Nursing with Registration BSc (Hons)

About the course

Please note we are now closed for Adult B700 for January 2014. However we are still open for September 2014 and January 2015 intake.

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)

Key facts

UCAS course code: 

  • Adult B700
  • Mental Health B701
  • Child B702
  • Learning Disability B761

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

Institution code: D26


Entry and admission criteria

B702 Child Nursing

UCAS Points

A minimum of 300 points

GCSEs

  • At least 6 GCSEs including Maths, English and Science at a minimum of grade C and we would normally expect at least two subjects at grade A or B plus one of the following:

Alevels

  • A maximum of 300 UCAS points from a minimum of two A levels including at least one subjects at a grade B 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/Distinction/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 in Health and Social Care or Applied Science at Distinction/Distinction/Merit
  • BTEC Diploma (2 A2s) - only in combination with other accepted qualifications. Normally from Health and Social Care or Applied Science 
  • BTEC 90 - credit Diploma: 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 HE diploma Midwifery and Nursing or Science, with 24 level three credits in Human Biology (or General Science; Chemistry; Physics) not Psychology or Sociology), of which 18 must be at distinction level. Maximum of 9 credits from study skills. English and Maths equivalency required, 12 level two credits in each subject.

International Baccalaureate: 30+ including at least one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Psychology at higher level

Evidence of study in the last five years.

Interview: Yes
Work Experience
: No

You must complete an occupational health check, declaration form and enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service 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.

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

Adult, Mental Health or Learning Disability Nursing

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 - BTEC 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/Distinction/Merit
  • BTEC Diploma (2 A2s) - BTEC 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, Science and Maths 12 level 2 credits in each subject.

International Baccalaureate: 28+

Evidence of study in the last five years.

Interview: Yes

Work Experience: No

You must complete an occupational health check, declaration form and enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service 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.

International students: If English is not your first language, we require an English language level of IELTS 7.0 in all components 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.)

Find out more about NHS funding|

Scholarships

Learn more about our Undergraduate scholarships| and awards information.

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.

How to apply

Applications for undergraduate courses from UK/EU applicants must go through UCAS, you can fill out an application form through their website ucas.ac.uk|. If you do not have regular access to the internet or find it difficult to fill out applications online you can request an alternative format from UCAS either through their website ucas.ac.uk or via the contact details below.

International students can apply to study at DMU using our online applications portal|.

Customer Service Unit
UCAS 
PO Box 28 
Cheltenham 
GL52 3LZ, UK

T: 0871 468 0 468

Contact details

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Admissions Team
De Montfort University
Edith Murphy Building
Leicester, LE1 9BH

Online enquiry form|

T: +44 (0)116 250 6070
E: hls@dmu.ac.uk|
W: dmu.ac.uk/hls|

International Students

We welcome applications from international students, see above entry criteria. Also, please refer to the frequently asked questions|| document that may help answer some questions that you have about your application as an international student. Further information can be found on our School pages, where you can find out more about the School of Nursing and Midwifery School of Nursing and Midwifery| .

If you would like to find out more about student support, how to apply, accommodation and fees, please visit our central international pages|.

Additional information

You must complete an occupational health check, declaration form and enhanced DBS 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.


 
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