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What will I learn?

On completion of the MSc/PG Dip Nursing (Children's) with NMC registration programme, Newly Qualified Nurses will be assessed as fit for practice within their chosen field and prepared for delivering high quality innovative complex care within a variety of healthcare settings.

Course description

Choose a degree which will help you make a positive difference

  • ?Join a postgraduate programme accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council: when you graduate, you’ll be eligible to register and practise as a nurse, as long as you meet the NMC’s requirements.
  • Our nursing programmes are approved to the NMC’s new Future nurse: Standards of Proficiency for registered nurses
  • Gain essential practical experience on a range of clinical placements in a range of Children’s settings including, acute inpatient, community, private and voluntary sector, and schools
  • Learn from a highly experienced and enthusiastic teaching team who provide full support to help you achieve your ambitions
  • The course will equip you with vital nursing skills and our use of clinical supervision throughout the course will enable you to develop resilience and reflective practice
  • Join the programme with a 2:2 or higher in your honours degree (other entry requirements apply).

This course is underpinned by the desire to deliver kind, compassionate nursing care. It's a two year, full-time degree and supports those with a prior degree (2:2 or above) to become a registered nurse at an accelerated pace. You'll need prior work experience in a service user context, allowing you to demonstrate the skills that underpin professional nursing registration. Your prior experiences will contribute to the learning opportunities within the course and together these will provide eligibility to register as a nurse with the NMC, as long as you meet their requirements.

On successful completion of this degree, you will be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and go into practice as a nurse.

Which department am I in?

University of Derby

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
£14,700.00 (15,17,750) per year
This is a fixed fee

*View details on institution website

Start date

September 2021

Venue

Kedleston Road Campus

Kedleston Road,

Derby,

DE22 1GB, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to hold Bachelors Degree. Please refer the university website for standard and minimum entry requirements for each subject. Minimum qualifications include: IELTS: 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all areas).

For international students

Essential: Level 2 English qualification (GCSE Grade 4-9, GCSE Grade A-C, Level 2 Functional Skills English, Key Skills Level 2 Communication or equivalent); Level 2 Maths qualification (GCSE Grade 4-9, GCSE Grade A-C, Level 2 Functional Skills Maths, Key Skills Level 2 Application of Number (Numeracy) or equivalent); Honours Degree 2:2 or above; Recognition of prior experiential learning. Desirable: Science qualification (GCSE Grade 4-9, GCSE Grade A-C,or equivalent); Educational study within the last 5 years. Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate via the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (or equivalent) an overall score of level 7. A level 6.5 in writing would be accepted alongside a level 7 in reading, listening and speaking.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Derby

As an ambitious and modern university, Derby offers high-quality, real-world learning experience to students.

  • Number one UK Modern University for multicultural learning
  • Gold rated by Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
  • Top 10 for Postgraduate Student Experience*
  • Top 10 for international student learning experience*