- Our new BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing course focuses on community and primary care nursing, giving you a huge range of career options
- Study in brand new teaching facilities, and a purpose built Clinical Simulation Suite
- Split your time between learning at university and gaining hands-on experience in placements with our clinical partners
- Study at the University of Roehampton’s main campus, or at Croydon University Centre*
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?
This course is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
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.
We offer this course at our main campus, and also from September 2021 at Croydon University Centre*. You can find out more about the delivery of the course at Croydon University Centre here.
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 be eligible to apply for registration as an Adult Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
*Croydon University Centre programme subject to validation by the NMC.
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.
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
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. Our aspiration is to educate nurses who will be highly sought after by employers, and for Roehampton nurses to become future leaders of the profession.
We have agreements with a wide range of partners to provide placements for our Nursing students. These include:
- Your Healthcare
- Sutton Health and Care
- Sutton Community Education Provider Network
- Kingston Community Education Provider Network
- Richmond Community Education Provider Network
- Merton Community Education Provider Network
- Wandsworth Training Hub
- Croydon Community Education Provider Network
- University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
- South West London and St George's Mental Health Trust
- Princess Alice Hospice
- The Royal Star & Garter Homes
- Sutton Carers Centre
We will be offering scholarships to all February 2021 entry Nursing students who achieve at least 112 tariff points.
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.