This course has been designed for graduates (from any degree subject background) who would like to become a nurse. The PgDip Adult Nursing degree course at the University of West London offers a rewarding and challenging career, enabling you to make a real difference to people's lives. You will work with adults of all ages, who may have one or more long or short-term physical/mental health conditions. These could include: - heart disease - arthritis - dementia - diabetes - cancer - injuries (caused by an accident, for example). As a student studying adult nursing you will achieve a PgDip in Nursing and become registered as an Adult Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. You will learn how to observe patients and assess their needs. You will develop the knowledge and skills to plan and deliver the most appropriate care for them (underpinned by current research findings) and evaluate the results, in both hospital and out of hospital settings. You will learn how to help people stay independent and maximise their well-being, improving their health outcomes and also care for people as they reach the end of their lives. Importantly, you'll learn how to communicate with compassion and build relationships with patients, their carers and families, to provide a positive care experience. Your aim will be to improve patients' quality of life and deliver high quality care. You'll need to take lots of factors into account and juggle many priorities to get the best possible outcomes for patients. This will include working effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team, for example with: - Doctors - Physiotherapists - occupational therapists - social workers This exciting course will also allow you to develop a broad range of skills including, teaching, leadership and management. Finally, you will reflect the values of the NHS Constitution and the 6 Cs: - Care - Compassion - Competence - Communication - Courage - Commitment. The aim of this course is to prepare a registered nurse who is able to offer an excellent quality of compassionate care, enhanced leadership, management and holds inter-professional and research skills, in order to influence practice and initiate change.