Nursing Studies (Registered Nurse - Adult Nursing) PGDipUniversity of Surrey
Nursing Studies (Registered Nurse - Adult Nursing) PGDip
On our PGDip Nursing Studies (Registered Nurse - Adult Nursing) course, our focus is on patient care, and establishing healthcare professionals with qualities that patients want to see: care, compassion, honesty, candour and understanding. Through our hands-on clinical approach to teaching, we’ll shape you into a modern nurse that can deal with a complex range of needs, while upholding the highest standard of provision for your patients.
By choosing to study with us, you’ll become part of a multidisciplinary team, get access to our Clinical Simulation Centre to practise real scenarios, learn directly from healthcare professionals, be supported by clinicians while on placements, and begin your journey towards an enriching career as an Adult Nurse. This course is ideal if you're looking to retrain and already have an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject with experience working in a healthcare environment.
You’ll develop your decision-making and leadership skills and will gain an interesting perspective into how psychosocial, spiritual, ethical and legal influences have an impact on the way patient care is provided. You’ll learn how to effectively assess and manage deteriorating patients, analyse and debate a range of treatment options and evidence, to inform a choice of strategies for managing the holistic delivery of care.
You’ll study topics, including care provision for long-term conditions, clinical leadership, decision making in complex care, and managing physical and mental health challenges.
A minimum of a 2:2 in a relevant UK honours degree, or a recognised equivalent international qualification.
GCSE English, Science and Maths at grade C/4 or above.
Applicants are also required to have at least 16 weeks of paid work experience in a healthcare role. This must have been obtained within 1 year of starting the course.
All of our offers will be made subject to a health screening and DBS checks. Occupational health services are provided by The Robens Centre on behalf of the University of Surrey.
English language requirements
- IELTS Academic: 7.0 overall with 7.0 in each element.
If you do not currently meet the level required for your programs, intensive pre-sessional English language courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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- Innovation & Leadership
- Transitions in Care
- Care Provision in Long Term Conditions
- Managing Physical& Mental Health Challenges
- Practice Module
- Effective Decision Making from Fundamental to Complex Care
- Immediate Care
- Research for Professional Practice
- Clinical Leadership and Consolidated Practice
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
Tuition fee for UK students: £9,250
Credits and ECTS Credits: 240 credits and 60 ECTS credits.
- Develop confident, competent and critically responsive practitioners with the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to deliver and lead high quality nursing care across a range of health and social care environments. Enable students to act with professional integrity and demonstrate achievement of the professional standards required by the NMC (2010) to register as a nurse
- Prepare students to deliver and analyse the impact of safe and compassionate evidence based care, whilst demonstrating the values and attitudes in keeping with anti-discriminatory practice and an orientation towards holistic care. To foster and facilitate partnership working with health and social care professionals, service users, carers and families, acknowledging and promoting the contribution of a collaborative approach to care and the importance of education for health to practice as a registered nurse
- Enable students to contribute to the planning, design and delivery of care by leading, delegating, supervising, evaluating and challenging other nurses and health care professionals' practice. To develop the capacity to adapt to change and identify, initiate and lead innovations in practice whilst working within the governance framework
- Facilitate the development of higher level clinical, analytical and reflective thinking skills with the ability to distil research impacts, integrate and combine sources of knowledge and identify new directions for research. To nurture a commitment to life long and independent learning
- Enable students to critically appraise, plan and lead teams in the application of research to nursing practice
About this institute
University of Surrey
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