Nursing with Registration BSc (Hons)

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About the course

Please note that due to the high volume of applications received for Child B702 and Adult B700 (September intake) these are now closed to Home/EU applications for 2013.

We are still taking enquiries for 2014 entry.

Students wishing to apply for Learning Disability B761 and Mental Health B701 branches can do so, as well as for January 2014 starts in Adult B700 and Mental Health B701.

Although we do offer some limited placement opportunities in Nottinghamshire, we have now filled all of our spaces for the January 2014 cohort, so whilst you are welcome to apply for Adult or Mental Health Nursing for January 2014, if offered a place, your placements will be in Leicestershire and…

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About the course

Please note that due to the high volume of applications received for Child B702 and Adult B700 (September intake) these are now closed to Home/EU applications for 2013.

We are still taking enquiries for 2014 entry.

Students wishing to apply for Learning Disability B761 and Mental Health B701 branches can do so, as well as for January 2014 starts in Adult B700 and Mental Health B701.

Although we do offer some limited placement opportunities in Nottinghamshire, we have now filled all of our spaces for the January 2014 cohort, so whilst you are welcome to apply for Adult or Mental Health Nursing for January 2014, if offered a place, your placements will be in Leicestershire and Rutland ONLY.

International applicants interested in 2013 entry need to contact the University directly.

This three year course allows you to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) in your chosen field of practice. You can chose to study adult, mental health, child and learning disability nursing.

This Nursing with Registration Degree enables graduates to register with the NMC in a chosen field of practice in Adult, Mental Health, Child or Learning Disability. These pathways are available in September, and Adult and Mental Health Nursing pathways are also available in January.

You are supported by an enthusiastic mentor who works collaboratively with multi-professional health/social care teams and alongside university staff to ensure there are plentiful opportunities to gain a wide variety of learning and work experiences.

While on placements, there are opportunities to work with clients from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds throughout Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland in the NHS, independent and voluntary sectors.

You are supported by a robust system of personal tutors and teaching teams to ensure that individual potential is realised. You are assisted to develop personally, professionally and academically into a competent practitioner who is fit for practice as a registered nurse and to commence a rewarding future career in health and social care.

Reasons why you should choose to study Nursing degree at DMU
  • 97.3% of Nursing graduates seeking to enter employment or further study are successful within 6 months of completing their course, entering into ‘graduate level employment’ (DLHE 2010/11)
  • Upon completion of the course you will be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Brand new clinical skills suites provide the opportunity to gain hands-on practical learning
  • You will study 50% theory and 50% practice
  • Professionally accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • Registered nurses start on a salary of more than £21,000 (NHS Payscales, 2012)
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Key facts

UCAS course code:

Adult B700

Mental Health B701

Child B702

Learning Disability B761

Adult B700

Child B702

Duration: Three years full-time (45 week year)

Institution code: D26


Entry and admission criteria

UCAS Points A minimum of 280 points
GCSEs
  • 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Maths, English and Science. Plus one of the following:
Alevels
  • A minimum of 280 UCAS points from a minimum of two A levels including at least two subjects at a grade C or above. (excluding General Studies, key skills and music exams)
BTEC
  • BTEC National Diploma normally in Health and Social Care or Applied Science at Distinction/Merit/Merit
  • BTEC National Certificate only in combination with other accepted qualifications. Normally from Health and Social Care or Applied Science
  • BTEC National Award only in combination with other accepted qualifications. Normally from Health and Social Care or Applied Science
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (3 A2s) BTEC normally in Health and Social Care or Applied Science at Distinction/Merit/Merit
  • BTEC Diploma (2 A2s) normally in Health and Social Care or Applied Science Distinction* Distinction*
  • BTEC 90 credit only in combination with other accepted qualifications. Normally from Health and Social Care or Applied Science
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (1 A2) only in combination with other accepted qualifications. Normally from Health and Social Care or Applied Science
  • BTEC certificate (1 A1) only in combination with other accepted qualifications. Normally from Health and Social Care or Applied Science
Access Course Pass. Access to Nursing and Midwifery/ Access to Science/ Applied Science/ Forensic Science. Maximum of 9 credits from study skills. English, Maths and Science GCSE equivalency required, 12 level 2 credits in each subject.

