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Nursing with Registration as an Adult Nurse MSc

UCAS code: B742

Key information

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

Nursing is about more than caring for patients. Nursing is grasping the importance of policy, exploring clinical leadership and understanding how research influences decision making. By the time you graduate from King’s College London, you’ll have the skills and confidence to kick-start your career as an adult nurse and deliver, develop, lead and research healthcare practice. This MSc is designed to give you the knowledge you need to begin a rewarding career as an adult nurse, whatever your background. But you’ll need to have some healthcare related experience to join us. Half of your time will be spent gaining practical experience on placements. The other half will be learning from our experts to understand theoretical areas, including care delivery, research principles and clinical leadership.

Key benefits

  • You will be studying at the No.1 nursing faculty in the UK and 2nd in the world (2018 QS World University Rankings).
  • King’s College London offers exciting opportunities with two world-class academic health science centres and renowned teaching hospitals providing general and specialist care.
  • Our courses are delivered by internationally renowned clinicians and academics with a strong focus on promoting evidence-based care and appreciation of translational research.
  • 99 per cent of our graduates find successful employment.
  • Get hands-on in our state-of-the-art simulation centre with its six-bay ward, operating theatre, and intensive care unit
  • Study on the job, with placements at world-famous London hospitals including King’s College Hospital, Guy’s and St Thomas’

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

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The overall aims of the course are to enable graduates to acquire advanced understanding, knowledge and skills in nursing in order that they may deliver, develop, lead and research healthcare practice. In addition, the course aims to ensure that nurses who graduate are skilled, competent, compassionate professionals who have satisfied the academic and clinical requirements and standards as stipulated in the Nursing & Midwifery Council Standards of Proficiency and the academic requirements of King’s College London for the award of a Master’s degree. As well as possessing the skills and knowledge to perform competently in a variety of clinical practice environments, the course enables you to lead, support and plan the delivery of high quality care to patients and their families, and work effectively within multidisciplinary teams.

Course Aims

  • Develop knowledge and understanding in holistic identification and assessment of healthcare needs including formulation of plans and strategies for meeting healthcare needs and delivering person-centred nursing practice.
  • Knowledge and understanding in social, health and behaviour sciences and policies.
  • Pharmacology and preparation for prescribing.
  • Principles of leadership and management; patient safety; health economics; nursing procedures.
  • The essential physical and mental health needs of people of all ages.
  • Responding to emergency or unplanned situations.
  • The evidence-base for adult nursing practice.
  • Critical understanding of the relationship between research and practice.

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.

St Thomas
St Thomas’ Campus

Located near Waterloo Campus and home of continuing medical and dental teaching, as well as a museum dedicated to Florence Nightingale.

NEV-main-Denmark-Hill-Campus
Denmark Hill Campus

Home to the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience and also provides facilities to the Dental Institute.

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

Course accreditation

NMC

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Standard entry requirements have not been set for this programme

Bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours degree and 575 hours (approximately equivalent to four months FT) healthcare-related experience.

Applicants who have achieved a high 2:2 may still be considered, and will need to ensure they include their grades for each module for all years of study on their application, or attach a transcript from all years of study at the time of application.

 

 

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 a significant role in clinical education. Formal lectures account for a relatively small proportion of the curriculum. We aim to acknowledge the individuality of all

students And student-centred learning is pivotal to our philosophy.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

27%

24%

49%

2

18%

39%

43%

Clinical placements

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.

 

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

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Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Practical Examinations
  • Written Examinations

A variety of coursework, written and practical exams are used to assess your theoretical and your clinical practice learning.

 

Part

Percentage of assessment by written exams

Percentage of assessment by practical exams

Percentage of assessment by coursework

1

20%

40%

40%

2

20%

30%

50%

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, and students on this course take modules totalling 180 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

We are the leading Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care in London, holding an excellent reputation for producing outstanding clinicians and world leaders in specialist areas.

Graduates who qualify from our courses gain professional registration as a nurse from the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Many of our qualifying nurses gain employment in prominent London NHS Trusts, while others choose to work elsewhere in the UK and abroad.

Many go on to further study. There are varied choices of career destinations within both hospital and community settings, in clinical research, teaching and management.

Whatever the chosen pathway, our nursing graduates are well-prepared to face the challenges of a career in nursing and the complexities of pioneering healthcare.

Tuition Fees

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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.

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.

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The overall aims of the course are to enable graduates to acquire advanced understanding, knowledge and skills in nursing in order that they may deliver, develop, lead and research healthcare practice. In addition, the course aims to ensure that nurses who graduate are skilled, competent, compassionate professionals who have satisfied the academic and clinical requirements and standards as stipulated in the Nursing & Midwifery Council Standards of Proficiency and the academic requirements of King’s College London for the award of a Master’s degree. As well as possessing the skills and knowledge to perform competently in a variety of clinical practice environments, the course enables you to lead, support and plan the delivery of high quality care to patients and their families, and work effectively within multidisciplinary teams.

Course Aims

  • Develop knowledge and understanding in holistic identification and assessment of healthcare needs including formulation of plans and strategies for meeting healthcare needs and delivering person-centred nursing practice.
  • Knowledge and understanding in social, health and behaviour sciences and policies.
  • Pharmacology and preparation for prescribing.
  • Principles of leadership and management; patient safety; health economics; nursing procedures.
  • The essential physical and mental health needs of people of all ages.
  • Responding to emergency or unplanned situations.
  • The evidence-base for adult nursing practice.
  • Critical understanding of the relationship between research and practice.

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.

St Thomas
St Thomas’ Campus

Located near Waterloo Campus and home of continuing medical and dental teaching, as well as a museum dedicated to Florence Nightingale.

NEV-main-Denmark-Hill-Campus
Denmark Hill Campus

Home to the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience and also provides facilities to the Dental Institute.

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

Course accreditation

NMC

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Standard entry requirements have not been set for this programme

Bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours degree and 575 hours (approximately equivalent to four months FT) healthcare-related experience.

Applicants who have achieved a high 2:2 may still be considered, and will need to ensure they include their grades for each module for all years of study on their application, or attach a transcript from all years of study at the time of application.

 

 

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 a significant role in clinical education. Formal lectures account for a relatively small proportion of the curriculum. We aim to acknowledge the individuality of all

students And student-centred learning is pivotal to our philosophy.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

27%

24%

49%

2

18%

39%

43%

Clinical placements

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.

 

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

No URL has been set for this Kaltura video

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Practical Examinations
  • Written Examinations

A variety of coursework, written and practical exams are used to assess your theoretical and your clinical practice learning.

 

Part

Percentage of assessment by written exams

Percentage of assessment by practical exams

Percentage of assessment by coursework

1

20%

40%

40%

2

20%

30%

50%

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, and students on this course take modules totalling 180 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

We are the leading Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care in London, holding an excellent reputation for producing outstanding clinicians and world leaders in specialist areas.

Graduates who qualify from our courses gain professional registration as a nurse from the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Many of our qualifying nurses gain employment in prominent London NHS Trusts, while others choose to work elsewhere in the UK and abroad.

Many go on to further study. There are varied choices of career destinations within both hospital and community settings, in clinical research, teaching and management.

Whatever the chosen pathway, our nursing graduates are well-prepared to face the challenges of a career in nursing and the complexities of pioneering healthcare.

Tuition Fees

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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.

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.

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Key information

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

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