This course is attended by staff working in Critical Care units across the West Midlands, enabling you to learn from differing experiences and practices of nursing and broaden your understanding of the specialism. The University of Wolverhampton has, over several years, held a close working relationship with these units, ensuring that the course contents remain responsive to the reality of practice in the clinical environment. You will develop your applied knowledge and understanding of a range of topics relevant to caring for the critically ill adult patient, as well as your ability to find and critically evaluate the evidence base for interventions in practice and identify the implications for your own practice, self-reflection with the aim of demonstrably learning and improving in your field. Successful completion of the course provides the student with a nationally recognised and transferable award in Adult Critical Care Nursing, which is a requirement for professional progression and promotion within the speciality.
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# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study
- You must be currently registered as an adult nurse on the Nursing and Midwifery Council Register. You will usually be sponsored by an NHS Trust or equivalent employer. If self-funding you must be working in a Critical Care unit and have the agreement of the unit senior nurse that you will be provided with the necessary support in practice to complete the course.
- For this BSc top-up degree you must have 120 credits at level 4 (Certificate) and 120 credits at level 5 Diploma)
- You must be working in a Critical Care unit and have a minimum of 12-months experience in Critical Care at the start of the course.
- You must have completed Step 1 of the National Competency Framework for Critical Care Nursing (CC3N, 2015), by the start of the course.
Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):
Most students will be able to apply for a loans to pay for these subject to eligibility. To find out more information please refer to the government Student Finance website.
Changes for EU students:The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:
EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.
If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: See How to pay.For more information please contact the Gateway.
Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:
If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.
We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.
Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund.for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.
Bursaries and Scholarships:
In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages
You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.