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Nursing – Adult

Undergraduate Pathway in Nursing – Adult

Degrees are accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), so you will be able to apply for Registered Nurse Status on completion.

You will spend half your time each year on placement in different hospital and clinical settings, allowing you to engage continuously with practice partners and service users. Placements will be available across University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust – one of the largest teaching hospital trusts in England.

On campus, you will learn in a modern environment complete with mock hospital wards and simulation manikins, allowing you to practise your skills throughout your studies.


  • Two semesters


  • September
  • January

Entry Points

  • Foundation

Progression Degrees

BSc (Hons) Nursing - Adult

You will explore all fields of nursing during this degree to develop your skills in supporting a patient throughout their lifespan. In the final year, your modules will focus on adult nursing. As you progress, you will grow as a leader who uses research-informed critical thinking to co-ordinate care, supervise other health professionals and gain confidence in the safe management of medication.

Find out more: BSc (Hons) Nursing – Adult

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Programme Details

Foundation Modules

Interactive Learning Skills and Communication

Throughout this module, you will learn the academic skills needed for success at a UK university, such as:

  • Time management
  • Public speaking techniques
  • Appropriate language styles
  • Professional communication and presentation
  • Researching and referencing techniques.

ICT Skills

This module will introduce you to the concepts of ICT skills, including applications and reporting mechanisms.

Numerical Techniques 1

This module will introduce you to basic mathematics and mathematical applications – including equations, algebraic problems and trigonometry.

Biology 1

This module covers some of the fundamental aspects of biology, including:

  • The principles of homeostasis and how this is regulated
  • The principles of nutrition, enzymatic digestion and absorption
  • The physiology of blood and the circulatory system.

Biology 2

This module explores further aspects of biology, including the rules of biological classification, evolution by natural selection and the concept of species.

Critical Thinking

You will be introduced to the fundamentals of critical thinking. You will learn how to examine and comment on components of an argument, so that you can develop a structured and analytical response.

Composition and Style

This module will define the core principles of effective academic writing, including:

  • How to argue a position coherently and appropriately
  • Distinguishing between descriptive and analytic writing
  • Identifying academic systems of researching and referencing.

Preparation for Career in Health Care

This module is all about understanding the professional roles available in the UK’s health and social care sector. You will learn about the ethics involved in working with a range of people and securing suitable experience within your chosen profession.

Entry Requirements

In addition to meeting academic and English language requirements, you must have a Criminal Record Check OR a letter of good conduct from the local authorities in your home country before an unconditional offer can be issued.

Career Prospects

  • Adult Nurse
  • Health Visitor
  • High Intensity Therapist
  • GP Nurse
  • District Nurse

Industry-standard Facilities

Birmingham City School of Nursing and Midwifery is based on the City South Campus and features simulation manikins, mock wards, and digital anatomy tables. Take a look at where you will be studying and the facilities available to you.

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