University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Nursing Studies (Second Registration)

Our programme offers qualified nurses the opportunity to gain registration in a 2nd field of nursing, as well as an academic award, in months. The programme is designed for nurses who are currently registered on Part 1 of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register as an adult, child, mental health or learning disability nurse and who wish to register within a second field of nursing (adult, child or mental health). The programme has been designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills to respond to the complex, diverse and evolving nature of health and social care provision. An emphasis is placed upon the development of specialised knowledge and insight required to provide safe care within the chosen field of nursing, as well as fostering effective communication and leadership skills. There are opportunities to undertake simulated practice to ensure students learn and practise specific clinical skills in a safe environment, prior to commencing practice learning experiences within clinical areas. Key themes are developed within both theoretical and practice modules, which include clinical skills, the assessment and management of common conditions and decision-making. Biosciences and psychosocial, spiritual, ethical and legal aspects of care also inform a holistic approach to care.

Entry requirements

BSc (Hons) in nursing. Current NMC Part 1 Registration in a field of nursing; students need to be sponsored and salary supported by their employer. English language requirements: IELTS minimum overall: 7.0; IELTS minimum by component: 7.0.

Course modules

The course is split between theory and practice based learning, with 26 practice placement weeks and 19 theory and directed reading weeks. When based in practice, students complete 30 practice hours per week, plus one 5 hour theory study day each week. Modules: Mental health nurses: Concepts of engagement: empowerment and recovery; the way of working and building bridges; effective care in the crisis situation. Adult nurses: Transitions in care; care provision in long term conditions; immediate care. Children�s nurses: Meeting the needs of the unwell child; empowering and protecting children and young people; the complexity of working with children and families.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include essays, student presentations, examinations, portfolios and case-study work.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time - 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Surrey Guildford GU2 7XH South East

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