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1 BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing University of Plymouth

2 The Qualification BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing (discipline specific award) Eligibility to apply for registration on the Nursing and Midwifery council professional register

3 The Drivers The Big Picture Prevention of ill health Boundaries between: primary and secondary community and hospital Promotion of health Society needs: ethical Legal Demographics: Politically aware Patterns of Disease: long term conditions

4 The Drivers The Individual Communication Management Leadership Study Skills: ability to achieve potential Adaptable Non Judgemental Team Work Analyse Interpret Caring Perseverance Decision Making

5 Our Course Requirements NMC face to face (Nursing Recruitment Days) Minimum Standards Numeracy and Literacy Fit for purpose see NMC website Capable of safe and effective practice without supervision Honest, trustworthy, good character Good health

6 Key Aspects of the Course From 2011 onwards: a) Theories of nursing and theories of nursing practice b) Research methods and use of evidence c) Professional codes, ethics, law and humanities d) Communication and health care informatics e) Life sciences (including anatomy, physiology and genetics f) Pharmacology and medicines management

7 Key Aspects of the Course (cont.) g) Social, health and behavioural sciences h) Principles of national and international health policy i) Leadership and management j) Principles of organisational structures, systems and processes k) Causes of common health conditions and interaction between physical and mental health and illness l) Best practice m) Health care technology n) Essential first aid and incident management

8 Course Structure Year 1 the main themes Introduction to nursing theory and practice What makes us tick? - Life sciences, social health & behavioural sciences Core skills - Communication, health case informatics, engagement, practical skills Inter-professional learning Disease and illness Health promotion The tools - Assess, Plan, Implement, Evaluate Menu of practice Care pathways / care delivery

9 Course Structure Degrees 3 years There is a requirement for 50% Theory/50% Practice for the BSc (Hons) course

10 Course Aims Safe, competent, confident practitioner Accountable and Autonomous Life long learning skills Research Ethos - use of research to underpin practice Non-judgemental and anti-discriminatory EU requirements

11 Support for our Students Large groups split into cohort groups, each with a cohort lead Personal Tutor Tutorial support from module teams Key Skills / Learning support Private study days Support in practice Mentor / Sign off mentor Placement Development Team (PDT) Practice assessment tool All Nurses

12 Practice Learning Opportunities Home, the community and hospital settings These can include: Immediate care Critical care Acute care Intermediate care Long term conditions Palliative care End of life care Prior to undertaking the first placement, students will be given a taster week during either week 6 or 7

13 The Course Example of current course

14 Placements in the South West You may be required to travel for your practice placements, developing a broader practice experience, in both rural and urban areas

15 Your Application Points to Consider: Apply through UCAS Closing date for applications is 15 th January of the year in which you wish to study Late applications will only be considered if places are still available Investigate the career prospects and professions

16 Your Application What we look for: Totality of the Application Degrees GCSE: Five subject grades at C or above, Must include English, Maths and a Science A levels: 240 UCAS tariff points (minimum 160 points from two A levels) Preference Human Biology Apply before all qualifications are obtained

17 Your Application What we look for: Non Standard Academic Qualifications BTEC National Certificate or Diploma in a Science or health related subject or Access to higher education Applications from those returning to education are welcome For non-postgraduate applications evidence of academic study in the last five years is required Personal statement References

18 Personal Statement Demonstrate an interest and knowledge for the profession Evidence of related work experience Demonstrate evidence of good communication skills Ability to care for others Problem solving and use of initiative

19 Face to Face Meeting

20 Recommended Study Skills Entry is competitive Students are advised to be positive about study skills as it will enable you to study more effectively. Addressing the following skills is particularly good preparation Numeracy: Including fractions & decimals Literacy: Including scan reading, academic writing, spelling and grammar IT skills: Word processing, and the use of the internet Sound Knowledge of Biology (preference is given to those with Biological Sciences)

21 If Offered a Place Commitment to the course Be sure before you start Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check Occupational health screen

22 Clinical Skills Tours You will be able to view some of our clinical skills rooms today. You can sign up to a tour in Thomas Pitts Hall

23 BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing at the UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH Any Questions?

24 A copy of this presentation can be found on the University website shortly after the open day at:

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