All modules within the Adult Nursing Programme are core.
We continually review and where appropriate, revise the range of modules on offer to reflect changes in the subject and ensure the best student experience. We will inform applicants of any changes to the course structure before enrolment.
Year 1 - Level 4
Foundations of Nursing (20 credits)
This module prepares you to enter the practice environment. Content includes communication, professionalism, anatomy and physiology, nursing assessment and care planning, and interprofessional practice.
Promoting Health in Practice (20 credits)
This module enables you to understand the nurse’s role in promoting physical and mental wellbeing during health, ill-health and at the end of life.
Caring Encounters (20 credits)
You will develop your understanding of common mental health issues. You will learn alongside local service users to consider the confidence and skills required to hold difficult conversations with people experiencing emotional distress.
Year 2 - Level 5
Evidence Based Nursing Care (20 credits)
In this module you will examine the evidence base for nursing assessment, care planning and decision-making
Care of the Deteriorating Patient (20 credits)
You will learn about management of the deteriorating patient in a range of care settings.
Nursing and Social Justice (20 credits)
This module aims to help you understand the impact that social and political factors have on health and wellbeing. You will examine the role of nurses in health activism and in overcoming oppressive practice.
Year 3 - Level 6
Caring for the Person With Complex Needs (20 credits)
You will link pathophysiology, pharmacology, psychology, sociology and decision-making theories to plan and deliver care to people with complex conditions in a variety of healthcare settings.
Leadership and Learning (20 credits)
This module examines effective leadership, management and coaching within nursing practice. Once completed you will have met the NMC requirements to become a Practice Supervisor on registering as a nurse.
Critical Review of Practice (20 credits)
This is your dissertation. You will undertake a critical review of literature to explore an aspect of contemporary nursing practice.
Recurring modules - Levels 4, 5 and 6
Adult Nursing Practice Learning (40 credits)
You will undertake this module every year, as it is the practice component of your programme. You will work to achieve the NMC Standards of Proficiency, and will be assessed in practice to ensure you meet the relevant NMC progression points.
Clinical Supervision and Professional Development (20 credits)
This module is also undertaken every year. These modules are designed to help you reflect on your practice experiences and link them to relevant theory. They also support your personal and professional development.