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Adult Nursing (pre-registration) Blended Learning MSc

Adult Nursing (pre-registration) Blended Learning MSc

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Full time | CU Scarborough | 2 years | 16-JAN-23

Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Nursing Adult / Community Education (General) Learning Resources / Educational Technology

Course type


Course Summary


Successful completion of this new MSc Adult Nursing blended learning course enables graduates from a range of backgrounds to enter the nursing profession in just two years. The course is comprised of 50% clinical placement and 50% academic learning. The blend of 95% online and 5% face-to- face academic learning aims to provide you with the flexibility to study from any location for the majority of the course. The 50% placement time will include 20% in a simulated learning environment which is also designed to allow you to undertake this from any location (subject to a suitable Wi-Fi/Internet connection).

The MSc Adult Nursing blended learning course is a two-year programme designed to respond to the current challenges in healthcare and the complex healthcare environment where advancing technologies, contemporary research and new knowledge influences and impacts on nursing practice. The course is aimed at individuals with a prior undergraduate degree and evidence of experience in health and social care. Previous undergraduate degrees may include (but are not limited to) health-related disciplines, psychology, criminology or sociology degrees. Upon successful completion, in addition to eligibility for NMC registration (application and additional costs apply), you will also graduate with a Chartered Management Institute (CMI) accredited qualification in Global Professional Development in Coaching and Mentoring, if that module is successfully completed, and you will have the opportunity to apply to become a member of the CMI.

The course is fully accredited by the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and on successful completion you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. The course currently includes the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) accredited module, Global Professional Development in Coaching and Mentoring - Students who successfully complete the CMI module and meet the CMI evidence requirements will also gain a Level 7 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring.

Course information

The MSc Adult Nursing blended learning course aims to develop your skills and knowledge for the Adult Nursing field, related to the complex care issues around the mental, physical, cognitive and behavioural impairment and other co-morbidities with which patients present in the healthcare environment.

The programme aims to help you develop the knowledge, expertise and evidence-informed practice required to meet the needs of the patients’ lived experience, which embodies today's nursing and healthcare practices. It also gives you the opportunity to develop your digital skills so that you are fully equipped to work in the growing, technology based health care sector.

How you'll be assessed

All assessment methods are aligned to the MSc Adult Nursing blended learning programme objectives, and the learning outcomes of each module are designed to reflect the programme objective. The theory modules include a range of different assessment methods, such as critical appraisal essays, presentations, viva-voce (oral test), reports, practice assessment and the service improvement dissertation.

A Practice Assessment Document (MYEPAD) and Personal Development Portfolio (PDP) is designed to enable you to provide evidence for the acquisition of the core clinical nursing skills and field-specific skills.

Career prospects

Successful completion of the course is a strong indication to potential employees that you have both the ability and the academic characteristics required for working in a variety of clinical Adult Nursing settings.


Clinical decision-making in nursing requires an evaluation of many complex factors. In conjunction with a barrage of health-related information, the nurse needs to have the cognitive skills to appropriate this information to make decisions about the person?s care. This module aims to assist you in developing strategies for clinical decision-making in the context of person-centred care. The module content will be organised around a variety of subjects to include the professional, legal and ethical responsibility and other subject-theory domains that influence clinical decision-making.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

Applicants for the MSc in Adult Nursing blended learning should ideally hold a good honours degree of 2:2 or above in a health-related study. However, applications with other degrees and relevant care experience will also be considered on an individual basis. You will also need to demonstrate 460 hours of providing care which would normally qualify as practice hours by the Nursing & Midwifery Council. Care encompasses meeting the physiological and psycho-social needs of the physically ill, mentally ill, and disabled people of all ages, in all healthcare and other community settings. It includes activities such as washing, dressing, feeding or toileting of an individual, as well as nursing intervention procedures. This must have been you will also require GCSE Grade 4/C or above in English and Maths.

University information

Coventry University is a well-established higher education institution located in the West Midlands. As the UK’s fastest growing university, and the 6th largest overall, Coventry offers students a wide range of postgraduate courses, award-winning facilities and an extremely high standard of teaching. The main campus is in the heart of Coventry, a truly global metropolitan city with a diverse and dynamic student population. The university...more