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Nursing Studies (Second Registration) Adult Nursing

University of Surrey · Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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Entry requirements

Applicants should have a BSc in Nursing Studies First Registration.

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

Months of entry


Course content

At Surrey, our goal is to develop confident, competent and critically responsive practitioners, with in-depth knowledge, skills and behaviours required to autonomously deliver and lead high-quality nursing care across a range of health and social care environments. On this course, we’ll shape you into a dynamic, driven and people-orientated adult nurse that can deal with a complex range of needs, while upholding the highest standard of provision for your service users. We’ll teach you to treat your patients as individuals, ensuring you take the time to understand who they are, what they need and how you can best provide them with care.

By choosing to study with us, you’ll benefit from our hands on curriculum, evenly split between theory and clinical placements. You’ll become part of a multidisciplinary team, learn directly from healthcare professionals and service users, be supported by clinicians while on placements, and begin your journey towards an enriching career as an adult nurse.

Our nursing courses are ranked top 5 in the UK by both the Complete University Guide 2020 and The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.

This course is ideal if you're an existing registrant looking to study for a second registration, in another field of nursing practice. On successful completion of this course, you’ll have the academic and practice requirements needed to apply for second registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as an adult nurse.

What you will study

You’ll study advanced assessment techniques within the field of adult nursing, and you’ll learn how to critically evaluate evidenced based care. You’ll explore common medical and surgical conditions that lead to changes in healthcare status, with a focus on the complexities of care and management of people with long-term conditions.

You’ll learn how to assess and manage deteriorating patients in the acute period, and you’ll explore a range of evidence-based treatment options, to uphold the highest standard of care provision for your service users.

After graduating from this course, you’ll be a confident and efficient adult nurse, equipped with the clinical, analytical and reflective skills to deliver holistic care to patients, across a range of settings.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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