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Adult Nursing BSc (Hons)

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Overview

Adult nurses help care for people over 18 who are ill, injured, or have physical disabilities. They check patients' progress and decide with doctors what care to give, as well as advising and supporting patients and their relatives.

7 reasons to study here

Professional accreditation: Approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Professional links: The course leads to registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Happy students: No.1 London modern university in the UK for Satisfied overall with course in Health Professions (Guardian League Table 2018).
Achieving excellence: Ranked No.2 London Modern University for Learning Opportunities, Academic Support, Student Voice and Overall satisfaction in Nursing (National Student Survey 2017) .
Career prospects: 97% of students are in employment 6 months after graduating, UNISTATS 2017.
Work experience: Practical experience is gained in leading NHS Trusts across London.
Dedicated facilities: We have two adult nursing skills laboratories at our Southwark campus and three at our Havering campus.

This degree course covers...

Our nursing degree prepares you for a career in a wide range of rewarding adult nursing opportunities across both general medical and surgical wards as well as specialist units such as Accident and Emergency or intensive care. This course covers:

  • person-centred care
  • collaborative practice
  • evidence-based practice
  • physiology and pathophysiology
  • public health
  • primary care
  • pharmocology

You can choose to study Adult Nursing at our Southwark campus, right in the heart of London or at Havering based in Harold Wood, Essex.

Accreditations

Key course information - ordered by mode
Mode Duration Start date Location
Mode
Full-time
Duration
3 years
Start Date
September
Location
Southwark Campus; Havering Campus

Case studies

  • Sophie Kemp, BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing

    Sophie Kemp, BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing

    Sophie Kemp studies BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing with the School of Health and Social Care at at London South Bank University (LSBU).

  • Nursing skills labs

    Nursing skills labs

    Our realistic wards and lifelike mannequins allow students, NHS trusts and businesses to practice skills in a safe environment supported by experts.

Modules

Methods of assessment for course overall: 53% coursework

Year 1

  • Essentials of biosciences for health
    This module provides understanding of the structure and function of main body systems and how the human body maintains homeostasis. The content of this module has been selected and developed to equip you with the necessary knowledge to inform your nursing practice and for progression throughout the programme. This knowledge will enable you to go on to develop an understanding of pathophysiological processes and the fundamentals of pharmacology. You’ll be supported in your learning with extensive use of teaching strategies such as key-lectures, workbooks and e-learning. 
  • Person-centred care
    This module will introduce the knowledge and skills required to deliver nursing care in a variety of clinical settings. The module will enable you to understand and utilise person centred approach to care from an ethical, legal and professional perspective. In addition you’ll be introduced to the use of critical thinking skills in nursing assessment and in the delivery of patient-centred care. 
  • Professional skills for adult nursing 
    In this module you’ll be equipped with the essential and professional skills and knowledge that underpins contemporary nursing practice across the adult life span. Introducing key issues in providing safe and high quality care to older people including the assessment of delirium, dementia, and risk of falling, continence and key basic interventions to manage these conditions in older people. Using safe, simulated environments, supervised placement experiences, and independent learning opportunities, you’ll be enabled to develop and expand your knowledge, practical ability and professional attitudes in promoting high quality care. 
  • Practice experience year 1
    Over the year you’ll undertake three six week placements; one in a ward, one department based or out of hospital and one further hospital based ward or department. In these settings, you’ll have 37.5 hours of practice learning per week. In addition you’ll have access to a virtual learning environment. 
  • Concepts of inter-professional and collaborative practice
    This module introduces the place and value of inter-professional and collaborative working in health and social care delivery. The module aims to support your development of the necessary communication, personal, partnership working and reflective practice skills required to meet the needs of clients/carers and diverse populations who are at the centre of inter-professional health and social care delivery. 
  • Introducing evidence based practice in adult nursing
    This module introduces the nature of evidence in health and social care and the importance of evidence–based practice for adults and their safety and quality of experience. You’ll develop skills in accessing evidence, gain familiarity with the library, including use of electronic databases, and learn how to use the university’s referencing system for your material. You’ll learn key terms relating to research and evidence-based practice and be introduced to an evidence-based practice model. 

