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Adult Nursing, BSc Hons

Study our adult nursing degree for a rewarding career in the care profession. Our nursing courses are rated first in London for student satisfaction.

Adult nurses provide a constant source of support and care to patients. Our degree in adult nursing prepares you for the role and responsibilities as a registered nurse. You'll be working in the NHS serving south-east London and Kent.

We provide you with the skills to meet the needs of patients and their significant others. This will include experience in the hospital, independent and the home environment. You will learn accountability for the important role you will play in their lives.

We prepare you to apply for registration as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Our degree will help you achieve the outcomes identified in the NMC Standards for Pre-registration Nurse Education (2009).

All nursing students on courses from September 2020 may benefit from guaranteed, additional support of at least £5,000 a year, which they will not need to pay back. See more information.

This course is now closed for September 2021 but we welcome applications to begin in January 2022.

UCAS points

112 (view full requirements)(full requirements below)

Course/institution codes

B730 A BSc/Nur

Campus

Avery Hill

Duration

  • 3 years full-time
  • 5 years part-time

Start month

September; January

Home fees

2020/2021 fees *

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2021/2022 fees

* January 2021 starters pay the 2020/2021 fees.

2021/2022 fees

What you should know about this course

  • Nursing and Midwifery at Greenwich is number one in London for satisfaction with teaching (Guardian League Tables 2021 )
  • Nursing students may benefit from additional support of at least £5,000 a year to help with living costs.
  • Our highly qualified staff are both teachers and researchers, giving you access to a talented pool of educators.
  • You will be placed in a NHS trust for the three-year course, although you will have the opportunity to change your placement area for part of Year 3.
  • We are currently developing a brand-new simulation suite where you will be able to practice your acquired skills such as care of the acutely ill adult.

What you will study

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Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

About the course team

You will be taught by an experienced team of experts, which includes senior academics, technical officers, and practitioners with industry experience. Trained postgraduate researchers may also contribute to seminar teaching with the module leader. Teaching is informed by our research and consultancy work, and 97% of our lecturers hold a teaching qualification.

  • I always continuously felt supported by my lecturers and peers. I've learned so much more on placements than I ever thought I would, getting out there, hands-on practice.

    - Georgia Knell, BSc Adult Nursing

Come and meet us

Given the current situation with Covid-19, we are offering virtual events so that you can still experience how Greenwich could be the right university for you.

Next Open Days

Got a question?

To find out more about our Open Days and Campus Tours or if you need any assistance, please email opendays@gre.ac.uk.

Entry requirements

You should normally hold GCSE English Language 4/C and GCSE Maths 4/C
or Level 2 from a pre-2014 Access course
or Functional skills level 2
or IELTS of 7.0 (with minimum of 6.5 in each skill) and maths
or equivalents.

And 112 UCAS points.

We also accept:

  • BTEC/National Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Advanced and Progression Diplomas
  • Access courses
  • NVQ (Level 3)
  • Diploma in Health and Social Care (Level 3)
  • Foundation degrees.

Registered nurses can exceptionally apply for more than 50% of RPL/RPEL from a pre-registration nursing programme.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

Further information about entry

Candidates will be required to:

  • Attend an interview at a Selection Day
  • Appropriate healthcare experience through work shadowing or observation either voluntary or paid is encouraged
  • Professional / Academic Reference Required
  • Suitability Declaration
  • If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 or an equivalent rating in another Secure English Language Test.

Students who require a visa to study in the UK are not eligible to apply for this programme.

Available to overseas students?

No

Can I use prior learning?

Registered nurses can exceptionally apply for more than 50% of RPL/RPEL from a pre-registration nursing programme.

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

Enhanced disclosure

Applicants for this course are required to complete a suitability declaration, an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check, and an occupational health check.

How you will learn

Covid safe teaching and learning

We are looking forward to welcoming students to our campuses for 2021/22 and we are committed to delivering as much of our teaching, learning and student activity as possible face-to-face and on campus for the 2021/22 academic year. Please note that UK Coronavirus policy continues to adapt to ongoing changes. Our plans may need to change and we may need to move activity online at short notice in response to any changes in Government guidance and Covid safety requirements.

Teaching

In a typical week* learning takes place through a combination of:

  • Timetabled learning
  • Independent study

Learning takes place through a combination of timetabled learning and independent study.

Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. Timetabled learning may fall between 9am and 9pm depending on your elective courses and tutorials.

You can view more information about how each module is taught within our 'What you will study' section.

