Adult Nursing - Liverpool John Moores University

2017 entry

BSc (Hons) Nursing with Registered Nurse Status - Adult

Course fees

Tuition fee type Cost (per annum)
Full time home/EU tuition fee: £9,250 per annum*

*Subject to yearly increases

Course type

BSc (Hons)

UCAS info

UCAS code: B740

Institute code: L51

Study mode

Three years full time

 This course is available in Clearing 2017

Call our hotline on 0808 5 564 565 to ask about vacancies on courses starting in September.

Minimum UCAS points required: 96

About your course

As part of the professionally-accredited BSc (Hons) Nursing with Registered Nurse Status (Adult) at Liverpool John Moores University you will complete supervised clinical practice within both traditional and community hospital settings as well as outside hopsital environments. Plus you will develop essential clinical skills on campus using facilities in our £1.6million clinical practice suites.

  • 100% of our adult nursing graduates go on to find employment or further study within six months of graduating (Unistats 2017).
  • Clinical work experience with 4-6 placements guaranteed per year in a wide variety of healthcare settings.
  • LJMU has recently invested over £4million in the Faculty's teaching and learning environment, including £1.6million in developing professional-standard clinical practice suites​
  • Finalist for Nurse Education Provider of the Year (pre-registration), Student Nursing Times Awards 2017
  • While on placement, students still havea dedicated study day each week providing our students with the opportunity of contact and supportat all times
What it means to study Nursing at LJMU - watch our short film.​

The chance to gain a recognised professional qualification in nursing was a lifelong ambition, made achievable thanks to LJMU. Staff were so supportive throughout the course and placements were really interesting.

Lorna Kelly, Adult Nursing graduate

LJMU really helped to prepare me for going out on placement, so much so that mentors and staff from my very first placement at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital commented and praised me on my knowledge base. I have the staff at LJMU to thank for preparing me so well.

Sian Mawbey, Adult Nursing student

Work-related learning

Clinical practice is a vital element of this degree course and accounts for half of your study time at LJMU.

It will include work-based learning in primary care, nursing homes and acute settings, and give you an invaluable opportunity to learn from experienced nursing practitioners while experiencing the full 24-hour working pattern. Most of your placements will be in the local area but we cannot guarantee that they will all be close to your home.

Support and guidance

Dedicated personal tutor plus study skills support

As soon as you enrol at LJMU, you will be assigned your own personal tutor. Your tutor will give you feedback on how well you are progressing with your studies and encourage you to plan for your educational and career development.

During your clinical placements you will work alongside experienced nurses and be supervised by practice mentors, as well as having the support of clinical liaison lecturers and academic link staff. Additional support is always available within the Faculty or from student support workers if you need it. All new students coming in to the faculty will have a student mentor allocated to them. Student Mentors are second and third year students who have been selected and trained to mentor new students in all aspects of university life. The student mentor service offers an exciting opportunity for personal and professional development.



Course details

The course has two intakes each year and applicants who accept an offer of a place will be allocated a place in either the September or February/March intake. The ideal applicant will have had some form of caring experience - voluntary or paid - prior to application.

​Adult nurses care for adults of all ages in both acute and long term care. On the BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult), you will gain the skills, experience and confidence to be an effective healthcare professional, with particular aptitude in key areas such as caring, counselling, managing, teaching and interpersonal skills, which are essential to improving patient care and quality of life.

You will have plenty of opportunities for hands-on practice within a variety of settings including the traditional hospital environment and also the community such as nursing homes, home environments, clinics and treatment rooms. This experience will give you vital skills in assessing, planning, delivering and evaluating patient care and needs.

You will also become proficient in measuring and recording physiological observations, moving and handling, resuscitation, drug administration, communication skills and personal hygiene delivery so that by the time you qualify, you will have the confidence to deal with real patients in the NHS, private and voluntary settings right from the minute you start your professional career.

If you are excited by the idea of seeing how health care delivery works in other countries, there may be opportunities to study in Europe. This can involve a period of study and practice in one of our partner universities in Finland or Sweden.

