Thought of becoming a nurse and already hold a degree? This graduate entry accelerated course gives you the expertise needed to care for adult clients in a broad range of increasingly complex situations both in hospital and in the community. The course is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), with whom you will be eligible to register after successful completion. Our programme also enables applicants who are already graduate nurses to gain registration in a second field of practice in around 20 months through recognition of their prior learning. Our two year postgraduate Adult Nursing course has two routes these are the MSc and the PGDip each have differing entry requirements. After you've successfully completed the PG Dip course you can also ‘top up’ to a full MSc by completing a dissertation module. You'll join a community with a global ranking for nursing and midwifery: 9th in the world and 3rd among UK universities (QS World Rankings by Subject 2021).
Typical modules include: Year 1: An Introduction to Professional Practice (Level 7), Fundamental Aspects of Care for GEN, Global and Public Health, Part 1 Practice Placement 1 for PG Dip, Part 1 Practice Placement 2 for GEN, Part 2 Practice Placement 1 for GEN, Person Centred Nursing Care. Year 2: Co-ordinating Long Term Care in Partnership (Adult field GEN), Influencing Innovation and Change (Level 7) Managing Acute Changes in Health Status ( Adult field GEN), Part 2 Practice Placement 2 for PG Dip, Part 3 Placement 1 for PG Dip, Part 3 Placement 2 for PG Dip For a full list of modules available please visit the course page.
Assessments on this PGDip in adult nursing take the form of essays, exams, projects and professional conversations. Practical skills will be assessed whist you are on placement and recorded by your practice mentor.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
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How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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2.2 Honours degree or higher, you must have undertaken relevant formal academic study within the past 5 years. Relevant work experience or voluntary work is preferred. GCSEs: Minimum of GCSE Maths and English Language (A*-C or 4-9). GCSE Science (A*-C or 4-9) also required if not offered as a level 3 qualification. Certain GCSE equivalent qualifications may be considered.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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Fees and funding
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