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Nursing with Registration as an Adult Nurse BSc

UCAS code: B740

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Required A-level:
Duration:
3 years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2021
Application deadline:
15 January 2021
Apply via UCAS

Jump straight into a rewarding career in nursing. Within your first term you’ll be on a placement, discovering the job first hand. With our links to prominent London hospitals, Nursing at King’s provides you with the skills and experience to become a future leader in healthcare. We focus on developing your practical skills to help make sure you leave King’s capable of taking on any challenge in your career. And our research knowledge means you’ll always be up-to-date with the latest thinking.

Key benefits

  • Study on the job, with placements at world-famous London hospitals including King's College Hospital, Guy's and St Thomas', and optional electives in regions like East Asia or Africa
  • We have a great track record of developing leaders in the sector - we're now the UK's top nursing faculty and the world's second (QS World University Rankings 2019)
  • This course is delivered by internationally renowned clinicians and academics with a strong focus on promoting evidence-based care and appreciation of translational research.
  • We offer a programme of 50% clinical and simulated practice so that you develop a wide set of excellent clinical skills and 50% learning through lectures, seminars and guided learning so that you have the knowledge and understanding to inform your work as a clinician
  • As part of the course, students will develop hands-on experience through training in the state-of-the-art and the award-winning Simulation and Interactive learning Centre, which replicates both hospital and home care environments- including a six-bay adults ward, operating theatre and intensive care unit

The right balance of theoretical studies and clinical placements offered by the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery ensures I receive excellent theoretical knowledge and clinical training throughout the course

Justin, Adult nursing

The primary aim of the course is to ensure that King’s Nursing graduates can deliver safe, effective and compassionate care to the public at their point of registration and that they have the ability to develop and refine their proficiencies as qualified practitioners. This course offers students the opportunity to develop the proficiencies required for registration as an Adult Nurse. Nurses graduating from the course will meet the academic and clinical standards set by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (2018), King’s College London and Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (2016). We’re a mixed community. People of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds join us because nursing at King’s will give them a great start to their careers. That diversity means you’ll always fit in, and always have something new to learn. Throughout the course you’ll experience a huge range of environments – both simulated and real. Whether it’s through primary healthcare, an ambulance service, or a voluntary organisation, you’ll gain a thorough understanding of the sector.

Course Aims

  • This course provides knowledge and understanding in concepts of equity, equality and diversity and how these apply when nursing adults with complex health and social care needs.
  • This course provides knowledge and understanding of global, national and environmental determinants of health and the role of the nurse in delivering nursing care at the individual population levels within the global context.
  • This course provides knowledge and understanding of the theory of bioscience and its application to adult nursing care.
  • You will be able to see the patient in the context of their family and community and be able to conduct a complex needs assessment of the individual with this in mind.
  • You will be able to identify and use nursing interventions which promote good health at primary (eg health information giving and immunisations), secondary (eg advice on medication and symptom reduction) and tertiary levels (eg rehabilitation and employing strategies for adaptation to chronic conditions and to reducing the side effects of chronic health problems).
  • Work independently and in collaboration with colleagues in multi-disciplinary and multi-agency groups; to ensure that care is co-ordinated and that patients are the central focus of that co-ordination.
  • Perform a differential diagnosis and identify when a patient’s condition is deteriorating; to take appropriate action when this is identified.
  • You will embrace the conceptual and philosophical perspectives of the person-centred framework (McCormack and McCance 2010).

Base campuses

waterloo-banner
Waterloo Campus

Waterloo campus is home of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and facilities for other faculties

campus guys
Guy’s Campus

The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and the Dental Institute are based at the riverside Guy's Campus, next to the Shard.

Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the modules you study.

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Subject requirements

Required subjects:
No subject requirements.
Preferred subjects:
Science subjects preferred

A-Levels

Required grades:
BBB

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels.

NOTE: If you are taking linear A levels in England, you will be required to pass the practical endorsement in all science subjects.

International Baccalaureate

32 points

Including 5,5,5 at Higher Level. Note the total point score of 32 includes TOK/EE.

You will also need:

GCSEs: Five GCSEs grade 4/C including English Language, Maths and Science. Functional Skill English level 2 at Pass and Functional Skill Maths level 2 at Pass are considered equivalent to GCSE English Language and GCSE Mathematics. We can accept equivalent qualifications to meet GCSE requirements.

Personal statement and supporting information

A personal statement will be required when you apply through UCAS. Applicants will also be required to provide a reference as part of their application along with details on their qualifications.

Non-academic requirements

Occupational Health clearance: Required for successful applicants

Enhanced criminal conviction check: Required for successful applicants

Work shadowing/observation: Appropriate healthcare experience either voluntary or paid is encouraged

Interviewing: Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an online interview.

