Nursing Course from September 2016

nursing Untitled Page

Every few years, our nursing degrees are revalidated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). As the NHS is such a fast changing world, we need to update our programmes so that they remain fit for purpose and prepare you to become a registered nurse. Starting in September 2016, our students will study on our revalidated programme, and the information on this page highlights the new course structure and modules.

Course Structure

The course is three years long and consists of 50% theory and 50% practice. Each year is divided in two 60-credit modules and one medicines calculations module. Each module will start with theory, followed by a placement and will last around 17 to 18 weeks. The first placement will take place in week 10 of the course.

Teaching on campus takes place between 9am and 7pm, Monday to Friday. On placement, you’ll be expected to work the same shifts as your mentor. This will include early, late and night shifts, as well as working weekends and bank holidays. You’ll have seven weeks’ non-negotiable annual holiday (which may not coincide with school holidays).

Course Content

Adult Nursing

Child Nursing

Mental Health Nursing

Year one core modules

Fundamental Knowledge and Skills for Nursing

Fundamental Knowledge and Skills for Nursing

Fundamental Knowledge and Skills for Nursing

Professional Knowledge and Values for Nursing Practice

Professional Knowledge and Values for Nursing Practice

Professional Knowledge and Values for Nursing Practice

Medicines Calculations for Safe Practice 1

Medicines Calculations for Safe Practice 1

Medicines Calculations for Safe Practice 1

Year two core modules

Contemporary Challenges in Adult Health Care

Contemporary Issues in Children and Young People’s Nursing

Values and Engagement in Mental Health Nursing

Recognising and Responding to the Acutely Ill Adult

Holistic Care for the Acutely Ill Child and Young Person

Therapeutic Interventions in Mental Health Nursing

Medicines Calculations for Safe Practice 2

Medicines Calculations for Safe Practice 2

Medicines Calculations for Safe Practice 2

Year three core modules

Leadership and Decision Making in Nursing

Leadership and Decision Making in Nursing

Leadership and Decision Making in Nursing

Promoting Quality in Health Care

Promoting Quality in Health Care

Promoting Quality in Health Care

Medicines Calculations for Safe Practice 3

Medicines Calculations for Safe Practice 3

Medicines Calculations for Safe Practice 3

 

Placement opportunities

Placements last around 8 to 9 weeks and will include both acute and community settings.

Here are some examples of the placement opportunities we offer: Older Person Care, Dementia Care, District Nursing, Surgical Setting (Adult Nursing) Children’s Day Stay, Acute Children’s Ward, Health Visiting, School Nursing, Neonatal Unit (Child Nursing), Older Person Care in Mental Health Services, Adult Community – Older Person’s Care, Community Mental Health Team, Secure / Forensic Services, Mental Health Acute Care (Mental Health Nursing).

You will also undertake additional 4-week placements at the end of year 1 and 2 which will enable you to explore other areas, or travel overseas in Year 2.

Service Users

We are proud of our partnership with our network of service users, they are people that have been treated in the NHS recently and volunteer to share their experience and opinions with our students. Service users will continue to be involved in interviews, classroom teaching, skills teaching, assessment (child field) and Buddy Scheme (Mental Health).

 

You can apply through UCAS on our course pages for adultchild and mental health nursing. You may also want to visit us to one of our events to find out more about the course and what it is like to be an Anglia Ruskin University student.