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This MNurse (Adult) course is designed to promote the development of high levels of knowledge, skills and professionalism.
The course is two years in length and will lead to a master's degree in Adult Nursing. It is a pre-registration course aimed at graduates, so as well as gaining a master's degree in Nursing, you'll also be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) to become a Registered Nurse (Adult).
This is an intense course which will require commitment and dedication to succeed. The course meets Nursing and Midwifery Standards and will be delivered 50/50 between theory and clinical practice. It has been developed with a blended learning curriculum which will enable you to study at home, as well as on campus and on placement.
The MNurse course will allow you to be taught in a variety of ways through a blended learning curriculum. Blended learning combines face-to-face and online activities in a seamless and complementary flow of learning. For example, in the flipped classroom, online activity is introduced before a face-to-face class in the form of reading materials and other artefacts. These resources provide a springboard for you to conduct further online research through personal learning networks (PLN) and digital curation activities. Subsequent classroom time is spent in small groups with the aim of deepening this learning through problem-based activities.
The core curriculum will cover the seven Platforms of nursing proficiency (NMC, 2018): being an accountable professional, promoting health and preventing ill-health, assessing and planning care, providing and evaluating care, leading and managing nursing care and working in teams, improving safety and quality of care, and coordinating care.
You'll be assessed using a variety of methods, including essays, exams, objective structured clinical examinations (OSCE), presentations, and competency-based assessment in the practice placement.
Develop knowledge and the application of nursing practice interventions, enabling you to provide evidence-based, safe, and compassionate physical and psychological care. Learn how to formulate a nursing plan of care and undertake observations and clinical interventions with less direct supervision. Explore carer and user perspectives in interprofessional care settings to illuminate personal experiences of interprofessional care. Study ethical issues in the context of interprofessional working to gain insight into challenges faced from a variety of viewpoints. Study the impact of information technology, healthcare informatics and issues in transcultural healthcare provision.
Gain a comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to your own research and advanced scholarship. Evaluate methodologies and apply critiques of them, synthesising and evaluating previous studies to identify future research. Demonstrate critical awareness of contemporary issues in nursing, enabling you to be at the forefront of your discipline. Develop the knowledge and skills enabling you to apply evidence based practice to your nursing practice, ensuring you provide safe and compassionate nursing care. Create a project proposal on improving safety and quality of care.
Gain knowledge of major pathological and physiological changes in the human body, occurring as a result of common diseases and disease processes. Explore the manifestations, impacts and interventions of illness and disease. Build on your knowledge of physical and human sciences and explore altered pathological and physiological change. Use a range of teaching and learning strategies to explore the impact of these changes and define the implications for nursing practice. Study co-morbidity and medico pharmaceutical treatments and modalities in order to enhance wellbeing and recovery, within the context of ethical and professional frameworks. .
Develop your knowledge and application of nursing to practise within a range of clinical settings. Consider the care for individuals with complex health needs with emphasis on the concept of co-morbidity and the implications for care this entails. Enhance your understanding of interprofessional working and develop leadership and management skills when working within diverse professional teams. You will Explore your application to healthcare and reflect on personal strengths, along with areas for development.
Be at the forefront of professional nursing practice by combining clinical practice with a practical understanding how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in the discipline. Develop a substantive project which is both purposeful to your current or future employer and practical in approach. Explore the context of care or mechanisms of delivery of healthcare and undertake projects which have a direct influence upon your particular area of practice. Gain the capability of autonomous critical thinking across every aspect of your role as a healthcare provider in the 21st century.
Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.
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This course is open to anyone who holds a health-related degree at 2:2 or above and registrants from another field of nursing. Applicants will have to demonstrate a minimum of 600 hours of theory (gained from your first degree) and 600 hours of healthcare experience in order to APL (Accreditation of Prior Learning)/RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) out of the necessary hours for the course.
We also require you to have GCSE Maths and English at Grade 4 or above (or equivalent).
Healthcare experience and Portfolio of Evidence: You must demonstrate 600 hours or more of formal or informal healthcare experience. Formal healthcare experience can be in the public or private sector. Once you have been shortlisted for interview, you will be required to complete a Portfolio of Evidence as part of the APL process to ensure the 600 hours of healthcare experience has been met.
