A natural progression from your BSc, the PG Diploma Advanced Nursing from University of Nottingham builds on your skills and specialist knowledge, giving you a deeper understanding and leading to wider career opportunities.
With nursing in England becoming an all-graduate profession, further study will help you stay ahead. Higher qualifications demonstrate your ambition and aptitude for learning, and many of our PG Diploma students and graduates find they achieve promotion during or soon after their course. In fact, in clinical practice, applicants for senior and advanced nursing posts are increasingly expected to possess, or be working towards, postgraduate diplomas or masters-level qualifications
Taking an advanced nursing course is a real investment in your career. The programme's educational framework has been carefully designed to improve healthcare practice and, ultimately, patient care. Therefore your assignments will be firmly grounded in the realities you face in the workplace, developing skills and knowledge that will lead to practical benefits for you and your team.
You will join students from diverse clinical backgrounds, including acute and community care settings. Many come from the UK, but also Europe and further afield; all share a common enthusiasm and commitment to advancing their careers – and the profession. Learning from each other, as much as from experienced teachers, you will develop new friendships that will last long after the course.
Alongside the clear career benefits this qualification brings, this challenging course is also highly rewarding on a personal level and many of our students comment on the enormous sense of satisfaction and achievement in gaining an award at this level.
Career prospects and employability
The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers* and can offer you a head-start when it comes to your career.
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.
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You need the following GPA score:
Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of First Class or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).
Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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