BSc (Hons) Nursing (Diploma to Degree) 

BSc (Hons) Nursing (Diploma to Degree) programme is an honours degree intended for Registered Nurses who have already completed a three-year programme of study at Diploma level, normally within the last two years in England or Wales. You will receive written and verbal feedback throughout your programme to help keep you on track. On successful completion of the programme, you will be awarded with a BSc (Hons) Nursing.

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

Programme Details


Locations*
London Waterloo
Study Options Duration Start date Fees
Domestic (EU) students 1 year full time
2 years part time
September, January and May £4,000
 
International students £10,000
 
Delivery Mode UCAS Code School Subject Area
Online Apply direct BPP School of Health BPP School of Health Health
Exemptions Funding Available Scholarships Pathway
N/A No No  
*Subject to demand.

Key Information

  • Benefit from BPP’s long history of educating professionals
  • Complete two 2 core modules and choose from a menu of optional modules to suit your requirements
  • Modules designed utilising feedback from practice colleagues and Senior Managers
  • Seminars delivered through a fully interactive online classroom
  • A flexible approach to learning with online study and support
  • Study locally or at your place of work, where agreed with your employer
  • Enhance your professional practice and standards of patient care

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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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You can study this programme allowing you to fit your studies with in your demanding work schedule. You'll also benefit from a blended learning approach including seminars, tutorials, tutor directed and self-directed study.

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

How you'll be assessed

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

Compulsory

  • Research Appreciation and Methodology
  • Advancing Professional Practice

Select three from the following:

  • Facilitating Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Practice
  • Applied Pharmacology and Therapeutics in Contemporary Children’s Nursing Practice
  • Applied Pharmacology and Therapeutics in Contemporary Mental Health Nursing Practice
  • Promoting Public Health
  • Problem Based Learning/Negotiated Learning
  • Applied Pharmacology and Therapeutics in Contemporary Mental Adult Nursing Practice
  • Psychological Approaches in Mental Health Practice

Entry requirements

  • A Diploma in Nursing, normally completed within the last two years

  • Registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council

  • An IELTS score of Level 7

We are usually able to accredit your prior learning so that once you successfully complete your top up modules you will obtain a full BSc (Hons) Nursing (Diploma to Degree).

Please contact Admissions for more information about accredited prior learning

Tel: 020 3131 4947
Email: admissions@bpp.com

Flexible study options 

As part of our aim to be the most flexible provider, we offer three start dates a year in  January, May and September.

International students 

If you're an international student, and English is not your first language, you will need to have an IELTS level 7.0 score (or equivalent) to prove that your English is good enough to take the course. For details of which international qualifications are accepted for this course, please see our country-specific entry requirements.

In House Options for Organisations

If you are an employer with a number of employees who you think could benefit from the BSc (Hons) Nursing (Diploma to Degree) being delivered on your site, please contact our Admissions Department:

Tel: 020 3131 4947
Email: admissions@bpp.com

They will be able to put you in contact with the Director of Nursing Programmes to discuss potential options and start dates.

Your experience

At BPP University, your studies are just part of your student experience.

Being highly career-focused and concentrating on practical application as well as academic theories, we want your time at BPP University to be a great all-round experience.

There are many student-led activities and societies for you to choose from and lots going on off-campus. So as well as giving you the practical and academic knowledge you need to get ahead, we'll help you build the social skills you'll need to thrive in work – and life. 

At BPP University we give you all the skills and advice you need to get ahead. As part of helping you get the best possible start to your working life, we provide a specialist Careers service.

BPP University students are eligible for an NUS card.

BPP University Students' Association

Founded in 2011 after a year of consultation with and design by students, our new Students' Association is home to thousands of 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.











Study locations

You can study the BSc (Hons) Nursing (Diploma to Degree) at our state-of-the-art 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're looking for long-term, short-term or temporary accommodation, we'll 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'd 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: 0845 075 3506
  • Fax: 020 7404 1389

Email: accommodation@bpp.com
























Paying for your course

Fees from September 2014:

  • Fee for Diploma Registrants: £4,000 (120 Credits)
  • £2,000 a year (60 credits a year)

If you are self-funding, your first instalment will be due two weeks before the programme commences. If you are funding your fees through the Student Loan Company, please email a copy of your SLC confirmation letter to your Service Representative.

Please note - If at any point during your programme you switch from full-time/part-time to mixed-mode or online study, you may no longer be eligible for government funding. Also if you change from a 2 year degree to a 3 year degree (or vice versa) or change the speed of your part-time study, you will be required to notify the Student Loan Company as changing modes or the speed at which you complete your studies will have fee or student funding implications.

Additional charges

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

Resit fees for exams £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

Payment plans

BPP University's flexible payment plans let you spread the cost of your programme across the duration of your studies:

For further details of instalment payment schemes and dates, please contact the Student Finance Office: