Adult Nursing with Registration

UCAS codes

  • BR40 H MSc/ANR  - Adult Nursing with Registration

Course contact

Hazel McWhinnie
(+44 141 849 4101 outwith UK)

Qualifications and durations

MSc - 2 years full-time


Start date(s)

  • February
This exciting and innovative two year pre-registration course is the first of its kind in scotland and ultimately prepares students for professional registration with the nursing and midwifery council (NMC) as an adult nurse.

Candidates must: 

  • possess an appropriate degree in a biological, health, social science, nursing or related subject 
  • provide a personal/employer reference 
  • provide an academic reference and formal university transcript 
  • demonstrate competency in literacy and numeracy 
  • undertake successful personal interview, health screening and Protection of Vulnerable Groups screening 

Overseas applicants only: 

Complete the academic version of the British Council International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test and achieve at least 7.0 in the listening and reading sections, at least 7.0 in the writing and speaking sections and at least an overall score of 7.0 (NMC Circular 1/2007). 

It is aimed at those with an appropriate degree in health, biological or social sciences, nursing or a related subject who wish to change career path. This course reinforces Scotland’s health priorities and will develop your abilities to make a valuable, credible and significant impact on the health of the population. It builds on your existing knowledge and skills acquired from both previous academic study and experiential learning. 

There is a strong evidence-based focus which develops existing research skills and knowledge. While highlighting the differences and uniqueness of each field of nursing, the course also focuses on the shared learning values and the commonalities of the profession of nursing as a whole. 

Throughout the course you will engage in a combination of theory, clinical simulation, reflection, personal development planning and practice learning experiences. Ongoing assessment, practical experience and the use of clinical simulation will develop nurses who are fit-for-practice by the end of the course. 

Your Learning

A recognised innovative feature of the course is the approach of clinical simulation used for skills demonstration, practice and evaluation within the course. Through clinical simulation, students can practise in a safe, realistic environment.

The course consists of three parts, containing a mixture of theory and practice modules, all of which are core. There are three 20 credit modules in Part 1 and 2 with Part 3 consisting of a 60 credit theory/practice dissertation module

The aim of this course is to produce nurses who are fit-for-practice, purpose and award and who will contribute to the leadership of a competent, dynamic workforce. 

Graduates will secure employment within a range of healthcare areas.

You will gain practical experience working across one of the five health boards in the west of Scotland and will experience the 24 hour/7 day continuum of care whilst in practice environments. Practice learning experiences represent contemporary healthcare delivery and encompass NHS hospital and community environments and also include private, independent and voluntary organisations. Upon graduation, students can apply for professional registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) in their specific field, as an adult nurse.
“There is a good mix of theory and practice with sessions delivered in a way that is informative and enjoyable. The academic side is challenging but students are supported and encouraged to think with a critical mind which will come in useful when I enter the nursing profession. It’s rewarding to put my learning into practice in various
placement experiences.”
Toni McIntosh, Adult Nursing student

Useful Information

    • All theoretical modules are taught at Hamilton Campus. Practice learning experiences will be undertaken within the health board area in which the student resides.

    BSc Adult Nursing