University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Nursing Studies (Registered Nurse - Adult Nursing)

This programme offers you the opportunity to gain professional registration in adult nursing, together with an academic postgraduate qualification. It will develop you as an autonomous, reflective practitioner who has empathic qualities, is committed to delivering high-quality care and can empower individuals to maximise their own independence. Clinical, decision-making and leadership skills are developed progressively throughout the programme. Biosciences and psychosocial, spiritual, ethical and legal aspects of care inform a holistic approach to care, alongside a strong emphasis on interprofessional learning. In contemporary healthcare, collaborative practice is vital in meeting the complex needs of individuals and their families.

Entry requirements

A 1st degree (2nd Class Honours, minimum) which has been achieved within the last 5 years; a science degree is preferred (bioscience, behavioural or social science). Recent experience of practice in a health care role (the equivalent of at least 16 weeks of full-time employment). GSCE English, science and maths at grade C or above. IELTS minimum overall: 7.0 IELTS minimum by component: 7.0.

Course modules

Example module listing: practice module; transitions in care; care provision in long-term conditions; innovation and leadership; managing physical and mental health challenges; research for professional practice; immediate care; effective decision making from fundamental to complex care; clinical leadership and consolidated practice. To see the full range of modules for this course please visit our website - the link is under the Course contact details, to the right. You will also find full details of the programme, including programme structure, assessment methods, contact hours and Graduate prospects.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include student presentations, examinations, case-study work and assessed learning experiences.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2018 - 24 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site GU2 7XH South East

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