Alternative accepted qualifications

International applicants

Equivalent International qualifications

Course specific subject requirements are indicated in subject requirements above

English language requirements

To study at King's, it is essential that you can communicate in English effectively in an academic environment. You are usually required to provide certification of your competence in English before starting your studies.

Selection process

Application deadline: 15th January 2021

We recommend applying before this date however we may consider applications beyond the UCAS deadline.

Applications will be processed through UCAS. All shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an online interview before offers are made.

 

Help for international applicants

International Foundation Year

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, we can help with our Foundation year courses.

Pre-sessional courses

If you have an offer from King's, but English isn't your first language, we have courses to help you.

Teaching methods - what to expect

We use a comprehensive range of teaching and learning methods, each tailored to the current area of study, with simulation playing an increasingly significant role in clinical education. Formal lectures account for only a small proportion of the curriculum. Student-centred learning is pivotal to our philosophy, and our teaching methods support and encourage self-development and awareness through reflection on experience. We utilise practitioners, researchers and lecturers to deliver high- quality research-based teaching. We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment

 

Year

Percentage of time in scheduled learning and teaching activities

Percentage of time in guided independent study

Percentage of time on placement

1

35%

35%

30%

2

30%

35%

35%

3

20%

40%

40%

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Exams
  • Practical Examinations

The course includes an equal balance of theoretical learning and clinical placements with partner healthcare providers including leading NHS Trusts and private and voluntary organisations. The course is full-time, and you will be working shift patterns similar to that of qualified nurses. A variety of coursework, written and practical exams are used to assess you and your clinical practice learning.

 

Year

Percentage of assessment by written exams

Percentage of assessment by practical exams

Percentage of assessment by coursework

1

50%

12.5%

37.5%

2

43%

14%

43%

3

43%

14%

43%

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they are subject to change.

Structure

Courses are divided into modules. Each year you will normally take modules totalling 120 credits.

This is a three-year degree course in which you will take a combination of required and optional modules to total 360 credits.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

King’s graduates are well respected in the healthcare sector. We’re not saying you’ll just walk into a job… but we’re sure you’ll have some great prospects. On our Adult Nursing course, 96% of registered nurses have found work in 6 months after finishing. Your registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council means you can work with healthcare providers anywhere in the country.

Your options include:

  • GP surgeries
  • Residences
  • Clinics
  • Nursing homes
  • Occupational health
  • Hospices
  • The pharamaceutical industry
  • The military

Our alumni are working in a broad range of organisations across the world. Some decide to put their research skills to use in academia. We have great links with well known London NHS trusts, so many of our graduates stay in the city. But you’re just as likely to find a fulfilling career in community care, teaching, or management.

Tuition Fees

Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is £31,200 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • In addition to your tuition fees, you can also expect to pay for:
  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions
  • Library fees and fines
  • Personal photocopies
  • Printing course handouts
  • Society membership fees
  • Stationery
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses
  • Any costs incurred as a result of working in a specific clinical setting where you are not employed
  • Graduation costs
  • For further information, please visit our fees and funding pages.

Funding

To find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans, and other financial help available at King's please visit the Fees and Funding section.

The primary aim of the course is to ensure that King’s Nursing graduates can deliver safe, effective and compassionate care to the public at their point of registration and that they have the ability to develop and refine their proficiencies as qualified practitioners. This course offers students the opportunity to develop the proficiencies required for registration as an Adult Nurse. Nurses graduating from the course will meet the academic and clinical standards set by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (2018), King’s College London and Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (2016). We’re a mixed community. People of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds join us because nursing at King’s will give them a great start to their careers. That diversity means you’ll always fit in, and always have something new to learn. Throughout the course you’ll experience a huge range of environments – both simulated and real. Whether it’s through primary healthcare, an ambulance service, or a voluntary organisation, you’ll gain a thorough understanding of the sector.

Course Aims

  • This course provides knowledge and understanding in concepts of equity, equality and diversity and how these apply when nursing adults with complex health and social care needs.
  • This course provides knowledge and understanding of global, national and environmental determinants of health and the role of the nurse in delivering nursing care at the individual population levels within the global context.
  • This course provides knowledge and understanding of the theory of bioscience and its application to adult nursing care.
  • You will be able to see the patient in the context of their family and community and be able to conduct a complex needs assessment of the individual with this in mind.
  • You will be able to identify and use nursing interventions which promote good health at primary (eg health information giving and immunisations), secondary (eg advice on medication and symptom reduction) and tertiary levels (eg rehabilitation and employing strategies for adaptation to chronic conditions and to reducing the side effects of chronic health problems).
  • Work independently and in collaboration with colleagues in multi-disciplinary and multi-agency groups; to ensure that care is co-ordinated and that patients are the central focus of that co-ordination.
  • Perform a differential diagnosis and identify when a patient’s condition is deteriorating; to take appropriate action when this is identified.
  • You will embrace the conceptual and philosophical perspectives of the person-centred framework (McCormack and McCance 2010).

