Faculty of Health and Social Sciences - Bournemouth University

Bachelor in Adult Nursing (with Advanced Standing) - Grado en Enfermería Avanzado

Faculty of Health and Social Sciences - Bournemouth University
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  • Modalidad:
  • Precio:
    UK/EU/Channel Islands: £9,250
    International (non-EU): £13,500
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  • Comienzo:
    Septiembre 2022
  • Lugar:
    Royal London House, Christchurch Road
    Dorset (Bournemouth) BH1 3LT
    Reino Unido
  • Duración:
    3 Años
  • Titulación:
    BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing (with Advanced Standing)


Many nurses may wish to undertake training for a different part of the nursing register at some point in their careers. This programme provides a conversion course for nurses who wish to move from one part of the nursing register to another.

Acceptance on to the programme depends on a number of factors. For example:

Initial field of registration
A 2:2 honours degree or equivalent in Nursing
The date of the applicant’s original registration
The availability of adequate resources to enable the applicant to join the programme with advanced standing e.g. vacancies within programmes, or placements.
The duration of the course will depend on your previous qualifications and experiences. The average time for a programme leading to a second registration is normally 18 months. However, the team needs to be assured that you are able to meet all professional and academic requirements. This decision is based upon your recent experience and evidence of study.

Successful completion of the course will lead to a qualification in BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing.


The entry requirements for this course are 104 - 120 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A levels or equivalent.

Numeracy and Literacy requirement: GCSE English and Mathematics grade 4 (or grade C in the old grading system). We also accept iGCSEs, Key Skills and Functional Skills and other qualifications at Level 2 of the National Qualifications Framework.

A-level and AS levels: 104 – 120 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of two A-levels.

Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate – Skills Challenge Certificate: We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.

Access to HE Diploma: 102 – 118 UCAS tariff points with any combination of Distinction, Merit, Pass grades.

International entry requirements
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you can understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally:

IELTS (Academic) 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in writing and 7.0 in all other components, or equivalent.


There is a strong emphasis on practical learning on this course, with 50% of your time spent on work placements and the other 50% spent in theory and practical skills sessions.

On this course you will usually be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners, demonstrators and technicians. You will also benefit from regular guest lectures from industry.


Year 1
Fundamental Communication Skills: Good personal and interpersonal communication skills are central to collaborating and the resulting quality of care. You’ll develop effective communication skills that promote the value of diversity.

Anatomy & Physiology During the lifespan: The essential principles of anatomy and physiology will be explored in this unit. A lifespan approach will be taken to introduce field-specific content. Links will be made to clinical skills teaching as part of simulation activity.

Personal and Professional Development: This unit will help you to not only cope in response to the many academic and professional demands you’ll face, but also achieve your full potential across a range of academic units and professional experiences.
My Health and Wellbeing Through the Lifespan: This unit consideres the foundational knowledge, attitudes and skills for the Health, Ageing and Wellbeing themes in this course. You’ll develop an understanding of the multifaceted nature of health and its many determinants by exploring sociological and psychological perspectives.
Exploring Adult Nursing: During this unit you’ll need to demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the context of nursing care to include the past, present and future of nursing. You’ll explore the philosophy of humanising care as a basis for nursing practice.
Identifying Knowledge for Practice: You will learn the practical experiences that you’ll need to achieve the identified Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) (2010) skills and professional behaviours by the first progression point.

Year 2
Exploring Evidence to Guide Professional Practice: You’ll evaluate professional and disciplinary practices that emphasise human sensitivity according to values for professional practice across disciplines. You’ll consider evidencebased practice and the range of research approaches and methods that contribute to evidence.
Therapeutic Communication in Adult Nursing: Develop your theoretical and practical understanding of communication in healthcare with an emphasis on therapeutic relationships and antioppressive practice.
Care of Clients with Acute and Long-term Conditions: This unit builds upon the Anatomy and Physiology during the Lifespan unit. It enables you to explore a range of acute and long-term conditions that are prevalent in the current healthcare system and will include both physical health and mental health illness. You’ll explore the care experience from a service user and carer perspective with the aim of exploring evidence-based, person-centred care. There are links to clinical skills where parts of the unit will be explored and practised in a simulated environment.
Promoting Health & Wellbeing Throughout Life: You will explore the skills and competences needed for supporting and promoting the health and wellbeing of individuals, groups and communities. The unit encourages the development of non-judgemental, sensitive health promotion and evidence-based practice. This aims to empower and support the rights and dignity of people throughout the lifespan and those affected by ill health, disability, ageing, death and dying.
Humanising Nursing Care: This unit examines how humanisation can be used to guide ethically-based nursing care. You’ll examine how care can be humanising and de-humanising and reflect on practice.
Developing Knowledge for Practice: This professional practice unit will offer a range of experiences you’ll need to achieve the identified Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) (2010) skills and professional behaviours by the second progression point.

Year 3
Service Improvement Project: Develop skills for working in small teams to improve the experiences of people who use services and their carers.
Managing Complex Conditions: Caring for clients with complex conditions. You’ll show your knowledge of care management and explore the impact of complex conditions on the family, significant others and carers.
Public Health: This unit raises awareness of the multidisciplinary scope of public health and allows you to think about health on an individual, community and international basis. There’s a focus on sustainable approaches to population health across the lifespan, the social determinants of health and inequalities in health. You’ll consider the future role of registered nurses in public health in a global context.
Professional Role: Here, you’ll improve the personal and professional skills you’ll need as a graduate entering the world of professional work as a registered nurse. Gaining a personal and professional development portfolio is central to this unit and it ensures you reflect on your skills, recognise your limitations and respond to the changing needs of individuals, groups and organisations, locally, nationally and internationally.
Reviewing the Literature to Inform Practice: You’ll evaluate a specific area of interest relating to your field of nursing and build on your understanding of research and literature reviewing and academic writing skills. You’ll develop a critical awareness of one particular aspect of practice in your field of nursing.
Evaluating Knowledge for Practice: This professional practice offers a range of practical experiences for you to achieve the identified Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) (2010) skills, knowledge, attitudes, values and technical abilities for entry to the NMC register.

Salidas profesionales

This programme is designed for practising nurses who want to move from one part of the nursing register to another and will provide you with excellent career progression opportunities.

Within six months of completing their course, 98% of our students are employed in a professional or managerial position.

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