Year 2

  • Applied physiology and pathophysiology
    This module will extend and deepen your understanding of human physiology, which will then be applied to physiological changes that take place during disease processes. Knowledge of cell receptors and some receptor groups will be linked to physiological activity in different systems then linked to the effects of certain drugs and the changes they elicit within body systems. 
  • Appraising evidence-based practice in adult nursing
    This module considers how research questions are generated from practice with application to adult nursing. The steps in conducting research and audit, and the main research methods in health and social care are explained and associated ethical aspects are discussed. Methods of analysing and presenting different types of research data are introduced. The rationale for appraising research is considered and critical appraisal tools are reviewed. The module equips you with the core skills and understanding to appraise evidence and assess its appropriateness to be implemented into practice. 
  • Intermediate professional skills in adult nursing practice
    This second year module will build upon previous learning and enable you to develop and expand your understanding of adult nursing as well your practice skills and knowledge. In addition, this module provides theoretical knowledge which when applied in practical settings will improve and enhance end of life and palliative care to patients and families adopting a holistic focus. It’ll encourage you to reflect on your own values and beliefs about death and dying and how this may affect interactions with patients, careers and families. 
  • Public health and primary care
    This module provides theoretical knowledge which when applied in practical settings can improve the health and prevention of disease in societies, organisations and communities. You’ll be exposed to a variety of health promotion modules that will enable you to provide advice and support that will enable service user’s families and carers to make changes to improve their health and that of their families /others. 
  • Inter-professional learning in practice
    During this module you’ll build upon the concepts of inter-professional learning and collaborative practice gained in year one of the programme and expand to look at the environment, teamwork and collaboration. It will promote the exploration of the complexities of inter-professional practice and collaboration in the clinical situation working with peers and health consumers. 
  • Practice experience year 2
    Across year two there are three practice learning opportunities of varying lengths totalling 24 weeks and will include specialist settings, for example emergency care, intensive care, operating department, day surgery and a primary care setting and an acute care ward in a hospital setting. This will provide you with an opportunity to develop a range of skills across a range of areas. 

Year 3

  • Implementing evidence-based practice in adult nursing
    A key aspect of evidence-based practice is the implementation of available research into practice. To equip you with the core skills and understanding to be able to implement appropriate evidence and utilise and evaluate in practice. 
  • Clinical decision making and role transition in adult nursing
    This module has been designed to build upon the skills and knowledge gained in years one and two that enhance your leadership, assessment and decision making skills and enable you to smoothly transition into first destination post. This module has also been designed to enable you to demonstrate patient safety, and high quality care. You’ll have the opportunity to reflect and appraise your own learning and development needs as you approach the transition from student to registered practitioner. 
  • Care of the adult deteriorating patient
    This module is designed to support pre-registration students to acquire the knowledge and skills required for recognising and managing an adult patient who is deteriorating. This module aims to facilitate you to undertake a range of clinical activities in a simulated environment to develop competency in caring for a patient who is deteriorating including recognition, A- G assessment, application of SBAR and management of the patient. 
  • Applied pharmacology and medicines optimisation in adult nursing
    This module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of the principles of pharmacology and medicines management with an emphasis on clinical application. It will explore and discuss the principles of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics alongside the pharmacology of groups of drugs commonly used in clinical practice. It will consider and evaluate the role and responsibilities of the nurse in relation to the safe administration of medication in clinical practice, including competency with drug calculations. 
  • Improving quality, change management and leadership
    This module is the final inter-professional learning module that will explore leadership, quality improvement and change within organisations from an inter-professional perspective. The module will look at strategic, evidence-based approaches to change management in a range of environments. It will integrate the perspectives of service users and take an inter-professional approach. 
  • Practice experience year 3
    Year three consists of two practice learning opportunities with the final 12 week practice learning opportunity being undertaken in the Host Trust with identified sign-off mentors or in a primary care setting.

Employability

Adult nursing as a career

The course will enable you to develop a wide range of employability skills through the emphasis on a vocational approach to teaching which leads to a professional qualification and registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Role and responsibilities

It is said that no two days as an adult nurse are the same. However common tasks include monitoring vital signs like pulse and blood pressure; meeting the hygiene needs of patients and providing care for patients. With experience, there are multiple opportunities for specialisation as your career progresses - such as: district nurse, occupational health nurse, sexual health nurse and specialist nurse.

