Adult nursing is a dynamic, rewarding and highly skilled caring and compassionate career. You will develop diverse skills ranging from the delivery of health education for individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds to delivering complex care for people with multiple acute or long-term conditions.
This programme aims to develop nurses who are able to deliver person-centered, safe and effective care, working with other professions and agencies in an ever-changing and complex healthcare environment.
You will experience a variety of clinical placements and will learn using a diverse range of techniques and approaches. You will undertake clinical practice for 50% of the course, in community and hospital placements as well as independent and voluntary sector experience.
During placements, students are involved in nursing activities including providing care for a range of patients relevant to their chosen nursing pathway.
GCU's learning environment provides innovative, flexible and effective opportunities to develop understanding and nursing skills, using methods such as a blend of online and face-to-face teaching and a state-of-the-art inter-professional simulation suite.
On successful completion of the programme, graduates are eligible for registration as a Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Graduates are equipped to apply for a wide range of positions in the NHS, working closely with patients, clients, service users and carers, and also leading in management and research.
What you will study
Values and Rights-based Nursing practice, Health Improvement, Contemporary Health Care Delivery, Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice.
Anticipatory and Alternative Approaches to Adult Nursing, Developing Skills for Professional Nursing Practice (Adult).
Adult Nursing to Empower, Enable and Enhance Person-Centred Care, Consolidating Professional Skills for Nursing Practice (Adult).
Honours level dissertation, Leadership in Interprofessional teams, Advancing the Application of Values-Based Nursing Practice in Health and Social Care.
BSc (Hons) Year 1
BBBB including English and a science and Nat 5 Maths at C
BCC preferably including a science subject, and GCSE English language and Maths at C/4
H2 H2 H3 H3 including English and preferably a science subject, plus Ordinary Level Maths at B1
24 points including a science
SWAP West Access to Honours Nursing at partner colleges. Science-based HNCs will be considered. Applicants must have numeracy and literacy equivalent to National 5 level.
BTEC Extended Diploma
Applied Science, Biological/Biomedical Science or Health Care related at DMM. GCSE Maths and English at C/4 are also required.
Applicants whose first language is not English will normally be required to hold IELTS of overall 7.0 each element or equivalent.
Other academic and vocational qualifications
Each application to GCU is considered on an individual basis. If you do not have the typical academic entry qualifications, but can demonstrate relevant work experience and/or credits from recognized professional bodies, you may be eligible to enter this course via the University's Recognition of Prior Learning scheme.
If you do not meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for the English for University Study programme.
Applicants are expected to have evidence of assessed study within the last 5 years. Selected applicants will be invited to attend one of our Applicant Days as part of the admissions process.
Fees and funding
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Tuition fees 2018/19
- Home: £1820
- RUK: £9250*
- EU: £1820
- International: £11,500
*Total tuition fees for RUK students completing a three or four-year degree are capped at £27,750. Specific fees are subject to confirmation by the Scottish Government and may change once confirmed.
If you commence your studies in September 2018 or January 2019, these are the annual or module fees that apply to the duration of your course; however, fees are subject to change. For full details on how fees may change read our fees and refund policy.
In addition to course tuition fees, you may encounter additional costs during your time at University.
We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2.5 million per year.
If you have any questions or inquiries regarding scholarships available for 2018/19, please feel free to contact the student inquiries team.
International student start dates
For new international students, orientation events start on 14 September 2018. This extra time is specifically designed to assist new international students in settling into the UK and GCU prior to the start of general student induction and teaching.
There will be a whole host of fun and informative activities taking place during this period, including campus and city tours, as well as welcome events where you can meet other international students.
We use a wide range of learning and teaching methods to ensure that you have both the necessary knowledge and understanding of business and management and a portfolio of intellectual and personal skills.
Each module on the programme uses its own learning, teaching and assessment strategy to achieve learning objectives. Assessment methods vary between modules and may include unseen examinations, class tests, essays, management reports, case studies, presentations, and group work.
The learning and teaching methods we use to ensure that our programme is both vocationally relevant and academically challenging. Our approach is student-centered, practical, participative and relevant to the needs of employers.
We've moved away from the traditional teacher-centric learning to a more independent learning approach, where you are encouraged to develop critical thinking skills.
On successful completion of the programme, graduates are eligible for registration as a Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).