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BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) - Harrogate District Foundation Trust route

Prepare for your future role as a skilled and reflective nurse with the Harrogate District Foundation Trust

Year of entry: 2019

UCAS code

B740

Institution code

Y50

Length

3 years full-time

Typical offer

BBB (full entry requirements)

Start date

September 2019 (term dates)

UK/EU fees

£9,250 per year (2018/19)

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If you're successful in completing this course, you'll be committed to take up a guaranteed registered nurse role with the Harrogate District Foundation Trust (HDFT) for at least the first two years of your nursing career.

You’ll be joining some of the brightest and best students preparing to become the nursing leaders of the future. Based in a Department renowned for its cutting edge research into healthcare practice and policy, you'll study a scientific, research-informed curriculum in world-class facilities. With an equal balance of theory and clinical learning throughout your course, you'll be supported to develop high-calibre clinical skills across a diverse range of exciting practice placements.  

HDFT have a long history of supporting pre-registration nursing students within both hospital and community settings. On successful completion of this course, which utilises well established practice placement provision, you will be working for a Trust with a reputation for delivering high quality care to its patients.

HDFT are committed to supporting both nurses in training as well as newly registered nurses. HDFT will cover your monthly student loan repayments for the first three years that you are employed with them. Upon qualifying, as well as paying your first Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registration fee, the Trust will provide you with a 12-month preceptorship period that includes 12 formal study days as well as one-to-one support from Clinical Educators. All registered nurses receive a formal second year development programme to continue their professional development.

The theoretical content of this course is identical to our BSc Nursing (Adult) course, however, all of your practice placements apart from one take place within the Trust. If you successfully complete the course, you will receive a guaranteed nursing role with the Trust and be able to kick start your career with them.  

We are currently developing some of the specific details of this course in response to changes to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Standards for Nursing. Please keep an eye on these pages for the latest information about our nursing courses.

Accreditation

After completing this degree students will be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, the professional regulatory body for nurses and midwives in the UK. 

Clinical partners

We have partnered with HDFT to produce this course

Taught by experts

Staff are active in research and your teaching is informed by the latest developments

Course content

York is a research-intensive Russell Group university. Our stimulating and supportive nursing course will enable you to become a self-directed and independent learner. You will gain intellectual independence to enable you to contribute and challenge theory and practice. Nursing students at the University of York engage in various practice communities across healthcare and education in order to facilitate intellectual and professional development.

You will develop the personal and professional skills required to become adept at delivering high standards of patient and family-centred care, while promoting individual and community health and wellbeing. You will learn about the nature and causation of disease and disability, specific client problems and nursing interventions.

You will do most of your learning on this course out in practice. Your practice experience, while mainly located in HDFT, will include one placement which could be with any of our partners across York NHS Foundation Trust, and Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS Trust, as well as other practice providers. You will benefit from a wide range of experiences in different localities and practice settings, from coastal towns to rural communities.

Year 1

You will start to develop the foundations of knowledge you need to progress as a student nurse. You will gain a preliminary understanding of core subjects and start to directly apply your knowledge and understanding to nursing practice.

You will spend a total of 24 weeks in practice and will be based in a wide variety of settings throughout the region. This may include residential and nursing homes, acute and critical care, primary care and community health.

Academic integrity module

In addition to the above you will also need to complete our online Academic Integrity module.

Year 2

You will begin to focus your work around adult nursing. You will begin to develop a deeper, more critical understanding of nursing practice and of your role as a partner in relation to others. You will be encouraged to consider your role within the context of different healthcare settings and alongside other health and social care disciplines.

Year 3

You will concentrate on gaining specialist knowledge and skills. The focus will be on your professional development as an accountable practitioner and leader and you will be introduced to increasingly complex and challenging problems. Consolidation of your learning will be demonstrated through the completion of a project specifically linked to an aspect of your practice. Practice in your final year will provide you with an opportunity to prepare for your role as a registered nurse. 

Please note, modules may change to reflect the latest academic thinking and expertise of our staff.

