The Institute of Health

Nursing Studies (Top up)

BSc (Hons) Part-time 2 years

The aim of this course is to enable you to build on your previous diploma level studies in nursing to gain a degree in nursing studies.

The aim of this course is to enable you to build on your previous diploma level studies in nursing to gain a degree in nursing studies.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code
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  • Start Date(s) 20 January 2020, 24 September 2020
  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Study Mode Part-time
  • Course Length Part-time (2 years)
  • Campus Location University of Wolverhampton
  • School The Institute of Health

Why choose this course?

The aim of this course is to enable you to build on your previous diploma level studies in nursing to gain a degree in nursing studies.  With both your current and future career development aims in mind, the course will provide you with the opportunity to explore contemporary issues in healthcare through detailed critical analysis and evaluation of the evidence base for effective nursing and healthcare practice.

You will be able to take either a specialist or a more general route through the course to meet your own learning needs and career aspirations.

Through critical reflection on your own nursing practice you will examine ways in which you can improve practice for those who use healthcare services by increasing your own effectiveness and the effectiveness of those within your sphere of influence.  The course provides you with the option to undertake work-based learning and there is flexibility of module choice so you can match your learning needs with your learning experience.

Practice improvement is a strong theme throughout the course – your studies will focus on developing the skills you will need to ensure that service users and their carers get the best service and consequently the best health outcomes and health gains.

Once you have submitted your online application, you must email health-enquiries@wlv.ac.uk to book an academic advice session where you will be supported in your choice of studies.  Find out more

What happens on the course?

Within the course there is a degree of flexibility enabling you to tailor your study to meet your own specific career needs. You will be provided with a selection of modules that contribute to a coherent and manageable programme of study whilst you are continuing in your professional role.

With both your current and future career development aims in mind, the course will provide you with the opportunity to explore contemporary issues in healthcare through detailed critical analysis and evaluation of the evidence base for effective nursing and healthcare practice.

You will be able to take either a specialist or a more general route through the course to meet your own learning needs and career aspirations.

Through critical reflection on your own nursing practice you will examine ways in which you can improve practice for those who use healthcare services by increasing your own effectiveness and the effectiveness of those within your sphere of influence.

Practice improvement should be a strong theme throughout the course – your studies will focus on developing the skills you will need to ensure that service users and their carers get the best service and consequently the best health outcomes and health gains.

You will study a total of 60 credits relevant to your personal and professional development. In order to be guided in your choice of modules you will be required to book an academic counselling session.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

The impact of recent change and modernisation on the health services has inevitably affected the management of care. Many nurses will need to be able to work across care settings and manage large patient groups with co-morbidities. This is reflected in the flexibility of the award in which you have the option to choose your own focus of study.

As the nursing profession becomes all-graduate, studying this award ensures you will have a similar qualification to newly registered nurses and will enable you to guide and support future nursing students undertaking the degree course from 2011.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

Throughout the course we aim to develop graduate attributes such as digital literacy and develop a global view of the nursing community in order to build a knowledgeable, reflective and enterprising nurse who feels confident to provide high quality care for all.

Some modules benefit from a collaborative study environment (e.g. leadership), all modules include directed inquiry, online activities and self-managed study. The course leader will act as personal tutor and a support for line managers throughout.

 

 

This programme covers a variety of skills important for the development of a qualified nurse in a way which brings together theory and practice. Graduate nurses will reflect a knowledgeable and enterprising approach to healthcare and adopt a critical, analytical and imaginative approach to nursing practice.

1. Critically reflect on professional expertise, clinical judgement and ethical decision-making skills used in the collaborative provision of healthcare in the multicultural setting.

2. Critically appraise the research underpinning nursing practice and modern healthcare and apply knowledge in an enterprising way (including the use of advanced technologies appropriate to the role).

3. Critically evaluate strategies of leadership and communication and the influence of personal and professional values in leading, and taking a substantial role in the local, national and global community.

4. Critically analyse and evaluate the effectiveness of quality assurance and risk management strategies to create and maintain a safe environment.

5. Critically reflect on the role of continuing professional development and strategies for career advancement.

6. Critically reflect on the role of the nurse as a role-model to provide guidance and support; to nurture their own and others intellectual curiosity in accordance with the Professional Code. 

  • You must have evidence of current UK NMC registration.
  • For the BSc (non Hons) you must have 120 credits at level 4 (certificate) and 120 credits at level 5 (diploma).
  • Applicants should apply direct to the University and if seeking support from an employer should agree this in advance of an application.

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

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