Adult nursing

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Adult nursing

Awarded by Kingston University

Adult nurses use a wide range of skills and expertise to deliver care to people who are 18 years and over and have a range of healthcare needs. Whether practicing in the community or in a critical care setting, our adult nurses provide a high standard of essential care to patients, with dignity and compassion. Kingston and St George’s adult nursing education is informed by the latest research, and aims to give our students a well-rounded learning experience that enables them to pursue the career they want.


Workforce development

Pre-qualifying status qualification

Post-registration course for continuing personal and professional development

Eligible to be completed on a stand-alone or continuous module-by-module basis within a five year period

Why choose us?

  • Our academic team members have diverse backgrounds in adult nursing, including cancer, dementia care, intensive care unit (ICU), accident and emergency (A&E), renal, acute medicine, community, respiratory and orthopaedics.
  • You will develop your skills in caring for adults by working with role players and through simulated ward exercises in skills labs.
  • You will learn with, and from, midwifery students and lecturers in simulations and share learning with the child, learning disability and mental health student nurses to enhance your skills in caring for clients from these fields.
  • Many members of our adult nursing teaching team have contributed to the latest Essentials of Nursing Practice manual.
  • You will gain practice experience in an area of London which includes an acute hospital and opportunities to work in the community.

Employment prospects
  • 97 per cent of adult nursing students obtain employment in their field within six months of qualifying
Learning tools and facilities
  • Adult nursing students have access to facilitated sessions using state-of-the-art high fidelity patient simulators
Student benefits and support
  • You will gain experience in an excellent range of high-quality clinical placements in acute and community settings
  • Adult students are supported by diverse and experienced clinical and academic staff throughout the course
Practice placements
  • We have over 40 practice partners for adult nursing from the NHS, independent and private sector, including:
Extra practice learning opportunities

You will have the opportunity to take a national or international elective at the end of your second year if you are an undergraduate student, or at the end of your first year if you are a postgraduate student. Our adult students have recently visited a variety of countries including:

  • Ghana
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Zimbabwe
  • South Africa
  • Canada
  • Australia
  • Vietnam
  • Hong Kong
  • Philippines
  • Nepal
  • Sri-Lanka
  • Gibraltar
  • Portugal
  • Ireland


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Adult nursing news

Student Nursing Times Awards 2016n logo

Kingston University and St George’s achieve 14 shortlisted entries for Student Nursing Times Awards 2016

School of Nursing shortlisted for a record number of awards celebrating excellence in studies and commitment to the healthcare profession.

Students in a classroom

Classroom debates provide opportunities for leadership development to nursing students

Jane Dundas, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing carried out a study with students from the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education to learn about the effectiveness of using debate as a classroom strategy for learning.

Student Nursing Times Award

Nursing staff and students win big at the Student Nursing Times Awards 2015

Kingston and St George’s won awards in three categories out of the 18 awarded at the Student Nursing Times Awards held on 7 May 2015.




Adult nursing research

Student nurse looking after a patient

Do hourly hospital ward rounds improve quality of patient care?

Researchers from Kingston University and St George’s, University of London are examining whether hourly ward rounds really do help deliver safe, compassionate, patient-centred care.

Student Nurses

How good teamwork affects patient care

Examining the effectiveness of interprofessional teams, Ruth Harris, Professor of Nursing, recently completed a National Institute of Health Research funded study into the care of people who had a stroke.


Incontinence and people with dementia living at home

Incontinence in people with dementia is distressing, adds to the carer’s burden, and influences decisions to relocate people to care homes.