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Adult Nursing BSc (Hons)

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Overview

A place that cares

Planning a career in nursing? Our state of the art laboratories, set up to simulate hospital ward and critical care environments, are the perfect place to learn, develop and practice your skills. If you choose to go into adult nursing, you’ll help care for people over 18.

We offer the opportunity for all undergraduate Home/EU students to undertake a work placement, internship or work experience while studying a full-time course starting in September 2018.

Why Nursing at LSBU?

Professional accreditation: our courses are approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Student satisfaction: we’re the no. 1 London modern university for overall satisfaction with course in Health Professions (Guardian League Table 2018).
Career opportunities: you’ll gain practical experience in leading NHS Trusts across London, and 97% of students are in employment 6 months after graduating (UNISTATS 2017).
Dedicated facilities: We have two adult nursing skills laboratories at our Southwark campus and three at our Havering campus.
No.1 in the UK for graduate prospects in Nursing (Complete University Guide 2019).

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

On this course, you'll be taught and supported by leading academics and nurses. You’ll apply your learning in a variety of clinical and health care settings, including placements on general medical and surgical wards, critical care areas such as A&E departments or intensive care units in leading NHS Trusts and hospitals across London. You may also spend this time in community placements or services for the care of elderly people.

Overall, the course is 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

On successful completion of the course you'll gain your BSc (hons) Adult Nursing, which means you can register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). You can then work as a registered nurse (adult) in medical and surgical wards or in specialist units such as A&E or intensive care. As your career progresses, you could become a district nurse, occupational health nurse, sexual health nurse or specialist nurse.

An adult nurse typically starts on a salary of £21,000, which can increase to £30,764-£98,453 in senior posts. (Take a look at our Prospects section for more detail).

As a graduate from this course, you can apply for further study at postgraduate level. Browse our online CPPD prospectus to find out what courses are on offer to help with your professional development.

Employability Service

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

At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:

  • An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
  • Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.

Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.

Placements

Staff

Gilberto Buzzi

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

Gilberto is a Senior Lecturer in the Institute of Vocational Learning and is a registered Adult Nurse.


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 studyWork-based placements
Year 1 14% 43% 43%
Year 2 10% 49% 41%
Year 3 15% 46%39%

Personal tutoring

As a Health and Social Care student, you will be allocated a named tutor during your first three weeks at LSBU.  The role of your tutor is to be your primary contact for academic and professional development support.

Your tutor will support you to get the most of your time at LSBU, providing advice and signposting to other sources of support in the University. They should be the first person at the university that you speak to if you are having any difficulties that are affecting your work. These could be academic, financial, health-related or another type of problem.

You will have appointments with your personal tutor following every placement for 30-40 minutes throughout your course. You can contact your tutor for additional support by email.

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.

Foundation Year

Been out of study for a long time? Or maybe you haven’t met the entry requirements of your chosen degree? Our entry year acts as a bridge to degree-level studies.

English language

If your first language is not English you must have the following minimum International English Language Test Score (IELTS) results at the time of applying:

  • 7.0 overall or equivalent
  • 7.0 in the listening and reading sections
  • 7.0 in the writing and speaking sections.

Numeracy test

As part of the selection process, you'll be expected to undertake an assessment on campus which identifies your attributes for the course and gives you an indication of various scenarios you might face.

If your initial application to a Nursing and Midwifery course is successful, you'll be invited to a numeracy test.

Visit the numeracy test page for information on preparing for the day and what to bring.

If your test is successful you will also attend an interview.

Visit our interview page for more information about preparing for the interview.

How to apply

Apply now for a full-time course starting this September through Clearing.

Call 0800 923 8888 to speak to one of our dedicated Clearing advisors who’ll take you through your application.

You can also speak to us in person at one of our clearing application sessions.

If you’re applying for a health and social care course use our online application service.

For more information visit our Clearing page.

Part-time course

Please follow the instructions on the table below to apply for a part-time course.

International students

International (non Home/EU) applicants should follow our international how to apply guide.

2019 entry

International students

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

Please send your application through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) using our code L75. UCAS is the organisation responsible for managing applications to higher education courses in the UK.

