Why choose Hertfordshire?
NMC Accreditation: You will be eligible to enter the Nursing and Midwifery Council Professional Register to legally practice as an Adult Nurse.
Teaching Excellence: You will be taught by expert nursing academics, all recently awarded Teaching Innovation of the Year at the Student Nursing Times Awards 2020. Our Allied Health: Nursing, Dentistry and Pharmacy is ranked in the top 25% of UK universities for research impact (Research Excellence Framework, 2022)
Frontline Experience: Gain clinical experience working alongside experienced senior nursing staff through placements in Hertfordshire and London.
Entry requirements and key information
- A 2:1 honors degree in any subject or a 2:2 honors degree in a health-related subject with relevant work experience in health care.
- GCSE mathematics and English at grade C or above (or equivalent).
All offers will be subject to the applicant’s demonstration of the NHS constitution’s “Values and Behaviors’” satisfactory interviews, numeracy and literacy test, health screening and the Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) checks. You can view the full NHS Constitution for England on the Government website.
Applying to the MSc Nursing (Adult) programme
It really is important that you can articulate why you want to be an Adult Nurse when you apply. You can find out more about adult nursing by reading professional journals such as Nursing Times or Nursing Standard.
These can be purchased through High Street shops or on-line or speaking with me. Such journals are a foundation, and students need to progress on to more field-specific journals very quickly. Examples of these include the British Journal of Nursing, British Journal of Palliative Care Nursing, British Journal of Wound Care. You can also visit appropriate websites such as those listed below:
- NHS careers
- Department of Health
- National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
- Websites specific to the topics being discussed in class such as Diabetes UK
- Kings Fund
- Nursing and Midwifery Council
- Royal College of Nursing (especially their online library).
It is always useful to gain some experience in a health setting whether in a voluntary or paid capacity as this will help you to determine whether adult nursing is for you however this is not obligatory.
English language requirements
All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency.
International qualifications will be considered for equivalency using NARIC. International candidates will be required to complete IELTS with scores of at least 6.5 in the listening and reading sections and at least 6.5 in the writing and speaking sections and the overall average score must be 6.5 or above.
If you do not have the required IELTS or equivalent for direct entry on to your MSc Nursing (Adult) programme, our Pre-sessional English and International Foundation courses can help you to achieve this level.
If you do not have the required level of English for entry, University Of Hertfordshire’s academic English courses can help you to achieve this level and you can speak with a TGM Education’s counsellor.
School of study: School of Health and Social Work
Course length: Full Time, 2 Years
Location: University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield
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