Taught course

Nursing (Adult)

Middlesex University · Middlesex University

Entry requirements

Applicants will be considered on an individual basis but will normally require a degree with a classification of 2.2 or better in health related subjects such as health studies, biology, psychology, sociology. However graduates from other disciplines can also be considered. Because this programme is delivered in two years all applicants will need to meet Accredited Prior Learning requirements and to do so will need to demonstrate health related experience Please follow the link above to download our FAQ sheet for more detailed information on Accredited Prior Learning and how it is applied. In according with the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), you will also need GCSE maths and English at Grade C or above (or equivalent).

Months of entry


Course content

Graduate entry programmes are the fastest-growing nursing courses in the United States, and are increasingly important in the UK as the health sector requires nurses to take on higher-level responsibilities.

Nursing work is demanding but you will experience immense satisfaction from working as a team to provide seamless care to people in need.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing (Adult field) offers graduates of courses other than nursing the opportunity to gain professional registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as an Adult Nurse. This new course has been developed with clinical colleagues and enables you to gain nursing registration in two years (with accreditation).

The course offers flexible entry routes to graduates from health and non-health related subjects, recognising previous academic experience (APL). It also recognises learning from experience within the workplace, for students who may have undertaken graduate studies and continued their learning within the workplace (APEL). See 'Entry and Applying' tab.

You will spend significant time in placement with our NHS Trust partners.

What you bring to nursing as a graduate

Critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills which are embedded in undergraduate education and transfer to nursing education and practice, as well as specific knowledge from your first degree, and possibly work/career experience.

What a career in nursing can do for you

Graduates who have gone into other careers first have told us they come to nursing because they are searching for greater satisfaction and impact from their work. They may be working on tasks or procedures from behind a computer - and the impact of their work is not evident on people. With nursing, your work is evident every day. Nurses care for the whole person. While they perform a number of procedures, the fundamental goal is the needs of the patient. As a nurse you are not only enhancing their health needs, but you are enhancing their ability to care for themselves.

But personal career development and the ability to progress is also important. As a nurse, the experience you will bring to the course will provide opportunity to take advantage of the increasing demand for higher level skills and qualities, enabling you to progress towards senior roles in nursing as your new career develops.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

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