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Postgraduate Nursing

In association with King's College, London

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Nursing students at
King's College London

King's College London offers an innovative two-year programme – Nursing with Registration – leading to a Postgraduate Diploma.

The course is designed for graduates from other disciplines to gain professional registration in Adult, Children's or Mental Health nursing through postgraduate study. Students will develop their nursing skills and build their knowledge of professional and ethical practice.

Why study Nursing with Registration?

King's Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery is ranked no.1 in the UK, and 3rd in the word (2017 QS World University Rankings). 

  • Located in the heart of London, across four of King's Thames-side campuses (Waterloo, Strand, St Thomas' and Guy's).
  • The Faculty has links with industry, health services and policy makers.
  • World-class academics and gifted students from all walks of life.
  • Renowned for the quality of the research work.

The programme offers pathways into Adult Nursing, Children's Nursing and Mental Health Nursing, all in the centre of London.

  • Students benefit from partnerships with world-class teaching hospitals, including Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital, Chelsea and Westminster, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, and South London & Maudsley NHS Trust.
  • Approachable, available and supportive staff.
  • Graduates are highly sought after, within the UK and overseas. 

Fees and Funding

  • NHS bursaries are available to cover tuition fees and maintenance (living) costs for students starting the Postgraduate Diploma programme.

Teaching Methods

The programme focuses on quality care, cutting edge clinical skills and is designed to be both research intensive and research informed.

  • You will learn the pivotal roles of nurse and client, while developing your nursing skills and building your knowledge of professional and ethical practice.
  • This innovative programme ensures King's students meet the registration requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council. 

What to look for when choosing a course

  • Reputation of both the university and the academic staff.
  • Programme content.
  • Placements: what are they and where do they take place.
  • Clinical skills training.
  • Employability statistics.
  • The qualification should meet the registration requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

A Typical Day on the Nursing with Registration Programme

Depending on which nursing pathway is chosen, and which module being studied you could be:

  • On clinical placement helping with the therapeutic care and treatment of patients with anxiety disorders at the Bethlem Royal Hospital.
  • Part of the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust.  
  • At university learning about mental health nursing ethics. 

Either way it is a dynamic experience where you use the theoretic learning and academic research to help in real life clinical practice, which in turn will improve the life of your patients, their families and the wider community. 

Read Student Success Stories from students enjoying the Nursing with Registration programme, and find out what it's like to take the course.

Find out more about Nursing with Registration at King's College London.