University of Lincoln BSc (Hons) Nursing (Registered Nurse – Adult)

University of Lincoln BSc (Hons) Nursing (Registered Nurse – Adult) Admission: This course is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Adult Nursing at Lincoln is also ranked in the top 20 in the UK for learning community in the National Student Survey 2021 (out of 71 ranking institutions).

Key Information – University of Lincoln BSc (Hons) Nursing (Registered Nurse – Adult)

Full-time3 years
SchoolSchool of Health and Social Care
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CampusBrayford Pool
Key Information

BSc (Hons) Nursing (Registered Nurse – Adult)

Nurses perform a vital role in 21st Century healthcare, in both primary and secondary care settings, restoring and promoting health, supporting patients and their families, and profiling healthcare needs of communities.

The University of Lincoln recognises the challenges facing current and future healthcare and nursing practice, offering three distinct nursing programmes specialising in adult, child, and mental health.

Our professionally-accredited programmes enable students to become registered nurses with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). The programmes aim to prepare students to become fit for practice in accordance with the NMC’s Standards for Pre-registration Nursing Education and to be eligible to register as a qualified nurse. Students are encouraged to become confident, critically analytical advocates of excellence in nursing practice within their respective specialisms.

The School of Health and Social Care works with employers to provide employees with the opportunity to study for an undergraduate BSc (Hons) Nursing degree through an apprenticeship route, funded by the Government and your employer.

The University of Lincoln also offers an 18-month top up degree on an apprenticeship or self-funded route. Find out more about these options online:

Entry Requirements 2021-22 – University of Lincoln BSc (Hons)

GCE Advanced Levels: BBC

International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall.

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit.

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points.

Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above including English, Maths and Science, or equivalent qualifications, such as Functional Skills Level 2.

Certificates of all previous qualifications will need to be provided before any offers are confirmed.

Other requirements include:

– IELTS 6.5- Successful performance at an interview- Knowledge of contemporary health and social care issues, and the nature of nursing in a public health context- Understanding of written material and can communicate clearly and accurately in written and spoken English- Satisfactory completion of Occupational Health Check- Satisfactory completion of an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) (formerly the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB)).

When you choose Nursing in your UCAS application, you will be asked an additional question regarding criminal convictions. Here you must declare all spent and unspent criminal convictions including (but not limited to) cautions, reprimands, final warnings, bind over orders or similar and details of any minor offences, fixed penalty notices, penalty notices for disorder, ASBOs or VOOs.

Further information can be found at . We cannot accept deferred applications for Nursing or Social Work. You must apply in the year you wish to start the programme.

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email [email protected].

Fees and Scholarships

Going to university is a life-changing step and it’s important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Programme Specific Funding and Bursaries

From September 2020, new and returning degree-level nursing, paramedic science, and midwifery students, and some students in allied health professions, will receive a payment of at least 5,000 a year which they will not need to pay back. This is in addition to any financial support they receive through the Student Loans Company. For more information visit:

Please note, this government bursary is available to Home students only. Details on scholarships and bursaries available to Overseas and EU students can be found online:

BSc Nursing Apprenticeship

BSc Nursing Apprenticeship – 18-month Pathway

The School of Health and Social Care works with employers to provide employees with the opportunity to study for an undergraduate BSc (Hons) Nursing degree through an apprenticeship route, funded by the Government and your employer. 

This route enables Accredited Prior Learning (APL) to be applied if evidence can be provided of 120 credits (Level 4) and 60 credits (Level 5), along with evidence of 1,150 practice hours. We would recommend that you discuss your individual requirements with us prior to application to ensure that this option is the right pathway for you.

You can find out more about this apprenticeship online.

How to Apply

Apply for Undergraduate Study 

Applying for a course at the University of Lincoln is simple. On this page you can find key dates and details about applying to study on an undergraduate course at the University of Lincoln. We recommend you take the time to read this information alongside the details about your preferred programme on your chosen course page before completing your application. Our courses pages include a handy Key Facts section with entry requirements and other useful information.

Full-time Applications

Most full-time undergraduate degree applications from UK students are made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

The deadline for applications depends on what you are aiming to study. Applications to undertake a medicine degree in September 2021 should reach UCAS by 15 October 2020. Applications for all other full-time undergraduate degrees starting in autumn 2021 should typically be made between 1 September 2020 and 15 January 2021 – known as the UCAS ‘equal consideration deadline’. 

If you missed the UCAS equal consideration deadline this year (which was moved from 15 January to 29 January), please don’t worry – you can still apply to join us this autumn. You can apply through UCAS in the normal way up until 30 June 2021. After the end of June, any new applications will automatically be entered into Clearing. Some students may also be eligible to apply through UCAS Extra, which opens on 25 February 2021. This provides an extra choice for applicants who have already applied to universities through UCAS but are not holding any current offers.

Part-time Applications

Part-time applications should be made directly to the University using our online application system via the link below and are welcomed from September onwards. Part-time applications are not made via UCAS.

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