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Adult Nursing PgDip

Course Description

Choose Kingston's Adult Nursing PgDip

This course provides you with theoretical knowledge and practical experience needed to register as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

This PgDip course is ideal if you are interested in a career in frontline, leadership or specialist nursing.

Our academic team members come from diverse backgrounds specific to adult nursing including cancer, dementia care, ICU, A&E, neuro, acute medicine, community (district nursing, health visiting), sexual health and respiratory nursing.

Our state-of-the-art simulation suite provides you with unrivalled opportunities to develop your skills in caring for adults through highly realistic simulations and role play. You will also have opportunities to learn with, and from, midwifery students and lecturers in simulations and share learning with the child, and mental health student nurses to enhance your skills in caring for clients from these fields.

Many members of our adult nursing teaching team have contributed to the latest Essentials of Nursing Practice textbook.

You will gain practice experience in an area of London or Surrey which includes an acute hospital and you will have opportunities to work in the community.

You will have the opportunity to take a national or international elective placement at the end of your first year.

About adult nursing

Adult nursing is a person-centred profession with the primary aim of promoting the wellbeing and social inclusion of all people through improving or maintaining physical and mental health (Department of Health, 2010). Adult nurses provide care for people over the age of 18 and increasingly for older people with complex conditions. They may also care for people with a mental health, learning Disability or children. Adult nurses work in a range of settings including A&E, critical care, medical and surgical wards, rehabilitation units, GP practices, healthcare centres, hospices and in people's own homes.

What will you study?

The first year is divided into two parts. In part one you will undertake a bridging module introducing you to the foundations of nursing and healthcare. In part two you will look at the context of nursing within a variety of client groups within your specific field of nursing.

In your second year (part three) you will learn about the complexities of nursing at an individual and organisational level as well as preparing for your transition to registered nurse.

Please note: We are unable to consider students who are not eligible for a Department of Health bursary for this programme. Read more about how the funding will be changing in 2017 (http://www.kingston.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-funding/funding-for-healthcare-courses-2017-entry/).

Course structure

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

Year 1 modules (part one and two)

Introduction to Nursing for Graduates
Nursing Practice Part 1
Nursing the Acutely Ill Adult
Long Term Conditions in Adult Nursing
Nursing Practice Part 2

Year 2 modules (part three)

Complexities of Adult Nursing
Transition to Professional Practice in Adult Nursing
Developing and Analysing Evidence-Based Practice
Nursing Practice Part 3

Visit the Adult Nursing PgDip page on the Kingston University website for more details!

Student Profiles

Entry Requirements

Health or science-related degree 2.2 or above, including health studies, psychology, physiology, biology, social sciences, or related studies to the above.Normally a minimum of 500 hours health/social care related experience.At least five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English language, maths and a science subject, or equivalent qualifications, together with evidence of academic study, ideally within the last five years.Non-native speakers who do not have the equivalent of GCSE English at grade C require an IELTS score of 7.0, or equivalent.Experience of education or study within the last five years is preferred.

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