This course will enable you to demonstrate a variety of skills important for your development as a qualified nurse, in a way which helps you to build on previous studies and provide evidence of practice based learning. We use a variety of approaches to enhance your ability to articulate and apply evidence to inform your practice. The focus for any coursework will always be professional nursing practice and the provision of individualised holistic care.
What happens on the course?
In order to complete this course successfully you must study 5HW012 - Research Methods as one your choices. If you have already achieved 60 credits at diploma level from your previous studies your remaining 60 credits must include 5HW012 - Research Methods.
Once you have submitted your online application, you must email Healthprofessionsfirstname.lastname@example.org to book an academic advice session where you will be supported in your choice of studies.
In order to see more about the modules we offer and to prepare for your academic counselling session please visit our module information pages.
As a diplomate nurse you will reflect a knowledgeable and informed approach to healthcare and adopt an enquiring approach to your nursing practice. As the nursing profession becomes all-graduate, studying this course will ensure that you have a comparable academic qualification to the current majority of registered nurses and allow you to continue to support trainee nurses in practice.
You may be eligible for Accreditation of Prior Learning up 50% of the course (your Course Leader will be able to advise you). Successful completion of the Diploma in Nursing Studies will provide access to higher studies at degree level and beyond.
Once completed you will have experience of the healthcare system and will have gained knowledge and skills and enhanced your career opportunities.
As a diplomate nurse you will be able to demonstrate some interpretation of the evidence and research as well as current policy affecting healthcare delivery. You will adopt an enquiring approach to determine the best evidence for practice and identify potential opportunities for service improvement. This will support you as you enhance your employability and plan your career progression.
You should apply direct to the University and if seeking support from an employer you should have agreed this in advance of an application.
These modules are correct at the time of publication. Modules may change over time due to validation and continuous monitoring policies. Applicants will be notified in writing of any significant changes to their chosen course(s).
Continuing Professional Development Portfolio
Essential Communication Skills
Issues in Palliative and End of Life Care
Understanding Loss and Grief
You must be a qualified nurse with current NMC Registered status to practice. If you have trained as a nurse overseas or are an international applicant you must provide evidence of IELT 7.0 or above and evidence of current NMC registered status to practice in the UK.
Course fees and finance
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.