Level 5 Professional Diploma of Nursing QCF Level 5
Year of entry
3 years full time
Please note: We are unable to consider students for 2016 entry who are not eligible for a Department of Health bursary for this programme.
· This course provides you with theoretical knowledge and practical experience needed to register as an adult nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
· This diploma course is ideal if you are interested in a career in frontline or specialist nursing.
· Our academic team members come from diverse backgrounds specific to adult nursing including cancer, dementia care, ICU, A&E, neuro, acute medicine and surgery, community (district nurse, health visitor), sexual health and respiratory nursing.
· Our state-of-the-art simulation suites provide you with unrivalled opportunities to develop your skills in caring for adults through highly realistic simulations and role play. You will also have opportunities to learn with, and from, midwifery students and lecturers in simulations and share learning with the child, learning disability and mental health student nurses to enhance your skills in caring for clients from these fields.
· Many members of our adult nursing teaching team have contributed to the latest Essentials of Nursing Practice textbook.
· You will gain practice experience in an area of London which includes an acute hospital and you will have opportunities to work in the community.
· You will have the opportunity to take a national or international elective placement at the end of your second year.
About adult nursing
Adult nursing is a person-centred profession with the primary aim of promoting the wellbeing and social inclusion of all people through improving or maintaining physical and mental health(Department of Health, 2010). Adult nurses provide care for people over the age of 18 and increasingly for older people with complex conditions. They may also care for people with a mental health condition or learning disability, or children. Adult nurses work in a range of settings including A&E, critical care, medical and surgical wards, rehabilitation units, hospices, nursing homes, GP practices and in people's own homes.
What you will study
In the first year, you will be introduced to the foundations of nursing and healthcare; while in the second year you will develop your understanding of the application of person-centred care, assessment, clinical reasoning and decision-making. You will examine holistic care across the life span related to all nursing fields and then build on this further, focusing on acute and long-term care within adult nursing. General nursing topics are studied alongside subjects tailored to adult nursing.
In your final year you will learn about the complexities of nursing at an individual and organisational level as well as preparing for your transition to registered nurse.
Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.
· Science for Nursing
· Context in Nursing
· Foundations of Adult Nursing
· Nursing Practice Part 1
· Person-centred Care
· Care of the Acutely Ill Adult
· Long Term Conditions in Adult Nursing
· Nursing Practice Part 2
· Transition to Professional Practice in Adult Nursing
· Complexities of Adult Nursing
· Developing Evidence-based Practice
· Nursing Practice Part 3
Modules may not contain all of these themes but they will be represented across the whole programme:
· The '6Cs'
· Quality of life
· Safeguarding and risk
· Working with diversity and anti-discriminatory practice
Communication and interpersonal skills
· Study skills
· Managing and maintaining relationships
· Ethics and law
· Self-awareness and reflection
· Psychology/behavioural sciences
Nursing practice and decision-making
· Pharmacology and medicines management
· Care needs across the life span
· Life sciences
· Nursing skills
· Creativity and problem solving skills
· Research and evidence-based practice
Leadership, management and team working
· Inter-professional working
· Clinical governance