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Our Nursing (Adult) degree is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
Nurses are in high demand in the UK. Adult nurses need to demonstrate competence in the fundamentals of nursing care across the patient’s lifespan.
As healthcare delivery is changing, the ability to work flexibly with other professionals in health and social care is important.
You will gain direct care experiences with adults and families. And you’ll learn topics such as:
- family health and wellbeing
- adult with complex care needs
- global health
- therapeutic use of touch in healthcare settings
- approaches to challenging behaviour.
We offer a wide variety of practice experiences throughout Oxfordshire. These include hospital, community, private and voluntary sector settings.
We have excellent teaching facilities including dedicated space for simulated learning in clinical skills suites.
With this course you will gain the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for professional responsibility. You will graduate as a confident, professional practitioner.
How to apply
Questions about fees?
Questions about fees?
Please note tuition fees for Home/EU students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning home and EU students at the maximum permitted level.
Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed below.
Learning and assessment
We have developed the curriculum in partnership with students, clinical partners, mentors, service users and carers.
Each year you will have placements in your field of practice. As well as some taught content specific to your nursing field. There is increasing specialisation as the course progresses. There is also a shift in focus on the complexity of nursing interventions, as indicated below.
Year 1 focuses on communities, health and wellbeing, lifespan and values.
In Year 2 you explore specific nursing interventions, working in partnership with patients and their families to meet care outcomes.
Year 3 focuses on complex care of people with multiple co-morbidities. And the need for integration of health and social care services to promote optimal health outcomes.
You can also pursue a personal interest through optional modules such as:
- health care elective
- global health
- independent study
- therapeutic use of touch in healthcare settings.
You may be able to go on a European or international study exchange while you are at Brookes. Most exchanges take place in the second year. Although we will help as much as we can with your plans, ultimately you are responsible for organising and funding this study abroad.
After you graduate
The Adult Nursing course at Brookes has an excellent track record of employability (100% of our students are at work within six months of finishing the course, Unistats 2015).
Registered Adult Nurses have the opportunity, post-qualification, to develop their careers in many specialist settings, such as intensive care units, accident and emergency departments, operating theatres or specialist wards where medical or surgical treatment is given. They can also work in the community, within district or practice nursing, in industry, or in the private health care sector. Opportunities also exist to work abroad, for the Armed Forces or to specialise in research, nurse education or management.
The newly established Oxford Institute of Nursing and Allied Health Research (OxINAHR), can provide interested nursing graduates with a structured research career pathway opportunity, developed in partnership with local NHS partners
We also offer a range of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) / Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) opportunities for qualified nurses if you wish to undertake further study at post-qualifying and postgraduate level.
Nurses have to be effective lifelong learners because health care is becoming ever more complex as new treatment options and strategies are adopted. As a qualified nurse there are many opportunities to develop your skills through continuing professional development, which can range from short refresher sessions through to postgraduate study, including MPhils and PhDs.
All our courses aim to prepare you to be lifelong learners and there is a wide range of courses available at Oxford Brookes for continuing professional development (CPD).
Free language courses
Free language courses are available to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students on many of our courses, and can be taken as a credit on some courses.
Programme Changes: On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website.
For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.