This innovative nursing programme leads to the award of a BSc in Nursing together with professional registration as an Adult nurse. You will learn to care for adults in a variety of care settings including primary healthcare, ambulatory settings, acute medical/surgical units, accident and emergency and critical care. The integration of theory and research-based practice in the classroom and the clinical setting is emphasised throughout the programme.
The programme provides an academic and practical foundation that will act as a springboard for high quality nursing practice.
Half the programme is spent in clinical practice with placements providing opportunities to develop clinical skills.
Adult nursing students with a particular interest in community nursing may be able to undertake a majority of their clinical practice experience in placements outside of traditional hospital settings. If you are interested in these community nursing opportunities, please include details of your interest in your personal statement.
ABOUT THE Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery
As the number one school of nursing and midwifery in London, we enjoy an excellent reputation producing outstanding clinicians and world leaders in specialist areas. Students who qualify from our programmes gain professional registration as a nurse or midwife respectively from the Nursing and Midwifery Council. With excellent employability from our programmes, many of our qualifying nurses gain employment in prominent London NHS Trusts, while others choose to work elsewhere in the UK and abroad. There is a varied choice of career destinations from hospitals to community/primary care, research to teaching, management to media. Whatever the chosen pathway, students will be well prepared to meet the challenges of a modern career in nursing and the complexities of tomorrow's healthcare. Midwives who graduate from King's are actively recruited by both national and international employers. Many are involved in innovative practices and others work as independent midwives. Many return for further graduate study in midwifery or women's health.
A comprehensive range of teaching and learning methods are used, each tailored to the particular area of study being undertaken, with simulation playing an increasingly significant role in clinical education. Formal lectures account for only a small proportion of the curriculum. As a Faculty we aim to acknowledge the individuality of our students. Student-centred learning is pivotal to our philosophy and the teaching methods employed encourage and support self development and awareness through reflection on experience. We utilise practitioners, researchers and lecturers to deliver high quality research-based teaching.
STRUCTURE OF PROGRAMMES & ASSESSMENT
The programmes include an equal balance of theoretical learning and clinical placement with our partner healthcare providers including leading NHS Trusts together with private and voluntary organisations. Programmes are full-time and during clinical practice students work a shift pattern similar to that of the qualified nurse/midwife. A variety of coursework, written and practical exams are used to assess students. Clinical practice is also assessed.
The Faculty is located in the heart of London on the Waterloo Campus on the South Bank of the river Thames. Close links are maintained with the major teaching hospitals and NHS Trusts across London as well as private healthcare providers. Nursing and midwifery students have wide-ranging and unique opportunities to gain experience in some of the most prominent hospitals in London, alongside other areas where healthcare is delivered. This affords students the opportunity to rehearse a wide range of skills, while applying their theoretical learning to practice situations, enabling them to progress their knowledge and understanding of the discipline. For more information about our partners please visit http://www.kcl.ac.uk/nursing/partners
Nurses and midwives are involved in caring for vulnerable members of society and there is a necessity for all nursing and midwifery students to have enhanced Criminal Records Bureau disclosures. Prior to commencing the programme you must also have occupational health clearance. Students are not required to pay tuition fees for programmes leading to registration as a nurse or midwife.
King's College London
Primarily Waterloo and Guy's Campuses with clinical practice in NHS Trusts and other healthcare providers
Approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council
Year of entry 2016