Interview: Your completed application form will be reviewed by our Admissions Team to ensure that you have the required entry qualifications. If you meet these requirements, then your application will be individually assessed by the Admissions Tutor and if successful you will be shortlisted for interview.
The selection process will include an individual interview and a group activity which will assess your values, problem-solving, and communication skills.
Interviews will take place online via Microsoft Teams.
Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)
This is available to applicants who meet the course specific APL requirements. It may apply to applicants who wish to transfer their NMC approved nursing studies from another university where they have achieved 120 credits at Level 4. The APL entry route is also available to Nursing Associates who are aiming to become a registered nurse.
If you are interested in the APL route, please contact the admissions tutors for further information: Shelly Rowell at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07976215092, or Helen Robinson at email@example.com or on 07977451156.
Fitness to Practise: Medical assessments of your mental and physical health and disclosure of criminal convictions apply to all nursing courses and are based on current NMC requirements. Nurses are registered health care professionals and the ability to practise safely, effectively, and professionally is essential, so all applicants are required to follow our fitness to practise procedures.
This means you are required to complete the following:
Instructions on how you complete these checks will be sent to you once you hold a conditional firm offer with us. These forms are then reviewed alongside your application, and you must meet both the academic and fitness to practise requirements before you are given an unconditional offer. If you are successful, you will also need to complete an annual declaration form to confirm you are fit and there are no changes to your DBS.
If English is not your first language, please see our English language requirements.
Students studying a health or social care course, that has a placement within the NHS or any other Care Quality Commission establishment, are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated against Covid-19. Find out more in our Help and Advice section.
The annual fee for this course is:
We are unable to accept international applicants.
Learn more about settled status, pre-settled status, special discounts, visa requirements, and Common Travel Area (CTA) agreements for the Republic of Ireland applicants in our Help and Advice article.
Postgraduate pre-registration healthcare courses, such as MNurse attract undergraduate funding from the UK student finance system, instead of the postgraduate loans system. Therefore, you will need to apply for undergraduate student finance from your national student finance body.
A non-repayable grant of £5,000 and extra payments worth up to £3,000 is available to eligible home students for each year of study. Read more about the Training Grant on The NHS Business Services Authority website.
Take a look at the Your Finances section to find out about the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.
This information was correct at the time of publication.
Adult nursing is a rewarding and challenging career where you have a real chance to make a difference to people's lives. The completion of this MNurse course will lead to registration as an adult nurse. There are opportunities to enter into industries such as the NHS, the military, private and voluntary organisations, and primary care.
There are over 44,000 nursing and midwifery vacancies in the UK, so the opportunities for newly qualified adult nurses are immense. Our partner Trusts cannot guarantee a job at the end of the MNurse course, but they do guarantee an interview.
Adult nurses make up the largest part of the NHS workforce with over 176,000 working in just acute settings. In the future, more adult nursing jobs will be based in the community rather than hospitals as more care is delivered outside of acute settings, including hospital wards, outpatient units or specialist departments, the community or nursing homes, and the prison service.
Adult nurses are a key part of the multidisciplinary teams that look after patients. You will be at the centre of teams that can include physiotherapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, radiographers and healthcare assistants. You'll also work closely with patients' families and carers.
Start your nursing career at the University of Sunderland with one of our partner Trusts and develop lifelong nursing skills in a collaborative and supportive environment. Many career opportunities are available post-qualification and with additional qualifications, nurses have the potential of earning £40k plus.
At all levels of the course, you will undertake unpaid clinical placements in hospitals and the community. Placements are organised by the University and make up 50% of the course.
You will undertake your placements at Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust. During your placements, you will be assigned a Clinical Mentor who will directly supervise you, as well as act as a means of support and guidance.
As you may be expected to travel long distances, start your shift in the early hours, or finish your shift late at night, you could be entitled to Travel and Dual Accommodation Expenses (TDAE) which allows you to make a retrospective claim for excess travel costs and/or expenses for temporary accommodation near to the location of your placement. Find out more about the NHS Learning Support Fund.