BN (Hons) Adult Nursing
ANJN (Mar '23) GM1Q (Sept '23)
Year of entry
3 YRS (FT)
St Asaph, Wrexham
Subject area rated 1st
for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2024)*
NHS bursary available
A full NHS bursary, including tuition fees and a non-repayable bursary for living costs, is available for this programme
Ranked 1st in the UK
for graduate prospects (The Guardian University Guide 2024)*
Nursing atWrexham University
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Why choose? this course?
Nursing is a rewarding profession caring for individuals throughout their lifespan. At Wrexham University we will prepare you with the knowledge and skills to become a graduate and NMC registered adult nurse.
- *This subject area is rated 1st in the UK for student satisfaction in the Nursing subject league tables Complete University Guide 2023.
- *This course has been rated as part of the CHA3 subject group ranked joint 4th in the UK and 1st out of Welsh universities for teaching on my course and top 10 in the UK and 1st out of Welsh universities for overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2022.
- *This course is part of a subject area rated 1st in the UK for satisfaction with teaching ad well as 2nd in the UK (1st in England & Wales) for course satisfaction and top 10 in England & Wales (14th in the UK) in the General Nursing subject league tables, The Guardian University Guide 2023.
- Throughout your studies, you will have a personal tutor who will support and guide you in your personal and professional development.
- You will also be supported by a practice educator/academic assessor/practice supervisor and practice assessor whilst you are working in the clinical environment.
Nursing and Allied Health
Key course features
- Approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
- Variety of practice learning placements offered with BCUHB.
- Strong commitment to the personal and professional development of students.
- "The university is small enough for you to be a name, not a number." - former student, Katy Fortune-Probert.
- Opportunity for elective practice learning placements in year 2 and year 3 of the programme.
- Placements across the three years will take place in Wales within the Betsi Cadwaldr University Health Board for commissioned (funded places). The placements will be based in a wide variety of settings.
- Alternatively, non-commissioned (non-funded) placements (limited) are offered in England for Adult Nursing. We offer a variety of placements in 7 Trust English NHS Trust areas. Please note that we do not access BCUHB for placement learning experiences for the English non-commissioned places.
What you will study
This programme has three core modules in each year of the programme. We use a variety of teaching and learning methods to deliver the course. For example, we use interactive lectures, online forums, case studies and simulation.
YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4)
In year one you will focus on the fundamental care skills required to practice as a caring, kind, compassionate professional who values and respects the individual needs of the patient, family and carers.
- Fundamentals of Practice
- Managing Vulnerability in Society
- Foundations of Health and Wellbeing
YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5)
In year two you will focus on the provision of evidence-based, compassionate and safe care for acute and chronically ill patients. The focus will be upon the delivery of person-centred care and the promotion of healthy behaviours.
- Developing the evidence-based practitioner
- Meeting the needs of patients & families in acute and chronic illness
- Promoting Healthy Behaviours
YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6)
In year three you will focus on coordinating and managing change, enhancing people’s health outcomes and personal and professional development to prepare you for becoming a registered nurse.
- Innovations in Practice
- Holistic Co-ordination of Complex Care
- Leading & Managing Nursing Care
The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.
Entry requirements & applying
You must have at least five GCSE’s at grade C/4 or above including English, Maths (or equivalent) and evidence of IT skills.
The academic requirements for the course are 80-112 UCAS tariff points at GCE A-level or equivalent.
Alternatively, you must have one of the following:
NVQ 3 (with evidence of English, Maths and ICT as above)
Completion of either the ‘Access to Health’ or ‘Access to Nursing’ (from an accepted Further Education College approved by either Agored Cymru or OCN North West England (QAA approved) achieved at the following level: 112 UCAS tariff points.
- Interviews are carried out on Teams with academic staff, service users and/or staff from NHS.
- Experience of working in a health or social care setting is valuable.
- DBS is required if successful at the interview.
- Occupational health screening is required if successful at the interview.
- Conditional offers can be made for those currently studying and awaiting academic results.
- An IELTS examination will be requested if deemed necessary, with an overall score of 7 being required for entry onto the programme in line with university and professional body requirements.
The Application process:
To apply for the March intake, please use ANJN. (March intakes start from March 2023)
When applying, you will also need to select a campus. Please select campus code W for Wrexham or campus code A for St Asaph.
The nursing admissions team will screen each online UCAS application submitted for a level of digital literacy. One way of achieving this is that if you are shortlisted we will invite you to a selection event and you will be required to respond to the email invitation – this will assist us in measuring your digital literacy level. Attending a selection event does not guarantee a place on the BN (Hons) Registered Nurse (Adult) programme so we recommend preparing beforehand to give you the best chance of success.
Preparation: Please read the NMC Code before attending your interview.
A literacy task will be conducted online prior to the interview. The literacy task is a written activity focussing on the professional values of the nursing profession. You will then be interviewed face to face on an individual basis where you will be required to answer some short questions to ascertain your knowledge and experience about a career in nursing. The interview team will comprise university academic staff and either a Trust staff member or service user.
Please ensure you are familiar with the Teams software prior to your interview.
Teaching & Assessment
Satisfactory completion of the following:
- You need to achieve a minimum of 2300 hours theoretical and 2300 clinical practice to become a registered nurse with the NMC.
- A portfolio of proficiency outcomes.
- A range of theoretical assessments are used in each year of the programme. These include: essays, presentations, case studies, drug calculation and anatomy and physiology exam.
Academic tutorial support including disability support are available with every module.
TEACHING AND LEARNING
Wrexham University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential.
We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.
Our Careers and Employability service is there to help you make decisions and plan the next steps towards a bright future. From finding work or further study to working out your interests, skills and aspirations, they can provide you with the expert information, advice and guidance you need.
Career prospects are excellent with the current shortage of nurses in the UK. Students have had a range of employment opportunities working as a staff nurse in NHS and the Private sector in both the acute and community settings.
On successful completion of the course students are registered with the NMC as registered adult nurse.
Wrexham University offer options for further study in relations to professions such as health visiting, school nursing, community nursing, advanced nursing practice, nurse prescribing courses, MSc, and PhD studies.
Fees & funding
This is a Welsh Government Bursary-commissioned programme.
A full NHS bursary, including tuition fees and a non-repayable bursary for living costs, is available for this programme providing you agree to work in Wales for two years after registration (subject to change).
You can see the full programme specification here.
If you’re looking for a place to stay while you study then take a look at our accommodation pages to get more information on your options, including our on-campus halls of residence Wrexham Village.
If you are applying as an European / International Student, and live outside of the UK, you should make your application through our online application system, Centurus.
For information about the university’s entry requirements for EU/international students, please visit our international section.