Taught course

Nursing/Registered Nurse (Adult)

Institution
Kingston University · Nursing
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

  • A health or science-related degree is preferred at 2.2 or above. Health and science-related degrees could include health studies, psychology, physiology, biology, social sciences, or related studies to the above.
  • A minimum of 500 hours of health or social care related experience undertaken in the 12 months prior to your application. Applicants will be asked to complete an RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) claim form to demonstrate the achievement of 500 hours of recent experience. Successful achievement of this form, along with a testimony, are a condition for entry to the programme.
  • You must have at least five GCSEs at grade 4 or above (or grade C or above for GCSEs taken before 2017), including English language and, maths (and a science subject is preferred), or equivalent qualifications, together with evidence of academic study, ideally within the last five years.
  • Non-native speakers who do not have the equivalent of GCSE English at grade 4 (formerly grade C) or an equivalent (eg Functional Skills Level 2 Literacy) require an Academic IELTS score of 7.0 or equivalent overall and at least 6.5 in the writing section and at least 7 in the reading, listening and speaking sections.
  • Admission is subject to occupational health screening and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. All suitable applicants are required to attend an interview and selection day.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Choose Kingston's Adult Nursing MSc

  • This course provides you with theoretical knowledge and practical experience needed to register as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
  • This masters course is ideal if you are interested in a career in frontline, leadership or specialist nursing.
  • Our academic team members come from diverse backgrounds specific to adult nursing including cancer, dementia care, ICU, A&E, neuro, acute medicine, community (district nursing, health visiting), sexual health and respiratory nursing.
  • Our state-of-the-art simulation suite provides you with unrivalled opportunities to develop your skills in caring for adults through high fidelity patient simulators and role play with actors. You will also have opportunities to learn with, and from, midwifery students and lecturers in simulations and shared learning with the child, and mental health student nurses to enhance your skills in caring for clients from these fields.
  • Many members of our adult nursing teaching team have contributed to the latest Essentials of Nursing Practice textbook and are currently completing an adult version Essentials of Nursing Adults due for publication at the end of 2018.
  • You will gain practice experience in an area of London or Surrey which includes an acute hospital and you will have opportunities to work in the community.
  • You will have the opportunity to take a national or international elective placement at the end of your first year.

Adult nursing is a person-centred profession with the primary aim of promoting the wellbeing and social inclusion of all people through improving or maintaining physical and mental health (Department of Health, 2010). Adult nurses provide care for people over the age of 18 and increasingly for older people with complex conditions. They may also care for people with a mental health, learning disability or children. Adult nurses work in a range of settings including A&E, critical care, medical and surgical wards, rehabilitation units, GP practices, healthcare centres, hospices and in people's own homes.

What will you study?

The first year is divided into two parts. In part one you will undertake a bridging module introducing you to the foundations of nursing and healthcare. In part two you will look at the context of nursing within a variety of client groups within your specific field of nursing.

In your second year (part three) you will learn about the analysis and application of research and evidence base and the complexities of nursing at an individual and organisational level as well as preparing for your transition to registered nurse.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Team
Email
preregadmissions@sgul.kingston.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 8417 5735