Class sizes

Class sizes vary by module. Lectures are normally attended by larger groups, and seminars/tutorials by smaller groups. This can vary more widely for modules that are shared between degrees. All students will have opportunities for one-to-one time with their tutors.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you are also expected to dedicate around 30 hours a week to self-study. This may involve further reading and research, preparing coursework and presentations, and preparing for tests and exams. Our facilities are designed to support you in these activities.

We encourage you to join societies and participate in sporting and other activities to engage in the wider life of the university community.

Overall workload

In a typical week learning takes place through a combination of:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Laboratory practicals
  • 1-1 tutorials

Assessment

On this course, on average*, students are assessed by:

  • Examinations
  • Coursework

Students are assessed through a combination of course work, exams and practical assessment where relevant. You can view more information about how each module on this course is assessed within our 'What you will study' section.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assignments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

We aim to provide feedback on assignments and to release examination results within 15 working days.

Dates and timetables

The academic year runs from September to June.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

* Calculated as an average of compulsory and optional modules (where applicable each year). You can find out more detail about how individual modules are taught within the 'What you will study' section.

Official statistics on Discover Uni

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Part time

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

2020/2021 fees

Full-time (per year) Part-time (per 30 credits)
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* January 2021 starters pay the 2020/2021 fees.

2021/2022 fees

Full-time (per year) Part-time (per 30 credits)
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Fees information

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from just over £100 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

Accommodation pages

Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Other costs

Further costs may include (but are not limited to):

  • Books for your studies (estimate, £150 per year)
  • Shoes (£60) and clothing (£100) (dependent on field, non-uniform policy).

Eligible students taking nursing, midwifery and allied health professional subjects (BSc Hons) as a second degree can access student finance support (including tuition fee loans) on the same terms as a first degree.

We cover the £303 you would pay as an excess liable for student payment on the student loans system. The government will also cover accommodation costs for attending clinical placements if you can show it's for educational purposes and reflects value for money.

Students with children may also be eligible to receive £1,000 each year to assist with childcare costs.

Careers and placements

Will I have a work placement?

We offer either a hospital or community route through the Adult Nursing programme in order for you to tailor your placement experience to your future career aspirations.

More on health placements

When on placement you will be allocated a practice supervisor who will support your learning and development on placement. You will also be assigned a practice assessor who will complete the formal assessment of your practice learning.

How long is my placement?

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.

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

Adult nursing is a challenging yet extremely rewarding career where you will work with a diverse range of acute and long-term illness in adults, in addition to promoting healthy lifestyles for all.

Adult nurses play a prominent role in hospitals and communities as part of a multi-professional team. They care for patients and clients in a variety of hospital and primary care settings. These include acute medical and surgical wards, operating theatres, Emergency Departments, high-dependency environments, nursing homes and district nursing. During clinical placements, students promote health maintenance and restoration.

As an adult nurse, you may decide to work in a hospital or community setting. Alternatively, you may wish to specialise in an area such as intensive care, nursing homes or district nursing.

Do you provide employability services?

Our Employability & Careers Service (ECS) is committed to supporting our students and recent graduates in their transition towards a rewarding graduate destination. We aim to empower our students to achieve their potential, with support including:

  • CV and cover letter checks
  • Application support
  • One-to-one careers advice
  • Interview tips and support
  • Careers fairs
  • Internships
  • Graduate jobs.

More about Careers.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

Accommodation information

Accommodation pages

Not quite what you were looking for?

We've got plenty of other courses for you to choose from. Browse our undergraduate prospectus or check our related courses below.

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Visit our health and social care subject page.

New £5,000-a-year bursaries


From September 2020, students in nursing, midwifery, paramedic science, and speech & language therapy may be entitled to receive at least £5,000 a year towards their studies.

Nursing at the University of Greenwich

Take your first step towards a fulfilling career with one of our pre-registration nursing degrees and benefit from excellent links with health service providers. Nursing students on courses from September 2020 may benefit from guaranteed, additional support of at least £5,000 a year, which they will not need to pay back.

Visit our nursing subject page.

Become a nurse


Joyce, our nursing student, shares her experience on the course.

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If you are a UK or EU student and want to study full-time then you apply through the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS).

If you are a UK or EU student and want to study part-time then you apply to the university directly.

If you are a Non-EU student, you can apply directly via our website or through one of our agents. Please note that if you require a Tier 4 student visa, you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.

If you are a Non-EU student, you can apply directly via our website or through one of our agents. Please note that if you require a Tier 4 student visa, you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.