The School of Health & Social Care offers pre-registration nursing across four fields and has excellent links with the NHS and other care providers. Nursing skills are taught and assessed in four laboratories. Learning clinical skills in the laboratories ensures that students develop competence in a safe, protected environment. In order to develop multi-professional and collaborative working, there is shared learning between nursing and midwifery students in areas such as biological and social sciences, informatics, research, ethics, health policy and management.
This programme offers both practice and theoretical learning in a variety of institutional and community settings. The programme has four routes. For adult and child nursing, placements are in hospitals and the local community, such as GP practices and with community nurses and health visitors. Mental health and learning disabilities nursing placements are much more community-focused, in clinics, health centres, forensic services, assessment and intervention services, and schools. Each year students spend 50% of the time on placement where they are assessed by qualified practitioners. Throughout the programme students participate in training on safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.
The Adult branch of this programme is available at both our Avery Hill and Medway Campuses. All fields of nursing start at Avery Hill in September. Adult, child and mental health nursing also start at Avery Hill in March. Adult nursing starts at Medway in January.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.
Applicants should have:
240 UCAS points FROM
EITHER a minimum of two subjects at A-level OR a BTEC National Diploma PLUS a minimum of three GCSEs at grade C or above (including English Language and mathematics)
OR An approved Access to Higher Education Diploma with a minimum of 60 credits, 45 of which must be at level 3 with the remaining 15 at either level 2 or 3 with mathematics and English to at least level 2. A minimum of 30 of the level 3 credits must be at Merit or Distinction level.
• Candidates applying for this programme must have experience of paid or voluntary work in a health or social care setting.
No work experience is required.
This programme leads to registration as a nurse and is professionally recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Council
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