Fees and funding

The fees and funding figures below are based on data from 2018 entry. If you take a year abroad or year in industry you'll pay a reduced rate of fees for that year.

Annual tuition fees

UK/EU International
£9,250 tbc

Additional costs

Costs for uniform provision, Occupational Health Screening, and Disclosure and Barring Service checks are included in your student fees. You will have to meet the costs of uniform replacement or missed occupational health appointments. You will also have to pay for Professional Association Fees (Indemnity) which is covered in the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) or Unison Student Membership which is approximately £30. Placements are compulsory and can incur costs, which will depend on what you choose to do. Please note that this information is subject to change for students starting in 2019, you should refer to the Departmental webpage for up to date Fees and Finance advice.

HDFT route 

This route is open to applicants who accept a place on the BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) programme at University of York and who sign a Commitment Agreement with Harrogate District Foundation Trust (HDFT). The Commitment Agreement requires repayment of training fees in certain circumstances. Please review the Commitment Agreement carefully and seek independent advice if needed. Any queries regarding the Commitment Agreement should be directed to HDFT.

Here is a HDFT example commitment agreement (PDF  , 226kb) which is provided for your information only. If you are granted a place on the course you will be sent a contract to sign and return.

UK/EU or international fees? The level of fee that you will be asked to pay depends on whether you're classed as a UK, EU or international student.

Fees for subsequent years

  • UK/EU: further increases within the government fee cap will apply in subsequent academic years. We will notify you of any increase as soon as we can.
  • International: fees for international students are subject to annual increases. Increases are currently capped at 2% per annum.

More information

For more information about tuition fees, any reduced fees for study abroad and work placement years, scholarships, tuition fee loans, maintenance loans and living costs see undergraduate fees and funding.

Funding

We offer a number of scholarships to help cover tuition fees and living costs.

Home/EU students

International students

Living costs

You can use our living costs guide to help plan your budget. It covers additional costs that are not included in your tuition fee such as expenses for accommodation and study materials.

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Teaching and assessment

You’ll work with world‐leading academics who’ll challenge you to think independently and excel in all that you do. Our approach to teaching will provide you with the knowledge, opportunities, and support you need to grow and succeed in a global workplace. Find out more about our approach to teaching and learning.

Teaching format

Our focus is on making your learning relevant to your nursing practice. With a combination of tutor support, mentor guidance in placements and excellent teaching facilities we can help you get the very best out of your time in York, ensuring you develop your knowledge and skills as well as confidence in your role as a nurse.

Our innovative course uses various teaching methods, from lectures and group work, to presentation and simulation-based education. 

Teaching staff will help and support you to develop your skills. You will learn via lectures, seminars and working groups. 

You will undertake a variety of practice experiences that will help to build and shape your knowledge and skills. These experiences could be anywhere within the HDFT region. You will work with a diverse range of people from different cultures who live in a variety of environments.

Practice experience will be gained over the full 24 hours; you will be required to work a complete pattern of shifts, including nights and weekends, early and late shifts. 

You will split your time equally between attending lectures and seminars on campus and working out on placement with one of our clinical partners. 

The rest of your time on the course will be spent on independent study. This may include preparation for lectures and seminars, follow-up work, wider reading, practice completion of assessment tasks, or revision. Everyone learns at a different rate, so the number of hours will vary from person to person. The expectation is that full-time nursing students will spend around 4600 hours learning throughout their course.

Everyone learns at a different rate, so the number of hours will vary from person to person. In UK higher education the expectation is that full-time students will spend 1200 hours a year learning.

Facilities

Our suberb Clinical Simulation Unit (CSU) is a safe and supportive environment where you can develop and enhance your clinical skills and contains much of the healthcare equipment you will find in any modern hospital. Here you will be exposed to the most up-to-date procedures and technologies under safe and supervised conditions. 

Teaching location

You will be based in the Department of Health Sciences, which is based on Campus West. Most of your contact hours will be in Alcuin college, with some additional teaching at various other locations on Campus West.

