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Nursing Practice Graduate Diploma

Course Description

Our diploma is perfect for nurses who already hold a degree but are not yet ready for postgraduate study. We have a variety of bespoke module options to tailor the course to your individual needs. If you wish to continue your studies to the next level, then we can help you focus on your specialisms and work towards greater employment opportunities. You can continue your personal and professional development further by taking this graduate diploma.

You will need to complete an induction prior to commencement of your first module. We have a comprehensive online induction package to welcome you to both the university and your programme of study. Alternatively, classroom-based induction days take place at our Lancaster and Carlisle campuses and are usually scheduled for the first week of each semester.

Course outline

Our course is perfect for qualified nurses wishing to undertake further study. You will need to complete 120 credits for this course, including a single 20 credit core module of Evidence-based Practice. Remaining modules can be chosen from the Practice Development Framework or any relevant level 6 module from within the health department which has been designated as "stand-alone". Optional modules must be agreed by the personal tutor.

Graduate diploma

Completing this diploma can lead to progression to a masters degree, possibly in Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care, or Practice Development. You may also consider consolidating your degree-level study by undertaking a University Advanced Diploma Practice Development (60 credits at level 6) or taking a PgC Practice Development award (60 credits at level 7). These are available in a range of practice-based subjects. We also have a wide range of stand-alone modules at all levels.

Visit the Nursing Practice Graduate Diploma page on the University of Cumbria website for more details!

Entry Requirements

You must be a qualified nurse and hold active registration with the NMC Nursing Register, or equivalent. You will need access to an appropriate practice setting if a module with an attached QPU or a work-based learning module is studied. Applications should be accompanied by one professional reference.

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