A health or science-related degree at 2.2 or above. Health and science-related degrees could include health studies, psychology, physiology, biology, social sciences, or related studies to the above. Normally a minimum of 500 hours health or social care related experience. You must have at least five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English language, maths and a science subject, or equivalent qualifications, together with evidence of academic study, ideally within the last five years. Non-native speakers who do not have the equivalent of GCSE English at grade C (eg key skills level 2 literacy) require an IELTS score of 7.0, or equivalent. Experience of education or study within the last five years is preferred. Admission is subject to occupational health screening and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. All suitable applicants are required to attend an interview and selection day.
Months of entry
Choose Kingston's Adult Nursing PgDip
- This course provides you with theoretical knowledge and practical experience needed to register as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
- This PgDip course is ideal if you are interested in a career in frontline, leadership or specialist nursing.
- Our academic team members come from diverse backgrounds specific to adult nursing including cancer, dementia care, ICU, A&E, neuro, acute medicine, community (district nursing, health visiting), sexual health and respiratory nursing.
- Our state-of-the-art simulation suite provides you with unrivalled opportunities to develop your skills in caring for adults through highly realistic simulations and role play. You will also have opportunities to learn with, and from, midwifery students and lecturers in simulations and share learning with the child, and mental health student nurses to enhance your skills in caring for clients from these fields.
- Many members of our adult nursing teaching team have contributed to the latest Essentials of Nursing Practice textbook.
- You will gain practice experience in an area of London or Surrey which includes an acute hospital and you will have opportunities to work in the community.
- You will have the opportunity to take a national or international elective placement at the end of your first year.
About adult nursing
Adult nursing is a person-centred profession with the primary aim of promoting the wellbeing and social inclusion of all people through improving or maintaining physical and mental health (Department of Health, 2010). Adult nurses provide care for people over the age of 18 and increasingly for older people with complex conditions. They may also care for people with a mental health, learning disability or children. Adult nurses work in a range of settings including A&E, critical care, medical and surgical wards, rehabilitation units, GP practices, healthcare centres, hospices and in people's own homes.
What will you study?
The first year is divided into two parts. In part one you will undertake a bridging module introducing you to the foundations of nursing and healthcare. In part two you will look at the context of nursing within a variety of client groups within your specific field of nursing.
In your second year (part three) you will learn about the complexities of nursing at an individual and organisational level as well as preparing for your transition to registered nurse.
Please note: We are unable to consider students for 2016 entry who are not eligible for a Department of Health bursary for this programme. Read more about how the funding will be changing in 2017.
Information for international students
Non-native speakers who do not have the equivalent of GCSE English at grade C (eg key skills level 2 literacy) require an IELTS score of 7.0, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
For information on funding, please visit: Fees and bursaries
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Admissions team, Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences
- +44 (0)20 8417 5735