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Nursing with Registration as an Adult Nurse BSc

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Overview

Jump straight in to 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. 

The course information sheet is a printable version of the information on this web page, which you can download here.

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
  • Learn the latest theories from expert tutors who are leaders in their fields 
  • Be supported along the way – and even after you graduate with our mentoring scheme 
  • 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) 
  • Push yourself to be the best – our course isn’t for everyone, but if you’re ambitious, you’ll have valuable skills for the rest of your career. 

Key information

UCAS code B740

Duration Three years

Study mode Full-time

Course type Single honours

Course accreditations Approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council

Further details

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care

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Description

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. 

It’s rewarding work. But it’s not all hands-on. Evidence-based care is central to everything we do. So you’ll have plenty of opportunities to learn the theory behind your practice. We teach cutting-edge ideas in healthcare, and help you do your own research into new techniques and concepts. We regularly help develop new interventions – you’ll be right at the heart of this culture of innovation. 

If you are interested in these community nursing opportunities, please include details of your interest in your personal statement.

Before beginning the course, you must have occupational health clearance and enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks completed.

Teaching

One day you might be learning how to maintain hygiene standards in a simulated patient home, the next you could be studying a new journal article in the library. The course involves a wide range of learning methods, and it’s constantly evolving with input from our students. 

We believe you should lead your own development. But we’ll offer support every step of the way. Our practitioners, researchers and lecturers have years of experience and teach in areas that they’re working in. The range of expertise in our faculty means you’ll always get specialist knowledge from an expert in the field. 

Assessment

About half of your time will be spent on practical work with healthcare providers. The other half will be more theoretical. You’ll be assessed in different ways for different modules. Some might be traditional exams, but others will be coursework or practical exams.   

Course details

We have a set curriculum to teach you all the essentials you’ll need. In your second year you can choose a module you’re interested in. And in your third year your research project lets you specialise even further. We’ll always encourage you to find your own path to your future career. Many of our students go on to become leaders in their fields because they’re always finding more effective ways of doing things, or challenging things that don’t work. We help you develop the ideal combination of compassion and knowledge to succeed. 

Location(s):

You’ll study in the safety and comfort of our dedicated teaching areas at King’s campuses around London. These include: 

  • Guy’s Campus 

  • Waterloo Campus 

  • Denmark Hill Campus 

  • St Thomas’ Campus 

In our simulation suites, lecture theatres and study areas, we’ll equip you with the knowledge to go out into the world and start making a difference in people’s lives.  

But this is a practical course. Your placements will give you a rounded experience of the healthcare sector in London – and across the world, if you choose to travel during your elective. You can experience a wide range of care scenarios to develop your skills. From critical care to hospices, prisons to private hospitals. From London to Leeds to Laos. 

The majority of placements are located within London NHS trusts and private healthcare providers, but occasionally you may undertake placements located the Home Counties. For more information about our partners please visit http://www.kcl.ac.uk/nursing/partners

 

Other related courses:

Nursing with Registration as:

Nursing for qualified healthcare professionals:

 

Special notes

Nurses are involved in caring for vulnerable members of society and there is a necessity for all nursing students to have enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks. Prior to commencing the programme you must also have occupational health clearance.

Meet our students

Meet some of our pre-registration nursing students.

Structure

Year 1

This new and innovative programme aims to develop nurses who can provide outstanding care across a range of practice settings while meeting all of the registration requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Year 1

The following modules are required for this course:

Required Modules
  • Adult Nursing 1 (60 credits)
  • Biosciences for Adult Nursing (30 credits)
  • Person Centered Care (15 credits)
Optional Modules
  • Wellbeing in London (15 credits)
  • Women's Health (15 credits)

Year 2

Year 2

During this year, your modules will become increasingly clinically focused in your area of practice. You will also choose an additional optional module. Practice placements will allow you to apply the knowledge gained through study in a variety of clinical settings. There is an opportunity for international elective placement during the programme.

