Course Enquiries - UK
Tel: 0207 815 7500
Course Enquiries - UK
Tel: 0207 815 7500
Develop the specialist skills required to become a confident, professional nursing practitioner helping people over the age of 18. We’re proud of our excellent reputation in nursing education. Our range of established adult nursing courses that will give you the education and training you need to succeed. Hone your skills in our state-of-the-art laboratory environments, set up to simulate hospital ward and critical care environments. Gain real-life experience in a clinical placement with an esteemed NHS Trust partners in Greater London during your degree.
Plus, our hybrid learning approach means that you’ll graduate with all the specialist knowledge to prepare you for caring for adults within the ever-evolving environment of the 21st-century healthcare system. Enter the world of work equipped to be a leader in the profession, having studied with the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s ‘Future Nurse’ standards in mind.
Our curriculum is delivered through a hybrid learning approach across our three campus sites. It encompasses a range of modules which will prepare you to care for adults within an ever-changing health and social care environment.
This course is available to study at our Southwark campus, right in the heart of London, our Havering campus based in Harold Wood, Essex or at our new campus in the heart of Croydon. LSBU Croydon will play a key role in our mission to transform lives, communities, businesses and social through applied education. Find out more or apply now.
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, Essex and the South East. You may also spend this time in community placements or services for the care of elderly people. Overall, the course is split between 50% theory and 50% practice.
All modules on the course are compulsory. Each module of study indicates the number of contact hours and the number of hours students should spend studying as self directed and blended learning activities. For each 20 credit module students should be expected to undertake 200 hours of learning.
On campus and on line live sessions account for approximately 15 hours of teaching per week.
Some compulsory skills sessions may take place in the evening.
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 £24,907, which can increase to £31,365-£104,927 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.
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:
Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.
You’ll spend 50% of your time in clinical practice in leading NHS Trusts, community placements, independent sector and voluntary sector organisations.
Your placements are your opportunity 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.
Placements are spread over the three years. Students alternate between university and clinical placements.
When you start the course you will be allocated to a Host Trust for your placements. We partner with many leading Trusts such as:
You’ll undertake two placements of 7 weeks and 8 weeks in your first year in a range of health care environments. Typically each week is 37.5 hours in duration but you’ll be undertaking shift patterns and so some weeks might be slightly shorter and some a little longer. In addition, you’ll have access to our 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).
You will have three placements, which will cover a range of adult nursing, and alternative field placements. These will be two 6-week placements and an 8-week placement. Building on experience gained in your first year, you will begin to take on more responsibility, looking after one or two patients under supervision. You'll continue to have scheduled Preparation for Practice prior to each practice learning opportunity.
Year three consists of three practice opportunities. You will have three clinical placements predominantly in adult nursing with the final placement being twelve weeks when you will have the opportunity to consolidate your skills and prepare for being a qualified nurse. You'll continue to have scheduled Preparation for Practice and your personal tutor will continue to meet with you on a one-to-one basis.
Whilst in the clinical placement we will ensure you receive continuous support and guidance from a dedicated supervisor and practice learning teams made up of lecturers and practitioners.
Find out more about placements - read our nursing case studies.
The course leads to registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
The Nursing and Midwifery Council regulates nurses and midwives in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Islands.
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.
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.
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 throughout your course. You can contact your tutor for additional support by email. Personal tutors are also available via MS Teams and phone.
Please make sure you have the required GCSE/equivalent Level 2 qualifications (or are working towards them) before applying for this course. Applicants who cannot present evidence of qualifications by 31st August 2022 will automatically be rejected.
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:
If you have been out of study for a considerable amount of time or have slightly missed the entry requirements this course, you can take your first steps to becoming a registered practitioner with our Health and Social Care Foundation year. Boost your qualifications and confidence for further study with this one-year introductory course and on completion of this course you will be guaranteed entry on to one of our 13 health BSc pre-registration health and social care degrees.
If you have already completed some studies at another university, we may be able to consider you for advanced entry. Please see our advanced entry page for more information.
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Please send your application through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) using our institution 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.
On your UCAS application for an Adult Nursing course you will need to choose which LSBU campus you wish to study at: Southwark, Havering or Croydon.
LSBU is located in Elephant & Castle, the heart of London with access to everything the city has to offer. We are proud to partner 60+ NHS organisations across all five London NHS regions (and beyond). To study at our Southwark campus please put an S on your UCAS application.
Our Havering Campus is friendly, warm and welcoming and serves out NHS partners in Essex and East London. To study on Havering campus please put an H on your UCAS application.