Interview: Yes

Work Experience: No

International Baccalaureate: 28+

You must complete an occupational health check, declaration form and enhanced CRB disclosure application form before starting the course (if you are overseas you will also need to submit a criminal records certificate from your home country), which needs to be cleared in accordance with DMU’s admissions policy. Contact us for up-to-date information.

You must complete an occupational health check, declaration form and enhanced CRB disclosure application form before starting the course, which needs to be cleared in accordance with DMU’s admissions policy. Contact us for up-to-date information.

International students: If English is not your first language, we require an English language level of IELTS 7.0 or equivalent.

Teaching and assessment

A wide variety of teaching and learning methods are used including lectures, seminars, presentations and tutorials. You will also experience enquiry based/ problem solving and independent learning techniques, as well as a variety of e-learning facilities, and maintaining a professional portfolio.

You will complete blocks of clinical placements (30–37.5 hours per week) and blocks of theory hours (up to 16 hours per week). Week-long blocks for self-directed learning, reading, reflection and professional development are allocated throughout the course.

Inter-professional learning allows you to mix with other students/professionals, and understand wider issues and debates in the sector.

Course modules

First year

  • Professional Responsibility 1
  • Skills for Evidence for Professional Practice
  • Foundations of Nursing Practice
  • Promotion of Health and Well Being
  • Holistic Nursing Interventions

Second year

  • Professional Responsibility 2
  • Analysing Evidence for Healthcare
  • Complex Care Needs
    Plus one of the following
  • Responding to Altered
  • Health Needs
  • Policy, Politics and Health
  • Human Rights and Ethics
  • Diversity and Healthcare Practice
  • Governance, Quality and Risk
  • International Perspectives

Third year

  • Professional Responsibility 3
  • Dissertation
  • Working in Partnership with Service Users and Carers
  • Transitions to Professional Practice

Academic expertise

The Nursing Lecturers are all registered nurses and qualified teachers. Many are research active.

Many staff have doctoral level qualifications and twelve staff are currently undertaking academic and professional doctorates.

Industry links and professional accreditation

Accredited by the NMC|, this course has been recognised for its high standard of teaching quality, and upon successful completion of the course you can register as a nurse with the NMC.

The nursing team have an excellent reputation and good links with the local NHS trust and other potential employers, which is beneficial when you are applying for jobs.

Work experience and placements

You will benefit from placements in Leicester, Leicestershire, Rutland and Northampton's hospitals and community placements.

From January 2013, exciting opportunities for placements in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire's hospitals and community services are being developed. Students based in north Leicestershire or Nottinghamshire may wish to benefit from these placements.

You will work alongside a mentor to learn the practical application of nursing relevant to your chosen field of nursing practice.

50% of the course is based in clinical practice. Placements are based in a variety of hospitals, community, clinics and social care settings including caring for patients/clients in their own homes. This includes a range of different shift patterns across a 24 hour cycle.

Erasmus and elective placement opportunities are also available.

Uniform and Dress Code Policy
This course includes compulsory hospital and community placements; these are an essential component for completion of the course. Whilst on placement, students must adhere to the uniform / dress code policy of the placement provider. University Hospitals of Leicester NHS (UHL) trust. The UHL NHS Trusts and other placement providers have given careful consideration to cultural and religious needs relating to uniform policies / dress codes.

These have been developed in conjunction with local / national cultural and religious bodies. This is to ensure that local / national infection control guidance is adhered to. Whilst every attempt has been made to accommodate individual needs, however, there are some areas where the need to fully comply with infection control guidance has overridden religious requirements.

Further information can be obtained by contacting HLS Admissions on +44 (0)116 257 7700

Graduate careers

The qualification enables you to practice anywhere in the UK, EU plus countries such as Canada, USA and Australasia (local registration required).

Once qualified, our postgraduate study opportunities further enhance your knowledge and skills; including Masters Degrees, Learning Beyond Registration modules and professional Doctorates.

Fees and funding

UK students currently benefit from a grant, means-tested bursary and payment of fees by the NHS. (Based on 2012 entry and may be subject to change.)

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Scholarships

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Facilities

Recent investment of £8 million in to our first-class teaching and learning facilities, develop your practical experience and enhance your employability upon graduation.

Purpose-built clinical skills areas allow you to apply theory to practice in a safe environment. You will receive guidance and support from staff, to ensure that your practical ability in the clinical skills suites is accurate.

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