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Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing

Coventry University

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    Run at the client site in the region of United Kingdom

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary


There is a global need for postgraduate nursing skills, so our online Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing course has been developed to meet that need for life-changing learning and enhanced career development.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing provides you with the opportunity to gain the award in as little as two semesters but with the flexibility to take longer to fit around your life. You can study at your own pace and at a time which suits you, with a dedicated support team and online facilitators to help you every step of the way.

This course attracts a wide group of UK and internationally-based nurses with demanding workplace schedules because it enables working nurses to still benefit from career development.

After completing the Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing, there would be an opportunity to continue your studies to complete the full MSc in Nursing. If you pursued this route (at an additional cost), you could go on and complete the diploma and masters stages to gain an MSc in Nursing.

If you are interested in finding out more information regarding the MSc in Nursing – please visit the relevant page here

The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health is reputed for delivering high-quality education for health professionals across a wide range of disciplines. Coventry University also recently received a Gold rating for Teaching Excellence. The design, content and delivery of this course is informed by consultations with the nursing community, to ensure the relevance and application of all learning to contemporary settings of nursing practice.

This course is designed for registered/practicing nurses and those who have completed a course leading to registration as a nurse in their home country and are awaiting registration.

Course information

The Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing will be awarded to students who have passed and achieved 60 credits worth of learning towards this award.

You will have the opportunity to examine contemporary issues in nursing through analysis of political, social and economic influences on health and social care needs and service design.

A rich learning experience is delivered through a diverse range of activities such as reading, listening, watching and discussing, providing a comprehensive online interaction.

The innovative e-learning approach to this course aims to support the development of postgraduate nursing skills in line with the course learning outcomes, which include, but are not limited to self-organised learning environments, peer knowledge transfer and active engagement through co-creation of learning resources and assessments.

You can contribute to discussion forums, gain feedback from their peers and the course team and assessments are designed to integrate with learning to promote development of a comprehensive knowledge base, as well as academic, communication and digital literacy skills.

The course also takes into consideration significant professional and ethical topics as proposed by professional bodies and the World Health Organisation.

Career prospects

The design, content and delivery of this course aims to develop postgraduate skills specifically for the professional nursing community, in order to support future application in your area of practice.

Skills commonly identified by employers as highly desirable are all included, such as research and analytical ability, and the ability to work independently, tackle difficult problems and seek creative solutions. You can also join a community focused on enhancing professional practice and cultural intelligence.

Application deadline

09 January 2022, 08 May 2022

Tuition fees

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University information

Coventry University

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  • Campus address

    Coventry University, Priory Street, Coventry, Warwickshire, CV1 5FB, England

Typically more than 13,000 non-UK students study at the university's UK campuses each year, with over 18,000 more studying in partner institutions worldwide.
A variety of pre-sessional English courses are available to help students prepare before starting their course. Additional costs apply.
PhD and MRes students can apply for financial support towards a project or placement via the international experience scheme (subject to availability).

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    22nd out of 77 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    137 65%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    97.0 97%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 85%



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