UndergraduateMSci Adult Nursing (Community and Primary Care)

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  • This unique and innovative course enables you to gain an undergraduate Master's qualification with Adult Nursing registration after just four years
  • Our new integrated Master's course in Adult Nursing focuses on community and primary care nursing, giving you a huge range of career options
  • Develop specialist and advanced nursing skills to boost your career, including advanced assessment and intervention, case management, and leading public health and integrated care
  • Develop partnership working by leading community and primary care innovation through practice-based research and service improvement


Do you want to be part of the next generation of community and primary care nurses – leading outstanding care in community settings and supporting people to live healthy lives?

Here at Roehampton we can help you achieve that with our new undergraduate MSci in Adult Nursing (Community and Primary Care). You will be part of a unique, innovative and exciting programme and will have the opportunity to help shape your learning experience.

You will learn in brand new clinical teaching facilities from expert clinical and academic staff and in a wide range of clinical placements. You will receive excellent support to ensure you achieve both academic and professional success.

At the end of your degree, you will graduate with Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) profession registration in Adult Nursing. You will also have the additional specialist and advanced skills, such as the ability to provide specialist interventions and make decisions about treatments and management plans, that will allow you to lead care in community and primary care settings.

Your learning on the programme will be split between theory in the classroom and clinical practice in a range of placements and in the Clinical Simulation Centre (CSC).

You will develop theoretical knowledge through a variety of ‘blended learning’ approaches including lectures, seminars, group work, guided independent study, online learning and reflective practice, and through preparation for a variety of assessments. You will be taught by expert staff and learn alongside nursing students and students from other health and care professions.

You will gain practical skills and experience through a range of clinical placements, such as community nursing (district nurses), primary care (general practice nurses), public health nursing (health visitors), care homes, hospices, rehabilitation centres and acute hospitals. You will be supported, supervised and assessed during placements by both clinical and academic staff.

You will also spend a significant amount of time learning in our state-of-the-art CSC. These brand new facilities include realistic community and in-hospital settings. Here you will safely practice clinical skills with other students, service users, role players and hi-tech patient simulators under the guidance of experienced clinical and academic staff.

You will also have the opportunity to organise an elective placement in the UK or abroad.

As an integrated Master's student, you will further develop your specialist and advanced knowledge and skills by building a portfolio of clinical competencies and leading a service improvement project.

During your four years, you will demonstrate achievement of the NMC Standards of proficiency for registered nurses.

You will also develop the values and behaviours that underpin the NHS Constitution, such as putting service users at the centre of their care and treating people with compassion, respect and dignity. See also the Chief Nursing Officer's 6Cs.

You will learn about nursing as a profession and its central role within 21st century health and care services. You will learn how to drive the shift towards integrated care in the community as part of the NHS Long Term Plan.

You will learn about the importance of developing professional relationships with the people you are caring for and working with. Clinical practice will help you develop confidence in communicating with a diverse range of people. You will also develop resilience through reflective practice.

You will gain an in-depth understanding of how the human body works, how to help people stay healthy and how to treat and support people with long-term and acute illnesses. You will develop a holistic approach to assessing and supporting both physical and mental wellbeing.

As you progress through the course, you will develop higher-level skills to lead, manage and develop yourself and other people within the health and care team. You will also learn about the evidence-base for clinical practice and how this is used to enhance the safety and quality of patient care.

Towards the end of the integrated Master's course you will start to prepare for specialist and advanced practice, by learning how to manage specific patient groups and how to lead innovation in community and primary care.

Year 1
Developing Professional Relationships in Nursing
Applied Human Biology for Nursing
Introduction to Public Health and Health Promotion
Assessing Needs and Planning Person-centred Care
Nursing Practice Part 1

Year 2
Preventing and Managing Deterioration
Management of Long-term Conditions
Pharmacology and Medicines Management
Evidence-based Practice in Nursing
Nursing Practice Part 2

Year 3

Development of Self and Others for Nursing Practice
Leading and Coordinating Integrated Care
Enhancing the Safety and Quality of Care
Managing Care for Special Groups
Nursing Practice Part 3a

Year 4
Preparing for Advanced and Specialist Practice
Research Methods and Improvement Methodologies
Leading Innovation in Community and Primary Care
Nursing Practice Part 3b

Community nurses deliver care in a wide variety of settings, including GPs' practices, schools and care homes. They also do outreach work, offering personalised care to vulnerable people. The integrated MSci offers you the opportunity to move straight into community nursing upon graduation.

To find out more about what community and primary care nursing involves, visit the Queen's Nursing Institute website.

Roehampton's MSci Adult Nursing (Community and Primary Care) will give you an excellent foundation for your future nursing career. You will be able to quickly progress to specialist and advanced roles in community nursing teams, GP surgeries, care homes, hospices, rehabilitation centres, hospitals and more. You will be able to undertake prescribing training and other professional development to lead care in roles such as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner. Graduates from our MSci Adult Nursing will be highly sought after by employers and will become future leaders in community and primary care.

Still have questions about starting a nursing career with Roeampton? Check out our list of FAQs for info about uniforms, accommodation and funding, and links to further reading.

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Clinical Simulation Centre

Students will spend practice learning time in the brand new Clinical Simulation Centre (CSC). This purpose-built facility will have simulated community areas, such as practice nurse rooms and home environments and also a fully functioning simulated ward. Students will learn a range of skills including clinical nursing procedures, communication, teamwork, leadership, coordination, supervision, assessment and feedback.

Learning will be facilitated by other students, service users and carers, role players and clinical and academic staff. The facilities will employ a range of specific teaching equipment, such as anatomical models, resuscitation manikins and also high-fidelity manikins. The CSC will include filming capability with options for recording, playback, review, debrief, live-streaming and assessment.

Life at Roehampton

At Roehampton, we can offer all new students the opportunity to live in accommodation on our beautiful parkland campus, including affordable and high-end options.

We offer scholarships, provide hardship funding and help you find advice on managing your finances while you study.

We provide plenty of opportunities for you to get involved, through volunteering, playing sport or music, or joining one of our many active student societies.

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