The BSc (Hons) International Nursing Studies programme aims to introduce you to the principles and practice of Nursing in the United Kingdom (UK). The course is designed for students who want to develop their knowledge and understanding of the wider issues in nursing practice and some of the wider issues influencing health and social care. The inclusion of the Research and Evidence based practice Module facilitates the requirements to fulfil an honours degree. The course will equip you with the appropriate knowledge and skills, as well as encouraging and enabling you to explore the value base necessary for qualified nurses.
International Nursing Studies
The BSc (Hons) International Nursing Studies programme aims to introduce you to the principles and practice of Nursing in the United Kingdom (UK).
Why choose this course?
Potential Career Paths
Along with the move to establishing nursing as an all graduate profession in the UK, the increasing trend internationally to raise the status of the profession through academic enhancement. Completion of this programme would significantly increase your chances of employment and professional progression. Identify regional, national or international opportunities There has been an identified need to increase nurses globally as there is a predicted shortfall (RCN). Internationally, respective governments are looking for ways to develop their nursing populations.
Everything you need to know about this course!
- The Institute of Health has a track history of offering nursing programme and working with other countries to develop nursing programmes to meet their needs.
- There will be a balance of developing individuals professionally and helping them to get the best out of a potentially challenging learning opportunity.
- The Institute has developed an international strategy which outlines its proposal to grow international recruitment over the coming years.
- We have built a strong reputation locally and nationally for providing high quality Continuing professional development in health and social care.
- The intended focus and construction of this post qualifying undergraduate award is to create opportunities for specific international Nurses to develop their career at their own pace and according to their needs, thereby increasing their employability at home and abroad.
- The Course aims to fit into the needs of the professional to maintain a CPD profile and support other personal and professional development plans
1. Enhance your nursing knowledge, skills and attributes during either a one or two year programme of study that meets the requirements of an honours degree. The complete 2 year award is comprised of 6 modules at level 5 and 6 modules at level 6, addressing a range of nursing issues and of professional nursing practice, affording the student with a sound theoretical and practical foundation for future employment.
2. Promote your development as a critical reflexive practitioner applying reflective practice to professional decision making, and undertaking learning that also recognises the value of prior achievement. This approach aims to nurture the ‘thinking practitioner’ with problem solving skills, which, in conjunction with clinical judgement, will support excellence in nursing practice.
3. Develop your ability to apply critical analysis to techniques of scientific enquiry which will enable the interpretation and application of evidence to nursing practice within a range of care settings.
4. Enable you to demonstrate the academic and transferable key skills within the lifelong learning context, whilst applying evidenced practice to a range of simulated nursing scenarios
5. Foster the development of independent study capabilities through the use of research methods employing critical analysis and evidence based enquiry. Provide a fully supervised clinical placement during your programme to offer a valuable experience of nursing in the UK.
6. Provide a fully supervised clinical placement during your programme to offer a valuable experience of nursing in the UK.
- Entry to Year 1 of the BSc (Hons) International Nursing Studies (Full Time - Two Years). A qualification equivalent to a UK Certificate of Higher Education worth 120 credits in Nursing. A nursing qualification recognised in your own country Experience of working as a qualified nurse within the last 12 months An appropriate visa for entry to study in the UK If English is not your first language you are required to achieve IELTS 6.5 in all areas.
- Direct entry to Year 2 of the BSc (Hons) International Nursing Studies (Full Time - One Year). A qualification equivalent to a UK Diploma of Higher Education worth 240 credits – 120 at level 4 in Nursing and 120 at level 5 in Nursing or another health care subject. A nursing qualification recognised in your own country Experience of working as a qualified nurse within the last 12 months An appropriate visa for entry to study in the UK If English is not your first language you are required to achieve IELTS 6.5 in all areas.
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.