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Nursing Studies (Registered Nurse - Adult Nursing)

University of Surrey · Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:2 in a relevant UK honours degree, or a recognised equivalent international qualification. GCSE English, Science and Maths at grade C/4 or above.

Applicants are also required to have at least 16 weeks of paid work experience in a healthcare role. This must have been obtained within 1 year of starting the course.

All of our offers will be made subject to a health screening and DBS checks. Occupational health services are provided by The Robens Centre on behalf of the University of Surrey.

Months of entry


Course content

On our PGDip Nursing Studies (Registered Nurse - Adult Nursing) course, our focus is on patient care, and establishing healthcare professionals with qualities that patients want to see: care, compassion, honesty, candour and understanding. Through our hands-on clinical approach to teaching, we’ll shape you into a modern nurse that can deal with a complex range of needs, while upholding the highest standard of provision for your patients.

By choosing to study with us, you’ll become part of a multidisciplinary team, get access to our Clinical Simulation Centre to practise real scenarios, learn directly from healthcare professionals, be supported by clinicians while on placements, and begin your journey towards an enriching career as an Adult Nurse. This course is ideal if you're looking to retrain and already have an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject with experience working in a healthcare environment.

Our nursing courses are ranked top 5 in the UK by both the Complete University Guide 2021 and The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020. On successful completion of this course, you’ll have the academic and practice requirements needed to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), to work as an Adult Nurse.

What you will study

You’ll develop your decision-making and leadership skills and will gain an interesting perspective into how psychosocial, spiritual, ethical and legal influences have an impact on the way patient care is provided. You’ll learn how to effectively assess and manage deteriorating patients, analyse and debate a range of treatment options and evidence, to inform a choice of strategies for managing the holistic delivery of care.

You’ll study topics, including care provision for long-term conditions, clinical leadership, decision making in complex care, and managing physical and mental health challenges.

After graduating from our course, you'll be a confident, autonomous practitioner, driven and committed to advocate and meet the needs of patients and their families.

Information for international students

IELTS Academic: 7.0 overall with 7.0 in each element.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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