Your University Questions, Answered.

How is the Adult Nursing course assessed? Chloe, Bedford


Our Answer:

Studying Adult Nursing opens the door to a rewarding and challenging career in which you can make a positive difference to people’s lives.

You’ll learn through hands-on experience in a wide range of placements, from community settings and care homes to overseas electives, acute wards, operating theatres and specialist care units. You will learn how to link theory to practice and you’ll gain valuable insights into the sort of career you’d like after you graduate.

There are different assessment methods, which have been carefully chosen to reflect the importance of being able to apply relevant theoretical knowledge to practice. You will maintain a portfolio of evidence to build a sound evidence base demonstrating progression, reflecting on your learning both theoretical and clinical skills.

Other assessment strategies are also utilised, such as written assignments, unseen examinations, case studies, practical examinations, group presentations and a dissertation of 7,000 words in order to illustrate your deeper understanding of the relationship between the theory and practice of nursing.

Whilst you’re in clinical placement you will complete various learning outcomes, a nursing attributes assessment as well as writing reflections based on your placement experience. You will maintain a Skills Development Profile throughout the course to demonstrate your learning and competency in clinical skills.

It’s not as scary as it sounds and these assessments are there to develop and enhance your learning to make you the best Nurse you can be.

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