(BSc) Bachelor of Science
Nursing (Adult) (Including Year Abroad)
University of Essex
University of Essex
Health and Social Care (School of)
GCSE: Mathematics and English Language C/4
BTEC Extended Diploma: DDD (in relevant subjects)
Access to HE Diploma: 45 credits at Level 3 at merit or above
You must also have a satisfactory Occupational Health Check and enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check (including child and adult barred list check) - both of these are organised by the University. A satisfactory Overseas Criminal Record Check/Local Police Certificate is also required, in addition to a DBS Check, where you have lived outside of the UK in the last 5 years for 6 months or more.
NHS Constitution and Values
As part of the selection process, students will be expected to demonstrate effective communication skills alongside good knowledge and a clear understanding of the scope of work that a nurse is required to undertake as well as the significance of the NHS Constitution and its core values (you can find further information on these on the Health Education East of England website and the Gov.UK webpages https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-nhs-constitution-for-england.
IELTS (International English Language Testing System) code
English language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English: IELTS 7.0 overall, with 6.5 in writing, and 7.0 in all other components.
Other English language qualifications may be acceptable so please contact us for further details. If we accept the English component of an international qualification then it will be included in the information given about the academic levels listed above. Please note that date restrictions may apply to some English language qualifications
If you are an international student requiring a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK please see our immigration webpages for the latest Home Office guidance on English language qualifications.
If you do not meet our IELTS requirements then you may be able to complete a pre-sessional English pathway that enables you to start your course without retaking IELTS.
Rules of assessment
Rules of assessment are the rules, principles and frameworks which the University uses to calculate your course progression and final results.
Mrs Juliet Amanda Drummond
Senior Adult Lecturer The University of Wolverhampton
External Examiners provide an independent overview of our courses, offering their expertise and help towards our continual improvement of course content, teaching, learning, and assessment.
External Examiners are normally academics from other higher education institutions, but may be from the industry, business or the profession as appropriate for the course.
They comment on how well courses align with national standards, and on how well the teaching, learning and assessment methods allow students to develop and demonstrate the relevant knowledge and skills needed to achieve their awards.
External Examiners who are responsible for awards are key members of Boards of Examiners. These boards make decisions about student progression within their course and about whether students can receive their final award.
To provide a comprehensive teaching environment that facilitates the development of safe and effective adult nurses.
To develop the capacity in students to work autonomously in contemporary health settings and within associated legislation.
To enable students to demonstrate client-centred communication & interpersonal skills when working with people in distress.
To assist students to value theoretical understanding and practice evidence based decision making in adult nursing.
To instil reasoned comprehension of professional values and the role of reflection in continuous professional growth as an adult nurse.
To develop within students the capacity to lead, manage and work within multi-professional team.
Learning outcomes and learning, teaching and assessment methods
On successful completion of the programme a graduate should demonstrate knowledge and skills as follows:
A: Knowledge and understanding
A1: An understanding of the knowledge for adult nursing practice that underpins the safe and effective practice of a registered adult nurse
A2: Knowledge of a specialist area of adult nursing informed by reasearch, scholarship and clinical activity
A3: An understanding of the principles and practice underpinning human interaction and its importance during patient/client journeys through health and illness
A4: A inquiring approach to leadership and management within the political, cultural and professional context of different health care environments.
A5: A systematic understanding of psychosocial processes and the role of emotion in personal effectiveness.
A6: A reasoned understanding of reflective learning and its role in personal and professional development
A7: A logical understanding of health care research and research for practice within adult nursing
A1-A7 are achieved through lectures, seminars, workshops, group work and tutorials, with case studies/portfolios and formative tests presented through elearning
A1-Assessed through essay, examination and case studies/portfolios
A2-Assessed through essay and case studies/portfolios
A3-Assessed through reflective accounts, OSCEs and direct observation of practice by the mentor in clinical settings
A4-Assessed through essay and case studies/portfolios
A5-Assessed through reflective accounts and case studies/portfolios
A6-Assessed through reflective accounts and case studies/portfolios
A7-Assessed through critiques of nursing research and a research project
B: Intellectual and cognitive skills
B1: Adopt an inquiring stance to all aspects of nursing practice, education and leadership past present and future
B2: Act to deploy safely and effectively a range of personal skills and techniques to the benefit of patient/clients in the adult nursing practice setting
B3: Engage in structured reflection on issues arising from adult nursing practice
B4: Demonstrate creative approaches to problem solving in health related clinical and domestic settings
Demonstrate creative approaches to problem solving in health related clinical and domestic settings
B5: Undertake self-directed and purposeful continuous profession development
B6: Demonstrate the ability to manage professional issues for which there are imperfect protocols, codes or standards
B7: Develop research questions that reflect and inform contemporary health care practice
B1-B7 are achieved through engagement with clnical learning, personal and group reflection on placement experience, seminars, and elearning discussions
B1-Assessed through direct observation of practice, reflective accounts and case studies/portfolios
B2-4-Assessed through direct observation of practice during clinical placement by mentors and reflective accounts
B5-Assessed by reflective accounts
B6-Assessed through direct observation of practice during clinical placement by mentors, examination and reflective accounts
B7-Assessed through case study and research project
C: Practical skills
C1: Demonstrate competence in delivering essential skills of nursing practice.
C2: Actively seek and value feedback from patients/clients and colleagues to inform this process.
C3: Initiate and lead on creative responses to clinical problem identified within nursing practice, education and/or management
C4: Be a visible champion for best clinical practice and assertively challenge unsatisfactory practice
C5: Practice in a range of adult nursing contexts, including those within which there is uncertainty or unpredictability
C6: Manage and take responsibility for a range of nursing resources
C1-C6 are achieved through clinical placement practice, personal and group reflection, tutorial, elearning discussions and simulated practice
C1-C6 are assessed through the direct observation of practice by clinical placement mentors in the practice setting, and OSCEs
D: Key skills
D1: Use a range of advanced communication skills that are appropriate to nursing and multidisciplinary team working, and
ii) effective and confidence in communication with a large audiences
D2: i) Use the Internet, ii) access data via library, professional bodies, Trusts, iii) use appropriate data analysis packages, and iv) use audiovisual presentation tools and techniques.
D3: i) Interpret statistical information, ii) use statistics to analyse data, and iii) use software packages to support data analysis.
D4: Identify and analyse problems emerging from theory and practice.
D5: i) Motivate and engender partnership working, ii) demonstrate a strong awareness of personal limitations and scope of practice, and iii) take responsibility for one own work and significant responsibility for the work of others.
D6: i) Demonstrate an aptitude for continuing to advance knowledge, understanding and skills in line with identified learning needs, and ii) identify, conceptualise and define new and abstract ideas within professional practice/education/management.
D1 is supported in small group discussion and seminars.
Tutorial time is allocated for individual discussion.
D2 commences at induction and through seminar presentations.
D3 is supported in seminars where students present and analyse work.
Tutorial time is allocated for individual discussion and problem solving.
D4 is practised throughout the course.
Students work through given problems or derived from the students' practice.
D5 is facilitated by the use of collaborative group work and during seminars.
D6 is achieved through feedback on coursework and individual tutorial time.
D1 is assessed by course work, essay, portfolio, presentation, literature review, research proposal and case study.
D2 is assessed through use of word-processing and ability to cite references from internet sources.
Practical assessments are also included which test students' skills.
The use of information technology during presentations is encouraged.
D3 is assessed through course work, essay, portfolio and dissertation.
D4 is assessed through course work, essay, portfolio and dissertation.
D5 & D6 are assessed through course work, oral presentation and placement assessment.