BSc (Hons) Nursing September 2019


APPLICATION FOR THE BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) 


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Why choose this degree?

  • This degree provides you with theoretical knowledge and practical experience needed to register as an adult nurse with the Gibraltar Nursing, Midwives, Health Visitors Registration Board.
  • This degree is fully delivered locally in Gibraltar by the School of Health Studies (SHS).
  • This degree is delivered and awarded in partnership with Kingston University London and St George's University London.
  • Tax free bursary of £650 per month.
  • Our academic team members come from diverse backgrounds specific to adult nursing.
  • Members of our teaching team have contributed to journals and book publications.
  • You will gain practice experience throughout Gibraltar's health care system.
  • You will have the opportunity to take a national or international elective placement at the end of your second year.

About adult nursing

Adult nursing is a person-centred profession with the main aim of promoting the wellbeing and social inclusion of all people through improving or maintaining physical and mental health. 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 condition or learning disability, or children. Adult nurses work in a range of settings including A&E, critical care, medical and surgical wards, rehabilitation units, hospices, nursing homes, GP practices and in people's own homes.

    What you will study

    In the first year, you will be introduced to the foundations of nursing and healthcare; while in the second year you will develop your understanding of the application of person-centred care, assessment, clinical reasoning and decision-making. You will examine holistic care across the life span related to all nursing fields and then build on this further, focusing on acute and long-term care within adult nursing. General nursing topics are studied alongside subjects tailored to adult nursing. In your final year you will learn about the complexities of nursing at an individual and organisational level as well as preparing for your transition to registered nurse.

    Year 1

    Year 2

    Year 3

    Constants/themes throughout the programme                   

    Modules may not contain all of these themes but they will be represented across the whole programme:

    Professional values

    • The '6Cs'
    • Quality of life
    • Safeguarding and risk
    • Working with diversity and anti-discriminatory practice

    Communication and interpersonal skills

    • Study skills
    • Managing and maintaining  relationships
    • Ethics and law
    • Self-awareness and reflection
    • Psychology/behavioural sciences

    Nursing practice and decision-making

    • Numeracy
    • Pharmacology and medicines  management
    • Care needs across the life  span
    • Life sciences
    • Nursing skills
    • Creativity and problem solving skills
    • Research and evidence-based practice

    Leadership, management and team working

    • Interprofessional working
    • Clinical governance
    • Employability

    Minimum entry requirements are:

    • 3 A-levels (112 UCAS points): science or health-related subject preferred (minimum grades BBC)
    • Candidates may be considered with 2 A-levels (minimum grades BB)
    • QCF L3 Health and Social Care 
    • BTEC National Diploma: Science or Health Studies – minimum  Distinction Merit Merit
    • Science or health-based access to HE course: Access Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3 (21 credits at Distinction, 18 at merit).
    • 5 GCSE’s A*–C (grade 4 or above post 2017) including English Language and Mathematics or equivalent  (Science also preferred)

    Selection Process

    All applicants will be expected to complete a numeracy and literacy exam on the day of their interview. If successful, candidates will proceed to part 2 of the interview. This will include a group interview, followed by a scenario based interview and finally an individual interview. Applicants need to meet the selection process to meet the entry requirements set by the School of Health Studies and Kingston University London and St George's University of London.   

    Example of Entry Exam Literacy and Numeracy paper   

    For individuals who do not have GCSE maths or English, you could do the literacy and numeracy L2 course via the Distance Learning Centre or Open Study College by clicking on the images below. Individuals who do not possess A-Levels (A2's) the Access Diploma is acceptable for entry on to the programme. This can be accessed from the Distance Learning Centre page below.

    GCSE Maths could be done via the Archimedes Training Centre in Gibraltar. They also offer other GCSE's and A2's.


    Please be advised that these are external links and are not connected to the School of Health Studies.

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    Last modified: Wednesday, 24 April 2019, 3:24 PM