BSc (Hons) Nursing (Diploma to Degree)

Our BSc (Hons) Nursing (Diploma to Degree) programme is intended for Registered Nurses who have already completed a three-year programme of study at diploma-level in England or Wales.

The BSc (Hons) Nursing (Diploma to Degree) is awarded by BPP University.

Programme details
Location

London Waterloo

Start Date

September, January and May

Length of programme

One-year, full-time
Two-,years, part-time

Modes of study

Online (with the option to attend classes at our Waterloo study centre)

Assessment

Written assignments, presentations, research critique and dissertation

How to apply

To apply online please apply direct or request a callback for more information.


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Key Information

  • We offer a flexible approach to learning with online study and support
  • The design of the modules uses feedback from practice colleagues and Senior Managers
  • You will enhance your professional practice and standards of patient care
  • Funding available through Scholarships, interest-free payment plans and Future Finance student loans^
  • You can study locally or at your place of work if agreed with your employer
  • We offer competitive fees
  • You will partake in seminars delivered through a fully interactive online classroom

A BSc (Hons) Diploma – Degree programme for Nursing Professionals

Our BSc (Hons) Nursing (Diploma to Degree) programme combines theory and practice in a practical programme that will enhance your professional skills and actively develop your approach to patient care.

You will complete two core modules and choose 45 credits from a range of 15-credit modules, which have been designed in collaboration with nursing practitioners and senior managers.

Flexible study options

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This programme has been designed to fit in with your demanding work schedule. You'll benefit from a blended learning approach that includes seminars, tutorials, tutor-directed and self-directed study.

You'll also be supported by expert tuition delivered locally or at your place of work.

Assessment

The BSc (Hons) Nursing (Diploma to Degree) programme uses a range of assessment methods designed to test specific skills and learning outcomes achieved during each module of study. These include:

  • Written assignments
  • Presentations
  • Research critique
  • Dissertation

Modules

Core

  • Research Appreciation and Methodology*
  • Advancing Professional Practice*

Electives (for UK/EU students)

  • Facilitating Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Practice
  • Applied Pharmacology and Therapeutics in Contemporary Practice (Adult Field of Practice)
  • Applied Pharmacology and Therapeutics in Contemporary Practice  (Mental Health Field of Practice)
  • Applied Pharmacology and Therapeutics in Contemporary Practice (Child Health Field of Practice)
  • Promoting Public Health*
  • Problem Based Learning/Negotiated Learning
  • Psychological Approaches in Mental Health Practice
  • Contemporary Professional Nursing Practice*

Please note: Modules run subject to demand

*International students will study all four as core modules


Entry requirements

You must:

  • Be 18 years or over at the start of the programme
  • Hold a Diploma in Nursing with current registration; and
  • Be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

English language requirements:

If English is not your first language, you are required to achieve IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. International nurses wishing to apply to the NMC must achieve an IELTS 7.0 across all elements.

Teaching beyond coursework

At BPP University, we have a dedicated Careers service in place to give students an ‘edge’. This comes in the form of professional support and guidance given in a range of ways, which together ensure you have a rounded and professional approach to finding and securing a graduate role when you finish your studies.

The Careers service provides one-to-one consultations, mock interviews and career events. You can even receive advice on preparing your all-important CV, filling in application forms and essential interview techniques.

Just as importantly, you are also offered ‘Career-Ready Skills’ workshops throughout the year. Developed with employers, the skills taught have been identified as those critical to the success of organisations and cover everything from negotiation and presentation techniques to time management.

It’s never too early to start learning all the essential skills you’ll need to secure a position, which is why you can begin taking advantage of our careers services as soon as you have accepted a place at BPP University, and continue to access the Careers Service for 12 months after you leave.

Your student experience

BPP University Students' Association has thousands of members with students across all ten BPP University sites and studying online. Every student of BPP University automatically becomes a member of the Students' Association when they start their programme. The Association aims to put you, the student, at the heart of everything BPP University does, giving you:

  • An independent voice on student matters
  • Information, support and guidance about your academic and personal life
  • Academic, cultural, social and professional enrichment through the development of clubs, societies, events and initiatives
  • Awareness and enhancement of your employability

BPP University students are eligible for an NUS card.

Study locations

You can study the BSc (Hons) Nursing (Diploma to Degree) at our modern study centre in BPP London Waterloo and via Distance Learning.

We would also consider delivery within a hospital or other care location as appropriate for a minimum group of candidates. Please contact admissions@bpp.com for further details.

Accommodation

Whether you are looking for long-term, short-term or temporary accommodation, we will help you find the perfect place to stay while you study. We can offer information on halls of residence, student houses, flat-shares and hotels – as well as advice on any accommodation issues.

If you would like to know more about mixing events, finding a housemate or discussion boards, or if you just need some general advice, please contact our Accommodation Officer:

  • Tel: 03331 224 359
  • Fax: 020 7404 1389

Email: accommodation@bpp.com

Paying for your course

 

  • UK/ EU Students : £5,000 (120 Credits)
  • International students: £7,500

 

Additional charges

In addition to your programme fees, there may be additional charges associated with your studies, which include:

Resit fees for assessments £75
Resit fees to repeat a 15-credit module £400
Resit fees to repeat a 20-credit module £530
Resit fees to repeat a 30-credit module £800
Resit practical assessment fee £100
Resit clinical assessment fee £250
 

Loans

All full-time UK/EU students intending to study this programme are eligible to apply for Tuition Fee and Maintenance Loans. These help to cover the cost of tuition fees and living costs whilst studying. FT Distance Learning and Part-time UK/EU students are eligible to apply for a Tuition Fee Loan only.

How you apply for student finance varies depends on where you live. You will find detailed information on the application process and the amount of funding you will be entitled to at www.gov.uk/student-finance

Or for more information, please contact our Student Finance Office:

Tel: 03331 224 359
Fax: 020 7404 1389
Email: studentfinance@bpp.com

Please note - if at any point during your studies you change modes of study or the speed at which you complete your studies, we will be required to notify the Student Loans Company as this may have funding implications.