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Nursing

The Nursing course meets the advancing professional needs of nurses wishing to progress in to senior positions within healthcare organisations or higher education institutions worldwide. It also helps you advance current practice, undertake further research or progress to PhD study. Many of our graduates have gone on to teaching and senior clinical and management posts.

Overview

 

Reasons to study Nursing at DMU:

  • Benefit from flexible study alongside your work commitments
  • Receive continuous support throughout the duration of the course
  • Study modules that are tailored to your specific career interests
  • Enhance your specialist knowledge and explore topics of current interest in the field including research philosophy and methods, theoretical perspectives on practice, clinical governance and patient safety and communication in intercultural contexts
  • Our experienced practitioner-and research-based academic staff are involved in leading healthcare projects worldwide, ensuring your learning is at the cutting-edge of developments in the sector
  • Inter-professional education means you benefit from learning alongside specialist doctorate and professorial staff and students from around the world - share experiences and learn from colleagues across a diverse range of interests and develop your transferable skills

Scholarships:

At DMU, we are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study. We are proud to currently offer two scholarships.

Vice-Chancellor’s 2020 Scholarship
Up to 50 per cent of tuition fees offered to Home/EU DMU alumni for students who wish to continue their studies at DMU by enrolling on a Postgraduate taught course. For more information visit our Vice-Chancellor’s 2020 Scholarship page.

Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship
Up to £6,000 worth of support available to full-time UK and EU undergraduate and postgraduate students, starting in September 2016. For more information visit our Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship page.

  • UK/EU
  • International

Key facts for UK/EU students

Institution code: D26

Course code: B70076

Duration:
One year full-time or three to six years part-time

Attendance:
Full time: one year starting in September 
Part time: First year - core modules, Wednesday pm
Second year - optional modules Wednesdays pm/variable (depending on choice of module)
Third year - Dissertation

Location of study: De Montfort University Leicester UK

Fees and funding:
Full-time £6,300
Part-time £6,300
15 credit taught module £525
60 credit dissertation £2,100

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

How to apply: International students can apply to study at DMU directly using our online portal or by submitting a direct application form.

Please visit dmu.ac.uk/international for more information or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

 


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Key facts for International students

Institution code: D26

Course code: B70076

Duration:
One year full-time or three to six years part-time

Attendance:
Full time: one year starting in September

Location of study: De Montfort University Leicester UK

Fees and funding:
Full-time £12,200

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

How to apply: International students can apply to study at DMU directly using our online portal or by submitting a direct application form.

Please visit dmu.ac.uk/international for more information or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

 


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Entry criteria

An honours degree (2:2 or above in a relevant subject) awarded by a British university or other equivalent approved degree awarding college/body

  • A professional qualification as a healthcare practitioner, current registration with the relevant healthcare professional body and current involvement in professional practice
  • You should be able to supply two references; one giving emphasis to academic and clinical ability
  • For international students, registration as a nurse is not a requirement, but the first degree must be in nursing or a subject closely allied to nursing

In exceptional circumstances, applications from non-standard entry requirements may be considered, where you will be required to attend an interview and demonstrate professional expertise through a professional portfolio. Please visit our website for more information.

International students are strongly encouraged to attend a pre-sessional English language course and a range of induction workshops held during our dedicated International Welcome Week, prior to starting the course, to help you settle in to the UK and at DMU.

If you are an NHS East Midlands employee, you may be eligible for funding from Health Education East Midlands and should check with your line manager/trust authorised signatory. Employees from the private, voluntary and independent sector may also be eligible. Please contact us for more information.

Non-standard entry requirements:

In exceptional circumstances, consideration may be given if you do not meet the aforementioned criteria.

In these cases, you will be required to attend an interview and demonstrate professional expertise with professional portfolio evidence in one of the following:

  • Publication; an article published in a refereed journal as a single or joint contributor (with evidence of a significant contribution or being the first author in the list). This could be a research paper or a critical review of nursing practice
  • Change management; if you have had an active part or been an instigator in the management of change. Documented evidence in the form of minutes of meetings, completed projects etc., should be produced to substantiate your claim
  • Leadership; have you been a leader/team manager with responsibilities for managing a team? As above, there should be documented evidence to substantiate the claim. It is expected that you would be working as a team leader or specialist practitioner

English language requirements:

If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent when you start the course is essential. English language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning (CELL), is available both before and during the course.

Please visit dmu.ac.uk/international for more information.

