement
- Community nursing
- Operating theatres
- Outpatients departments
- Private healthcare placement experiences
- Opportunity for an elective placement in the UK or abroad.
We make sure that you'll have the knowledge, skills and the confidence to work as a student nurse before sending you out into clinical practice.
Our team of experienced and dedicated lectures have a collective wealth of knowledge from working in a number of areas, including:
- Adult life support
- End of life care for older people with dementia and care of vulnerable adults
- HIV, AIDS, sexual health
- Human factors
- Intensive therapy unit/intensive care unit cardio and respiration (ITU/ICU)
- Patient safety
- Plastics and burns
- Pressures ulcers/tissue viability
- Renal medicine and transplantation
- Stoma nurse
- Spinal cord injury (adult and paediatric), from acute, rehabilitation to community discharge
- Trauma and orthopaedics
- Workforce and service delivery.
Our enthusiastic and dedicated adult nursing lecturers have a passion for what they do and will support you throughout the programme.
Once you graduate, you'll be able to register as a nurse with the Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC), which enables you to practice in the UK.
BNU is a Placements Plus university. So, whatever degree you do, you can be sure there’ll be plenty of industry-relevant opportunities on offer, to help you get into your chosen field.
We’ll also prepare you for work beforehand, with special skills for work training, further boosting your CV, and building skills employers will value. In recognition of the value we place on these skills we have incorporated this experience into your study time.
Placements Plus is all about helping you get some valuable experience under your belt while you’re a student, to increase your choices later, and help you get the graduate-level job you want.
What are the course entry requirements?
A typical offer will require a UCAS tariff score of: 112 - 136
A typical offer will also include an Access to Nursing qualification with a minimum of 30 Level 3 credits at Distinction, 12 at Merit, and 3 at Pass; A-levels at grade B, B and C, or above; BTEC Extended Diploma with Distinction, Merit, Merit or FETAC 5 Distinctions in health care-related subjects. In addition, you will require five GCSEs including Maths, English and Science at Grade C/4 or above (or equivalent).
You may find it easier if you have prior knowledge of health, so we prefer if you have relevant A Levels - such as Biology, Health and Social Care, Chemistry, Psychology, Physics, Physical Education, and Sociology. However, it is not essential.
All applicants should be able to demonstrate evidence of academic study within the last five years.
Health Care Experience is an advantage and applications from mature students are also welcome.
If your first language is not English, we will require evidence of English language proficiency. Minimum requirements are: An IELTS score of 7.0 overall with at least 7.0 in Writing, 7.0 in reading, 7.0 in Listening and 7.0 in Speaking. For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our international pages.
This module map provides a list of the modules that make up your course. You can find more information about how your course is structured on our Academic Advice section.
Year 1 Modules
Foundations of nursing and evidence based healthcare
Health and Social Care in a Contemporary World
The Fundamentals of Adult Nursing Practice
Year 2 Modules
Approaches to Research; methods, appraisal and application
Public Health in Action
Developing Adult Nursing Practice
Year 3 Modules
Innovations in Evidence-based Nursing
Leading and Co-ordinating Care
Leading Complex Care in Adult Nursing Practice
How much does it cost
Home and EU
Home and EU, Academic Year 2021-2022
£9,250 per year
International, Academic Year 2021-2022
£13,750 per year
What are my career prospects?
Throughout your time with us we’ll support you on the route to your chosen career. We’ll help you to develop crucial skills, encouraging you to become enterprising, employable and good leaders. We also help you find employment after graduation. Have a look at our Careers and Employability pages to find out more.
As you'll graduate as a registered nurse, you'll be able to find work in the UK or explore opportunities of working abroad in the future. Many of our students are employed by the Trust that they worked with during their time at the University.
Nursing itself is a broad area and you'll have the chance to go into many careers, such as:
- Staff nurse working in an acute or rehabilitation centre
- Practice nurse working in a GP surgery
- Community nurse, for example district nurse
- Working in nursing homes
- Working with private health care providers
- Prison nursing
- The armed forces
- Nurse researcher.
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