BSc in Nursing - Adult University of Stirling
Adult nursing is a challenging and rewarding profession that offers a wide range of roles caring for people and promoting health.
Stirling is a superb place for you to learn the skills of modern nursing, which are valued around the world. Our course is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, and has also received multiple commendations.
Top reasons to study with us
#1 We work with NHS Forth Valley, to ensure that our course remains clinically excellent and that you’ll receive the best possible practical education
#2 We've received multiple commendations from the Nursing and Midwifery Council, including for our close working relationships with practice partners
#3 We're ranked Top 5 in Scotland for Nursing (Complete University Guide 2022)
Nursing and Midwifery Council
Our BSc Adult Nursing extends over three years, and the BSc (Hons) over four years.
You’ll be introduced to the fundamentals of nursing, and progress towards delivering person-centred nursing care in more complex and demanding situations. You’ll gain the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values that are essential to deliver safe, compassionate, respectful, ethical and effective care in an evolving and dynamic health and social care environment. Each year meets the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) requirement of 50% theory and 50% practice. Through our partnerships with a diverse range of health and social care organisations, you’ll have the opportunity to put your theory into practice. You will work all shift patterns of the practice learning environment which may involve both day and night shifts to experience the full learning opportunities of these areas.
This course is designed for you to achieve proficiencies required for registration in the UK as a nurse. You may also have the choice of undertaking a national or international placement.
You’ll study alongside our Mental Health Nursing students throughout your programme and our BSc Paramedic Science students during Year 1 of the programme to gain a holistic understanding of how health and social care professionals work together to bring about the best in patient-centred care.
We’ll also focus on developing the leadership and management skills needed to foster quality and innovation within the health and social care setting.
We've been awarded five star excellence for our teaching by the QS World University Rankings 2020.
Your course will provide you with learning experiences in practice learning placements across a wide range of areas. Practice learning will be supported by your engagement with theoretical elements of the course, and also by your practice assessor and practice supervisor. You’ll develop skills of critical reading, appreciation and analysis, numeracy and literacy. These skills are both graduate attributes and essential skills for a graduate nurse.
The course utilises a range of hybrid teaching and learning experiences including lectures, small group work, skills, simulation lab and oral presentations. These will equip you with a diverse range of skills to enhance your abilities as a proficient nurse.
A wide range of approaches to teaching and learning are adopted by the Faculty. Central to this is a student-centred approach, which uses small group teaching (enquiry-based learning or EBL) in combination with lectures, seminars, group work and clinical skills teaching.
You will be assessed by a range of methods, including: examinations, essays, reports, clinical skills assessments, presentations and assessments of practice. You’ll need to pass each semester assessment before progressing to the next semester.
Work Placement Opportunities
Your course will provide you with a wide range of practice learning placements. These will take place in the NHS Forth Valley area. There may be opportunities to have placements within other health boards, but this is dependent on placement area capacity.
You can take advantage of opportunities to study abroad during the three independent study weeks at the end of Years 1 and 2. Our current partner universities include:
- University of South Florida, Tampa, USA
- University of Indiana, Indiana, USA
- University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
- Paracelsus University, Austria
Student Recruitment and Admissions
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