BN (Hons) Adult Nursing

Course details

  • UCAS CodeGM1Q
  • Year of entry 2022
  • Duration 3 YRS (FT)
  • UCAS Tariff 80-112
  • Institution Code G53
  • Location St Asaph, Wrexham

Course Highlights


the knowledge and skills to become a graduate and NMC registered adult nurse

1st in Wales

for overall satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2022)*


3rd in the UK

for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2022)*

Why choose this course?

Nursing is a rewarding profession caring for individuals throughout their lifespan. At Wrexham Glyndwr University we will prepare you with the knowledge and skills to become a graduate and NMC registered adult nurse.

  • *This subject area is rated 1st in Wales and 3rd in the UK for student satisfaction in the Nursing subject league tables Complete University Guide 2022. 
  • Throughout your studies, you will have a personal tutor who will support and guide you in your personal and professional development. 
  • You will also be supported by a practice educator/academic assessor/practice supervisor and practice assessor whilst you are working in the clinical environment.
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Nursing and Allied Health

Key course features

  • Approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
  • Variety of practice learning placements offered with a number of NHS and Private providers in acute and community setting.
  • Strong commitment to the personal and professional development of students.
  • *This subject area is rated 1st in Wales and 3rd in the UK for student satisfaction in the in the Nursing subject league tables, Complete University Guide 2022. 
  • Small pre-registration adult cohort student numbers."The university is small enough for you to be a name, not a number." - former student, Katy Fortune-Probert.
  • Opportunity for elective practice learning placements in year 2 and year 3 of the programme.

What you will study

This programme has three core modules in each year of the programme. We use a variety of teaching and learning methods to deliver the course. For example, we use interactive lectures, online forums, case studies and simulation.


In year one you will focus on the fundamental care skills required to practice as a caring, kind, compassionate professional who values and respects the individual needs of the patient, family and carers.


  • Fundamentals of Practice
  • Managing Vulnerability in Society
  • Foundations of Health and Wellbeing


In year two you will focus on the provision of evidence-based, compassionate and safe care for acute and chronically ill patients.  The focus will be upon the delivery of person-centred care and the promotion of healthy behaviours.


  • Developing the evidence-based practitioner
  • Meeting the needs of patients & families in acute and chronic illness
  • Promoting Healthy Behaviours


In year three you will focus on coordinating and managing change, enhancing people’s health outcomes and personal and professional development to prepare you for becoming a registered nurse.


  • Innovations in Practice
  • Holistic Co-ordination of Complex Care
  • Leading & Managing Nursing Care


The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Entry requirements & applying

You must have at least five GCSE’s at grade C/4 or above including English, Maths and evidence of IT skills.

The academic requirements for the course are 80-112 UCAS tariff points at GCE A-level or equivalent.

Alternatively, you must have one of the following:

NVQ 3 (with evidence of English, Maths and ICT as above)


Completion of either the ‘Access to Health’ or ‘Access to Nursing’ (from an accepted Further Education College approved by either Agored Cymru or OCN North West England (QAA approved) achieved at the following level: 112 UCAS tariff points.

In addition:

  • Interviews are carried out face-to-face with academic staff, service users and/or staff from NHS.
  • Experience of working in a health or social care setting is valuable.
  • DBS is required if successful at interview.
  • Occupational health screening required if successful at interview.
  • Conditional offers can be made for those currently studying and awaiting academic results.
  • An IELTS examination will be requested if deemed necessary, with an overall score of 7 being required for entry on to the programme in line with university and professional body requirements.

The Application process: For information, the nursing admissions team will screen each online UCAS application submitted for a level of digital literacy. One way of achieving this is that if you are shortlisted we will invite you to a selection event and you will be required to respond to the email invitation – this will assist us in measuring your digital literacy level.

Attending a selection event does not guarantee a place on the BN (Hons) Registered Nurse (Adult) programme so we recommend preparing beforehand to give you the best chance of success.

Preparation: Please read the NMC Code before attending.

What will happen during the selection event: You will meet the interview team and student nurse representation who will give a brief overview of the programme. At the selection event, interviews are carried out face-to-face with academic staff, service users and staff from the NHS or Private Providers.

A numeracy screening and literacy task will be conducted at the interview. The numeracy screening test will last up to 20 minutes. The literacy task is a written activity focussing upon the professional values of the nursing profession. You will then be interviewed face to face on an individual basis in a group style where you will be required to answer some short questions to ascertain your knowledge and experience about a career in nursing. The interview team will comprise university academic staff and either a Trust staff member or service user.



Teaching & Assessment

Satisfactory completion of the following:

  • You need to achieve a minimum of 2300 hours theoretical and 2300 clinical practice to become a registered nurse with the NMC.
  • A portfolio of proficiency outcomes.
  •  A range of theoretical assessments are used in each year of the programme. These include: essays, presentations, case studies, drug calculation and anatomy and physiology exam.

Academic tutorial support including disability support are available with every module.


Wrexham Glyndŵr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential.

We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.

Career prospects

Our Careers and Employability service is there to help you make decisions and plan the next steps towards a bright future. From finding work or further study to working out your interests, skills and aspirations, they can provide you with the expert information, advice and guidance you need.

Career prospects are excellent with the current shortage of nurses in the UK. Students have had a range of employment opportunities working as a staff nurse in NHS and the Private sector in both the acute and community settings.

Fees & funding

This is a Welsh Government Bursary-commissioned programme.

A full NHS bursary, including tuition fees and a non-repayable bursary for living costs, is available for this programme providing you agree to work in Wales for two years after registration (subject to change).

Programme specification

You can see the full programme specification here. 



If you’re looking for a place to stay while you study then take a look at our accommodation pages to get more information on your options, including our on-campus halls of residence Wrexham Village.