See our How to apply page for further details.

Choose your campus

On your UCAS application for an Adult Nursing course you will need to choose which LSBU campus you wish to study at: Southwark or Havering.

To study on Havering campus please put an H on your UCAS application.

Personal statement

Download our Personal Statement Guide (PDF File 160 KB) for your UCAS application.

International applicants

If you’re an International student (non-EU national) the application process may involve further steps. 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.

Results

If you are unsuccessful in your application to LSBU for this year you cannot apply through UCAS Extra or Clearing. However you can apply for the following year.  It is important that you read the comments in the results statement so that you are prepared for any other interviews you may have.

Accommodation

Once we have made you an offer, you can apply for accommodation. You can rent from LSBU and you’ll deal directly with the university, not third party providers. That means we can guarantee you options to suit all budgets, with clear tenancy agreements and all-inclusive rents that include insurance for your personal belongings, internet access in each bedroom and on-site laundry facilities.

Or, if you’d rather rent privately, we can give you a list of landlords – just ask our Accommodation Service.

Read more about applying for accommodation at LSBU.

Finance

You don't need to wait for a confirmed place on a course to start applying for student finance. Read how to pay your fees as an undergraduate student.

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 Bursaries Team on: +44 (0)20 7815 6181.

Full-time
The fee shown is for entry 2018/19.
UK/EU fee: £9250International fee: £23125
AOS/LSBU code: 3975Session code: 1FE00
Total course fee:
UK/EU £27750
International £69375
The fee shown is for entry 2018/19.
UK/EU fee: £9250International fee: £23125
AOS/LSBU code: 3975Session code: 1FS00
Total course fee:
UK/EU £27750
International £69375

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

Please check your fee status and whether you are considered a home, EU or international student for fee-paying purposes by reading the UKCISA regulations.

Possible fee changes

The University reserves the right to increase its fees in line with changes to legislation, regulation and any governmental guidance or decisions.

The fees for international students are reviewed annually, and additionally the University reserves the right to increase tuition fees in line with inflation up to 4%.

Scholarships

We offer several types of fee reduction through our scholarships and bursaries. Find the full list and other useful information on our scholarships page.

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

DBS

You need to declare any previous convictions, cautions, warning or reprimands through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Find out more on the DBS process for applicants.

To see when and if convictions and cautions are removed from the DBS certificate check 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:

Complete the online DBS application and ensure you refer to the corresponding DBS course title 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:

Bring 3 accepted ID documents by 28 September 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 note:

If you are unable to physically come to campus and show your 3 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 your 3 original documents with you to the Post Office.

The Post Office will stamp the form and the photocopies and give them back to you

The documents will be scanned (including the 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 hscdbsoh@lsbu.ac.uk.

Enrolment

Before you start your course we’ll send you information on what you’ll need to do before you arrive and during your first few days on campus. You can read about the process on our new students pages.

Occupational health

Please read our guide to immunisation, screening and health clearance.

If you have met the conditions of your offer download and complete an online medical questionnaire. This will go to our current occupational health provider. You can only enrol on your course when this is complete. For further information please read our Occupational Health FAQs.

Vaccination screening

Read our Vaccination Screening Advisory Letter (PDF File 126 KB).

Before you enrol on your course take the GP Vaccination and Screening History Form (PDF File 117 KB) to your GP for them to complete, sign and stamp.

Once you’ve enrolled take the form to the meeting with the occupational health nurse so the nurse can check your immunisation status and confirm this for your placement. If you do not complete the occupational health process you cannot go on placement and this may jeopardise your continuation on your course.

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

Holidays

Your holiday periods will not follow the normal University timetable because of placements. You’ll receive more details once you start your course.

Practice placements

Most health and social care courses’ practice placements will operate outside normal working hours e.g. evenings, nights, weekends and bank holidays.

Uniform

Most placements will require you to wear a uniform on placement or during some practical sessions in our skills laboratories. This will be provided along with a formal name badge.

You'll have to pay for any additional or replacement uniforms. For more information, see our uniform FAQs.

 
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