BSc (Hons) Professional Practice (Nursing)

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Study Options Explained

Status

Validated

Campus

Pontypridd (Campus code - A )

Location

Glyntaff

Tuition Fees

For full information about tuition fees for this course, please visit our money pages.

Entry Requirements

You will be registered with a nursing/midwifery professional body (or equivalent if you are an international student) e.g. Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC).

Must demonstrate a credit rating of 120 credits at Level 4 and 120 credits at Level 5, or enter via the Assessment of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) route.

English IELTS 6 or equivalent is required.

The course starts in September for UK domiciled students and February for international students.

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This post-qualification award offers career enhancement and progression by enabling you to exercise higher levels of judgement, discretion and decision making in clinical care.

About BSc (Hons) Professional Practice (Nursing)

Essential Information

This post-registration degree can be taken by any healthcare practitioner e.g. physiotherapist, social worker, occupational therapist, nurse, midwife, complimentary therapist or podiatrist. The course offers career enhancement and progression to professionals by enabling you to exercise higher levels of judgement, discretion and decision making in clinical care.

You can tailor your study to increase your expertise in professional practice in relation to your specific work setting/client group, and all Professional Practice modules allow you to apply theories to your own practice.

What you will study

Full Time Options 1 year (non work placement)

Module choices must be agreed with the award leader. There is also opportunity to select modules from other subjects which will enable you to specialise in certain areas, e.g.in critical care, pain management, or mental health.

For those international students who are eligible you can undertake the Overseas Nursing Programme as one of the subject choices.

Core Modules
  • Research in Professional Practice
  • Professional Practice Project
Other modules:
  • Leadership in Professional Practice
  • Contemporary Nursing Practice in the UK (for international students)
  • Contemporary Nursing Practice in a Global Arena (for International students)
  • Critical Reflection in the Work Placement
  • Professional Perspectives of Care of the Older Person

Part Time Option

The part-time route is only available to UK based students.

Part One

Module choices must be agreed with the award leader. There is also opportunity to select modules from other subjects which will enable you to specialise in certain areas, e.g.in critical care, pain management, or mental health.

Core module:
  • Research in Professional Practice
Specified modules
  • Philosophical and Legal Aspects of Care
  • Research and Professional Practice
  • Managing Change in Professional Practice
  • Bio-Psycho-Social Aspects of Healthcare

Part Two

Choose one of three core module options
  • Professional Practice Project
  • Then choose from the range of available module options for remaining credits.

Learning, Teaching and Assessment for BSc (Hons) Professional Practice (Nursing)

Learning and Teaching methods

Teaching and learning approaches will be vary according to the topic, student needs and the module chosen. Methods include lectures, tutorials, student-led seminars, group work, simulation, critical incident analysis, individual academic and clinical supervision. Some modules use service users/patients (who also participate in the delivery and planning of modules).

All students will be assigned a personal tutor for pastoral and professional development support. Module content will be facilitated by specialised tutors, who will act as the academic supervisors for each module.

Assessment methods

Assessments include written assignments, exams, presentations, seminars, portfolio and reflective accounts.

Work Experience and Employment Prospects for BSc (Hons) Professional Practice (Nursing)

Employability

Employers value highly and are attracted to nurses who have gained a degree within the UK. We have great links with employers, including the local NHS hospitals where our staff are involved in organising and monitoring student work placements in a range of health care settings. We also arrange employment events, which attract employers from the National Health Service, private sector and nursing agencies.

Graduates have found work within the National Health Service in the UK and within the private sector. Many international nursing graduates gain employment in other countries such as Canada, Australia and the Emirate States.

Additional Information for BSc (Hons) Professional Practice (Nursing)

Further Reading:

Nursing subject pages

Student Profiles

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