Adult Nursing with Registration
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.
- 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
- demonstrate competency in literacy
- undertake successful personal interview,
health screening and Protection of Vulnerable
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
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.
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,
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
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.