Our Adult Nursing degree programme adopts a contemporary person-centred approach to health care that prepares students to meet evolving health needs.
It develops adult nurses who deliver excellent evidence-based practice in a range of care settings and who place the patient at the centre of decision making by promoting dignity, care, and compassion. Over their three years, students develop the ability to assess, plan, implement, evaluate, and monitor care safely and effectively. By taking a person-centred approach to care delivery, students initially focus on meeting people’s essential care needs and, as they progress through their second and third years, they develop the skills and capabilities to assess, provide, and manage the complex care needs of individuals and groups of people.
Students’ clinical and academic skills are developed within a strong and established system of support through personal tutors in the school and clinical mentors in placements. To this end, students experience a range of hospital and community placements in which they develop the requisite skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed for contemporary adult nursing practice. To develop their skills in academic writing, reflection, critical thinking, and decision making, a small group approach to learning is adopted whereby students are supported by their personal tutor. This is complemented by lectures, online activities, individual tutorials, directed study, and skills-based learning in the school’s Clinical Skills Laboratories. Learning in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Keele is enhanced by superb classroom facilities, an excellent Health Library, computer suite, and established relationships with local primary and secondary health care providers.