60 months
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Created with input from colleagues working in the health sector and the School of Nursing and Midwifery, the BSc (Hons) Professional Development in Nursing at University of Plymouth will build on your current experience and skills and enable you to earn a degree part time over up to five years.

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With this BSc (Hons) Professional Development in Nursing at University of Plymouth you will also gain the confidence and expertise to enhance your professional nursing practice and move your career forward.

Key features

  • Focus on professional issues and development in your own field of practice on a programme that acknowledges the diversity in the work settings of registered nurses and provides educational opportunities for adult, child, learning disability and mental health nurses.
  • Undertake a programme developed alongside contemporary concerns about nursing which focuses on compassion, fundamental care skills and recognition of the standards of care and practice to ensure patients receive the highest level of care.
  • Examine your own practice area, reflect on your own practice and have the chance to discuss and network with your peers, helping you to build professional networks and support whilst undertaking further study.
  • Build your own self-esteem, motivation for learning and clinical decision making skills and have the chance to improve your professional practice through critical analysis.
  • Underpin your interventions with the best available evidence, contemporary knowledge and high-level clinical decision-making skills.
  • Develop confidence, competence and emotional resilience to consistently exercise personal responsibility and professional accountability for decision making and the provision of high-quality safe care.
  • Flexibly designed programme aimed to allow you to complete your studies in as little as a year or with the option to ‘step on and step off’ over a five-year period in response to service need and professional circumstances.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Leadership and innovation 
  • Contemporary issues in health and social care 
  • Integrated advancing practice 
  • Integrated community and primary care in context 
  • Understanding Evidence to Inform Clinical Decision Making 
  • Independent Study 
  • Clinical Decision Making in Healthcare Practice 
  • Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare Practice 
  • Study Skills and Professional Values 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 60 months
    • Flexible

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360 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be eligible for the BSc or BSc (Hons) programme you will need to be either a registered health and social care professional or a health and social care worker in possession of previous study at level 5 (foundation degree /diploma of higher education).
  • If you wish to undertake the graduate certificate and graduate diploma award pathways you must already hold an honours degree at 2:2 or above in a health or health related subject.
  • If you wish to undertake any clinical skills modules as part of your programme you will need to be working in an environment where you can meet the learning outcomes. 
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must also provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English in accordance with the University’s Admissions Code of Practice

Tuition Fee

The fee for this programme is dependent on the modules undertaken. 

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Living costs for Plymouth

731 - 1387 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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