Nursing with registered Nurse (Adult)

Nursing with registered Nurse (Adult) BSc (Hons) - Pre-registration

Now also offered at our Burnley and Westlakes (Cumbria) campuses - For more information contact

Learn how to safely and effectively deliver quality nursing care with one of the UK's leading providers of health and social care education. After successfully completing this degree course, you’ll be a Registered Nurse, with all the skills and knowledge you need to make a real difference to people’s lives. The curriculum addresses National Benchmarks and is split between 50% theoretical study - including time spent in small groups with other students who’ve chosen the same field of nursing as you - and 50% practical clinical experience, working with a local NHS Trust on a variety of placements to build your confidence and develop the hands-on nursing skills you need.

Key Information

  • Duration:

    Three years

  • Level:


  • Delivery:

    Campus, Full-time

  • Award Type:

    BSc (Hons) - Pre-registration

  • Institution Code:

    CLANC C30

  • UCAS Code:

    B740 (Sep) B741 (Mar)

  • Campus:

    Preston, Burnley and Westlakes (Campus code: Preston: U, Burnley: A, Westlakes: W)

  • Start Date:

    Preston Campus: September and March
    Burnley Campus: September
    Westlakes Campus:

  • 99% of Pre-registration Adult Nursing students went on to professional employment or further education (DLHE, 2017).
  • The Faculty of Health and Wellbeing at UCLan was the winner of the student experience award at the 2018 Student Nursing Times Awards.
  • The Faculty was also shortlisted in the Nurse Education Provider of the Year (Pre-registration) and Student Innovation in Practice categories at the 2018 Student Nursing Times Awards.

Course Overview

Year 1

  • Nursing Practice 1
  • Society, Health and Care Provision

Year 2

  • Adult Nursing Practice 2
  • Developing Practice in Adult Nursing
  • Essentials of Adult Nursing 1
  • Essentials of Adult Nursing 2

Year 3

  • Adult Nursing Practice 3
  • Research and Innovation for Nursing Practice

More information about programme specifications and module information is available in the course handbook.

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Fees 2020/21

Full-time: £9,250* per year (UK/EU)

Students starting a new Nursing, Midwifery or Allied Health Professional course on or after 1 August 2017 may be eligible to apply for financial support from the Learning Support Fund (LSF).

Fees for international students

Entry Requirements

Our typical offer is 96 UCAS Points.  We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement.

BTEC Extended Diploma: Merit, Merit, Merit 
BTEC Diploma: Distinction, Distinction
Pass Access Course: 96-112 UCAS Points  
IELTs: Overall score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in writing alongside a minimum of 7.0 in reading, listening and speaking (to have been taken within 2 years before the course commencement date).
GCSE: Maths and English at C/4 or equivalent.

If you already have a degree 2:2 or above in a health related field you are eligible to apply for the MSc Pre-registration Nursing programme.

International Students

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Scholarships and Bursaries

The University offers a range of scholarships and bursaries to support you through your studies.

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DBS Checks

This course will involve you working with vulnerable groups of individuals, including children. In order to ensure that the University offers places on their programmes to suitable candidates you will all be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB). We will be able to guide you through this process once you have been offered a conditional place of study at the University of Central Lancashire.

It is important to note that should your Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prove to be unsatisfactory for the purpose of the course you have applied to, your offer of a place for that course may be withdrawn. If you have already enrolled on a course and your DBS check subsequently discloses a criminal conviction, you may be required to withdraw from the course even if you have already started. If you are aware that your DBS check will disclose a previous conviction, please contact the course leader for advice as not all convictions may preclude you from continuing with the course.

Further Information

Why study this course?

The School of Nursing is committed to the values and principles of the NHS Constitution and these are integral to our programmes. The approaches to delivery and the content of our programmes aim to foster a culture which embraces the NHS Values of:

  • Working together for patients
  • Respect and dignity
  • Commitment to quality of care
  • Compassion
  • Improving lives
  • Everyone counts.

Adult nursing is focused on the care of people from the age of 18 years and above and makes a difference to people's lives through their professionalism, knowledge and ability to 'reach' patients and families who are often experiencing profound change in their lives.

UCLan is one of the foremost providers of health and welfare education in the UK and is committed to excellence in learning, teaching and research. But don't take our word for it…we have been awarded the highest independent quality assessment by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education for the design, content and management of our curricula, student achievement and standards of teaching.

Our student selection process is underpinned by  the National  Values Based Recruitment strategy .The selection process has to provide evidence that the future students would aspire to a high standard of excellence in professionalism which is  consistent with the NHS values i.e : working together for patients, respect and dignity, commitment to quality of care, compassion, improving lives and everyone counts.

The School of Nursing is amongst one of the first educational providers within the North West region who ensure that you are adequately supported within your clinical experiences by allocating associate lecturing staff to first year placement areas. These members of staff will visit you within your placement areas to ensure that the placement is progressing and the learning environment is providing you with appropriate learning opportunities that will enable you to achieve your learning outcomes.

Service users, carers and the wider community are also involved in the development, delivery and running of the nursing programme. Service users and carers share their experiences with students at the University and are involved in providing students with feedback in clinical practice, as well as being involved in recruitment and assessment activities.

Our students enjoy an outstanding track record of post-University employment and our commitment to excellence in teaching and research will ensure your nursing career gets off on the best possible start.

As a nurse specialising in adult care, you can deliver care to people who need immediate help and support in hospitals or community settings; or assist people to recover and manage an illness they will have to live with for the rest of their life. Promoting good health and educating people to care for themselves, or members of their family or community, is a key focus for adult nurses, whether their patients are in hospital, care homes or being nursed at home.

Nursing is the most rewarding of careers. Registered Nurses provide professional care for patients in many settings and your experiences within the course will prepare you for registration. Throughout the course, you will work with young and elderly alike, some will have physical problems you can see, while others will have mental health problems that call for excellent listening skills as much as your clinical knowledge.

You'll need to be open-minded and motivated to help patients understand themselves and their condition. Whether it's assisting a patient to overcome major surgery or helping someone with agoraphobia leave their house, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing that you've made a real difference to peoples' lives.

Nursing is open to all those who want to care for others. Your age, experience and qualifications will have their part to play in deciding how you wish to begin your nursing career. You'll soon realise you are entering a profession in which only you set the limits to your potential.