Working hours and salary

Hours can be demanding for adult nurses – with long shifts, unsocial hours and possibly being called to work at the last minute all common. An adult nurse starts on a salary around £21,000 – however with career progression this could increase up to £30,764 - £98,453 in senior posts (Prospects).

Career progression

This course will prepare you for a career in a wide range of rewarding adult nursing opportunities across both general medical and surgical wards as well as specialist units such as Accident and Emergency or intensive care. Many graduates take their first post as qualified practitioners in the NHS Trusts and hospitals which they gained experience during their training. Previous graduates have achieved prominent employment positions in areas such as advanced clinical practice, management of health services or as researchers or lecturers.

As a graduate from this course, you will be able to apply for further study at postgraduate level. Once you are a registered nurse browse our online CPPD prospectus to find out what courses are on offer to help with your professional development.

LSBU Employability Service

We are University of the Year for Graduate Employment - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018

LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search.

As an LSBU student you have access to the Employability Service and its resources during your time here and for two years after you graduate.

Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills, finding a job, interview techniques, work experience or a placement/internship, and will help you assess what you need to do to get the career you want at the end of your course. LSBU offers a comprehensive Employability Service, with a range of initiatives to complement your studies, including:

  • Direct engagement from employers who come in to network with students
  • Job Shop – daily drop in service to help with, tailoring CVs, cover letters and applications, sourcing online resource, mock interviews and general job searching. One to one appointments for further support also available
  • Mentoring and work shadowing schemes
  • Higher education achievement report - The HEAR is designed to encourage a more sophisticated approach to recording student achievement, which acknowledges fully the range of opportunities that LSBU offers to our students.
    It pulls into one certificate: Module grades, Course descriptions, Placements, LSBU verified extra-curricular activities
  • Employability workshops - delivered free to students all year round on a variety of related topics
  • Careers fairs throughout the year to really focus your thoughts on a career after university

Find out about any of these services by visiting our student employability page

Placements

Time spent on placement

During the course you will spend 50% of your time involved in academic study and 50% in clinical practice. A clinical practice placement allows you to put theory into practice by working with a range of health professionals in clinical situations to develop the skills, knowledge and experience required to become a competent nurse.  Although sometimes initially challenging, practice learning is one of the most interesting and exciting aspects of learning to be a nurse.

Clinical settings

At LSBU, you will experience a variety of clinical settings such as NHS acute Trusts, community placements, independent sector and voluntary sector organisations. 

If you are based at our Southwark campus you are able to experience placements at Guy's Hospital, St Thomas' Hospital, University College London Hospital, Newham University Hospital and Whipps Cross University Hospital. You will also undertake a placement in the community.

If you are based at our Havering campus you are able to experience placements at Newham University Hospital, Whipps Cross University Hospital, King George Hospital and Queen's Hospital; along with a placement within the community.

Structure of placements

Placements are spread over the three years:

Year 1

Over the year you’ll undertake three six week placements; one in a ward, one department based or out of hospital and one further hospital based ward or department. In these settings, you’ll have 37.5 hours of practice learning per week. In addition you’ll have access to a virtual learning environment. You'll receive Preparation for Practice prior to each practice learning opportunity and will meet with your personal tutor following each experience to reflect on your practice, review your practice learning and assessment portfolio and begin to plan your learning outcomes for the next practice experience. Assessment of practice is by completion of the Practice Assessment Document (Pan London).

Year 2

Across year two there are three practice learning opportunities of varying lengths totalling 24 weeks and will include specialist settings, for example emergency care, intensive care, operating department, day surgery and a primary care setting and an acute care ward in a hospital setting. This will provide you with an opportunity to develop a range of skills across a range of areas. You'll continue to have scheduled Preparation for Practice prior to each practice learning opportunity and your personal tutor continues to meet with you on a one-to-one basis to support the integration of theory and practice.

