Full Time: One year
n/a; Short form:
Preston (Campus code: None)
September and January
BSc (Hons) - Top-up
Our BSc (Hons) Nursing course explores; research and evidence based practice, organizational and team working, end of life care, health and chronic disease. This Nursing degree is available full time campus based for qualified nurses with a diploma or equivalent level of study, who wish to attain a degree in nursing. Students do not need to be in practice, but must be registered practitioners in their own country.
You will engage with global nursing perspectives, different nursing cultures developing their personal skills in managing care in a changing world. Collaborative learning is encouraging.
For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our important information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.
Students undertake five compulsory modules
Plus one optional modules from:
These modules will provide a firm foundation to support your development of nursing knowledge, and to help you develop your personal learning skills and critical thinking skills. These modules provide core content to help you to:
In summary, the modules focus on:
The content of modules within this degree programme are mapped to the NHS Knowledge and Skills Competency Framework in the UK. Through the subject matter, you will be exposed to a range of perspectives with all modules incorporating intercultural perspectives as appropriate. You will also be encouraged to examine and question your beliefs about the practice of nursing and confront challenging intellectual perspectives.
For a concise summary of the main features of this course, see our course specification.
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated and may be subject to increase annually in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
For 2016/17 fees please refer to our fees page.
The course will be conducted in spoken and written English. It utilizes www (web) as well as face to face contact to deliver multimedia teaching materials. Taught activities are supported by email contact with tutors and peer groups, message boarding and personal tutorials. You will have access to our extensive learning and library resources 24 hours a day and will be allocated a personal tutor to support your progress throughout the course
Modules are assessed using a variety of methods, e.g. examination, essays, presentations, seminars, reflective work, online blogs. Some modules are assessed by a combination of assessment methodologies. All of the chosen methods will enable you to demonstrate your ability to analyze and reflect upon current issues within the practice of nursing.