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Nursing Studies

B700

4 years

Full-time

BN

Entry requirements

Typical offer

The typical offer is likely to be:

  • SQA Highers: AABB.
  • A Levels: AAB.
  • IB: 36 points overall and grades 665 at HL.

Minimum entry requirements

  • SQA Highers: ABBB by end of S5 or ABBBB/AABB from S4-S6. National 5: Biology and Mathematics at Grade B and English at Grade C.
  • A Levels: ABB. GCSEs: Biology at Grade B or Science Double Award at Grade BB. Mathematics at Grade B and English at Grade C.
  • IB: Award of Diploma with 34 points overall and grades 655 in Higher Level subjects. SL: Biology at 5, English at 4 and Mathematics at 5 or Mathematical Studies at 6.

Alternative qualifications

English language requirements

You must provide evidence that your written and spoken English is at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies.

English language tests

If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English:

  • IELTS Academic module overall 7.0 with 7.0 in each component
  • TOEFL-iBT 100 or above with 25 in each section
  • Cambridge English: Advanced & Proficiency overall 185 with 185 in each component
  • Pearson Test of English: Total 67 with at least 67 in each "Communicative Skills" section

  • About English language requirements

SQA and GCSE

For SQA and GCSE students, unless a higher level is specified in the stated entry requirements, a pass is required in English at the following grades or higher:

  • SQA National 5 Grade C
  • SQA Standard Grade 3
  • SQA Intermediate 1 Grade A
  • SQA Intermediate 2 Grade C
  • GCSE Grade C
  • IB Standard Level Grade 4

Some prior experience of working with people is advisable.

Applications

Protecting Vulnerable Groups

All successful applicants will be required to join Disclosure Scotland's Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme before starting the programme. In addition, all applicants who don't live in the UK, or who have spent more than a year abroad, will need to provide equivalent verification from the relevant national authority.

Health check

All students must undergo hepatitis B immunisation and TB status health check before starting the programme.

Assessment day

An applicant assessment day forms part of the selection process. More information is available from the College Admissions Office.

More information

Entry requirements

Typical offer

The typical offer is likely to be:

  • SQA Highers: AABB.
  • A Levels: AAB.
  • IB: 36 points overall and grades 665 at HL.

Minimum entry requirements

  • SQA Highers: ABBB by end of S5 or ABBBB/AABB from S4-S6. National 5: Biology and Mathematics at Grade B and English at Grade C.
  • A Levels: ABB. GCSEs: Biology at Grade B or Science Double Award at Grade BB. Mathematics at Grade B and English at Grade C.
  • IB: Award of Diploma with 34 points overall and grades 655 in Higher Level subjects. SL: Biology at 5, English at 4 and Mathematics at 5 or Mathematical Studies at 6.

Alternative qualifications

English language requirements

You must provide evidence that your written and spoken English is at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies.

English language tests

If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English:

  • IELTS Academic module overall 7.0 with 7.0 in each component
  • TOEFL-iBT 100 or above with 25 in each section
  • Cambridge English: Advanced & Proficiency overall 185 with 185 in each component
  • Pearson Test of English: Total 67 with at least 67 in each "Communicative Skills" section

  • About English language requirements

SQA and GCSE

For SQA and GCSE students, unless a higher level is specified in the stated entry requirements, a pass is required in English at the following grades or higher:

  • SQA National 5 Grade C
  • SQA Standard Grade 3
  • SQA Intermediate 1 Grade A
  • SQA Intermediate 2 Grade C
  • GCSE Grade C
  • IB Standard Level Grade 4

Some prior experience of working with people is advisable.

Applications

Protecting Vulnerable Groups

All successful applicants will be required to join Disclosure Scotland's Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme before starting the programme. In addition, all applicants who don't live in the UK, or who have spent more than a year abroad, will need to provide equivalent verification from the relevant national authority.

Health check

All students must undergo hepatitis B immunisation and TB status health check before starting the programme.

Assessment day

An applicant assessment day forms part of the selection process. More information is available from the College Admissions Office.

More information

Overview

Accreditation

This programme is validated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Achievement of the required clinical and academic outcomes leads to eligibility for registration with the NMC as an adult nurse.

What you will study

Year 1

The first two years provide an introduction to nursing care and theory, and to the sociological and psychological aspects of healthcare.

You will study the compulsory courses Life Sciences (anatomy- and physiology-based), Healthy Communities (investigating the impact of society on health), Professionalism and Evidence and Research. You will also choose an option course from a range of subjects.

You will gain clinical experience in your first year through community and medical ward placements

Year 2

As well as progressing your study of Life Sciences, Healthy Communities, Professionalism and Evidence and Research, you will also study Mental Health and Wellbeing.

Your placements build on the Year 1 experience with a further community placement, mental health placement and surgical or outpatient experience.

Year 3

You will continue to deepen your study of Professionalism and Evidence and Research, as well as undertake Managing Transitions which focuses on care of the older person. You will also choose two honours options.

Clinical experience includes care of the older person, a clinical experience linked to one of your honours options, and an intensive support experience. You will also choose a clinical work placement in the UK or abroad.

Year 4

You will choose a further two honours options, study Professionalism 4 and complete your dissertation.

Your clinical practice will include an honours-linked placement and a 12-week placement consolidating your clinical competence.

How will I be taught?

Courses are taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, clinical skills sessions, problem-based learning, reflective diaries, group work and computer-assisted learning.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by coursework, multimedia presentations, exams and clinical practice profiles.

This programme has progression points at the end of each academic year where students must demonstrate clinical competence as well as academic excellence. This is in line with the Nursing and Midwifery Council Standards for Nurse Education 2010.

Placements

Clinical work placements are provided by NHS Lothian and NHS Borders. You will work with a trained mentor on placement.

Programme structure

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Details

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