• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
Top up your Diploma/Advanced Diploma in Nursing to a full degree in 1-2 years of online study, or just study parts of this Nursing Studies Top-up (Hons) (Online) course from University of Derby for your CPD. It’s accredited by the RCN and has been designed by experienced professionals and international experts.
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Overview

If you already hold a Diploma or Advanced Diploma in Nursing Studies, top up your qualification to a full BSc Honours degree with this online Nursing Studies Top-up (Hons) (Online) course from University of Derby , and fit study easily around your career, personal or family commitments.

Careers

You'll gain organisational and management skills that will enhance your clinical practice, nursing management or research, enhancing your competency in your role. This places you at the heart of health and social care, enabling you to assess, diagnose and treat both acute and chronic conditions.

Once you’ve gained your BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies degree you can progress to a Masters level qualifications such as our MSc Advanced Practice, available to study on campus at Derby, which may open up further developmental opportunities, eg research in nursing.

An Honours degree will help you to compete in a contentious market, particularly when applying for international positions. It does not affect your NMC or provide access to other parts of the register but will broaden your horizons, improving your self confidence and competences in teaching and mentoring work colleagues.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      1 - 2 years of part time study

  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Independent Studies
  • Advanced Concepts in Palliative Care
  • Asthma: Basic Mechanisms and Clinical Management
  • Care of the Surgical Patient
  • Diabetes: A Contemporary Approach
  • Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare Policy and Practice
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • a Diploma or an Advanced Diploma in Nursing Studies (any nursing discipline)
  • to be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) or international equivalent
  • to be working in a relevant Nursing arena, eg community, acute sectors, public or private health and social care settings

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4896 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4890 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4896 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4890 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Funding

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