Year 3

Year three consists of two practice learning opportunities with the final 12 week practice learning opportunity being undertaken in the Host Trust with identified sign-off mentors or in a primary care setting. You'll continue to have scheduled Preparation for Practice prior to each practice learning opportunity and your personal tutor continues to meet with you on a one-to-one basis to support the integration of theory and practice. You'll have a 4-week elective in which you can develop your knowledge and skills in an area of particular interest. Options for this might be international experience overseas, an international perspective without travelling overseas, experience gained with a charitable organisation or national centres of excellence.

Supported by a mentor

Whilst in the clinical placement we will ensure you receive continuous support and guidance from a dedicated mentor and practice learning teams made up of lecturers and practitioners.

Find out more about placements. Read our nursing case studies.

Staff

Christine Caldwell

School/Division: Health and Social Care / Adult Nursing and Midwifery
Job title: Senior Lecturer - Community

Christine's interests are in life sciences and community nursing.


Dr Annette Chowthi-Williams

School/Division: Health and Social Care / Adult Nursing and Midwifery
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Dr Chowthi-Williams is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Health and Social Care with interests in Public Health, Primary Care, Change Management and Leadership, and how change is managed in organisations. She is a Link Lecturer for North East London NHS Foundation Trust, in particular for the Redbridge Borough.


Marie Culloty

School/Division: Health and Social Care / Adult Nursing and Midwifery
Job title: Associate Professor

Marie is the Principal Lecturer for Pre–registration Adult Nursing in the Division of Adult Nursing and Midwifery within the School of Health and Social Care. She has over twenty years' experience in nurse education and clinical practice.

Gary Francis

School/Division: Health and Social Care / Adult Nursing and Midwifery
Job title: Associate Professor; School Lead for Practice Skills Learning and Simulation

Gary Francis is Associate Professor and School Lead for Practice Skills Learning and Simulation. Gary oversees the student and staff activity that occurs in the skills labs and helps support and develops the clinical skills and simulation capacity and capability with academic staff, technical support, clinical partners and students.


Amanda Hesman

School/Division: Health and Social Care / Adult Nursing and Midwifery
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Amanda Hesman is a Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing teaching on the pre-registration nursing programme and has clinical links with Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.


Pam Humphries

School/Division: Health and Social Care / Adult Nursing and Midwifery
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Pam is a Registered General Nurse with an extensive clinical background in neuroscience nursing, having worked in several tertiary centres. Her last clinical post was as a Matron for a surgical directorate in a district general hospital. Her current role is within the School of Health and Social Care as a Senior Lecturer in adult nursing.

Pam has clinical interests in acute care, neurosciences nursing, management and clinical leadership.


Siobhan Mc Lernon

School/Division: Health and Social Care / Adult Nursing and Midwifery
Job title: Senior Lecturer - Neuroscience

Siobhan has fifteen years' clinical experience within neurocritical care at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. Her interests also include the acute and ongoing care of neuroscience patients from a clinical perspective.


Anthony McGrath

School/Division: Health and Social Care / Adult Nursing and Midwifery
Job title: Head of Adult & Midwifery

Anthony provides academic leadership to a dedicated group of academic and clinically focused staff, each of whom contributes to our portfolio of pre-registration adult nursing and/or post-graduate CPPD courses for healthcare professionals.


Dr Calvin Moorley

School/Division: Health and Social Care / Adult Nursing and Midwifery
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Dr Moorley is a Senior Lecturer in adult nursing and has an academic background in public health and health promotion. He is a registered nurse (Adult) and practices in intensive care therapy.


Dr Louise Terry

School/Division: Health and Social Care / Adult Nursing and Midwifery
Job title: Reader in Law and Ethics

Dr Louise Terry is Reader in Law and Ethics, and specialises in teaching health and social care law and ethics. She has particular interest in withholding and withdrawing medical treatment, resource allocation, nursing wisdom, public administration and professional practice.


Prof. Nicola Thomas

School/Division: Health and Social Care / Adult Nursing and Midwifery
Job title: Professor of Kidney Care

Dr Thomas is a registered general nurse with a clinical background in kidney disease and diabetes. She also has a Doctorate in Professional Practice.