LSBU Croydon is our new campus opening in September 2021 with a mission to transform lives and communities. With brand new state of the art facilities and placements across Croydon, we aim to help tackle the NHS shortage of nurses across the area. To study at LSBU Croydon please put a C on your UCAS application.
See our top tips for writing your personal statement.
As part of the selection process, you'll be expected to attend an interview on MS Teams. We'll invite you to book your interview by email.
You may not need to attend an interview if you can demonstrate within your UCAS application that you have:
If you are shortlisted but do not satisfy the criteria above, then you will be required to attend an interview.
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: email@example.com or +44 (0) 20 7815 6189.
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.
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.
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.
Home/EU postgraduate students and research students should apply through our dedicated application system.
Your application will be circulated to a number of potential supervisors who will look at your academic qualifications, experience and the research proposal to decide whether your research interest is something that could be supervised at LSBU.
There will also be an interview either by telephone or at the University. If you are successful you will be offered a place on a course and informed of the next enrolment date. The whole process normally takes between six to eight weeks, from receipt of your application to a decision being made about your application at the School.
All pre-registration students need to be DBS cleared before going on placement. You’ll need to have an enhanced DBS check even if you have had one before and will not be able to go on placement until this is complete.
The DBS process is not difficult but can take some time so it's best to get started as soon as you receive your email. You will receive the email during Summer 2021.
If you're part of the DBS update service, your subscription is up to date and you already have a DBS certificate, please bring in your original green DBS certificate for the document check. To take advantage of the update service, your certificate needs to be classified as 'Enhanced' and workforce must be listed as 'Adult and Child'. If you have any queries, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our DBS supplier, Verifile, will send you an email with all the details you need to complete your DBS.
Verifile will give you instructions to log into their system and complete your personal details and information. To complete the process, you'll need your passport or driving licence and 5-year address history including dates when you moved in/out.
You can use your application number to track the progress of your DBS.
When you've finished, your Disclosure Statement will be mailed to the most recent address in your submission, so please make sure it's correct. We don't automatically receive a copy of this Statement, which is why we need you to bring it in as part of the next step.
Only Social Work applicants need to pay for their DBS. It costs £46 and can be purchased on our online store.
Please include any and all major and minor, spent and unspent convictions, cautions, warning and reprimands, even if they relate to juvenile offences or seem trivial or unimportant. Some minor offences will not prevent you from going on placement or being offered a place on your course, but still need to be reviewed so it’s best to be honest and include everything. Also, the more information you include about any offences can help reduce the time it takes to assess them.
Yes, you do. You need to have an up-to-date DBS. Once you have received the email from our DBS supplier make sure you start the process straight away. All details of how to do this will be outlined in the email. If you don’t complete your DBS in the timeframe given, we may withdraw your offer even if term has already started. So it’s important that you get started as soon as you receive the email.
Government legislation requires all Higher Education Institutions who offer courses where students may come into unsupervised contact with children or vulnerable adults to have this check. These checks also help us to ensure duty of care to our students, and create a safer environment for patients seen by our students.
As part of the University’s admissions process, declarations of any offence may be referred to a virtual panel made up of senior managers from partner NHS Trusts and/or other sectors within Health and Social Care. Any DBS that is considered by the panel will be anonymised. The panel members then deliberate and make a recommendation whether the application be rejected, accepted or request further information or documents.
If you have declared an offence, we might ask for more information from you in writing which will help the panel make a decision. Once your declaration has been referred to the panel it can take up to 28 working days to be processed.
You need to put your current address on your DBS application because this is where your Statement will be mailed. If you’ve moved house between submitting and receiving your DBS, make sure you have mail forwarding set up so that you’ll receive your statement. If you’ve moved recently, make sure you have proof of your new address (such as a new bank statement) to bring for your document checks.
If you’ve lost your statement you will need to pay £46 to purchase a new one.
Yes. If your application has been rejected due to your DSB declaration/discloser, you will be sent a letter to confirm this. There will be instructions in the letter about how you can appeal and which supporting information you need to provide. Once a decision has been made you will receive a letter from the School Executive Team.
Once you have completed the online part of the DBS process, you will need to produce three accepted documents from this list (PDF File 248 KB) to be verified.
LSBU help desks are currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are temporarily accepting ID documents and DBS certificates for Update Service checks by email. Documents should be clear and legible; DBS certificates should include all pages. Please send your documents to email@example.com.
Southwark: Southwark Student Help Desk in the K2 building Monday – Friday between 9am-11am or 1pm-4pm
Havering: come to reception at Havering Monday – Friday between 8:30-10:30am, 12-2pm, 4-5pm
If you’re not able to come to campus, you can get your documents checked and certified at the Post Office for a fee of £10.50. To do this, make photocopies of your three accepted ID documents and take your DBS form, copies and originals of your documents to the Post Office. The Post Office will stamp the form and photocopies and given them back to you. Email your post office receipt, stamped form and stamped documents to firstname.lastname@example.org.
