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Nursing (Adult) with NMC Registration PGDip

Buckinghamshire New University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    Uxbridge Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Course Overview

Our two-year PGDip in Nursing allows graduates with an honours degree to take the next steps towards a rewarding career in nursing. As a graduate you already have many transferrable skills needed to succeed, including ability to organise, work within a team and manage your time.

What will this course cover?

Working with patients can be challenging and complex. We help you develop the necessary personal and professional qualities of a good nurse. As well as learning about policy and procedure, you will develop important attributes such as empathy and compassion. Additionally you'll learn how to cope with challenging situations and will leave the course feeling confident in a clinical setting.

Nurses require excellent communication. As part of the practical element of the course you will work with other health professionals to manage patients and attend to their specific needs. The mix of contact hours and work placements means when you finish the course you'll have all the necessary skills to deliver a high standard of care.

Course Details

Experience in a clinical environment

We understand that it's important for you to gain practical experience and the positive impact it will have on your study. From year one you will develop skills in a clinical environment and be supported by a range of professionals. Working in this environment reminds and motivates you that you will be making a positive difference to the life of others once you are qualified.

Supportive nursing community

At Bucks we encourage you to share experiences and knowledge with your peer group.

You will benefit from our annual one day inter-professional conference, focused on safeguarding.

You will be part of a strong community of nurses who all believe in the goal of providing excellent care. The experiences you have are important to help you develop as an adult nurse and will help you learn how to make complex decisions.

Our NHS partnerships

At Bucks, we have a range of partnerships within the local community, particularly with NHS trusts. This means that you'll have the opportunity to gain experience in a range of institutions and face different challenges.

We value the relationships between professionals and public health users. We'll make sure by the end of the course you share our vision of the improving the access to high quality services within the NHS and local communities.


What are my career prospects

Although typically most registered nurses will work within hospitals there are other opportunities such as working within prisons or the mental health service. Within nursing there are many opportunities in related clinical, educational and management roles. As you gain experience as a nurse you will be offered opportunities to progress to positions of responsibility and leadership.

After completing your Postgraduate Diploma you will be eligible to register with the Nursing & Midwifery Council. At this point you also have the option to extend your qualification to an MSc by completing a dissertation to understand how research can shape practice.

How will you help me prepare for my future career?

By the end of the course you will confident in delivering quality care to patients and be able to handle complex situations you will encounter from day to day being a nurse.

This course aims to give you leadership skills and strive for excellence. As part of our partnership with local NHS trusts, you will finish the course with a strong sense of understanding of the importance of efficiently treating individuals within the community.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 12,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Buckinghamshire New University

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  • Campus address

    Buckinghamshire New University, Queen Alexandra Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 2JZ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    70th out of 72 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    95 48%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    91 91%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.09 82%



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