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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 Masters degree, 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.
Supported by the Nursing and Midwifery and Council (NMC), we have developed an effective approach to your programme of study, blending face-to-face and online teaching. The MNurse is a full Masters course in pre-registration nursing which leads to registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a Registered Nurse (Adult). The course will meet NMC (2018) standards of Proficiency for Registered Nurses by providing theory and practical based elements. The course will be delivered using a hybrid blended learning approach to allow a more flexible approach to your learning; this includes theoretical lectures which will be delivered online using conference technology (Big Blue Button and Microsoft Teams). Nursing skills will be taught online and practiced in our outstanding mock-hospital wards, the Living Lab, and clinical rooms. This approach will ensure you develop your clinical skills on campus, before experiencing ‘real-world’ clinical practice for the first time.
The Nursing Society remains active and will be meeting you during the first week to say hello, along with all of the teaching team and our amazing Patient, Carer and Public Involvement (PCPI) volunteers who support your learning acting as patients, sharing experiences and helping with your assessments.
If you have any questions before commencing your studies, please contact your programme leader:
Chris Davidson – Programme Leader email@example.com
You will 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 and 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 will be assessed using a variety of methods, including Essays, Exams, Objective Structured Clinical Examination (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. You will learn how to formulate a nursing plan of care and undertake observations and clinical interventions with less direct supervision.
You will explore carer and user perspectives in interprofessional care settings in order to illuminate personal experiences of interprofessional care. Ethical issues in the context of interprofessional working will be used to drive discussion and debate and will provide insight into challenges faced from a variety of professional viewpoints. Alongside these core issues you will also 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. You will be required to evaluate methodologies and apply critiques of them, synthesizing and evaluating previous studies to identify future research. These higher level skills will demonstrate your critical awareness of contemporary issues in nursing, enabling you to be at the forefront of your discipline.
You will develop your knowledge and skills enabling you to apply evidence-based practice to your nursing practice and ensuring you provide, safe and compassionate nursing care. You will use the knowledge and skills gained in this module to 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. Utilising a thorough knowledge of these changes, you will explore the manifestations, impacts and interventions of illness and disease.
Building on your knowledge of physical and human sciences, you will be facilitated to critically explore altered pathological and physiological change and its impact on patient wellbeing from a holistic perspective. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the impact of these changes and evaluate the implications for nursing practice and multidisciplinary care provision. In addition, co-morbidity and medico pharmaceutical treatments and modalities will be examined, in order to enhance wellbeing and recovery, within the context of ethical and professional frameworks.
Develop your knowledge and application of nursing to practice within a range of clinical settings. It will integrate biological, psychological and sociological theory in the context the management of person-centred care. The module will include consideration of care for individuals with complex health needs with emphasis on the concept of co-morbidity and the implications for care this entails.
This module will also enhance your understanding of interprofessional working, and develop leadership and management knowledge and skills when working with and within diverse professional teams. You will have the opportunity to explore your application to healthcare and reflect on personal strengths and 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. You will develop a substantive project which is both purposeful to your current or future employer and practical in approach. Emphasis is placed directly upon the context of care or mechanisms of delivery of healthcare and you will be actively encouraged to undertake projects which will have a direct influence upon your particular area of practice and will be co-designed with service users and practice areas.
The aim of the module is ultimately to produce practitioners capable of autonomous critical thinking across every aspect of their role as healthcare providers 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 you on your values, problem solving and communication skills.
Interviews will take place online via Microsoft Teams.
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 will be 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.
The annual fee for this course is:
We are currently unable to accept applications from 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.
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.
Use our scholarships calculator to see what you may be entitled to.
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 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 life-long 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 are 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 acting 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.
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