Part-time undergraduate (22 months)
Please note: with this course you can choose to specialise in adult, child or mental health nursing in Cambridge and Chelmsford, or adult nursing only in Peterborough.
If you’ve successfully completed a foundation degree in nursing, or a related subject, top-up to a full honours degree and become a registered child, adult or mental health nurse. Study while you work, with no tuition fees.
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Our course aims to help you become a confident, compassionate nurse with the knowledge and skills you need to deliver high-quality, person-centred nursing care.
You can choose to specialise in adult, child or mental health nursing – all richly rewarding fields of work. But you'll start by exploring the fundamentals of nursing and patient care; developing skills in inter-professional team working; and taking a collaborative approach to your work – recognising patients as partners in their care.
You'll also develop valuable skills such as critical thinking, digital literacy, problem solving, leadership, and self-directed learning. You'll hone your ability to appraise and apply research findings in practice, to support the delivery of safe and evidence-based care that is underpinned by contemporary health and social care policies, guidelines and legislation (international, national and local).
Together, we'll explore how you can act with professional integrity and adhere to NHS values, while demonstrating fitness for practice, purpose and achievement of the NMC (2010) Standards for Competence.
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On successful completion of this course and the endpoint assessment, you'll be ready to work as a qualified nurse. You'll also be able to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council for your specialist area of practice.
On this top-up course, you'll study a range of modules before completing an endpoint assessment. This is supervised by an independent assessor, and includes:
You'll be able to select one of four possible scenarios related to your specialist field (adult, child or mental health nursing). The independent assessor will encourage a two-way dialogue about your chosen scenario.
Successful completion of the endpoint assessment allows you to finish your degree apprenticeship and register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Our striking, modern campus sits by the riverside in Chelmsford's University and Innovation Quarter.
Guild House is our dedicated healthcare campus in the historic city of Peterborough.
NB: Applicants from outside the European Economic Area must provide evidence of achievement of the English Language Testing System (IELTS) test: at least 7.0 in the listening and reading sections, at least 7.0 in the writing and speaking sections, and at least an overall score of 7.0.
Up to two-thirds of the total credit requirement for the course (with no more than half of this being based on APEL) may also be applied to first- and second-level nurses registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) entering programmes that lead to qualification in the same or another field of practice, provided that all requirements are met in full.
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