Required Modules
  • Adult Nursing 2 (60 credits)
  • Symptom Assessment and Management (30 credits)
  • Pharmacology for Healthcare Practice (15 credits)

 

Optional Modules
  • Global Health (15 credits)
  • Nursing and the Arts (15 credits)

Year 3

Year 3

During your final year, you will undertake further placements to develop your practice as a nurse. In addition to other clinically focused modules which relate to your practice, you will also complete a research module and a dissertation paper.

Required Modules
  • Adult Nursing 3 (60 credits)
  • Quality Impact Project (30 credits)
  • Working with and Motivating Others (15 credits)
Optional Modules
  • Peer Assisted Learning (15 credits)
  • The Aging Adult (15 credits)

Entry requirements

 

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. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.

Required grades

32 points overall with three Higher Level Subjects at 555

Required grades

45 Level 3 credits: 30 must be from units awarded at Distinction, 12 Level 3 credits at Merit and 3 Level 3 credits at Pass

Required grades

M2 M2 M2

Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered

Required grades

Further information below

If you are taking the new RQF BTEC Nationals (2016), you will not be required to fulfil the module requirement stipulated above - you will only need to get the right overall grade. If you are taking the QCF BTEC Nationals (2010), you must achieve both the required overall grade and the specified module grades. If you are unsure which BTEC you are studying, your teacher or school/college counsellor should be able to tell you.

Required grades

Further information below

If you are taking the new RQF BTEC Nationals (2016), you will not be required to fulfil the module requirement stipulated above - you will only need to get the right overall grade. If you are taking the QCF BTEC Nationals (2010), you must achieve both the required overall grade and the specified module grades. If you are unsure which BTEC you are studying, your teacher or school/college counsellor should be able to tell you.

Required grades

Further information below

If you are taking the new RQF BTEC Nationals (2016), you will not be required to fulfil the module requirement stipulated above - you will only need to get the right overall grade. If you are taking the QCF BTEC Nationals (2010), you must achieve both the required overall grade and the specified module grades. If you are unsure which BTEC you are studying, your teacher or school/college counsellor should be able to tell you.

Required grades

75% overall

Required grades

Visit our admissions webpages to view our international entry requirements and English language entry requirements.

Required subjects

Five GCSEs grade 4/C including English Language, Maths and Science

We can accept equivalent qualifications to meet GCSE requirements

Preferred subjects

Science subjects preferred

 

Further information and other requirements

Entry requirements
All candidates for this programme must have obtained a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C or 4 including English Language, Mathematics, and a Science
A-level 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. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.

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

Access to HE Diploma

D: 30 credits

M: 12 credits

P: 3 credits

Access to HE Diploma in either Health & Social Care, Nursing and Midwifery, or Science with 45 Level 3 credits including: 30 from units awarded at Distinction, 12 at Merit, and 3 at Pass.
Cambridge Pre-U M2 M2 M2 Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010)  

DDM with ten modules at Distinction in either Health & Social Care or Applied Science.

OR

DDM with ten modules at Distinction in any other subject, and one A level at grade B in a Science subject. 
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (RQF from 2016)  

DDM in either Health & Social Care or Applied Science.

OR

DDM in any other subject, and one A level at grade B in a Science subject. 

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010)  

 

DM with four modules at Distinction in either Health & Social Care or Applied Sciences, and one A level at grade B.

OR

DM with four modules at Distinction in any other subject, and one A level at grade B in a Science subject .

NOTE: Topics studied in the BTEC should cover topics not already studied within the A level. For example, if taking A level Chemistry the BTEC should cover topics other than chemistry.

 

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010)  

 

M in either Health & Social Care or Applied Sciences, and two A levels at grades BB

OR

M in any other subject, and two A levels at grades B with at least one in a Science subject.

NOTE: Topics studied in the BTEC should cover topics not already studied within the A level. For example, if taking A level Chemistry the BTEC should cover topics other than chemistry.

