The BSc Adult Nursing at UWS will equip you with the skills to practice as an adult nurse within a variety of healthcare settings.
SQA Highers: BBC plus SG / Int2 / Nat5 English and Maths. Entry is also possible with
BC plus UWS ‘First Steps to Nursing’ module, plus SG / Int2 / Nat5 English and Maths
GCE A-Levels: BC, plus GCSEs English Language,English Literature and Maths
Irish Leaving Certificate: HL: BBC2, plus OL English and Maths
Scottish Wider Access Programme: Access to Nursing: BBB
SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: Healthcare or Social Care preferred although any HNC will be considered
FETAC: Complete and pass Level 5
This degree will prepare you with the knowledge and
skills to practice within hospitals, communities and specialist areas and equip
you to work in a multi-disciplinary team.
The programme offers a combination of blended learning
and varied teaching techniques, including state-of-the-art virtual learning and
simulated clinical environments, supported by highly experienced and qualified
staff. 50% of your programme is theory
based and 50% practice based.
Introduces you to the profession of nursing and the
associated underpinning knowledge and values. You will engage in shared
learning with mental health nursing students in years 1 & 2 as well as
focusing on your own speciality.
Concentrates on a commitment to caring for vulnerable individuals. Through theory and placement you will develop practical skills and evidence-based knowledge, enabling you to critically assess situations and provide safe and effective care.
Through shared and field learning opportunities you will enhance your knowledge, critical decision-making skills and evidence-based holistic care. These skills will assist you in the transition toward becoming a registered nurse.
Graduates are eligible to register with the Nursing and
Midwifery Council as a Registered Nurse in Adult Nursing. Job opportunities are
excellent with attractive starting salaries. Careers include specialist nurse,
hospital-based, community or school nurse or health visitor. Depending on your
field, you can opt to work as a Registered Nurse within a hospital or community
setting in the UK, other EU countries and in Canada and Australasia.
Practice experience is available throughout NHS Ayrshire and Arran; Greater Glasgow and Clyde; Lanarkshire; Dumfries and Galloway; and Highland (Argyll). Experience may be gained in the private and public sectors, including acute inpatient hospitals.
During Year 3 you may study abroad while gaining credit towards your degree at one of our 80 educational partner organisations.
professional registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council will be linked to an exit award of BSc Adult Nursing only