Facilities

Adult Nursing skills laboratories

We have two adult nursing skills laboratories at our Southwark campus and three at our Havering campus. These labs are set up like nursing wards and are used by all student nurses and midwives throughout their courses. They learn manual handling and basic life support skills and skills that are specific to their field of nursing or midwifery.

SimMan

The nursing wards have simulator mannequins: SimMan, SimBaby and SimMom. These life-size mannequins are computer controlled and can be programmed with various clinical conditions. These are operated by a computer in real-time and so respond to a student's actions. They also allow students to see the outcome of specific interventions in certain scenarios, which could make the patient better or deteriorate quite quickly.

The mannequins are used to teach students how to recognise clinical signs, and to also associate those clinical signs with the actions they are taking to care for the patient.  SimMan can be male or female with fully accurate anatomy and can breathe, blink, sweat, speak and groan in pain as well as have a pulse. Read more about SimMan.

  • Nursing skills labs

    Nursing skills labs

    Our realistic wards and lifelike mannequins allow students, NHS trusts and businesses to practice skills in a safe environment supported by experts.

  • SimMan

    SimMan

    The School of Health and Social Care uses a variety of mannequins to help students learn clinical skills in a simulated care environment in laboratories.

Teaching and learning

Percentage of time spent in different learning activities
Lectures and seminars Self-directed study Work-based placements
Year 1 14% 43% 43%
Year 2 10% 49% 41%
Year 3 15% 46%39%

Entry requirements

  • A Level BBC and 5 GCSEs A*-C including Maths and English or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above); or;
  • BTEC National Diploma DMM  and GCSEs Maths and English A*-C (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above) or equivalent; or;
  • Access to HE Diploma in Nursing or similar with 15 Distinctions and 30 Merits; and GCSEs Maths and English A*-C (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above) or equivalent; or
  • Equivalent level 3 qualifications worth 112 UCAS points; and GCSEs Maths and English A*-C (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above) or equivalent.

Attributes and values

Nursing is a very competitive career and it is important you make a high quality application to us. Here are some tips on what attributes, skills and values we are ideally looking for in an LSBU nursing student:

  • Meet the required entry requirements for LSBU nursing courses
  • Has a good understanding of basic numeracy and literacy skills
  • Impeccable communication, caring and helping skills
  • Able to work as part of a team as well as independently
  • Reliable, patient and understanding
  • Motivated
  • Dedicated to a career in nursing and fully comprehends the responsibilities of the role
  • Personal qualities and values in line with those expected by the NHS constitution.

Interviews and assessments

As part of the selection process, you'll be expected to undertake a computer based assessment on campus which identifies your attributes for nursing and gives you an indication of various scenarios you might face. You'll also be asked to complete an interview and numeracy and literacy test. Strong numeracy and literacy skills are essential for nursing students.

Download and practice our sample tests:

If offered a place, you must successfully complete both a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) and occupational health check, and provide proof of ordinary residency requirements and satisfactory references. A valid passport is required for enrolment purposes.

English language

Those whom English is not their first language must achieve a minimum score of 7.0 overall or equivalent, with not less than 7.0 in the listening and reading sections and not less than 7.0 in the writing and speaking sections for the International English Language Test Score (IELTS) at the time of application.

How to apply

Instructions for Home/EU applicants
Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
Mode
Full-time
Duration
3 years
Start date
September
Application code
B740
Application method

All full-time undergraduate students apply to the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Full details of how to do this are supplied on our How to apply webpage for undergraduate students.

When making your UCAS application you will need to apply for your chosen field of nursing practice as well as the campus you wish to study. You are able to study Adult Nursing at our Southwark or Havering campus. To choose to study at our Havering campus please indicate this by writing an H in your UCAS application to show you would like to study at the alternative campus.

Five stages to your application

  1. Attend an Open Day
  2. Apply to us through UCAS
  3. Write your personal statement and use this as a tool to illustrate why you are right for the course
  4. Take the numeracy test
  5. Prepare for your interview

International applicants

The application process may involve further steps for International applicants (non-EU nationals). All non-EU applicants for this course must therefore contact the International Office as soon as possible to discuss the admissions steps and the immigration requirements : internat@lsbu.ac.uk or +44 (0) 20 7815 6189.

