What will I learn?

The Nursing Foundation year will explore the theoretical aspects of health and nursing. You will examine key health and nursing concepts while having the opportunity to develop the academic and research skills required to enable you to succeed in your nursing degree. The course will prepare you to become a registered adult nurse and you will learn how to assess, plan and evaluate the needs of the patient with complex acute and long-term illness, promote health and wellbeing, and communicate effectively with professional colleagues and service users. You will learn to become an adaptable, flexible practitioner who will be able to lead care, supervise others and work in a demanding and rapidly changing environment.**Please note:** upon successful completion of the foundation year, you will progress onto the BN Adult Nursing programme at any of the four University of Chester sites which currently deliver Nursing degrees (Chester, Crewe, Warrington or Wirral). However, the University is seeking approval from the NMC to deliver a BN Adult Nursing degree at University Centre Shrewsbury from September 2021. If this is granted then you will be given the option to continue your Nursing studies at University Centre Shrewsbury.

Which department am I in?

Health and Social Care

Study options

Full time including foundation year (4 Years)

Tuition fees
Bachelor's degree including Foundation: £9,250 Year 1 - £12,750 Years 2-4; The fee mentioned is for September/October 2021/22 and there may be a slight increase in the fee for 2022/23 entry.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2022


University Centre Shrewsbury


Frankwell Quay,



SY3 8HQ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To include A-level Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Social Science, World Development, Applied Science

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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