The extraordinary demand for nurses and nursing skills in the UK is exemplified by the current UK Government target of recruiting 50,000 additional nurses and 26,000 additional primary care workers by 2025 (gov.uk), with nursing consistently one of the most employable degree subjects in the UK and worldwide.
The huge contribution that nurses make to public healthcare is more vital today than ever before, with due recognition in 2020 from the WHO, who marked the year as The International Year of the Nurse and Midwife.
UoS in London
You will develop a comprehensive understanding of the requirements of becoming a registered nurse through studying and completing modules in professional practice, nursing practice and physical and human science. On your clinical placements, you will have the opportunity to apply and hone your theoretical knowledge and skills in a practical environment, learning from expert practitioners and other students.
Our typical offer is 112 UCAS points from a minimum of two A levels or equivalent, which should preferably include a health or science-related subject. Please note we do not accept General Studies AS or A level. Other qualifications may be considered, please contact the admissions tutor for advice.
We also require at least five passes at GCSE grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent. If you have studied for a GCSE which has a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above.
If you meet these requirements, then your application will be individually assessed by the Adult Nursing Admissions Tutor and if successful you will be shortlisted for an online interview which will assess your values, problem solving and communication skills.
Medical assessments of your mental and physical health and disclosure of criminal convictions apply to all nursing courses and are based on current NMC requirements. Nurses are registered healthcare professionals and the ability to practise safely, effectively and professionally is essential, so all applicants are required to follow our fitness to practise procedures.
Placements will be provided by NHS and private organisations across West London. You will be assigned to a trust for the duration of your programme, this will be known as your home trust. The placements are 8 weeks long (16 weeks for the management placement).
Placements are incorporated into each year of the programme to meet the NMC (2018) Standards of Proficiency. The programme will expect the student to attend placement for 25 hours per week.
The focus of this course is teaching through doing and thinking. For example, you’ll work in small teams to look at, and come up with a solution for, real-world business and management issues, helping you examine, challenge and debate ideas.
Course overview: Your course begins by helping you develop broad knowledge in key areas of business management, including managing people and an introduction to how modern organisations function.
In your second and third study levels you’ll explore subjects covering the development of high performance teams, talent management, rewarding performance, people analytics, and other key areas that you’ll find indispensable in the workplace.
This degree has dual accreditation from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM). Not only will you graduate with a recognised degree, but you’ll also receive a CMI Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership and an ILM Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management.
This will help you show employers that you have both the modern skills and professional recognition to fill current skills gaps in the field.
Study Mode: Daytime – Fulltime – 3-4 Years
Strat Dates: September
Tuition fees: UK/EU – £9,250