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BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing

University of Gibraltar Adult Nursing degree starting in September 2020

  • Health
  • Full Time
  • 3 Years
  • Start Sept '21
  • Placement

About this programme

Developed and delivered by expert teaching staff, our BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing programme offers you the opportunity to learn the skills needed to become excellent providers of adult care and meet the demands of contemporary nursing practice.
Programme specification

Face to face teaching

We are committed to providing an excellent learning experience that is personal and participative. That’s why we have decided to continue the face-to-face delivery of our programmes this September.

COVID-19 Measures

Programme Delivery

Delivered by expert teaching staff and health care practitioners. The full time BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing is a three year programme where you will spend approximately 50% of your programme in the clinical environment supported by experienced registered nurses and other health care practitioners.
You will learn about adult nursing through lectures, seminars, guided self-study and online work through our Virtual Learning Environment (Canvas). You will also participate in tutorials, workshops, conferences and project work.


The University’s strong relationships with the Gibraltar Health Authority (GHA), the Elderly Residential Services (ERS) and other practice partners mean that you’ll enjoy meaningful and relevant placements throughout the programme.
These placements will see you put theory into practice and be an integral part of your journey to become a qualified nurse.

Example placements available:

  • Accident and Emergency (A&E)
  • Acute Mental Health
  • Critical Care Unit (CCU)
  • Day surgery
  • Dementia Ward
  • District Nursing
  • Elderly Residential
  • General and Specialist Medicine
  • General and Specialist Surgery
  • Learning Disability
  • Maternity
  • Medical Investigation Unit (MIU)
  • Mental Health Rehabilitation
  • Operating Theatres
  • Paediatrics
  • Primary Care
  • Rehabilitation Ward
  • Renal Unit

Simulation Suite

The University of Gibraltar’s fully-equipped simulation suite provides a safe learning environment in which to carry out practical study. Clinical skills are fundamental to nursing practice, and in order to deliver high quality care to patients, the clinical skills are practiced on full body manikins in our simulation suite.
This provides unprecedented opportunities for students to acquire, develop and maintain the knowledge, skills, values and behaviours needed for safe and effective patient care.

Why choose this programme

Personal approach

Small class sizes and a participative approach to teaching and learning, places you at the heart of the programme. Unlike larger universities, you will be much more than a number.


Variety of clinical placements in partnership with health care providers throughout Gibraltar. You will be fully supported by nursing mentors, link lecturers and other health care professionals throughout your programme to enhance your nursing development.


Our cutting-edge Europa Point Campus includes a state-of-the-art simulation suite that mimics the clinical areas where you can practice in a safe and supportive environment.

Academic & Professional qualification

This degree confers both an academic award (BSc) and a professional qualification in nursing. Entry to the professional register held by the Gibraltar Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors Registration Board (GNMHVRB). Students will be eligible to apply to the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) once registered with the GNMHVRB.

Meet the student

  • Iain Payne

    BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing

    “My placements throughout the programme were great. It’s a close-knit community here so i felt fully supported by mentors and tutors.”
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  • Nicola Bosio

    BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing

    “It is a person centered programme, meaning those who have been out of education can get the support they need.”
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Entry Profile

Typically, all applicants should have one of the following:

  • BBC at ‘A level’ (equivalent to 112 UCAS points), science or health related subject preferred or international equivalent.
  • Science or health-based Access to HE course: Full Access Diploma with 45 level 3 credits and 15 level 2 credits of which 21 of the level 3 credits should be at Distinction and 18 at Merit.
  • Other Level 3 qualification equivalent.

All applicants should have:

  • 5 GCSE’s A*– C (grade 4 or above post 2017) including English Language and Mathematics (Science also preferred) (or international equivalent).
  • Strong communications skills with the ability to communicate your ideas effectively in discussions, presentations and writing.
  • Basic IT skills, such as word-processing, email and Internet.
English Language Requirements:
  • An overall IELTS test result of 7.0, including a minimum of 6.5 in all sub-tests. Equivalent awards will be considered (e.g. Pearson’s Test of English, Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English, Duolingo English Test, City & Guilds International ESOL 8984, or the TOEFL- IBT test of English proficiency). If you do not meet our entry requirements, you can still apply as we will consider your application.
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Offers are based on a combination of qualifications or predicted grades, the applicant’s personal statement and references. For guidelines on personal statements and references please click here.


Programme Fee (per annum) Years
Full-Time £9,250 3
International (Non-EU) £12,500 3

Note: the above fees are for the Academic year 2020/21 and are subject to indexation.


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