City, University of London

Course Introduction

A career in nursing puts graduates at the forefront of modern healthcare delivery. It is much more than a job – it is a lifelong career in which nurses can develop their skills and interests within a range of specialisms. This degree prepares students for a fulfilling and rewarding career caring for adults of all ages who have had injuries, suffered accidents, acquired disease or have a range of healthcare needs. We equip students with the general and specialist skills required to practise with competence and confidence and excel in the nursing profession. Nurses work in a range of health settings from hospitals and schools to patients’ homes, with the opportunity to work in rural, urban and overseas settings. Students combine theoretical study with clinical experience in a range of settings working with London’s diverse populations in leading hospitals and community settings. Facilities include the Clinical Skills Centre, with state'of'the' art laboratories where students can rehearse practical caring skills prior to their placements and City TECS, a purpose built learning hub, designed to simulate a home environment. City TECS is equipped with the latest telehealth, telecare, telemedicine, tele rehabilitation, mhealth, ehealth, ihealth and wearable technologies. City is the only university in London to have a facility of this kind.

Course Modules

This course is based on the theory of relationship'centred care and the psychological, social and biological factors influencing health. These themes are explored in the context of acute and long'term care and later in the course there is an emphasis on leading and managing in professional practice. The course has three parts with two progression points which must be successfully completed in order to progress to the next part. The modular structure of the programme is developmental and students study at HE level 7 throughout the programme with students expected to demonstrate increasing levels of self'directed independent study as the programme progresses. Student independent learning time varies during the programme and is focused more in the theory modules and averages between 30'50 hours a week. All modules are compulsory.

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Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip