University of South Wales

University of South Wales

Overseas Nursing Programme

You will receive 20 days of protected learning time; this consists of 7 taught days in the university, 4 days to complete a comprehensive questionnaire and 9 days to be negotiated with your sign-off mentor. The study days allow time to enhance and develop your understanding of healthcare delivery in a variety of settings in the UK context. You will also be expected to attend a supervised placement and complete the required clinical competencies as set by the NMC standards: Professional and ethical practice; care delivery; care management; personal and professional development. Whilst on placement you will have supernumerary status allowing you to access learning opportunities. You will be taught via a combination of lectures, tutorials, workshops activity, seminar presentations, supportive teaching in clinical practice, self directed learning.

Entry requirements

Applicants require the following: Effective registration in the country of training; decision letter from the NMC regarding supervised practice; an arranged placement in a clinical area which meets the standards set by the NMC; an average score of 7.0 in all 4 categories achieved in one sitting in the academic version of the IELT test; satisfactory visa, either tier 2 work visa or a tier 4 student visa.

Assessment methods

Achievement of a clinical portfolio containing competencies as set by the NMC standards.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Additional Teaching Qualification Part-time - 1 years

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