- Case-based learning
- Clinical relevance sessionse
- Problem-based learning
- Small group learning
This programme provides an exciting opportunity for Registered Nurses (UK/EU and international) who hold an undergraduate Diploma level qualification to develop their general and specialist knowledge within different areas of nursing and healthcare practice.
You will study module content that focuses on and underpins decision making within a contemporary, diverse and dynamic health care system.
The programme builds on your existing nursing qualification and gain a BSc degree, with the opportunity to develop in-depth knowledge in a specialist clinical area.
You will complete your programme of study over one year, or a maximum of two years. Successful completion leads to a degree award.
The above is a sample of the typical modules we offer but is not intended to be construed and/or relied upon as a definitive list of the modules that will be available in any given year. Modules (including methods of assessment) may change or be updated, or modules may be cancelled, over the duration of the course due to a number of reasons such as curriculum developments or staffing changes. This content was last updated on Friday 3 February 2023.
You are expected to work roughly 10 hours for each credit on the course including teaching and independent study, so a 20 credit module should take around 200 hours. This programme is 120 credits so total study time over the whole course is approximately 1200 hours.You can expect an average of 7 hours of contact time per week, in the form of a variety of teaching methods (delivered via online learning). This is supported by independent self-guided study.
This programme builds on your existing nursing qualification and gain a BSc degree, with the opportunity to develop in-depth knowledge in a specialist clinical area.
With a globally recognised degree, you have the opportunity to pursue further study at master’s level and enhance career progression in your own country or overseas.
Average starting salary and career progression
A newly qualified nurse working within the NHS can expect to start at salary Band 5, earning a minimum of £24,214.
As you gain experience as a nurse and develop your professional skills, you may progress on to a senior clinical post at NHS Band 7 or higher. The top salary on Band 7 is £43,772.
Studying for a degree at the University of Nottingham will provide you with the type of skills and experiences that will prove invaluable in any career, whichever direction you decide to take.
Throughout your time with us, our Careers and Employability Service can work with you to improve your employability skills even further; assisting with job or course applications, searching for appropriate work experience placements and hosting events to bring you closer to a wide range of prospective employers.
Have a look at our careers page for an overview of all the employability support and opportunities that we provide to current students.
The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers (Ranked in the top ten in The Graduate Market in 2013-2020, High Fliers Research).
Distance learning is designed to be flexible, so you can choose where and when you study. This allows you to fit your course around work or other commitments and study at your own pace.Our online teaching is an interactive learning experience. You will receive support from your dedicated tutor, who will guide you through your studies and answer any questions.