This course will enable you to demonstrate a variety of skills important for your development as a qualified nurse, in a way which helps you to build on previous studies and provide evidence of practice based learning. We use a variety of approaches to enhance your ability to articulate and apply evidence to inform your practice. The focus for any coursework will always be professional nursing practice and the provision of individualised holistic care.
In order to complete this course successfully you must study 5HW012 - Research Methods as one your choices.
If you have already achieved 60 credits at diploma level from your previous studies your remaining 60 credits must include 5HW012 - Research Methods.
Once you have submitted your online application, you must email Healthprofessionsfirstname.lastname@example.org to book an academic advice session where you will be supported in your choice of studies.
In order to see more about the modules we offer and to prepare for your academic counselling session please visit our module information pages.
As a diplomate nurse you will reflect a knowledgeable and informed approach to healthcare and adopt an enquiring approach to your nursing practice. As the nursing profession becomes all-graduate, studying this course will ensure that you have a comparable academic qualification to the current majority of registered nurses and allow you to continue to support trainee nurses in practice.
You may be eligible for Accreditation of Prior Learning up 50% of the course (your Course Leader will be able to advise you). Successful completion of the Diploma in Nursing Studies will provide access to higher studies at degree level and beyond.
Once completed you will have experience of the healthcare system and will have gained knowledge and skills and enhanced your career opportunities.
As a diplomate nurse you will be able to demonstrate some interpretation of the evidence and research as well as current policy affecting healthcare delivery. You will adopt an enquiring approach to determine the best evidence for practice and identify potential opportunities for service improvement. This will support you as you enhance your employability and plan your career progression.
You should apply direct to the University and if seeking support from an employer you should have agreed this in advance of an application.
You must be a qualified nurse with current NMC Registered status to practice. If you have trained as a nurse overseas or are an international applicant you must provide evidence of IELT 7.0 or above and evidence of current NMC registered status to practice in the UK.
2015/6 fees for this course have not yet been agreed. Please contact for further information.
The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2011/2. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact
These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.