Keele University

Keele University

Rheumatology Nursing

The course encourages an analytical and questioning approach to the care of people with rheumatoid disorders. It leads students to evaluate their current role and adopt evidence-based practice.

Entry requirements

All candidates will have a nurse qualification, current registration with the UKCC and significant experience of the routine nursing management of patients with rheumatological disorders. Candidates will normally have either a degree (at least 2nd class honours) or an equivalent professional qualification and appropriate experience. Candidates will normally be required to: provide a portfolio of their previous experience along with their completed application form; attend an interview.

Course modules

An introduction to clinical effectiveness in rheumatology nursing; physical assessment in rheumatology nursing; drug therapy in rheumatologic practice; psychological and social aspects of care in rheumatologic practice; clinical leadership; physical assessment or principles and practice of joint and soft tissue injection; research.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Block-release £ 2,310 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Block-release £ 2,310 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University Hospital North Staffordshire Stoke on Trent ST4 7PA West Midlands

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