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.

Clearing 2020

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Study Options

  • 2020/21

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Mode of study

Duration

Start date

Location

 

BSc
Part Time
2 Years
Jan 2021
GCU Glasgow
BSc
Part Time
2 Years
29 Sep 2020
GCU Glasgow
BSc
Full Time
1 Year
14 Sep 2020
GCU Glasgow
Award Mode of study Duration Start date Location  
BSc Part Time 2 Years Jan 2021 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply
BSc Part Time 2 Years 29 Sep 2020 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply
BSc Full Time 1 Year 14 Sep 2020 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply

Study Options

  • 2021/22

Award

Mode of study

Duration

Start date

Location

 

BSc
Part Time
2 Years
17 Sep 2021
GCU Glasgow
Award Mode of study Duration Start date Location  
BSc Part Time 2 Years 17 Sep 2021 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply

Year 1
All applicants must be qualified nurses, registered or licensed by the regulatory body in their home country. Typical minimum requirements of Nursing Diploma for direct entry to this course.

English language IELTS score of 6.0 with no element below 5.5 (or equivalent)

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.

Additional information

Modern Apprenticeships

If you have completed a Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF level 6 in a relevant discipline this would be equivalent to two highers at B.

Relevant experience (RPL)

GCU’s flexible entry policies exist to allow relevant work experience and prior learning to be considered towards standard entry or advanced entry into a course. If you have three to five years of relevant work experience, you can apply for the degree that interests you and get in touch with our admissions team about your application and your eligibility for Recognition of Prior Learning.

Join GCU in September 2020

We are looking forward to welcoming you to what will be a great new academic year at GCU and we hope you choose this as your study destination. Your experience as an applicant and new student remains our priority. We will be doing everything we can to make sure you enjoy learning through our blended approach of online and face-to-face teaching and to give you as many opportunities to create new friendships and experience everything the GCU community has to offer you!

The health, safety and wellbeing of our students and staff will continue to be our highest priority as rules around social distancing are eased. For more information on the things what you can expect from your first term at GCU, visit our Frequently Asked Questions pages or make an enquiry today.

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.

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

Part-time and distance-learning tuition fees

Visit our part-time and distance-learning fee schedules.

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

Additional costs

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 million per year.

View our Undergraduate scholarships.

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.