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Postgraduate Diploma On Campus

Adult Nursing

London South Bank University

24 months
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The innovative two-year Adult Nursing course at the London South Bank University will prepare you for a career in a wide range of rewarding adult nursing opportunities, including in general medical and surgical wards, as well as specialist units such as Accident and Emergency or intensive care. 

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Adult nurses help care for people over 18 who are ill, injured, or have physical disabilities.They monitor patients' progress and, in conjunction with doctors and other members of the health care team, decide what care to give, as well as advising and supporting patients and their relatives. 

Although demanding and intense work, it can be exceptionally rewarding. Many of the graduates of the Adult Nursing course at the London South Bank University  take their first posts as qualified practitioners in the NHS Trusts and hospitals in which they gained experience.


The course will enable you to develop through a vocational approach to teaching, leading to registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

It is said that no two days as an adult nurse are the same, but common tasks include monitoring vital signs like pulse and blood pressure; meeting the hygiene needs of patients and providing them with consistent care. With experience, there are multiple opportunities for specialisation, such as: district nurse, occupational health nurse, sexual health nurse and specialist nurse.

An adult nurse typically starts on a salary of £21,000, which can increase to £30,764-£98,453 in senior posts.


Professional accreditation: our courses are approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Assessing, planning and providing care in Adult Nursing
  • Applied physiology for Adult Nursing
  • Promoting health and preventing ill health
  • Pharmacology and medicines management in Adult Nursing
  • Practice Experience 
  • Enhancing and evaluating care in Adult Nursing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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Please note that this course is not currently open to international students.


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants will be considered on an individual basis but will normally require:

  • A Bachelor degree with a minimum 2:2 classification. Candidates without a health or science related degree are required to complete a Life Sciences work book package to satisfy the Life Sciences element of the APL portfolio.
  • In accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) requirements, Maths and English GCSEs/equivalent (at C or above) are also required.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Accessing loans will provide students with at least 25% more up-front living cost support whilst you study. You will also have access to the Learning Support Fund, which is administered by the NHS Business Services Authority, for support while attending clinical placements.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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