 

CACHE Level 3 Extended Diploma   Grade B overall and grade A in both Extended Assessments in the CACHE Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care. In addition, a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C including English Language, Mathematics, and a Science.
Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers BBB at Highers

and

BB at Advanced Highers

Must be a combination of three Scottish Highers and two Scottish Advanced Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject.
International Baccalaureate 32 points Including 5,5,5 at Higher Level. Note the total point score of 32 includes TOK/EE.
Other International Qualifications   Visit our admissions webpages to view our international entry requirements.
English Language Requirements Band B Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry 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 a selection day, which may include tests of numeracy and literacy. Further details are available on our Selection Day pages and below.

Selection procedure

Applications will be processed through UCAS. All shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend a selection day before offers are made.

 

Meeting the Numeracy & Literacy requirements for the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) requirements  

If applicant has already achieved grade C or above in GCSE Maths and English, or equivalents, including overseas equivalents and Functional Skills, they will not be required to sit the Numeracy & Literacy test.  

If applicant has not yet achieved the GCSE Maths and/or English requirement, or equivalents, including overseas equivalents and Functional Skills, but is currently studying for them, they will need to sit the corresponding test(s). This does not include Access applicants.  

Access applicants that have not achieved GCSE English and/or Maths grade C or above or equivalents, including overseas equivalents and Functional Skills, will need to sit the Numeracy & Literacy test(s).

Applicants who will need an English test as part of their academic entry requirements will not need to sit the Literacy test, as meeting the English Language policy means they will meet the Literacy requirements.

Fees and funding

Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2019-2020 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees EU:

Students starting their programme in 2019/20 (September 2019) who are eligible to pay EU fees will pay the same rate of tuition fees as UK students. This will apply for the duration of their programme, but may be subject to change by the UK Government for subsequent cohorts from 2020/21.

The UK tuition fee for the 2019-2020 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 2019-2020 academic year is £28,900 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/expenses

The following table gives you an indication of additional costs associated with your course. These costs are not included in your tuition fees.

Item

Description

Clothing

Students are provided with an initial set of uniforms for the duration of the programme. If students require additional uniforms these will have to be purchased.

Indicative cost £15 - dress and £30 - new tunic & trouser set

Footwear

Students are also required to purchase appropriate footwear for mandatory training and placement. Estimated cost £20-45

Disclosure and Barring certificates/  clearance

The Faculty will pay for students to undergo one DBS check. Any subsequent checks required will need to be paid for by the student. Estimated cost £50

Electives

Subject to eligibility and approval by the Faculty, students are able to arrange their own elective clinical placements either in the UK or overseas. Students are required to make the necessary arrangements for any electives, including costs such as travel, accommodation, visas and additional vaccinations.

Immunisations/vaccinations

Students will be required to arrange and pay for the necessary vaccinations prior to enrolment.  Multiple vaccinations may be required. Indicative cost £10-30 per vaccination.

 

Travel

In order that healthcare students can continue to access clinical placements, the Department of Health will commit to providing all new healthcare students a £303 payment as a non-repayable grant. This will not affect healthcare students’ ability to access funding from the standard higher education support system to pay for their essential travel costing over £303. The government recognises that some healthcare courses require students to attend training at clinical placement providers which are long distances from their university or to spend significant time away from their place of study. These situations result in either greater travel costs or the need to rent extra accommodation. Providing the case for both educational provision and value for money can be demonstrated, any student who finds that they are at a financial disadvantage as a result of their clinical placement will be entitled to re-imbursement of costs associated with secondary accommodation. Further details will be published by the Department of Health in due course.

Other

Students will be required to pay for missed mandatory training sessions and any missed Occupational Health appointments. Missed theory and practical sessions for mandatory training ranges from £15-£45. Missed OH appointments ranges from £17 for a General Appointment to £122 for a specialist appointment.

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.

 

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Career prospects

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.

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