 

Structure and assessment

 

Course modules

Teaching and assessment

Academic expertise

 

Course modules

  • Research Designs in Health - develops a thorough grounding in both the technical and socio-political processes of research
  • Dissertation - allows you to undertake small-scale research projects and to develop recommendations for improving future practice

Optional modules include:

  • Strategic Leadership and Effective Management - critically evaluates various facets of strategic leadership, effective management and quality initiatives in healthcare
  • Advanced Healthcare Governance and Patient Safety - explores advanced clinical governance and patient safety with an emphasis on tools and techniques applicable in various healthcare settings
  • Advancing Health and Professional Practice Through Independent Study and Developing Health and Professional Practice through Independent Study - these module s allow the student to explore and analyse an area of health and professional practice with the emphasis on enhancing service delivery
  • Communication Competence in Intercultural Contexts and Communication Skills in Intercultural Contexts - will each help develop skills that can be used in potentially global business and professional contexts

Practitioners in local employment can also choose to undertake any relevant 30-credit, Level 6, Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) module.

Teaching and assessment

Our distance learning approach is ideally designed for studying at home and in the workplace. Study materials are available online in the DMU virtual learning environment. We suggest you will need to spend about 10-15 hours per week week studying the course material and undertaking assessment.

There is some attendance required at the university for UK-based students:

  • An induction day, as you start the course, to introduce you to the programme team, the study facilities available to you, the course requirements and patterns of study.Two study days per year, where you will have small group tutorials about the assignments, do some further study in groups, and maybe sit a study day assessment, depending on the module

If you choose the independent prescribing option in the diploma stage this is taught partly by face-to-face teaching at DMU over 11 study days and two assessment days.

Assessments include written reports, clinical interventions, CPD cycles, presentation of patient cases and care plans. If students study the Independent Prescribing module, assessments also include OSCEs, oral examination and a reflective journal.

Assesment

This is a modular course and each module is individually assessed. A variety of assessment strategies are used including essays, reports, assessed seminars and a research dissertation.

There is the expectation that you will take responsibility for your learning and will seek support from the academic team as necessary. The philosophy of the course reflects the belief that you will manage your own learning independently with support from the course tutors.

It is also possible to exit with a post graduate certificate or diploma.

You can get more information from the DMU website (PG Courses).

Academic expertise

Staff are also involved in carrying out research of national and international significance. You are also fortunate to benefit from the expertise of staff from the healthcare sectors who contribute to teaching.

 

Facilities and features

Health and Life Sciences facilties

Investment of £12 million in Health and Life Sciences has developed our first-class teaching and learning facilities to help you develop your practical experience and theoretical knowledge beyond the classroom.

Learn more about DMU’s first-class study facilities.

Library services

We have 1,500 study places and 650 computer workstations across four sites on campus. These give access to more than half a million publications, an extensive range of DVDs, e-resources and thousands of electronic journals. 

During standard term-time (October to June) the main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Outside of this period, and during university holidays, the library will remain open but with reduced opening hours.

Award-winning staff are on hand to help and there is a café for study breaks. We offer a range of workshops, drop-in and one-to-one sessions, and our Just Ask service provides email and telephone support.

Learning zones

Our comfortable and well-equipped study areas provide a range of environments to suit your needs.

Originally set up in our main Kimberlin Library, the learning zones proved so popular that more were created in the Eric Wood Building and Greenhouse. These flexible spaces are ideal whether you are working as a group, practising a presentation or working quietly on your own.

They feature workstations with power supplies for laptops, plus bookable syndicate rooms with interactive whiteboards and DVD players. Eduroam wi-fi is available across all campus locations.

Opportunities and careers

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Scholarships

As part of the university's commitment to enhancing the personal and career development of our graduates. We offer an Alumni scholarship programme. For more information visit Health and Life Sciences Alumni Scholarships >

 

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Graduate careers

Supports your career progression in to senior posts within healthcare organisations or higher education institutions worldwide. It also helps you to advance current practice, undertake further research or progress to PhD study.

Many of our graduates have gone into teaching, and senior clinical and management posts.

 

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50% off selected PG courses

We are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study, which is why we offer the Vice-Chancellor’s 2020 Scholarship. This gives DMU graduates a tuition fee discount of up to 50 per cent on selected full-time and part-time postgraduate courses, based on academic achievement and merit. Find out more.

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De Montfort University (DMU)’s growing reputation for research which benefits society has been confirmed with the publication of the REF 2014 results. Find out more.

 
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