- Our new BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing course focuses on community and primary care nursing, giving you a huge range of career options
- Optional integrated MSci in community and primary care nursing
- Study in brand new teaching facilities at London's campus university
- Split your time between learning at university and gaining hands-on experience in placements with our clinical partners
Do you want to be part of the next generation of community and primary care nurses – providing outstanding care in community settings and supporting people to live healthy lives?
Here at Roehampton we can help you achieve that with our new BSc (Hons) in Adult Nursing. You will be part of a unique and exciting programme, where you will have the opportunity to help shape your learning experience.
You will learn in brand new 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.
On successful completion of the course you will graduate with Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) professional registration in Adult Nursing.
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, 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.
During your three 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 also learn about 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.
The following modules are all compulsory.
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
Preventing and Managing Deterioration
Management of Long-term Conditions
Pharmacology and Medicines Management
Evidence-based Practice in Nursing
Nursing Practice Part 2
Development of Self and Others for Nursing Practice
Leading and Coordinating Integrated Care
Enhancing the Safety and Quality of Care
Nursing Practice Part 3
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.
To find out more about what community and primary care nursing involves, visit the Queen's Nursing Institute website.
Adult Nursing at Roehampton will give you a strong foundation for your future nursing career. You will be able to work in a wide variety of roles in community nursing teams, GP surgeries, care homes, hospices, rehabilitation centres, hospitals and more. We are aspirational that Roehampton nurses will be highly sought after by employers and can become future leaders of the profession.
What is validation?
Validation is a formal process through which the University approves a programme (content, teaching, learning and assessment) as being of appropriate standard and quality.
The University expects to publish details of the validated programme by 31 March in the academic year prior to the start date of the programme. You are advised to check the University website at that time to ensure that you have up-to-date information. In the meantime, if you require information you should contact 0208 392 3232.
What is periodic review?
Periodic review is the regular and systematic monitoring and reviewing of programmes. The process may result in changes to the content, structure and/or assessment of the programme.
The University expects to publish details of the re-validated programme by 31 March in the academic year prior to the start date of the programme. You are advised to check the University website at that time to ensure that you have up-to-date information. In the meantime, if you require information you should contact 0208 392 3232.
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.