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Advanced Nursing, Postgraduate Diploma

  • Application Deadline
  • 9 months
    Duration
University rank #82 (QS) ,
The PG Diploma Advanced Nursing from University of Nottingham aims to equip its graduates to advance their own working practice, advance the profession of nursing, and positively impact patient care outcomes.

About

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.

Careers and professional development

This advanced programme of study is aimed at qualified nurses who already have professional nursing experience in their chosen field. As such, it is a vocationally-orientated course, which aims to put you at the cutting-edge of teaching, research and thinking in terms of contemporary nursing practice.

The course will give you the skills and experience you need to develop your career and to act as a leader and innovator in the field of nursing.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Principles and Methods of Evidence-based Practice in Health and Social Care 
  • Dimensions of Advanced Nursing
  • History taking clinical examination and clinical decision making 
  • Critical and High Dependency Care of Neonates, Infants and Children
  • Adult Critical Care: Contemporary Care of Renal, Cardiac and Respiratory Disorders 
  • Foundations in Mental Health of Children, Young People and their Families 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 9 months
    • Duration description
      9-12 months 
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    87

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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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  • Minimum required score (Grade A):

    200

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Recommended score: First Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 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).

  • When assessing an application for taught postgraduate study, the School of Health Sciences will normally consider applicants who hold a good first degree, or an equivalent qualification and evidence of relevant persona
  • Applicants for the part-time programme will usually hold a Bachelors degree, or qualifications and experience deemed to be equivalent.
  • All applicants must be qualified nurses. 
  • International students will be required to have occupational health clearance, supply a declaration of good character and health form certified by their current employer and undertake governance training in order to undertake insight/observational visits. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11940 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11940 GBP per year and a duration of 9 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5190 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5190 GBP per year and a duration of 9 months.
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Living costs for Nottingham

  • 583 - 980 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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