BSc Professional Studies in Nursing

A professional development programme for qualified nurses, to advance their academic qualifications to degree level or honours degree level; or to gain a graduate certificate. Multiple delivery methods and a broad range of module options provide flexibility to suit a range of home and international markets. Routes to awards can be tailored to meet the personal development needs of individual practitioners and the operational demands and strategic needs of service development.

We are experts in all four fields of Nursing (Adult, Child, Learning Disability and Mental health) as well as health visiting, midwifery and public health.

GCU is leading the way in inter-professional education for health professionals.

This programme has been design to be flexible and specialised allowing you to tailor the out comes to suit your needs and developments.

  • 2018/19

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Mode of study

Duration

Start date

Location

 

BSc
Part Time
2 Years
Jan 2019
GCU Glasgow
Award Mode of study Duration Start date Location  
BSc Part Time 2 Years Jan 2019 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply
  • 2019/20

Award

Mode of study

Duration

Start date

Location

 

BSc
Part Time
2 Years
Jan 2020
GCU Glasgow
BSc
Part Time
2 Years
16 Sep 2019
GCU Glasgow
Award Mode of study Duration Start date Location  
BSc Part Time 2 Years Jan 2020 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply
BSc Part Time 2 Years 16 Sep 2019 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply

Standard entry requirements

All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.

Entry requirements

All applicants must be qualified nurses, registered or licenced by the regulatory body in their home country. Typical minimum requirements of Nursing degree for direct entry to the Honours route.

English language

Applicants whose first language is not English will normally be required to hold IELTS of overall 7.0 each element or equivalent.

Additional information

Other academic and vocational qualifications

Each application to GCU is considered on an individual basis. If you do not have the typical academic entry qualifications, but can demonstrate relevant work experience and/or credits from recognised professional bodies, you may be eligible to enter this course via the University's Recognition of Prior Learning scheme.

The tuition fees you pay are mostly determined by your fee status. What is my student fee status?

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Fees are subject to change and published here for guidance only. Fees and refund policy.

As a student at the University, there are additional fees and costs which may or may not apply to you, but that you should be aware of.

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Scholarships

We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2.5 million per year.

View our Undergraduate scholarships.

For new international students, particular care is taken around our induction events which begin on 14 September 2018 to welcome you to the UK and GCU prior to the start of teaching. There will be a whole host of fun and informative activities taking place during this period, including campus tours, city tours and social events where you can meet other international students. Where possible, we encourage you to arrange travel to allow you to arrive in time to enjoy these.

Find out more about international life at GCU.

We use a wide range of learning and teaching methods to ensure that you have both the necessary knowledge and understanding of business and management and a portfolio of intellectual and personal skills.

Each module on the programme uses its own learning, teaching and assessment strategy to achieve learning objectives. Assessment methods vary between modules and may include unseen examinations, class tests, essays, management reports, case studies, presentations, and group work.





We embrace emerging learning technologies, including the University’s Virtual Learning Environment GCU Learn which is used to allow learning and teaching to be delivered flexibly and this is complemented by student engagement technologies such as Textwall. The programme is underpinned by clinical and academic expertise; and promotes a student-centred ethos that supports the development of autonomous and contemporary practitioners who can make a positive contribution to interprofessional approaches to health care delivery.

We use lectures, tutorials, Clinical Skills Simulation, online lectures, seminars and asynchronous discussions. A range of assessment methods will be used that are appropriate to the content and mode of delivery of each module.





The Interprofessional Clinical Simulation Centre, a fully equipped simulated home and hospital environment, situated on campus, is used to provide opportunities for the development and practice of clinically focused psychomotor and psychosocial skills in a safe, supported and highly effective learning environment.

Digital recording equipment is situated above every bed area which enhances feedback on students’ performance by allowing students to review their own performance.