There is also an access route at Level 5 Diploma level if you do not meet the academic entry requirements. Depending on your qualifications, you will need to successfully complete one or both of the Counselling Skills and Counselling in Context modules for entry onto the BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies (top up) degree programme.
Our online BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies (top up) degree has been specifically designed by experienced professionals, with internationally renowned contributors such as:
Dr Chris Gillespie MPhil., PhD., CPsychol., AFBPsS, a Consultant Psychologist at the Royal Derby Hospital, Derby, UK
Dr Ian Turner whose research interests are molecular biology and forensic document analysis
Dr Peter Brown, physiological support to the British Army, the Royal Air Force and United Arab Emirates Armed Forces.
Our range of innovative teaching materials gives you a varied and enjoyable learning experience and our expert online tutors will support you all the way. We've developed cutting edge learning materials for areas that include Asthma, Diabetes, Public Health (with an international perspective), Minor Injuries, Palliative Care and Evidence Based Practice, that can be taken as part of the top up, or studied independently as part of your continuing professional development (CPD).
You can apply until:
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18 months – 4 years of part time study
You only need to take one of these language tests:
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.Take IELTS test
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The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).
The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
You'll need all of the following:
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 e.g. community, Acute sectors, public or private health and social care settings.
Documents to support your application
You'll need to provide full details of your qualifications, written references and evidence of regulatory body membership (e.g. NMC PIN number).
StudyPortals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:
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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