Taught course

Adult Nursing

University of Bedfordshire · Faculty of Health and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree in a life, health or social science related subject.

GCSE grades 9 - 4 or equivalent in Mathematics and English Language.

Months of entry

February, October

Course content

The demand for nurses with a postgraduate qualification is growing. If you have an Honour’s degree from a health-, social care- or health science-related area, and have the dedication and commitment to study and work full time, then this course enables you to become a registered nurse in two years.

The course supports you to develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours needed to be an adult nurse, able to meet the demands of the role in a constantly evolving healthcare system. The course covers core aspects of adult nursing practice before exploring areas such as assessment and decision-making; medicines management and pharmacology; and professional values and governance.

You study in both academic and clinical practice settings, with assessments that encourage you to make links between theory and practice. On successful completion of the course, you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a registered adult nurse.

Why choose this course?

  • Gain the knowledge, experience and skills you need to achieve registered nurse status
  • Benefit from University facilities that include new simulation labs with state-of-the-art medical mannequins so you can experience real-life scenarios in a safe and supported environment
  • Secure a local practice placement through our strong links with healthcare providers in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire
  • Study with a research-active academic team who have published widely in their fields, in journals including the British Journal of Nursing and Nurse Education Today
  • Learn from visiting lecturers who are clinical specialists, providing you with the latest research and practice in their field
  • Bedfordshire's School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health works closely with its Institute of Health Research (IHR), which is renowned for the global impact of its research

Information for international students

IELTS score of 6.5 overall, with a minimum score of 6 in any area, where English is a second language (unless already registered with the NMC as a Nurse or NA).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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