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Nursing with Registration (Graduate Entry) as an Adult Nurse, Children's Nurse or Mental Health Nurse PG Diploma

Course Description

Nursing with registration is an innovative two-year programme, which enables graduates from other disciplines to gain professional registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as an Adult Nurse, Children's Nurse or Mental Health Nurse through postgraduate study. This course will permit you to develop your nursing skills and build your knowledge of professional and ethical practice.

Key benefits

- Study at top nursing faculty in the UK and 6th in the world (2016 QS World University Rankings)

- Pathways for Adult Nursing, Children's Nursing and Mental Health Nursing.

- Partnerships with world-class teaching hospitals including Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College Hospital, Chelsea and Westminster, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, South London & Maudsley NHS Trust.

- Links with industry, health services and policy makers.

- Excellent employability; our graduates are highly sought after nationally and internationally.

- Renowned for the quality of our research work.

- World-class academics and gifted students from all walks of life.

- Approachable, available and supportive staff.

- Located in the heart of London, across four of King's Thames-side campuses (Waterloo, Strand, St Thomas' and Guy's) and the Denmark Hill Campus in south London.

Visit the website: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-courses/nursing-with-registration-graduate-entry-pg-dip.aspx

Course detail

- Description -

This postgraduate nursing programme is designed for graduates from other disciplines who wish to gain professional registration in Adult, Children's or Mental Health Nursing. The programme runs over two years.

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 our students meet the registration requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Subjects such as nursing bioscience, professional practice, research, evidence-based practice, policy and clinical leadership, as well as adult, children's or mental health nursing are studied. The programme is divided between theoretical modules and clinical practice, with blocks of time spent in clinical placement.

You will have the opportunity to gain experience in a variety of healthcare settings. Opportunities for national and international electives are also offered.

- Course purpose -

The primary aim of the programme is to support students as they progress towards registered practitioner level and beyond, and to provide a framework within which they can acquire and demonstrate both generic transferable competencies and those specific to their area of practice.

- Course format and assessment -

Main Hall lectures; facilitated seminars; clinical skills workshops; electronic learning materials; optional opportunities to explore nursing through various media; use of enquiry-based learning; learning in a variety of health care environments Assessment strategies include: electronic examination; clinical portfolio; essays; peer review; assessment of clinical learning.

Career prospects

Registered Nurse positions in a range of leading NHS Trusts and with other health care providers.

How to apply: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/taught-courses.aspx

About Postgraduate Study at King’s College London:

To study for a postgraduate degree at King’s College London is to study at the city’s most central university and at one of the top 20 universities worldwide (2015/16 QS World Rankings). Graduates will benefit from close connections with the UK’s professional, political, legal, commercial, scientific and cultural life, while the excellent reputation of our MA and MRes programmes ensures our postgraduate alumni are highly sought after by some of the world’s most prestigious employers. We provide graduates with skills that are highly valued in business, government, academia and the professions.

Scholarships & Funding:

All current PGT offer-holders and new PGT applicants are welcome to apply for the scholarships. For more information and to learn how to apply visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/funding/sources

Free language tuition with the Modern Language Centre:

If you are studying for any postgraduate taught degree at King’s you can take a module from a choice of over 25 languages without any additional cost. Visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/mlc

Visit the Nursing with Registration (Graduate Entry) as an Adult Nurse, Children's Nurse or Mental Health Nurse PG Diploma page on the King’s College London website for more details!

Student Profiles

Perseverance Trust Scholarship 2016 - 3 Awards

The Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery at King’s College London is pleased to announce that five King’s scholarships are available for its Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing with registration programme. The new scholarships have been established through a generous donation from The Perseverance Trust.The scholarships are based on both financial circumstances and academic standing, and can be used to fund living expenses during the full length of the programme, for students enrolling in September 2016.Each scholarship is worth £5,000 and is paid over the two years of the course.Successful candidates will receive £2,500 in each year of study, dependent upon satisfactory academic and clinical placement progression, and receipt of occupational health and Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) clearance by 2nd September 2016. Studentships will not cover periods of repeat or interrupted study.

Value of Scholarship(s)



Applications are invited from students undertaking the 2 year Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) in Nursing, who are able to provide evidence of financial need. In order to be eligible to apply, you must be a new home student for fee purposes, starting in September 2016.

Application Procedure

To apply, you should download the form, complete and return it to the Student Funding Office.You will need to supply documentary evidence of your financial circumstances with your application as well as a personal statement. If these are not supplied, your application will not be considered.The deadline for applications is Friday 2 September 2016.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Normally Bachelors degree with 2:1 honours degree (or international equivalent) and 575 hours (approximately equivalent to four months FT) healthcare-related experience. Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements: View Website

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