The Bachelor of Nursing (BN) with honours programme reflects global, UK and Scottish perspectives of health care. The transfer between health environments and the acute primary care interface is key to understanding the health needs of different populations. Throughout this programme, you will be introduced to a range of inpatient and community placements and other health-related learning experiences. Nursing and Midwifery Council education standards This programme adheres to the new Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) education standards. These standards are designed to embrace the range of nursing practice. This will help prepare you for the dynamic healthcare environment of the 2020s and beyond. The Bachelor of Nursing with honours degree prepares you for the evolving healthcare landscape. You will gain key skills in:
- critical thinking
- teamwork and leadership
- an ability to innovate and work in interdisciplinary settings
- clinical skills and proficiency across the required range
- life sciences
- research skills
- social sciences
- care homes
- acute hospital and specialist services
- a personal tutor system
- a University wide student support infrastructure
- accessible academic staff
- personalised support in the practice learning environment
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
Republic of Ireland
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:
- Year 1
Standard Qualification Requirements
Some prior experience of working with people is advisable. Admission to this degree includes an interview process. Further details on the process will be sent to candidates shortlisted for interview. Detailed entry requirements, including typical offer levels, and information about other qualifications we accept, are available on the University of Edinburgh’s website. You’ll also find important information on how to apply. You must submit a fully completed UCAS application that includes details of the qualifications you are taking, including full predicted grades for qualifications not yet completed, your personal statement and your reference.
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Minimum Qualification Requirements
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Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
There is fitness to practice guidance for people who wish to become nurses, we strongly advise you to make yourself aware of this before you apply. Please consult the Higher Educational Occupational Physicians/Practitioners (HEOPS) website for fitness to practice guidelines for this degree. All students must undergo hepatitis B immunisation, TB status and occupational health check before starting the degree. Students will also need to meet any NHS Scotland vaccination requirements.
Admission to this degree includes an interview process. Further details on the process will be sent to candidates shortlisted for interview.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||7||Total 7.0 with at least 7.0 in each component.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||100||Total 100 with at least 25 in each component (including Home Edition). We do not accept TOEFL MyBest Score to meet our English language requirements.|
|Cambridge English Advanced||Total 185 with at least 185 in each component.|
|Cambridge English Proficiency||Total 185 with at least 185 in each component.|
|Trinity ISE||ISE III with passes in all four components.|
|PTE Academic||70||Total 70 with at least 70 in each component.|
You must demonstrate a level of English language competency at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies, regardless of your nationality or country of residence. For SQA, GCSE and IB students, unless a higher level is specified in the stated entry requirements, a pass is required in English at the following grades or higher: SQA National 5 at C; SQA Standard Grade at 3; GCSE at C or 4; Level 2 Certificate at C or IB Standard Level at 5 (English ab initio is not accepted for entry). We also accept a wider range of international qualifications and tests. English language qualifications must be no more than three and a half years old from the start date of the degree you are applying to study, unless you are using IELTS, TOEFL, Trinity ISE, or PTE, in which case it must be no more than two years old.
Full details of our English language requirements can be found on our website:
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
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