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Adult Nursing

Undergraduate degree
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Take a pivotal role in healthcare. Learn how to support and coordinate health environments from hospitals to working in care homes.

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Entry requirements
300 pointsrequired
UCAS Tariff Points: 300 points required. (Minimum 200 points from 2 A levels or equivalent awards excluding General Studies.).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements: GCSEs:GCSE English Language, Mathematics and Science grade C (or equivalent). Science subjects only to include Anatomy, Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry Health & Social Care, Human Biology, Physical Education, Physics, Physiology, Psychology and Science. Access to HE Diploma:In a relevant subject, pass overall with 60 credits. A minimum of 45 credits at Level 3, with Merit must be achieved. GCSE English Language, Maths and Science equivalents, if required, must be achieved from additional units.Scottish Awards:Minimum of 5 subjects at grade B at Higher Level.Irish Leaving Certificate:Minimum of 5 subjects at grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2.Practical Experience:You are required to have a care experience in an adult health practice/clinical setting, such as an acute hospital or a nursing home. Your UCAS personal statement should include:1) How you have researched the profession of adult health nursing.2) Examples of how you have worked with vulnerable adults or worked within settings such as hospitals or nursing homes.3) How you have gained insight into the course e.g. Open days or speaking to nurses.4) Your personal qualities which you feel are related to nursing, including what motivates you to choose nursing as a career. You must also be able to demonstrate how you meet the NMC Key Competencies through the application process. These competencies determine the basic skills required for nursing in numeracy, communications, physicality, relationships and IT skills.Health and enhanced criminal history checks:Satisfactory health and enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course. For further information on DBS checks, click hereThe DBS in the UK is currently not able to conduct overseas criminal record checks. International applicants, those without British Citizenship and British Citizens with a significant period of overseas residency therefore require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country prior to entry on to the course. A UK DBS check will be required after enrolment.Suitable applicants will be invited to attend a selection day as part of the admissions process. Invitations are sent via UCAS and you should check your UCAS Track account for further details. Selection DayThe selection day will involve a small group exercise, and a short IT/literacy test and a numeracy test. Performance at the selection day will determine whether you are made an offer. Applicants will be required to bring to a selection day photographic ID (Passport, Driving Licence) and original certificates for all qualifications awarded to date. If you do not possess your original certificates, we recommend making arrangements to obtain copies in preparation should you be invited to a selection day.Selection days will be held in December 2013, and January and February 2014.Selection Criteria:We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements and only if you are successful at this stage will you be invited to a selection day.Eligible applicants can apply for a means tested bursary and to have their fees paid. Please visit NHS Student Grants for more information.
International Baccalaureate: 26 Points
IELTS:English Language Requirement: IELTS 7.0 with no skills below 7.0, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature StudentsOur University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however relevant work and life experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases relevant work and life experiences cannot be considered in lieu.
Entry requirements
300 pointsrequired
UCAS Tariff Points: 300 points required. (Minimum 200 points from 2 A levels or equivalent awards excluding General Studies.).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements: GCSE English Language, Mathematics and Science grade C (or equivalent). Science subjects only to include Applied Science, Biology, Health & Social Care, Human Biology, Physical Education, Psychology, Anatomy, Physics, Chemistry, Physiology and Science. Access to HE Diploma, in a relevant subject, pass overall with 60 credits. A minimum of 45 credits at Level 3, with Merit must be achieved. GCSE English Language, Maths and Science equivalents, if required, must be achieved from additional units.You are required to have a care experience in an adult health practice/clinical setting, such as an acute hospital or a nursing home. Your UCAS personal statement should include:1) How you have researched the profession of adult health nursing.2) Examples of how you have worked with vulnerable adults or worked within settings such as hospitals or nursing homes.3) How you have gained insight into the course e.g. Open days or speaking to nurses.4) Your personal qualities which you feel are related to nursing, including what motivates you to choose nursing as a career. You must also be able to demonstrate how you meet the NMC Key Competencies through the application process. These competencies determine the basic skills required for nursing in numeracy, communications, physicality, relationships and IT skills.All applicants who meet the entry criteria will be put forward for random selection. This means that even though you meet the entry criteria you may not be offered a place. There is an essential requirement that randomly selected applicants must attend a selection day. Selection days will be held on 16th & 17th January 2013 and 20th & 21st March 2013. This session will include a small group exercise, and a short IT/literacy test and a numeracy test. Performance at the selection day will determine whether you are made an offer.Eligible applicants can apply for a means tested bursary and to have their fees paid. Please visit NHS Student Grants for more information.Satisfactory health and enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course. For further information click here The DBS in the UK is currently not able to conduct overseas criminal record checks. International applicants, those without British Citizenship and British Citizens with a significant period of overseas residency therefore require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country prior to entry on to the course. A UK DBS check will be required after enrolment.
International Baccalaureate: 26 Points
IELTS:The English requirement for this course is IELTS 7.0 with no skills below 7.0 or equivalent.
Mature StudentsOur University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however relevant work and life experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases relevant work and life experiences cannot be considered in lieu.

