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University of Cumbria: Nursing/Registered Nurse: Adult Nursing

Institution University of Cumbria View institution profile
Department Nursing, Health and Professional Practice
Study type Taught


The course aims to help you become a confident, competent, caring, and compassionate nurse. You'll learn in a supportive, forward-thinking, and well-connected environment. Explore all aspects of nursing, from the fundamentals of providing care to caring for patients with complex needs.

You'll develop specialist skills including communication, decision-making, team working, leadership, management and upholding professional values so that you can achieve your full potential as an adult nurse.

COURSE OVERVIEW The MSc Adult Nursing (Pre-registration) course aims to prepare graduates for the complex, demanding, and rewarding area of adult nursing. The course provides graduates from a range of backgrounds with the opportunity to transfer their skills to become a registered Adult Nurse. Build on your undergraduate experience and become a fully-qualified nurse in two years. Become eligible for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a qualified adult nurse.

To gain vital real-world experience; 50% of your course is spent on placement. Your placement will be spent across a varied range of clinical environments for example, accident and emergency, medical/surgical, older adults, orthopaedics, palliative care and hospice nursing. Obtain sought-after postgraduate credentials, with a NHS Band 5 prospective starting salary.

ON THIS COURSE YOU WILL... - Develop the skills and knowledge to practice as a confident, competent and caring Adult Nurse as well as the opportunity to enjoy a rewarding career in an area of your choice!

  • Learn through the support of experienced practice assessors/supervisors whilst on placement and from nursing staff and academics in both the classroom and simulated clinical environments.

  • Be a part of an intimate cohort so that you will benefit from close tuition from the nursing team who will be on hand to support you through your studies and help facilitate your learning.

  • Have access to a range of technology to enhance your learning. These include; OCULUS - a virtual reality headset for simulated activities; and a Pharmacology and Prescribing Resource.

  • Exit with a MSc in Nursing and be eligible to register with the Nursing & Midwifery Council as a Registered Nurse (RN)

Year one - Concepts, Theories and Practice in Professional Nursing

  • Pathophysiology and Nursing Assessment Across the Lifespan

  • The Evidence Base for Adult Nursing Practice

  • Public Health and Nursing in Communities

  • Part 1 Practice Assessment (Year 1)

  • Part 2 Practice Assessment (Year 1)

Year two - Pharmacology for Contemporary Nursing Practice

  • Managing Complexity in Adult Nursing Practice

  • Transforming Care in Nursing

  • Part 3 Practice Assessment (Year 2)


University of Cumbria


The Postgraduate Experience
Based across some of the North West’s most beautiful and historic locations, as well as England’s iconic capital city, The University of Cumbria is a vibrant and inspiring place. Combining experience, quality-teaching and dedicated student support, we’ve helped over 45,000 students to make their impact on the world.

Courses and Qualifications
The University is made up of five academic institutes:

  • Business, Industry and Leadership
  • Arts
  • Education
  • Health
  • Science and Environment.

Within each department, there are four different varieties of postgraduate degrees available:

  • Masters (MA, MSc or MBA)
  • Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip)
  • Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) …
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