Full-time undergraduate (3 years)
January start available in Cambridge and Chelmsford.
Please note: this course is open to UK and EU applicants only, as the availability of work placements in the UK health service is limited.
UCAS code: B740Apply via UCAS
Get practical experience of the role of an adult nurse on our Nursing and Midwifery Council-validated course, through a range of clinical placements. You’ll be helping people to improve, maintain or recover their health and to achieve the best possible quality of life.
A compassionate nurse understands the need to place the wellbeing of individual patients at the centre of the care delivered and to defend what is right for patients and act as a role model. We are dedicated to the continual improvement of healthcare and dedicated to delivering the values set out by the NHS Constitution.
Our Nursing and Midwifery Council validated course places equal value on clinical practice and theory. It will take you from university lectures to clinical placement settings for young and mature adults. You may well find yourself at a GP surgery, attending health visits or in the middle of a variety of hospital settings, from accident & emergency through to acute care and oncology.
We’ll support you all the way. You’ll soon discover that our faculty is a stimulating place to learn, with excellent facilities and registered, practising tutors who will make sure you’re being taught the latest techniques. To find out more watch this video of our students undertaking a skill exercise with one of our electronic mannequins.
This course is part of our family of healthcare programmes. You’ll have the chance to share experiences and knowledge with students from other disciplines, and to see how the professions work together.
Placements last around eight to nine weeks and will include both acute and community settings. Placement opportunities include: Older Person Care, Dementia Care, District Nursing, Surgical Setting and many more. You will also undertake additional four-week placements at the end of year one and two, which will enable you to explore other areas, or travel overseas in year two.
You’ll be linked to one of our NHS healthcare trust partners for your placements in hospitals or community settings.
This means you’ll experience the most relevant placements and you’ll graduate as an effective practitioner. Our placement maps will help you plan your travel before you start on 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. Each year, you will get 7 weeks of annual leave at set points to support you in balancing your course and relaxation time.
Anglia Ruskin University, our partner institutions and NHS Trusts value culture and diversity in all its courses. Culture and diversity is therefore integral in our course, where we uphold and explore the NHS values in a variety of settings.
We work with employers to make sure you graduate with the knowledge, skills and abilities they need. They help us review what we teach and how we teach it – and they offer hands-on, practical opportunities to learn through work-based projects, internships or placements.
All our nursing courses are approved by the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). On successful completion, you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
A career in adult nursing will make a difference to many people’s lives, including your own and you will have the choice of a wide range of roles. You may choose to become a community professional, such as a practice nurse, or to work as a nursing specialist or consultant within a hospital. Or you could take your education further still, conduct research or go into healthcare management. To find out more, read our graduates' employability case studies.
To make sure you’re developing the skills and knowledge needed for professional practice, we use a range of assessment methods. These include essays, presentations, written exams, observed structured clinical exams, case studies and project work. We know feedback is essential for your progress and our lectures take pride in giving you clear guidance on how to improve your expertise.
The Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care is the largest in ARU, with over 7,000 students. Our Faculty is teeming with expertise and primed to meet the demand for creating health professionals, teachers, doctors, scientists and educators for the three districts we serve: Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough.
We have been training undergraduates for professional roles for over 25 years, with a reputation for quality, dedication and ambition balanced with student satisfaction.
We know that to give our students the very best experiential learning, prior to getting into the workplace, simulation is second to none, for safe, realistic, learning environments. We have invested heavily in purpose built simulated wards, science labs and skills space, to support our students through their learning.
Our striking, modern campus sits by the riverside in Chelmsford's University and Innovation Quarter.
Guild House is our dedicated healthcare campus in the historic city of Peterborough.
For more information about tuition fees, including the UK Government's commitment to EU students, please see our UK/EU funding pages
From the above information we will calculate requirements for Scottish/Irish Highers, International, European and Welsh Baccalaureate equivalents so that they are all equitable. We will also accept tariff points from other qualifications on the UCAS tariff such as the Cambridge Pre-U (subject requirements will be assumed to be the same as for A Level).
All applications must go via UCAS. We only accept applications between September and 15 January for the following intake year. Late applications will only be considered if places are available.
Due to restrictions in the availability of placements in the NHS (UK National Health Service) we are unable to consider applications from international students unless you have, and can produce evidence of, 'Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK' (or equivalent) and have lived in the UK for three years or more for reasons other than education prior to the course. EEA nationals are welcome to apply.
If your application is shortlisted you'll be invited to attend an interview at our University. This will comprise of a talk about the course, numeracy test, literacy test and for three mini multiple interviews (MMI). You'll also be expected to send scanned copies of your original educational certificates and ID documentation prior to interview and bring the originals to the interview day.
An enhanced level Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure is a check with police forces and local authorities in the UK to ascertain whether or not you are suitable to work with certain groups of vulnerable people. These checks are required to be carried out on all prospective students to ensure the safety of our client group.
Further information on DBS disclosure will be sent at a later date if you are successful and firmly accept your place at Anglia Ruskin University.
DBS re-checks: As a nursing student on the BSc Honours degree you will be required to undergo DBS screening each year.
Important additional notes
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
We don't accept AS level qualifications on their own for entry to our undergraduate degree courses. However for some degree courses a small number of tariff points from AS levels are accepted as long as they're combined with tariff points from A levels or other equivalent level 3 qualifications in other subjects.
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