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What will I learn?

On completion of this programme Newly Qualified Nurses will be assessed as fit for practice within their chosen field and be prepared for delivering high quality innovative complex care within a variety of healthcare settings.

Course description

  • Our nursing programmes are approved to the Nursing and Midwifery Council's (NMC) new Future nurse: Standards of Proficiency for registered nurses
  • The MSc route leads to registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council at the end of the two-year course, as long as you meet the NMC’s requirements
  • You will adopt a person-centred approach to care, develop critical evaluation skills and develop the caring professionalism required to thrive in your career as a nurse
  • 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

This course is underpinned by the desire to deliver kind, compassionate nursing care. It is 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 will also 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 the NMC’s requirements.

Careers

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.

We offer full support to help you achieve your career goals, including guidance on applications, CVs and interview techniques. Health care organisations large and small attend our annual employer fairs as part of their recruitment drives. Some of our students are fortunate enough to have several job offers by the time they complete their course.

Our students have an outstanding employability track record. Graduates from this programme will go on to work within hospitals and in community based teams. They may also go into community care homes, forensic services or the voluntary sector. There may also be opportunities for you to work overseas.

The course is made up of three stages – Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and MSc.

Which department am I in?

School of Allied Health and Social Care

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
£14,700.00 (US$ 15,929) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2022

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

Students will need education: essential: Grade C (or Grade 4) maths and English (or equivalent); essential: Honours degree 2:2 or above; desirable: Grade C science; and experience of education or study within the last five years is preferred. If English is not your first language you must have achieved an IELTS score of at least level 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each skill area).

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

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About University of Derby

Students at the University of Derby transform their futures, with high-quality learning, in a diverse and inclusive international community.

  • UK’s top modern university for multicultural study (ISB)
  • Top 10 for international student experience (ISB 2018)
  • 11th in UK for Postgraduate Student Experience (PTES 2021)
  • Top 800 in Times World University Rankings 2022

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