Base campuses

waterloo-banner
Waterloo Campus

Waterloo campus is home of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and facilities for other faculties

campus guys
Guy’s Campus

The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and the Dental Institute are based at the riverside Guy's Campus, next to the Shard.

Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the modules you study.

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Subject requirements

Required subjects:
No subject requirements.
Preferred subjects:
Science subjects preferred

A-Levels

Required grades:
BBB

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels.

NOTE: If you are taking linear A levels in England, you will be required to pass the practical endorsement in all science subjects.

International Baccalaureate

32 points

Including 5,5,5 at Higher Level. Note the total point score of 32 includes TOK/EE.

You will also need:

GCSEs: Five GCSEs grade 4/C including English Language, Maths and Science. Functional Skill English level 2 at Pass and Functional Skill Maths level 2 at Pass are considered equivalent to GCSE English Language and GCSE Mathematics. We can accept equivalent qualifications to meet GCSE requirements.

Personal statement and supporting information

A personal statement will be required when you apply through UCAS. Applicants will also be required to provide a reference as part of their application along with details on their qualifications.

Non-academic requirements

Occupational Health clearance: Required for successful applicants

Enhanced criminal conviction check: Required for successful applicants

Work shadowing/observation: Appropriate healthcare experience either voluntary or paid is encouraged

Interviewing: Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an online interview.

Alternative accepted qualifications

International applicants

Equivalent International qualifications

Course specific subject requirements are indicated in subject requirements above

English language requirements

To study at King's, it is essential that you can communicate in English effectively in an academic environment. You are usually required to provide certification of your competence in English before starting your studies.

Selection process

Application deadline: 15th January 2021

We recommend applying before this date however we may consider applications beyond the UCAS deadline.

Applications will be processed through UCAS. All shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an online interview before offers are made.

 

Help for international applicants

International Foundation Year

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, we can help with our Foundation year courses.

Pre-sessional courses

If you have an offer from King's, but English isn't your first language, we have courses to help you.

Teaching methods - what to expect

We use a comprehensive range of teaching and learning methods, each tailored to the current area of study, with simulation playing an increasingly significant role in clinical education. Formal lectures account for only a small proportion of the curriculum. Student-centred learning is pivotal to our philosophy, and our teaching methods support and encourage self-development and awareness through reflection on experience. We utilise practitioners, researchers and lecturers to deliver high- quality research-based teaching. We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment

 

Year

Percentage of time in scheduled learning and teaching activities

Percentage of time in guided independent study

Percentage of time on placement

1

35%

35%

30%

2

30%

35%

35%

3

20%

40%

40%

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Exams
  • Practical Examinations

The course includes an equal balance of theoretical learning and clinical placements with partner healthcare providers including leading NHS Trusts and private and voluntary organisations. The course is full-time, and you will be working shift patterns similar to that of qualified nurses. A variety of coursework, written and practical exams are used to assess you and your clinical practice learning.

 

Year

Percentage of assessment by written exams

Percentage of assessment by practical exams

Percentage of assessment by coursework

1

50%

12.5%

37.5%

2

43%

14%

43%

3

43%

14%

43%

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they are subject to change.

Structure

Courses are divided into modules. Each year you will normally take modules totalling 120 credits.

This is a three-year degree course in which you will take a combination of required and optional modules to total 360 credits.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

King’s graduates are well respected in the healthcare sector. We’re not saying you’ll just walk into a job… but we’re sure you’ll have some great prospects. On our Adult Nursing course, 96% of registered nurses have found work in 6 months after finishing. Your registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council means you can work with healthcare providers anywhere in the country.

Your options include:

  • GP surgeries
  • Residences
  • Clinics
  • Nursing homes
  • Occupational health
  • Hospices
  • The pharamaceutical industry
  • The military

Our alumni are working in a broad range of organisations across the world. Some decide to put their research skills to use in academia. We have great links with well known London NHS trusts, so many of our graduates stay in the city. But you’re just as likely to find a fulfilling career in community care, teaching, or management.

Tuition Fees

Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is £31,200 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • In addition to your tuition fees, you can also expect to pay for:
  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions
  • Library fees and fines
  • Personal photocopies
  • Printing course handouts
  • Society membership fees
  • Stationery
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses
  • Any costs incurred as a result of working in a specific clinical setting where you are not employed
  • Graduation costs
  • For further information, please visit our fees and funding pages.

Funding

To find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans, and other financial help available at King's please visit the Fees and Funding section.

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Required A-level:
Duration:
3 years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2021
Application deadline:
15 January 2021
Apply via UCAS

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