The demand for nurses with a postgraduate qualification is growing. If you have an Honours degree from a health-, social care- or health science-related area, and have the dedication and commitment to study and work full time, then this course enables you to become a registered nurse in two years. The course supports you to develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours needed to be an adult nurse, able to meet the demands of the role in a constantly evolving healthcare system. The course covers core aspects of adult nursing practice before exploring areas such as assessment and decision-making; medicines management and pharmacology; and professional values and governance. You study in both academic and clinical practice settings, with assessments that encourage you to make links between theory and practice. On successful completion of the course, you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a registered adult nurse. Why choose this course?
- Gain the knowledge, experience and skills you need to achieve registered nurse status
- Benefit from University facilities that include new simulation labs with state-of-the-art medical mannequins so you can experience real-life scenarios in a safe and supported environment
- Secure a local practice placement through our strong links with healthcare providers in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire
- Study with a research-active academic team who have published widely in their fields, in journals including the British Journal of Nursing and Nurse Education Today
- Learn from visiting lecturers who are clinical specialists, providing you with the latest research and practice in their field
- Bedfordshire's School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Education works closely with its Institute of Health Research (IHR), which is renowned for the global impact of its research
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Nursing and Midwifery Council
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:
- Year 1
There are no qualification requirements for this course.
a 2:2 honours degree in a life, health or social science-related subject GCSE grades A*-C in Maths and English, or equivalent IELTS Grade 7 overall and 7 in each area where English is a second language. A minimum of 600 hours recent direct healthcare experience Applications may be considered from candidates with Bachelors degrees in other disciplines if they have significant direct health care experience.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
We would strongly recommend that all successful applicants (unless exempt on medical grounds) receive a full course of Covid-19 vaccinations prior to commencing the course.
2:2 honours degree in a life, health or social science-related subject GCSE grades A*-C in Maths and English, or equivalent IELTS Grade 7 overall and 7 in each area where English is a second language. A minimum of 600 hours recent direct healthcare experience Applications may be considered from candidates with Bachelors degrees in other disciplines if they have significant direct health care experience. There may be the opportunity for candidates who have some, but not sufficient, practice experience to be offered further practice experience prior to the course start. This would be on the basis of paid employment as a health care assistant with one of our placement providers. Submission of an extended CV which demonstrates your academic achievement and graduate transferable skills, your health care related achievement and your commitment to the profession of nursing, aligned to the course learning outcomes specified. All candidates will be required to attend a selection event. On arrival, documents including passport and education certificates will be checked. During the selection event your numeracy and literacy skills will be tested. If you pass the test you will undergo an interview and will be required to participate in a group discussion to determine if you posses personal attributes and values congruent with healthcare practice. Lecturing staff, practitioners from placement areas and service users will participate in the selection process.
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Fees and funding
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