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Professional Nursing


Course Description

This course is designed for nationally and internationally qualified nurses who wish to gain a UK Master’s degree in Professional Nursing.

Course overview

This course is designed for nationally and internationally qualified nurses who wish to gain a UK Master's degree in Professional Nursing.

It aims to build on and advance your knowledge, skills and expertise to deliver, manage and develop nursing practice within the context of global healthcare.

Why Study Professional Nursing with us?

The University of Chester prides itself on providing excellent student support. As a student at the University of Chester, you will have access to extensive resources, including 24-hour library access; student support, guidance and welfare services; study skills support; an International Centre; and English language support if required – to name but a few.

This course is designed to meet the criteria set by professional organisations and the Quality Assurance Agency. It will also prepare international students wishing to practice in the UK for the Nursing and Midwifery Council registration process for nurses who trained outside the European Economic Area.

What will I learn?

Course content is designed for flexible professional learning and consists of three 20-credit core modules, three 20-credit option modules and a work-based learning project (dissertation) worth 60 credits.

You will engage with knowledge at the forefront of international evidence-based nursing practice, including clinical skills, leadership and research.

How will I be taught?

This course is predominantly theoretically based. It is delivered at sites as agreed by the Faculty of Health and Social Care. Each site offers a range of facilities, including lecture theatres, seminar rooms, IT laboratories and clinical skills laboratories.

We use a variety of teaching and learning methods to facilitate your achievement, including formal lectures, scenario-based learning, reflection, workshops and e-learning packages.
Each 20-credit module involves undertaking 200 notional hours in total, including approximately 30 contact hours.

How will I be assessed?

There are a range of assessment strategies that reflect the individual module content, including assignments and seminar presentations

Visit the Professional Nursing page on the University of Chester website for more details!

Entry Requirements

All prospective students must: - Be a qualified, registered nurse - Have at least one year's post-qualifying full-time (or part-time equivalent) clinical nursing practice experience with verifiable evidence - Have academic qualifications to degree level (120 credits at level 4, 5 and 6 equivalent) 2nd Class or above - Pass a suitability interview with the University and NHS Trust where applicableIn addition to the above, there are further requirements of international students: please visit View Website for further details.

Last Updated

16 August 2017

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