Nursing practice in the 21st Century is becoming increasingly demanding. Nurses play a key role, through their work in primary and secondary care settings, restoring and promoting health, supporting patients and their families and profiling healthcare needs of communities. The University of Lincoln recognises the challenges to contemporary and future healthcare and nursing practice. This professionally accredited course provides the opportunity for students to study to become a registered nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. It is designed to prepare graduates to help shape future healthcare provision in the complex, demanding and rewarding area of adult nursing. The aim of the programme is to enable nursing students to become fit for practice in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s Standards for Pre-Registration Nursing Education and to register as a qualified nurse.