BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing

Prepare for a career in nursing


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School of Health Sciences

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Study Options:
Full Time

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Course Length:
3 Years

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All Students: £9,250* per annum

*(Annual fees will remain the same price for the duration of your studies) 

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Applications are now closed.

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.
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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.

Possible placement locations

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
Medical Investigation Unit (MIU)
Mental Health Rehabilitation
Operating Theatres
Primary Care
Rehabilitation Ward
Renal Unit

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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.

Introduction to life sciences

This module is a core requirement for the BSc Nursing students. The content of the module is designed to help students develop their knowledge and understanding of human anatomy and physiology in relation to nursing, which is an essential element of nursing proficiency.

Introduction to adult nursing

This module introduces students to the context of adult nursing practice across a range of healthcare settings. Students will learn about contemporary healthcare concepts and a range of common health conditions. Students will gain knowledge and understanding of the importance of guiding the nurse to deliver safe, effective and compassionate care, which is essential when caring for adults in partnership with families and other healthcare professionals.

Introduction to public health and health promotion

This module is a core requirement for all students across all fields of the BSc Nursing programme. As an introductory module it will enable students to develop knowledge and understanding of the principles of public health and health promotion. Students will explore the global, social-political-economic and psycho-social forces on the population’s health and well-being. In addition the student will explore the evolution of public health, the determinants of health and health inequalities.

Introduction to professional practice

This module will prepare students for placements and their learning in practice and the assessment process during year one of the programme. It will introduce a range of nursing procedures to enable students to provide skilled, evidence based, person centred compassionate care to people at any stage of life who may have a range of physical, mental, cognitive or behavioural health conditions.

Medication management and therapeutic approaches in Nursing

This module will prepare students for their role in medicines administration and optimisation in care settings. Students will revisit what they have learnt in the Year 1 Introduction to life sciences module and develop their knowledge of pharmacology, pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. Students will apply this to the assessment of people when collecting data about physical, mental, cognitive and behavioural status. A range of common medications used across the lifespan will be explored, including their usage and indications. Students will learn to recognise the effects of medicines, allergies, drug sensitivities, side effects, contraindications, incompatibilities, adverse reactions, overdose, prescribing errors and the impact of polypharmacy and over the counter medication usage.

Assessment and care process for the acutely ill person

This module enables students to build on anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology knowledge acquired in year one to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to assess and deliver safe and effective care when a person is acutely ill. It will equip students to recognise people who are acutely ill and at risk of deteriorating, undertake timely structured assessments, interpret clinical data and use situational judgement to escalate findings, prioritise care needs and to plan, deliver and evaluate evidence-based, person-centred care as part of the interdisciplinary team.

Collaborative working for health and well-being in adults with long term conditions

This module develops the students’ knowledge and understanding of long-term conditions and the lived experience of adults from a bio-psycho-social perspective. Students will consider the political agenda and the socio- economic issues impacting on the management of long-term conditions.

It will incorporate professional accountability, social inclusion, partnership and interdisciplinary working, patient involvement in the provision of care, leadership and quality assurance in nursing, all of which are essential elements of nursing proficiency.

Developing professional practice

This module will further develop the skills taught and practised in the introduction to professional practice in year one. Students will be able to assess, plan and rationalise the nursing care they provide for people in health and social care and community settings. The emphasis will be on holistic person-centred care covering physical, psychological, social and cultural and being delivered as inter- and intra-disciplinary care.

Safe and effective quality care in adult nursing

This module will provide the adult nursing student with the theoretical knowledge and skills required for their future role as a qualified adult nurse when contributing to risk monitoring, quality care provision and optimised service improvements. Students will learn to manage and prioritise clinical actions, participate in clinical audit activities for quality and service improvements and learn to avoid compromising quality care using evidence-based knowledge and experience from practice.

Students will also learn about collaborative multi professional working, whilst collectively developing effective improvement strategies.

Co-ordinating the care of adults with complex health care needs

This module will provide the adult nursing student with the underpinning knowledge and skills required for their future leadership role in coordinating and managing the complex nursing and integrated care needs of people at any stage of their lives, across a range of organisations and settings.

Students will build on their knowledge of partnership and collaborative working and complexities of physical care through resource management, finances and patient involvement, all of which are essential elements of nursing proficiency.

Leadership in adult nursing

Navigating the transition from student to a professional practitioner who is skilled at leading teams is critically important to the delivery of safe, effective and high-quality health care. This module is designed to prepare the student for professional nursing practice by expanding their knowledge and skills to enable them to be an accountable and compassionate leader within the health and social care system. It focuses on leadership, team working, and performance management and enables adult nursing students to reflect on their transition to registered practice and build the evidence base for a career development portfolio.

Advancing professional practice

This module advances the skills taught and practiced in years one and two in order to prepare students for their transition to registered nurse. The module focuses on the assessment and management of patients with complex health care needs, working in partnership with other health care professionals. Students will integrate their clinical and communication skills with evidence based knowledge to become clinically proficient and confident nurses. It is a generic module where all fields of nursing learn with and from each other.

Meet the students

  • "The Uni is really nice and you will get a great experience here to help you in your future career. Go for it!"

    Alex Hartley

    BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing

  • "Unigib is an excellent University with a good learning and social atmosphere."

    Celine Monteverde

    BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing

  • " It won’t be easy but it’ll be worth it! This university will help you take the next step and develop your career even further!"

    Celine Ruiz

    BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing

  • "coming here was the best thing i ever did, i came here and found myself and the University lifestyle here helped me achieve that. "

    Amy Robinson

    BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing

  • Alex Hartley

    BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing

    “The Uni is really nice and you will get a great experience here to help you in your future career. Go for it!”
  • Celine Monteverde

    BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing

    “Unigib is an excellent University with a good learning and social atmosphere.”
  • Celine Ruiz

    BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing

    ” It won’t be easy but it’ll be worth it! This university will help you take the next step and develop your career even further!”
  • Amy Robinson

    BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing

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.
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.

QAA Global Accreditation

The University is delighted to have achieved global accreditation from the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), the UK’s independent quality body and a global leader in quality assurance for higher education. All our degrees are globally recognised.

“In achieving QAA’s global accreditation, the University has displayed its compatibility with international best practice.”

Vicki Scott, UK Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) Chief Executive.

Why choose this programme?

Entry Requirements

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.
  • Access to Nursing / Healthcare from the University of Gibraltar, minimum pass mark average of 60% from all of the assessments.
  • 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 typically 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.
Access to Healthcare:

Individuals who do not meet our entry requirements can apply to the Access to Healthcare course.

Successful completion of this course will provide you with the necessary entry requirements to apply for the BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing.

Access to Healthcare
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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Programme Fee (per annum) Years
Home £9,250 3
International and EU £12,500 3 (For 2024, international and EU fees will be the same as Home fees)

Note: the above fees are for the Academic year 2024/25 and are subject to indexation.


The University of Gibraltar hosts or directly offers a limited number of scholarship programmes to support your studies. These scholarships are highly competitive; they are available to support undergraduate, Master’s degree and PhD programmes and are made available to students based on certain criteria.

Am I eligible?


Applications are now closed.

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.

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