You will also undertake practice placements as part of this course. The placements will be assigned by the department and you will be supported by a link lecturer and practice mentor. These practice placement experiences will cover a range of nursing and healthcare settings from hospital, community and private and voluntary sector. They can be across the whole of the HDFT region. You will have to fund travel costs to placements, although you may be eligible for some travel cost reimbursement. Please see our frequently asked questions page for more information.

About our campus

Our beautiful green campus offers a student-friendly setting in which to live and study, within easy reach of the action in the city centre. It's easy to get around campus - everything is within walking or pedalling distance, or you can always use the fast and frequent bus service.

Assessment and feedback

You will be assessed throughout the course in both theory and practice elements. You will have to successfully complete all areas to be able to progress.

A variety of assessment methods, including presentations, essays, reports, simulated scenarios and examinations will be used. You will be given individual written assessment feedback for every piece of assessed work with the exception of closed examinations. You may also be given verbal feedback either on a one-to-one basis with an academic member of staff or as part of a group exercise.

Careers and skills

Successful graduation from this course will guarantee you of a job offer with HDFT. After completion of your commitment with the Trust, you'll be able to move onto a range of careers. 

Career opportunities

  • Practice nursing
  • District nursing
  • Health visiting and public health
  • Research nurse
  • Theatre nurse
  • Ward nurse
  • High-dependency nurse
  • Critical care nurse
  • Emergency and first contact care
  • Nurse consultant
  • University lecturer
  • Modern matron
  • Clinical nurse specialist
  • Clinical educator
  • Chief nurse
  • Humanitarian aid worker

Transferable skills

  • The ability to work within partnerships
  • Self-directed, independent learning skills
  • The ability to facilitate change and service improvement
  • The ability to reflect on practice
  • The ability to lead care within a wide multidisciplinary team

Entry requirements

Qualification Typical offer
A levels

Three A levels at grades BBB. Please note we do not accept General Studies or Critical Thinking as a subject choice. Preferably with two A levels from academic subjects, such as:

  • Maths and Higher Maths/Statistics
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Geography/Geology
  • History
  • Languages (modern/classical)
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Law/Politics
  • Economics
  • Religious Studies
  • Health and Social Care
  • Philosophy
  • Theology
  • ICT
  • Business

Other subject choices may be judged on an individual basis, dependent on the content studied and assessment methods.

 

GCSEs You should already hold GCSE English Language, Maths and Science (at Grade C/4 or above) or equivalent qualifications at the point of application. Applicants undertaking GCSE resits or commencing an equivalent qualification after application will not be considered. You must hold these qualifications at the time of applying unless they are incorporated within your programme of study. Students studying GCSEs alongside other qualifications will not be considered until the GCSEs are complete and awarded.
Access to Higher Education Diploma Pass 60 credits with at least 45 credits achieved at Level 3. You must achieve 24 level 3 credits at distinction and 21 level 3 credits at merit. At least 15 level 3 credits should be in science subjects. We will not normally consider applicants who have progressed to an access course within three years of taking A levels and failing to achieve the necessary grades for entry to the programme.
BTEC We accept a range of BTEC qualifications equivalent to 3 A Levels. BTEC National Extended Diploma with DDM For the BTEC National Extended Diploma in Early Years we require DDD
Cambridge Pre-U Pass with M2 in three Principal Subjects / Global Perspectives
European Baccalaureate 75% overall average
International Baccalaureate 31
Irish leaving Certificate H3,H3,H3,H3,H3,H3
Scottish Highers / Advanced Highers SQA Highers (without AH) - AABBB, SQA Advanced Highers + Highers - BB + BBBBB
Other qualifications

English language

IELTS 

Students recruited from outside the UK must have previously completed the International English Language Testing (IELTS) and have a minimum score of at least seven in all areas.

Applying

To apply to York, you will need to complete an online application via UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service).

Please note that international students are not currently eligible to apply for this course.

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