Careers

  • Angela Coup

Careers

Angela Coup
Senior Specialist Dietitian, St James's University Hospital in
Leeds

MSc Nutrition in Practice, 2008

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My job role is working with patients who have cancer, circulating their nutritional requirements. Leeds Metropolitan really prepared me with all the knowledge I needed to help improve people's quality of life.

Upon graduation you will be a qualified nurse, eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. You will experience a simulated job application process, where your tutors will support and provide feedback to help maximise your employability. We also hold a nursing recruitment fair which includes a variety of employers from the Armed Forces to the Royal College of Nursing.

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Your future career is our business. That's why we offer further study opportunities across all our subject areas. Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt, benefit from our links with industry and give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.
Our dedicated Jobs and Careers team offers expert advice and a host of resources to help you choose and gain employment. Whether you're in your first or final year, you can speak to members of staff from our Careers Office who can offer you advice from writing a CV to searching for jobs.

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MODULES & LEARNING

Communication 1: Therapeutic Use of Self

Human Physiology

Professional, Legal & Ethical Practice - An Introduction

Academic, Professional & Personal Development 1

Nursing & Health

Skills for Practice 1 - Adult Nursing

Approaches to Nursing Care

Communication 2: Counselling & Interpersonal Skills for Nursing Practice

Academic, Professional & Personal Development 2

Skills for Practice 2 - Adult Nursing

Human Physiology 2

Personal, Professional & Interprofessional Practice - Preperation for Registration Portfolio

Supporting People with Long Term Conditions & In The End of Life Care

Introduction to Non-Medical Prescribing

Leadership, Management & Enterprise

Skills for Practice 3 - Adult Nursing

Studying with us gives you access to diverse placement opportunities including Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust and Leeds Community Healthcare Trust. These offer work experience in a variety of settings including secondary and regional care units, community teams and GP practices. You can also apply for exciting projects such as working with the medical services at Leeds and Download Festivals, Headstart or the final year Community Scheme.

  • Professor Ieuan Ellis
    Adult NursingProfessor Ieuan Ellis
    Dean, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences

    We have a long history of providing education across a wide range of professional and academic disciplines in health, applied global ethics, social sciences and related subject areas... The Faculty has a number of areas of research excellence.

  • Ieuan is responsible for the strategic leadership of the Faculty of Health and Social sciences. He is also a member of Academic Board, and an elected staff representative on the Board of Governors. He is also Chair of the UK Council of Deans of Health and Co-chair of the National Allied Health Professions Advisory Board. After practicing as a chartered physiotherapist in the NHS and private sector, Ieuan entered higher education working initially at Northumbria University prior to joining Leeds Metropolitan. Ieuan has held a number of leadership and management roles across health and social care education and was awarded a personal chair as Professor in Healthcare Education.
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FEES & FUNDING
NHS bursaries
Tuition fees for this course are usually paid by the NHS and in many cases a bursary will also be available. To qualify you must meet the eligibility and residency rules which are determined by the external body which administers the scheme - NHS Student Bursaries. For details of the scheme and a bursary calculator to help you gauge your entitlements please see their website http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/Students/4002.aspx.
FEES & FUNDING
NHS bursaries
Tuition fees for this course are usually paid by the NHS and in many cases a bursary will also be available. To qualify you must meet the eligibility and residency rules which are determined by the external body which administers the scheme - NHS Student Bursaries. For details of the scheme and a bursary calculator to help you gauge your entitlements please see their website http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/Students/4002.aspx.

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    Libraries

    Our libraries are two of the only university libraries in the UK open 24/7 every day of the year. However you like to study, the libraries have got you covered with group study, silent study, extensive e-learning resources and PC suites.

  • Clinical Skills Suite
    Clinical Skills Suite

    The £1 million suite has been designed to meet the learning needs of a range of health professionals, with specialist equipment in purpose-built rooms enabling a variety of sessions to be carried out in a suitable and safe environment.

  • Gym
    Gym

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Metropolitan - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

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