BSc (Hons) Healthcare Practice [Diploma to Degree] 

Our BSc (Hons) Healthcare Practice [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) Healthcare Practice [Diploma to Degree] is awarded by BPP University.

Programme details

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)


Written assignments, presentations, research critique and dissertation

How to apply

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

^ Further details of eligibility requirements, interest rates and other key terms of the loan are available by visiting the Future Finance website

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.


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  Credits  Optional
Research Appreciation and Methodology 30 No
Leadership and Management in Practice  60 No
Promoting Public Health  30 Yes
Applied Pharmacology and Therapeutics in Contemporary Practice 30 Yes
Caring for Individuals with Dementia 30 Yes
Contemporary Professional Practice  30 Yes
Facilitating Teaching, Learning, and Assessment in Practice 30 Yes

Full programme: 120 Credits 

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.

Pathway programme:

Higher Education Certificate in Health and Social Care 

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 for further details.


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


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

Undergraduate loans

UK students applying for our Undergraduate courses can apply for Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans to help cover the cost of tuition fees and living costs whilst studying (subject to eligibility). Tuition Fee Loans are also available for EU students.

You can apply for a tuition fee loan up to a maximum of £6,165 (full-time) or £4,625 (part-time) per academic year. For students from Northern Ireland, the maximum tuition fee loan available is £3,805 per academic year.

Students should note that from September 2017, BPP University's fee are above the maximum tuition loan available of £6,165 per year and students would therefore need to self-fund the difference.  To find out more visit our undergraduate loans page
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.