Adult Nursing (2017 Entry)

Course type: Single Honours,
Entry requirements: Read more about entry requirements
Typical offer:See entry requirements table
Tuition fees: Read more about tuition fees
Duration and mode of study: 3 years, Full time
Location of study:Keele University Clinical Education Centre at Royal Stoke University Hospital and Keele University main campus
Subject Area: Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

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Course Overview

Our Adult Nursing degree programme adopts a contemporary person-centred approach to health care that prepares students to meet evolving health needs.

It develops adult nurses who deliver excellent evidence-based practice in a range of care settings and who place the patient at the centre of decision making by promoting dignity, care, and compassion. Over their three years, students develop the ability to assess, plan, implement, evaluate, and monitor care safely and effectively. By taking a person-centred approach to care delivery, students initially focus on meeting people’s essential care needs and, as they progress through their second and third years, they develop the skills and capabilities to assess, provide, and manage the complex care needs of individuals and groups of people.

Students’ clinical and academic skills are developed within a strong and established system of support through personal tutors in the school and clinical mentors in placements. To this end, students experience a range of hospital and community placements in which they develop the requisite skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed for contemporary adult nursing practice. To develop their skills in academic writing, reflection, critical thinking, and decision making, a small group approach to learning is adopted whereby students are supported by their personal tutor. This is complemented by lectures, online activities, individual tutorials, directed study, and skills-based learning in the school’s Clinical Skills Laboratories. Learning in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Keele is enhanced by superb classroom facilities, an excellent Health Library, computer suite, and established relationships with local primary and secondary health care providers.

Course content

Our Course Information Documents (CIDs) are designed to give you all of the details you need to make an informed decision about what and where to study.

Single Honours Course Information Document (PDF)

Single Honours

Below is an indicative range of modules you could study as part of single honours Adult Nursing. 

First year 

Core module:

  • Knowledge for Professional Nursing Practice 

Second year

Core module: 

  • Developing Professional Nursing Practice 

Third year

Core module:

  • Transition to Professional Nursing Practice 

Codes and Combinations

Codes and Combinations

Single Honours, Major and Foundation course information

Adult Nursing : B740 View Unistats for this course
Adult Nursing with Foundation Year: B742 View Unistats for this course

can be combined with:

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Study abroad

The School of Nursing and Midwifery has been proactive in developing the international perspective and has a growing focus with well-established partnerships with a number of institutions. These relationships enable both staff and student opportunities for exchanges and electives. On the nursing programme you will explore global health issues, international health targets and international health care policies within the curriculum using a variety of learning and teaching methods. In addition to this you will be given the opportunity to undertake an international placement either in one of the School’s link institutions, via a recognised placement organisation or following appropriate approval processes, a placement they have identified. 

Within the School of Nursing and Midwifery many students have experienced short and long placements in a variety of countries (some with Erasmus funding). The School also welcomes a number of students from other countries to spend a period of study here which has evaluated extremely positively and benefits the student group as a whole. An annual event is scheduled where health care students within the Faculty reflect on their international experiences as part of the “Keele International Festival”. 

See here for more information on the School's international opportunities. 



This subject/programme is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

To be awarded Registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council you must select to study, pass all of the assessments within all of their modules, and achieve a minimum standard of a pass grade or 40%. All modules are compulsory and are to be undertaken in sequence. Entry to a subsequent module is dependent on successful completion of the previous module and achievement of the progression point.