On completion of this programme Newly Qualified Nurses will be assessed as fit for practice within their chosen field and prepared for delivering high quality innovative complex care within a variety of healthcare settings. They will be prepared for leadership positions and will be prescriber ready.
- Our nursing programmes are approved to the NMC’s new Future nurse: Standards of Proficiency for registered nurses
- This is a flexible course with routes to both Postgraduate Diploma and the full MSc possible within just two years of full-time study
- Both the Postgraduate Diploma and MSc routes lead to registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council at the end of the two year course, as long as you meet the NMC’s requirements.
- You will adopt a person-centred approach to care, develop critical evaluation skills and develop the caring professionalism required to thrive in your career as a nurse
- The course will equip you with vital nursing skills and our use of clinical supervision throughout the course will enable you to develop resilience and reflective practice.
The Developing Nurse; Nursing in Practice Mental Health; Promoting Health and Preventing Ill Health; Application of Evidence within Nursing Practice; Complexities in Mental Health Nursing; Leading Innovation and Improvement for the Transition to Registration Mental Health; Independent Scholarship for Nursing
The opportunity to gain assessment feedback support will encourage dialogue, enabling students to make the most of their feedback, provide action plans and utilise academic, student and practice support staff as required. The choice of the assessment task is aligned to the unit outcomes, appropriate learner outcomes with the intention of building a range of academic skills and role development. The assessment strategy is designed to provide a diverse range of assessment approaches, with feedback and feedforward mechanisms designed to help students make the most from assessment and continue to develop.
You will need: Education: Essential: Grade C (or Grade 4) maths and English (or equivalent); Essential: Honours degree 2:2 or above; Desirable: Grade C science; Experience of education or study within the last five years is preferred. Work Experience: Essential: 450hrs of work experience* (equivalent to 12 full-time (37.5 hrs weeks) in a service user context** obtained in the last five years. Desirable: Paid employment *you must be working within a contractual relationship this can be educational, employment or voluntary **you must demonstrate you were working in a setting where you have personally supported the health and/or wellbeing needs of service users In addition: You will be expected to complete two electronic portfolios to evidence how your past experiences are relevant to a career in nursing; one practice portfolio to evidence your 450 hours of work experience, and one theory portfolio to evidence how your prior educational experience is relevant to nursing. Applicants must complete an occupational health assessment and Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check as part of the selection process and any offer made will be subject to satisfactory outcome of these. Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate via the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (or equivalent) an overall score of level 7. A level 6.5 in writing would be accepted alongside a level 7 in reading, listening and speaking. Please note: The post-graduate programme admissions team will screen direct applications on the above criteria. Application forms will then be sent to the programme leaders (or their nominated deputy) to review on an individual basis.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
Additional fee information
University of Derby
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