Personal statements

Remember the personal statement is extremely important. This is essentially a selling tool on why you are right for the course. The personal statement is taken into consideration when shortlisting applicants for interview. Download our Personal Statement Guide (PDF File 160 KB).

Numeracy assessment

If your application has been successfully shortlisted you will be invited to take a numeracy test. 

Read our numeracy test page for important information about the test and to help you prepare.

Interviews

If you have successfully completed the numeracy test you will be invited, through UCAS Track, to attend an interview at a given time and date.

Read our interview page for important information about this stage and to help you prepare.

You will also need to complete a Declaration of character and conduct form (PDF File 166 KB) and the Interview declaration form (PDF File 44 KB) and bring these with you to your interview.

Results

These will be made available through UCAS Track usually within two weeks.

Fees and funding

Fees are shown for new entrants to courses, for each individual year of a course, together with the total fee for all the years of a course. Continuing LSBU students should refer to the Finance section of our student portal, MyLSBU. Queries regarding fees should be directed to the Fees and Bursary Team on: +44 (0)20 7815 6181.

Full-time
The fee shown is for entry 2017/18.
UK/EU fee: £9250International fee: £15100
AOS/LSBU code: 3975Session code: 1FE00
Total course fee:
UK/EU £27750
International £45300
The fee shown is for entry 2017/18.
UK/EU fee: £9250International fee: £15100
AOS/LSBU code: 3975Session code: 1FS00
Total course fee:
UK/EU £27750
International £45300

For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for undergraduate students.

Recent changes to funding of Health and Social Care courses

If you’re starting a pre-registration undergraduate course in nursing, midwifery or allied healthcare in September 2017 you’ll be eligible to apply for tuition fee loans via Student Finance England, as NHS bursaries will no longer be available.

In the following video Professor Warren Turner, Dean of our School of Health and Social Care, answers some of the questions you may have around funding and financial support.

Funding for students with existing undergraduate degrees

Students who have previously studied another undergraduate degree may be eligible to apply for a tuition fee loan for a second undergraduate degree in nursing, midwifery and allied healthcare. More information is available by reading the Council of Deans of Health page.

Further information

Download our fees and funding guide (PDF File 139 KB) which details the financial support now available to you.

The Funding Clinic on the Council of Deans of Health web pages is also a useful resource and will provide information tailored to your circumstances.

Possible fee changes

Current regulatory proposals suggest that institutions will be permitted to increase fee levels in line with inflation up to a specified fee cap. Specifically, LSBU may be permitted to increase its fees for new and existing Home and EU undergraduate students from 2017/18 onwards. The University reserves the right to increase its fees in line with changes to legislation, regulation and any governmental guidance or decisions.

Scholarships

We offer students considerable financial help through scholarships, bursaries, charitable funds, loans and other financial support. Many of our scholarships are given as direct tuition fee discounts and we encourage all eligible students to apply for our Access Bursary. New home full-time undergraduate students meeting eligibility criteria could receive a £1,000 cash bursary by joining us in the 2017/18 academic year. Find out more about all our scholarships and fee discounts for undergraduate students.

Case studies

Select a case study and read about practical project work, students' placement experiences, research projects, alumni career achievements and what it’s really like to study here from the student perspective.

  • Sophie Kemp, BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing

    Sophie Kemp, BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing

    Sophie Kemp studies BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing with the School of Health and Social Care at at London South Bank University (LSBU).

  • Nursing skills labs

    Nursing skills labs

    Our realistic wards and lifelike mannequins allow students, NHS trusts and businesses to practice skills in a safe environment supported by experts.

  • Rob Waterson, BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing

    Rob Waterson, BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing

    For graduate Rob Waterson, seeing first-hand the impact that good nursing can have on patients and their families has inspired him to embark on a career doing just that.

  • SimMan

    SimMan

    The School of Health and Social Care uses a variety of mannequins to help students learn clinical skills in a simulated care environment in laboratories.

Prepare to start

The following information is for applicants once you have been successful at interview and have been offered a place on your chosen course.

Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) and Declaration of character and conduct form

You are required to complete a declaration at your interview and declare any previous convictions, cautions, warnings or reprimands. After the interview you will also be asked to complete a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) (formerly known as the Criminal Records Bureau or CRB). Have a look at our DBS process for applicants and Declaration of Character and Conduct information to find out more.

