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BSc (Hons)

Nursing with Registered Nurse (Adult)

3 years
September 2024

Nursing is one of the most rewarding careers you can choose. As a nurse specialising in adult care, you'll deliver care to people who need immediate help and support in hospitals or community settings.

Why study with us

  • Top
    in the UK for learning resources
    National Student Survey (Adult Nursing) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
  • 1st
    in the North West for career prospects
    Guardian University Guide (General Nursing)
  • 2nd
    in the North West for graduate prospects
    Times Good University Guide (Nursing)
  • As a UK student on this programme, you'll be eligible for a £5,000 NHS Learning Support Fund. This doesn’t have to be paid back after finishing your degree.
  • The curriculum addresses National Benchmarks and is split between 50% theoretical study and 50% practical clinical experience.
  • We've been awarded the highest independent quality assessment by the QAA. This is for the design, content and management of our curricula, student achievement and standards of teaching.
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Nicky tells us about our Nursing courses

What you’ll do

  • For clinical placement experiences, you’ll be allocated to one of several NHS Trusts within the Central Lancashire region as your base. From there, you'll gain experience in a range of placement areas.
  • You’ll undertake practical work experience placements, as well as spend time developing practical skills in our clinical skills labs using clinical patient simulators (manikins) and simulation model trainers.
  • Opportunities exist for an international experience by taking advantage of our extensive links in Europe and overseas. You can also take advantage of other voluntary international experiences in America, Oman, Tanzania and Finland.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Nursing degrees are really hands on and mix academic work with real life, hands on experience. I enjoy the clinical sessions being taught in the University and doing placements in different areas of the field.
Sumayya Alam
BSc (Hons) Pre-Registration Nursing (Adult)
United Kingdom

Future careers

Want to pursue a career as a nurse? Discover the benefits, qualifications, and different routes you can take to become a nurse in the UK.

Our Nursing graduates go on to work in a variety of healthcare disciplines and settings and are in great demand.

Please note: If you have successfully undertaken the Nursing Associate programme you'll join the programme as a part-time student in Year 2 and a full-time student in Year 3.

Subject to places being available and passing the application process during an interview.

Lacking formal qualifications?

If you've been out of education for many years, our free fast-track Return to Study programmes will help you make the transition to university study.

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Studying a healthcare degree?

The NHS has created some guidance on student finance for those studying undergraduate healthcare degrees.

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year
Full-time£16,500 per year
Full-time£9,250 per year
Full-time£17,325 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Nursing and Midwifery

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at the University of Central Lancashire on our student contract page