If you are an international student and would like to ‘top-up’ your existing nursing qualifications, this 1-year programme could be for you.
This course is for international Nurses who are qualified to Diploma level in their home country and wish to study an academic uplift for the opportunity to achieve a BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies in one year. The course is a full-time course as a student in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.
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The academic programme is studied full time, and is composed of five mandatory modules which focus on theoretical development.
Some of the theory modules include shared learning with UK resident diplomate level Registered Nurses, which is a great opportunity to debate and discuss health care from an international perspective.
Uk university (Guardian Guide 2018)
This module is specifically designed to meet the needs of international nurses undertaking the BSc (Hons) Nursing. It recognises the particular needs regarding cultural, educational and professional acclimatisation. The focus of this module will be on the principles underpinning professional nursing practice, incorporating evidence-informed practice and developing the skills of lifelong learning as a professional requirement. It will concentrate on enhancing related skills including information technology and information literacy in preparing students for further learning.
This module will examine current leadership and organisational theories in order to promote a critical appraisal of management principles applied top public service settings. The module is also designed to evaluate the role of public sector governance and how the use of quality improvement initiatives impact on the users experience.
This module is to introduce students to the knowledge, principles, skills and techniques, to support the undertaking of holistic assessment. The module is designed for students working in a variety of settings and whose assessments may lead up to establishing medical diagnosis.
This module aims to provide an understanding of the scope, nature and elements of multidisciplinary public health in order to increase awareness of the collective perspective in enhancing the health of populations. It will examine underpinning theory and its application to contemporary public health practice, including the issues surrounding health needs assessment in determining public health priorities for action.
This module essentially allows students to examine a body of research evidence and develop skills in critically reviewing selected literature of relevance to health studies or professional practice. The conduct of the review will enable students to build upon and enhance their skills and knowledge base in research and project management. In so doing students will be prepared to foster research based innovation and change in practice. In turn, this has potential to underpin personal development, enhancement of information and knowledge resources and processes, along with improvements in quality within the student’s own practice setting.
1 from the following:
- Pain Management
- Health Promotion
- End of Life care
- Competence and skills for General Nursing
In more detail...
This academic programme provides an opportunity to explore the knowledge base which underpins nursing practice and to share learning with nurses from other parts of the world. The Course comprises of five mandatory modules and one optional module. Successful completion of six modules will lead to the award of BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies.The educational aims of the programme are:
- To increase the extent to which professional nursing practice in global healthcare is research based.
- To provide continuing professional education for nursing which complements and enhances the academic content of their initial training courses.
- To critically and rigorously analyse the relevant literature, which underpins the evidence base of nursing practice.
- To influence the strategic direction of patient care within a student’s own field of practice at national and/or international level.
- To facilitate continued professional development and the advancement of nursing practice.
- To develop graduates who will emerge with the capacity to be leaders within their own profession and to shape and direct policies through strategic thinking in the future.
Teaching methods include:
- Moodle online learning resources
- Data base literature searching skills
- Classroom learning through blended learning approach, lecture, seminar discussion and workshops
Module assessment is designed to show learning of required learning outcomes for each module. Some modules utilise exams, in addition to written course work. The health assessment module uses practical assessment. Assignments are utilised to demonstrate critical appraisal of evidence base for the topic. Literature review is required for the research module.
In a typical teaching week, you will have 8 -10 hours per week, plus tutorial and independent studies.
The course promotes interaction with other international students and also provided opportunities to interact within taught modules with resident UK nursing Diplomat students who are studying PT for Nursing degrees.
Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?
In 2016/17, we were able to provide a total of 3,482 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days.
Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.
Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni (HESA 2016/17)
The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2016/17
The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far
As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses
Must have achieved the equivalent of diploma level Nursing from country of origin. Must have some IT capability to manage course requirements.
We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.
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Nursing globally has now become a graduate profession and career enhancement requires this as a basic.
By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the University. A copy of the 19/20 Contract can be found here. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the University will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the University.
The University will charge the tuition fees that are stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study. The University will review tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, the University may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase for UK and EU Students is expected to be in line with inflation. For international students, the University may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.