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Adult Nursing Practice - County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

University of Sunderland
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
25 April 2022

Program description

Adult Nursing Practice - County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

Learn from an enthusiastic team of skilled professionals. Regularly meet and work with patients and carers. Graduate with the qualifications needed to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a Registered Nurse (Adult).

We have developed this exciting degree in collaboration with Sunderland CARE Academy partner organisations including South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust, The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust and Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, along with Clinical Commissioning Groups and our Patient, Carer and Public Involvement (PCPI) participants.

On successful completion of the course, you will be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a Registered Nurse (Adult).

Admission requirements

Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

This is available to applicants who meet the course specific APL requirements. It may apply to applicants who wish to transfer their NMC approved nursing studies from another university where they have achieved 120 credits at Level 4.


We would be looking for a combination of merit and distinctions in your level 3 units which should preferably include some units in a Health or a Science related subject. We also require a minimum of grade C in maths and English language or equivalent. If you have studied for a GCSE which has a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above.

We require international applicants to meet the equivalent UK entry requirements and IELTS with a minimum of 6.5 in each element with an overall score of 7. To be eligible for an interview, you must currently have attained an overall IELTS score of at least 7 with 6.5 in each element.

English language Requirements

We accept a wide range of English language qualifications. The standard of English language required varies between courses so please check each course page carefully.

If English is not your first language you should have at least one of the following qualifications (or equivalent) as a minimum.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

You need an overall score of 6.0, with at least 5.5 or higher in each component: reading, writing, listening and speaking. An alternative approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) will also be accepted if the applicant’s element scores are equivalent to those required for IELTS. After 6 April 2015, you must take your IELTS exams at one of the test centres listed on the UKVI website.

Pearson Test of English Academic

You need an overall score of 56 with no less than 51 in each skill.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

You need grade C or above.

Cambridge Certification in Advanced English (CAE)

You need grade C or above.

O-Level English Language or GCSE English Language

You need grade C or above (UK Exam board).

Malaysian SPM 1119

You need grade 6 or above (only grades 1, 2 or 3 are acceptable for Law).

Trinity Integrated Skills in English (ISE) II

You need Merit or Distinction

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1 (national level 4):

  • Enquiry for Nursing Practice
  • Bio-psychosocial Principles of Health and Wellbeing
  • Foundations of Nursing Practice
  • Practice Placement 1

Year 2 (national level 5):

  • Application of Evidence Based Practice for Nurses
  • Holistic Nursing for Altered Physiology to Promote Well Being
  • Practice Placement 2

Final year (national level 6):

  • Dissertation
  • Leadership and Interprofessional Learning
  • Integrated Practice Placement 3

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available, Please visit university website for more information.

Tuition fees

Annual fees for April 2022 intake:

  • £9,250 if you are from the UK/Europe*
  • £12,500 if you are an international student

Continuing studies

Adult nursing is a rewarding and challenging career where you have a real chance to make a difference to people's lives. The completion of this course will lead to registration with the NMC as a qualified adult nurse.

Career opportunities

Adult nurses are key workers and make up the largest part of the NHS workforce with over 176,000 working in just acute settings. In the future, more adult nursing jobs will be based in the community rather than hospitals as more care is delivered outside of acute settings, including hospital wards, outpatient units or specialist departments, the community or nursing homes and the prison service.

Adult nurses are a key part of the multidisciplinary teams that look after patients. You will be at the centre of teams that can include physiotherapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, radiographers and healthcare assistants. You'll also work closely with patients' families and carers.

Start your nursing career at the University of Sunderland with one of our partner Trusts and develop life-long nursing skills in a collaborative and supportive environment. Many career opportunities are available post-qualification and with additional qualifications, nurses have the potential of earning £40K plus.

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