Adult Nursing, BSc Hons

  • If you want a varied and rewarding career with excellent employment prospects, our nursing degree offers expert teaching in high tech labs and simulated wards
  • We ensure you will spend 50% of your time in clinical placements experiencing a variety of settings and being assessed by qualified practitioners
  • We prepare you to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a registered adult nurse.

Entry requirements may change during Clearing.

3 years full time



Britain's National Health Service is seen as an inspiration around the world, now you can play a vital part in the welfare of the country.

Our degree offers pre-registration training in the specialist field of adult nursing.

The courses within our degree offer both theoretical and practice learning in a variety of settings. We have excellent links with the NHS and other care providers and will arrange your placements in both hospitals and community settings.

Work placements

Hospital placements could include women's health, emergency departments, intensive care and outpatients. It can also include operating theatres, coronary care, care of the elderly and cancer care.

You will have the opportunity to work alongside other professionals such as doctors, physiotherapists, social workers and pharmacists. As a student nurse you will learn to care for patients of all ages with varying conditions, from short term injuries to long term diseases.

The changing health needs of society and an aging population mean that as an adult nurse you will be working increasingly in community settings supporting people to stay well and prevent admission to hospital. Community roles include district nursing, practice nursing, walk-in centres and nursing homes.

During your placements, you will be assessed by qualified practitioners. You will learn how to observe patients and assess not only their needs, but also their family's. From this assessment you will be involved in planning and delivering the care and finally evaluating the results.

You will spend 50% of your time each year in these valuable work placements. Here you will learn the vital importance of communication and team work with other staff members.

Nurses in both hospital and community settings have opportunities to become managers, educators and clinical specialists.


Throughout our degree we prepare you to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as registered adult nurses. The degree will ensure you have achieved the outcomes identified in the NMC Standards for Pre-registration Nursing Education (NMC 2010) including the standards for competence and the Essential Skills Clusters and the requirement of Directive 2005/36/EC. The intellectual, professional, academic and practical competencies that you will acquire as an adult nursing graduate are informed by the European Tuning Project 2009, 3.2.


The BSc Hons Adult Nursing programme begins in September and March at our Avery Hill Campus, and in January at our Medway Campus.


Our nursing degrees are ranked:

  • 1st in London for student satisfaction by the Complete University Guide 2017
  • Within the top 20 nationally for student satisfaction by the Complete University Guide 2017.

What you'll study

For information on courses for this programme click here.

What people say

I loved being on placement, I felt its where I could really put my skills and knowledge into practice. I had excellent mentors over the three years and met some really passionate and inspiring people.

John O'Neill
BSc Hons Adult Nursing
Accident and Emergency Staff Nurse, Queen Elizabeth Hospital

After working for over 15 years for my previous employer, I decided it was time for a complete change in career. I had always considered nursing but thought I may not have the right qualifications to gain entry into a university. Having not studied for over 20 years it was a daunting prospect. At the Open Day I was surprised to find that my qualifications were enough to apply for the degree. I gained my place on the adult nursing programme and two years on, I'm still enjoying my new life as a student nurse. The degree is demanding but also very rewarding.

Linda DeBattista
BSc Hons Adult Nursing

Extra information


Students will be assessed through:

  • Exams
  • Essays
  • Skills assessments
  • Poster presentations
  • Work books
  • Clinical skills assessment (OSCE).

Professional recognition

This programme is professionally recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.


Successful completion of this programme leads to eligibility to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, in order to begin your career in nursing. Nurses in both hospital and community settings have opportunities to become managers, educators and clinical specialists.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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Avery Hill Campus

Situated in Avery Hill Park in Eltham, this campus combines the grace of a Victorian mansion with modern living and teaching facilities.

New Eltham and Falconwood (approx. 20 walk)

TFL buses frequently run closeby.

Free 15 min stay parking available on campus. 'Pay and display' car parks nearby.

Campus bus service every half hour between campuses.

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Medway Campus

A recently modernised, splendid Edwardian redbrick and ivy-clad campus based at Chatham Maritime, Kent.

Chatham Station (approx. 5 min by bus)

Gillingham Station (approx. 20 min walk / 10 min by bus)

Free parking is available for motorbikes and scooters. Public car parks nearby.

From Gatwick Airport take the National Express 270 coach service.

Campus bus service between campuses.

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