To check the categories as identified by the DBS as being filtered and will therefore not be included in any criminal record certificate issued by the DBS look at the filtering rules for the criminal record check certificates. For more information please read our DBS FAQs.

To complete the DBS application and get your ID documents checked, please follow the steps below:

Step 1:

Please complete the online DBS application and ensure you refer to the corresponding DBS course title (PDF File 462 KB) when completing your application, to ensure we can track your application.

Organisation: LSBUHSC
Password: london2013

If you already have a DBS certificate and are part of the DBS update service, we need to see the hard copy of your DBS certificate. You’ll also need to e-mail hscdbsoh@lsbu.ac.uk the details below so that we can perform a status check on the update service website:

  • Your DBS certificate number
  • Your name as it is on the DBS certificate
  • Your date of birth

Step 2:

Once you have completed this process, please ensure you bring three accepted ID documents so we can verify your application. You can visit the Southwark Student Help Desk in the K2 building during working hours, Monday-Friday (9am-11am, 1pm-4pm). No appointment is needed. Please find the link above with a list of the appropriate ID.

Please note:
If you are unable to physically come to campus and show your three forms of required ID, you can use the Post Office which offers an identity document checking service for a fee of £10.50.

  • Take photocopies of your 3 items of ID documents and the 3 original documents with you.
  • The Post Office will stamp the form and the photocopies and give them back to you
  • Documents will then need to be scanned (including their post office receipt so that we know that it has gone through due process) and sent to hscdbsoh@lsbu.ac.uk

If you have further questions you can email us at hscdbsoh@lsbu.ac.uk.

Occupational health

You need to complete an occupational health assessment once you have been given an offer on a health and social care course.

Download and print the following documents on vaccination guidelines and carefully read the guidance on the occupational health process:

You must take the GP vaccination and screening history form to your GP for them to complete, sign and stamp. This must be done prior to enrolment. This form also needs to be taken to the meeting with the occupational health nurse following enrolment in which the nurse can check immunisation status and confirm this for your placement. You should be aware that if you do not complete the occupational health process you will not be permitted on placement and this may jeopardise your continuation on your course.

Applicants who have met the conditions of an offer need to download and complete an online medical questionnaire. This will go to our current occupational health provider. Any delays in completing the medical questionnaire will delay enrolment. For further information please read our Occupational Health FAQs.

If you have any more questions you can email us at hscdbsoh@lsbu.ac.uk.

Accommodation

Students should apply for accommodation at London South Bank University (LSBU) as soon as possible, once we have made an offer of a place on one of our academic courses.

Read more about applying for accommodation at LSBU.

Enrolment and Induction

Enrolment takes place before you start your course. On completing the process, new students formally join the University. Enrolment consists of two stages: online, and your face-to-face enrolment meeting. The online process is an online data gathering exercise that you will complete yourself, then you will be invited to your face-to-face enrolment meeting.

In September, applicants who have accepted an unconditional offer to study at LSBU will be sent details of induction, which is when they are welcomed to the University and their School. Induction helps you get the best out of your university experience, and makes sure you have all the tools to succeed in your studies.

Read more about Enrolment and Induction.

Holidays

You will receive fixed holiday periods, which will not follow the normal University timetable. Further details will be available upon commencement of the course.

Practice placements

Practice placements are provided under our contract with NHS Trusts and other organisations. On some health and social care courses you may find local arrangements require you to attend practice placements outside the normal work hours (evening, nights, weekends and bank holiday).

Uniform

If you are required to wear a uniform on placement and during some practical sessions in the skills laboratories then this will be provided along with a formal name badge.

ODP students will be required to wear theatre scrubs on placement, which will be supplied by the host Trust.  During practical sessions in the skills laboratories you will be required to wear LSBU scrubs which will be provided, along with a formal name badge. ODP students will receive one set of scrubs. No further items will be issued, and you'll have to pay for any additional or replacement uniform.

Changes

If you wish to change your address, change your personal details or withdraw your application, you must put this in writing to the Admissions Office who you can email at lsbuadmissions@lsbu.ac.uk.

 
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