2 years full-time
January entry only, first intake 2024
Please see Entry Requirements.
* Subject to validation
This course is aimed at graduates interested in a career in adult nursing.
This accelerated course aims to prepare existing graduates for an exciting and rewarding career as a Registered Nurse (Adult). You will undertake a range of theory modules across the 2-year programme, complemented by clinical practice placements to allow you to develop the skills, knowledge and experience required by nurses delivering healthcare across a wide range of clinical settings.
On successful completion of this accelerated nursing course, you will be eligible to register your qualification with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and practise as a Registered Nurse (Adult). This course is designed to develop practitioners who can safely and effectively meet the healthcare needs of Service users across the lifespan, with particular emphasis on meeting the needs of the adult requiring complex care.
All modules are Level 7
Nursing and Society (40 credits)
Health and Human Development (40 credits)
Research in Healthcare (20 credits)
Managing Complex Care (20 credits)
Leading and Co-ordinating Care (20 credits)
Dissertation (20 credits)
Fees and finance
- Full-time tuition fee: £9,495 p.a.
- Part-time tuition fee: £1,055 per 20 credits (please contact the Student Centre for further information)
- Full-time International tuition fee: £14,607 p.a
- 25% reduction in fees for University of Suffolk graduates
- UK Postgraduate Fees, Finance and Bursaries
At the University of Suffolk, your tuition fees provide access to all the usual teaching and learning facilities that you would expect. However, there may be additional costs associated with your course that you will need to budget for.
- Applicants must hold at least a 2:2 in a science based subject or a 2:1 for any other subject area
- Completion of RPEL portfolio evidencing 750 hours of experience working/volunteering in a health/social care setting within the past 5 years (to meet NMC requirements within the accelerated programme).
- Applicants are required to hold five GCSEs at grade 4/C or above to include Mathematics and English (or equivalent)
For applicants whose first language is not English, but who have been living in the UK for less than 2 years (or have not lived in the UK at all), we will accept IELTS or the University of Suffolk Password test as meeting the English requirement.
Applicants whose first language is not English, but who have been living in the UK for 2 years or more will be expected to hold GCSE English at Grade C or above, (grade 4-9 for the new GCSEs) or the relevant Level 2 equivalent (if applicable).
Any offer of a place will be subject to:
- Successful interview
- Satisfactory Health check
- Satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
- Two satisfactory references
As part of the selection process, you will be expected to demonstrate good knowledge and a clear understanding of the scope of work that a nurse is required to undertake as well as the significance of the NHS Constitution and its core values.
If you have previously studied at higher education level before you may be able to transfer credits to a related course at the University of Suffolk and reduce the period of study time necessary to achieve your degree.