Part time: Two-five years
n/a; Short form:
Preston (Campus code: U)
September and January
BSc (Hons) - Top-up
Our BSc (Hons) Nursing course explores; research and evidence based practice, organisational and team working, health and chronic disease, nursing children and older people. This Nursing degree is available part time online and full time on-campus for qualified nurses with a diploma or equivalent level 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 encouraged.
All students must hold a:
Please note, there is no accreditation of prior learning or accreditation of prior experiential learning that can be applied to this course, except in the case of students holding a pass in a UK level 6 mentorship module or equivalent, which can be counted as one optional module.
Semester 1 (September - December)
Semester 2 (January - May)
(C) = Core; (O) = Optional
Attendance/contact time and dates may differ for distance and on campus students.
Students undertake two core modules:
Plus four 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:
This course will involve access to children and/or vulnerable adults. You will be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB) and we will guide you through this process.
Our eLearn platform will provide information and offer collaborative links to all students irrespective of their location.
Modules are assessed using a variety of methods, e.g. examination, essays, presentations, seminars, reflective practice work and journal club reviews. Some modules are assessed by a combination of assessment methodologies. All of the chosen methods will enable you to demonstrate your ability to analyse and reflect upon current issues within the practice of nursing.