An exciting part of many of our Health and Social Care courses is the opportunity to learn off-campus and work with patients, clients and/or service users. Before you start, we need to make sure that you have the correct levels of immunisations.
The second part of your occupational health check is to get any inoculations that you may need from your GP. When attending your GP appointment, please take printed copies of these two documents with you.
After these steps are complete you will receive an email from OHWorks Ltd inviting you to attend an appointment on-campus with an Occupational Health Nurse. These appointments take place during the week and sometimes when your classes have already started.
The OH team have prepared this guide (PDF File 588 KB) which outlines what to expect at each stage. If you have queries or concerns about your Occupational Health clearance or inoculations please contact the Occupational Health team.
Yes - government legislation advises that everyone must be double vaccinated to work in a health care setting with effect from 1 April 2022.
Contact the OH team at email@example.com who will be able to advise you.
Please contact the OH team to reschedule at least 48 hours in advance. Remember that you won’t be able to go on placement until you’re cleared.
Yes. Tell the OH Nurse about all conditions including specific learning difficulties even if you’ve declared these in the past. This will allow us to make reasonable adjustments whilst you’re on placement.
The information you share with the OH Nurse will be treated with confidence, meaning that it won’t be automatically shared with the DDS team. The DDS team can help you to receive support for your lectures, assignments and exams so it’s worth to register with them and provide evidence of your condition if you need this support.
Before starting your course, you may want to check or practice your numeracy skills. The National Numeracy Challenge is a free online tool that helps you learn, revise and quiz your essential numeracy skills. You’ll also be able to get a certificate to show your efforts.
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.
Most placements and some practical sessions in our skills laboratories will require you to wear a uniform and name badge. You will be measured for uniforms specific to your course as part of your Welcome Week activities after enrolment. In the meantime, we have prepared answers to frequently asked questions that you might find useful.
Yes, LSBU will supply you with uniforms for your placement with the exception of Social Work and Health and Social Care BSc students who are not required to wear uniforms for their placements.
Nursing and midwifery students will receive two pairs of trousers, three tunics and a name badge. Polo shirts will be issued instead of tunics for students studying mental health nursing, physiotherapy, chiropractic and sport rehabilitation. ODP students will receive one set of scrubs top and trousers.
The items are to last for the duration of your programme of study.
A measuring and distribution service will be available by the uniform provider at both Southwark and Havering campuses. As garments are fitted for work purposes they need to allow for flexibility of movement so it’s best to have the uniform provider measure you up.
You can request a longer tunic for religious or medical reasons. To do this, you should advise the uniform supplier at the measuring session. These tunics are 2 inches longer and sleeves finish just above the elbows. Due to infection control, full length sleeves are not permitted.
Name badges are professional and need to include your formal names.
You can order a replacement name badge direct with the uniform provider. Badges need to be worn at all times when you are at placement.
You are welcome to purchase additional items at Work in Style. You will need to log in using your student ID and then follow the step-by-step instruction. Please note that dresses are not available.
You should try on your uniforms the day you receive them so that the staff at the measuring service can help arrange any size exchanges. If you choose not to try on your uniforms and require different sizes at a later date you will need to purchase these through the uniform provider’s online portal at your own cost.
They are yours to keep – you do not need to return the garments.
Most health and social care courses’ practice placements will operate outside normal working hours e.g. evenings, nights, weekends and bank holidays.
Your holiday periods will not follow the normal University timetable because of placements. You’ll receive more details once you start your course.
We help our students prepare for university even before the semester starts. To find out when you should apply for your LSBU accommodation or student finance read the How to apply tab for this course.
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 Enrolment pages.
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.
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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 and for our regulatory returns, by reading the UKCISA regulations.
The University reserves the right to increase its fees in line with changes to legislation, regulation and any government guidance or decisions.
The fees for international students are reviewed annually and the University reserves the right to increase the tuition fees in line with the RPIX measure of inflation up to 4 per cent.
We offer several types of fee reduction through our scholarships and bursaries. Find the full list and other useful information on our scholarships page.
The individual fee for this course is shown above. For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for postgraduate students.
We have a range of PhD Scholarships available in partnership with businesses and organisations; read notices of PhD studentships.
Sophie Kemp studies BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing with the School of Health and Social Care at London South Bank University.
Our realistic wards and lifelike mannequins allow a safe environment to practice
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.