What you will study on this degree

Please see guidance on core and option modules for further information on what you will study

Level 4

  • Introduction to Nursing Practice
  • Foundations of Nursing Practice (2)
  • Introduction to study skills
  • Introduction To Nursing
  • Appplication of Nursing Theory to Practice
  • Person Centred Practice in Adult Nursing

Level 5

  • Developing Adult Nursing Practice 1
  • Developing Adult Nursing Practice 2
  • Effective use of Research in Evidence Based Nursing Practice
  • Health and illness across the lifespan
  • Professional Values and Therapeutic Interventions in Adult Nursing
  • Contemporary Issues in Healthcare

Level 6

  • Consolidating Adult Nursing Practice (1)
  • Consolidating Adult Nursing Practice (2)
  • Nursing Management and Leadership
  • Managing Complex Care in Adult Nursing
  • Changing Perspectives in Healthcare
  • Personal and Professional Development

Further guidance on modules

The information listed in the section entitled ‘What you will study’ is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Please see the programme specification document for further details on this course.

Programme specification document (PDF)

Teaching and learning

Excellent facilities and learning resources

As a nursing student, you will be required to complete 4,600 hours of which 50% will be theory and 50% in clinical practice. This means that you willhave seven weeks’ holiday a year, and may have to attend sessions outside the normal University hours of 9.00am to 5.00pm.

Blocks of academic study can be up to seven weeks depending on the modules you take. You will work 30 hours a week in clinical practice and will have a weekly study day of 7.5 hours.

Underpinning all aspects of the training offered is a commitment to ethical and anti-oppressive values, values and principles of the NHS Constitution and Professional Body requirements.​

Your lecturers

Expert tuition and support

​You will be taught by experienced nurses and other health care professionals who will act as mentors to help you develop professional skills during clinical practice.​​

Assessment and feedback

Assessment is through a combination of exams, essays and assignments, workbooks, portfolios and presentations

On top of this there will be practical work and clinical assessment, which will be done either at the university or in practice where you will be assessed by clinical mentors. You will be offered feedback at various points during the course and support will always be readily available from your individual module tutors should you need advice or guidance at any time. We believe that constructive feedback is vital in helping you identify your strengths as well as the areas where you may need to put in more work.​​

Career prospects

With the BSc in Adult Nursing, you will enjoy exciting career opportunities both in the UK and overseas.

Successful completion of the course allows you to apply for registration on the Nursing and Midwifery Register. This can lead tocareers in the health sector at home or abroad and in the private and voluntary sectors. ​

There are a growing number of nurse specialist posts in some clinical areas too. Some graduates prefer to pursue careers in teaching, research or management, or continue their studies with a masters programme.​​​

100% of our adult nursing graduates go on to find employment or further study within six months of graduating.

New for 2017 – CareerSmart programme

All students in their first year of study will have an opportunity to engage with the CareerSmart programme as an integral part of a core module of study. Once you have completed this, a wide range of other career-related provision and services will be available to support your development throughout your studies.

The new CareerSmart e-learning tool will introduce you to the steps involved in making informed choices about your career. It will enable you to consider your strengths and development areas, your career motivators, the options available to you and the necessary steps to take to achieve your career goals.

Professional accreditation / links

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)​ works with partner organisations to set and maintain high standards of nursing and midwifery education across the UK. The Adult nursing/Mental Health nursing/Midwifery course at LJMU has been approved and monitored by the NMC to make sure that the education and training on offer meets the NMC standards. Successful completion of the course allows you to apply for registration on the Nursing and Midwifery Register.​

International Scholarships

International and non-UK EU nationals should check the NHS bursary website for details on residency conditions:

NHSBSA website

If you have any further queries, please contact the International Office on 0151 231 6357.

The University may make changes to a programme of study or module where such changes are deemed to be beneficial to students, are minor in nature and unlikely to impact negatively upon students or become necessary due to circumstances beyond the control of the University.
Further guidance on programme changes

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