Nursing /RN Adult
School - School of Health and Society
Subject area - Nursing
UCAS Code: B701
Start Date(s): January; September
Three years full-time
UK - £9,250 per year
International - £14,400 per year
- Close links between University and clinical staff across the Greater Manchester area
- Learn in our purpose-built, state-of-the-art facilities
- 50% of your studies will be spent in hospital and community settings, within the NHS and independent sector
- An interview will be required for admission onto this course
- Clinical placement opportunity
This course is available with a Health Care Foundation Year.
Adult nurses work in hospitals or in the community, offering support, education and care to adults and their families and carers. On this course you will experience the realities of contemporary 24-hour service provision when caring for adult patients across all aspects of the health/ill health continuum.
When attending the University you will be welcomed into a relaxed and friendly environment in which to learn. A wealth of facilities are available to you including formal teaching, group and one-to-one sessions, a comfortable and enriching learning space, and state-of-the-art-clinical set ups with adult simulators.
50% of your studies will be spent in hospital and community settings, within the NHS and independent sector, where you will spend time in a well-supported environment, working alongside qualified nurse mentors.
In the third year you will have the opportunity to go on an international placement to experience care outside of the UK for example, in Sweden or Germany.
On successful completion of this course you will have a recognised degree qualification that leads to registration as a qualified nurse, with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
"Reflecting on my nursing journey, I can see how much I have developed, both academically and personally. The biggest change for me though is my own perception of health and patient care — from where I started to where I am now. With guidance from the University of Salford, and my mentor I am able to use the knowledge and understanding I have gained to underpin my practice. I now look at a patient holistically and in more depth; I try to understand the patient and their health from all aspects. I think about how, as a student nurse, I can meet their individual, unique needs. My advice to nursing students would be to remember to enjoy the journey of becoming a nurse, because it goes so fast, and to get used to an ever-changing environment where learning new skills is a daily practice." Wendy Haywood, third year student nurse
"I am currently on placement at Fairfield on AMU which is a fantastic experience, and I frequently work alongside a girl who does bank shifts as a healthcare assistant. She has been awarded a place at Salford for September to begin her nursing degree, and I just wanted to let you know how great it is working with someone who also wants to be a nurse and demonstrates such a strong work ethic and excellent patient care. Many of the staff I work with on this ward are equally as brilliant and it makes me feel really proud and excited to be part of such a great profession."Elizabeth Sager, BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult)
This course is delivered over three semesters per year. Throughout this course theory and practice are integrated into each module.
You will acquire the essential knowledge, skills and professional attitudes needed to meet the needs of the users, carers and significant others. You will develop knowledge of concepts of health, public health and health promotion including an awareness of factors affecting health within a diverse and multi-cultural society. You will do this through the development of knowledge and the fundamental skills required for all nurses and within your chosen field of practice.
You will apply essential knowledge, skills and the professional attitudes needed to deliver and promote holistic care of mental and physical health across the life span by analysing decision-making, problem solving and prioritising skills in nursing practice. We also explore which people access adult services and consider how we protect patients, carers and relatives who use our services.
You will prepare for the transition from student nurse to qualified professional nurse both professionally and autonomously in order to manage yourself and others effectively. You will be able to develop practice using the best available evidence that incorporates both nursing expertise and knowledge, together with that of the patient/service user.
Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.