Nursing in General Practice

Nursing in General Practice BSc (Hons)

The course consists 120 level 6 credits - one compulsory module ‘Fundamentals in General Practice 2’ (20 credits) plus 100 credits of option modules. A variety of 10, 20 and 40 credit option modules are available. The course is aimed at registered nurses who wish to further their knowledge within the context of general practice. Students will have opportunity to undertake a variety of modules according to need and/or interest. This is a unique and flexible approach to learning, as the student can chose from catalogue of modules focussing on practice nursing skills such as  long term conditions, acute management of patients, treatment room skills, leadership skills and non-medical prescribing.

The rationale for this course is based around the national agenda identified in The Five Year Forward (NHS England, 2014) and the implementation of the General Practice Nursing Standards (Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) & the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), 2015). Furthermore,  a key benefit of the  programme is that they will align to District Nursing and General Practice Nursing: Education and Career Framework (Health Education England, 2015).

This programme utilises the RCGP & RCN (2015) ‘General Practice Nursing Competencies’ framework which allow the nurse to address the wide range of skills, knowledge and behaviours required of a fully proficient general practice nurse.

Key Information

  • Duration:

    Part time: 2 to 3 years

  • Level:


  • Delivery:

    Mixed Mode, Part-time

  • Award Type:

    BSc (Hons)

  • Institution Code:

    CLANC C30

  • UCAS Code:

  • Campus:

    Preston (Campus code: U)

  • Start Date:

    September and January

  • Course for nurses who wish to further their knowledge within the context of General Practice Nursing.
  • Flexible programme that will enable you to manage your CPD around your work and personal life.
  • Aligned to the District Nursing and General Practice Nursing: Education and Career Framework.

Course Overview

This course consists of the core module ‘Fundamentals in General Practice 2’ plus 100 credits of option modules chosen from the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing portfolio.

The list below offers a taster of some of the modules available. Please contact for full list of option modules.


  • Fundamentals in General Practice 2






More information about programme specifications and module information is available in the course handbook.

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Fees 2020/21

Full-time: N/A
Part-time: £880 per module (UK/EU)
Fees for international students

Entry Requirements

  • Be working in a general practice environment that will enable them to meet and achieve the course learning outcomes.
  • Hold 120 credits or equivalent at level 5 study, for those students with no prior academic credit / qualifications, an AP(E)L Portfolio route is available in order for students to demonstrate the ability to study and achieve level 5 outcomes and show equivalence to Dip HE (please note that this takes time, an APL claim should be started at least 9 months prior to the start of the academic year in September)
  • Have the ability to be self-funding or have the commitment of their employer to support course fees.
  • Be able to provide two references (one practice / work and one academic).
  • Have their manager’s support for the course (where appropriate).

Your application will be considered on its merits and in the light of the nature and scope of the programme.

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Learning Environment and Assessment

A 3 year degree qualification typically comprises 360 credits and each 20 credit (a standard module) equates to 200 hours of study, which comprises of a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and independent study. Independent study is an important aspect of your degree course. The exact combination of study time will be detailed within your module descriptors, and will depend on your option choices.

The course team/module leaders are all qualified in the field in which they teach and hold relevant NMC registration (where applicable). Each member of the team has their own specialty and are involved with publishing their work.

A major strength of the BSc (Hons) Nursing in General Practice course is the expertise of staff to facilitate shared learning across a range of community disciplines. This facilitates the discussion of common issues and concerns, enabling examples of good practice to be shared.

The emphasis of the teaching and learning strategy will be student-centred and aimed at utilising and maximising your own experiences to assist the learning process. This diversity of experience enables the use of a variety of approaches to teaching and learning particularly the use of problem-based learning, experiential learning, web-based learning, seminars, debate and other informal, interactive methods. Modules are assessed using a variety.

  • Each module will identify appropriate assessment strategies.
  • A range of assessment strategies include:
  • Written assignments e.g. essays, case studies, reflective accounts
  • Presentations – oral and poster presentations
  • Portfolio development


Progression to a Post Graduate Diploma or Masters in a health related topic will be encouraged by the personal tutor and community team . Additionally the student will be nurtured to publish their research. 

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Important Information

This course is based in the School of Community Health and Midwifery

Course Handbook

For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry: 2019 Entry | 2020 Entry
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.

Tuition Fees & Finance

*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2019/20 fees please refer to our fees page.

Further Information for students

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Entry Requirements

For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our Essential and Important Course 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.