University of Essex

University of Essex

Adult Nursing

This course leads to registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and an associated academic award. The programme aims: to provide a comprehensive teaching environment that facilitates the development of safe and effective adult nurses; to develop the capacity in students to work autonomously in contemporary health settings and within associated legislation; to enable students to demonstrate client-centred communication and interpersonal skills when working with people in distress; to assist students to value theoretical understanding and practice evidence based decision making in adult nursing; to instil reasoned comprehension of professional values and the role of reflection in continuous professional growth as an adult nurse; and to develop within the students the capacity to lead, manage and work within multi-professional team.

Entry requirements

2.2 degree in relevant subject; satisfactory criminal records bureau check; occupational health checks; excellent communcation and interpersonal skills; IELTS 7.0.

Course modules

Stage 1: nursing skills module (a); applied biosciences; care of the person who lacks capacity; foundations in nursing practice; interprofessional working and practising; public health and primary care; research in health care.
Stage 2: nursing skills module (b); care of the person with acute needs; care of the person with ongoing needs; health policy and integrated governance; leadership and preparation; nursing skills module (c); research activity.

Assessment methods

Applicants learn nursing skills firstly in the clinical skills laboratories on campus; then out working alongside nurses as they practice and perfect their skills.

Sponsorship information

Subject to residency, some fees are paid by the Workforce Development Confederation; students are eligible for a means-tested NHS bursary.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Colchester Campus Colchester CO4 3SQ South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Graduate Administrator, School of Health and Human Sciences
Telephone number: 
01206 872719