BSc (Hons) Nursing September 2019
CLOSING DATE IS MIDDAY MONDAY 1ST APRIL 2019
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.
Constants/themes throughout the programme
Modules may not contain all of these themes but they will be represented across the whole programme:
- 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
- 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
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)
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.
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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