Satisfy the University’s general entry requirements; and •Hold a degree in Nursing or equivalent or demonstrate their ability to •Undertake the course through the accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL). •Hold current registration with the NMC and have completed a period of experience as a registered nurse to have consolidated pre-registration outcomes. •Have the support of an employer for 75 days Practice Learning and the name of an appropriately qualified Sign-Off Mentor in the Practice Learning setting. •Have competency in written and spoken English (IELTS 7.0). •Applicants for the District Nursing Pathway(+ Self -funded students) are required to complete Access NI Checks.
Months of entry
The Post Graduate Diploma Specialist Nursing (with pathways) is aimed at preparing Nurses for Leadership roles in a field of Nursing of their choice. There are a range of Pathways to suit all Nurses including District Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Learning Disability Nursing, and Community Children’s Nursing. The full range of Adult Nursing Specialisms include, Palliative Care, Stroke Care, Diabetes Care and Emergency Care.
The programme leads to more than one qualification. You will obtain a degree from Ulster University and a professional qualification from the United Kingdom Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Students of District Nursing also obtain a further professional qualification in Nurse Prescribing.
Information for international students
The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 7.0 with no element below 7.0. Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.
Fees and funding
DHSSPS NI Commissioned students have fees paid by their employer.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Pat Deeny
- + 44 (0) 28 7167 5708