This course is designed to top-up a registered nurse qualification (e.g. RGN, RMN, RN, RNMH, RSCN). On successful completion, you will have an honours degree that underlines your advanced clinical expertise and professionalism.
During your time at the University, you’ll be taught by an enthusiastic team of skilled professionals. All members of the team have at least one specialist area of both clinical and teaching expertise. They are also actively involved in healthcare research and consultancy work.
All learning is underpinned by evidence-based practice that promotes the development of high-quality healthcare provision. There is strong emphasis on relating nursing theory to clinical practice.
Degree qualifications are becoming increasingly vital for moving up to senior positions, and our graduates have a strong record of career progression. The course is carefully structured to enhance skills that allow you to meet a wider range of challenges. We work hard to ensure you have all the support that you need to build your confidence and professionalism.
If you are an international student, please be aware that successful completion of this Nursing (Top-Up) course will not make you eligible to work as a nurse in the UK. In order for you to work as a nurse in the UK, you must be registered with the Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC). To register with the NMC, you must complete an Overseas Nurses Programme, which takes between 3-6 months.
The content of this course builds on skills and experience that you will have already gained through a registered nurse qualification.
MODULES ON THIS COURSE INCLUDE:
- Research Methods (20 Credits)
- Theory and Practice in Healthcare (20 Credits)
- Evidence-Based Practice (20 Credits)
- Management of Care (20 Credits)
- Preparation for Mentorship (20 Credits)
- Law and Ethics in Healthcare (20 Credits)
- Dissertation (40 Credits)
TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT
We use a wide variety of teaching and learning methods which include lectures, seminars, study visits and group work. These are supported by a range of guest speakers from diverse academic and industry backgrounds.
Compared to an undergraduate course, you will find that this Masters course requires a higher level of independent working. Assessment methods include essays, exams, presentations, portfolios of evidence and a dissertation.
EMPLOYMENT AND CAREERS
92% of graduates from the University of Sunderland are in employment or further study within six months of graduating in 2013/14, according to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey.
Given the increasing emphasis on degree level qualifications for nurses, this course is a valuable stepping stone towards more senior roles and greater responsibility. Recent graduates from this course have gone on to develop their nursing careers both within the UK and in other countries.
This Nursing course gives you more flexibility to move between different types of nursing jobs. Interests can and do change over time. This qualification helps ensure that you are always in demand and can work where you like.
Like all our courses, this course has a strong emphasis on real-world learning that equips you to deliver and achieve more in the workplace. The course content is backed up by additional extracurricular opportunities that further contribute to broad lifelong learning.
If you are an international student, please be aware that successful completion of this Nursing (Top-Up) course will not make you eligible to work as a nurse in the UK.
In order for you to work as a nurse in the UK, you must be registered with the Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC). To register with the NMC, you must complete an Overseas Nurses Programme, which takes between 3-6 months.
We want students on every course to have the support they need to make the most of their investment in the future.
SUPPORT FOR YOUR LEARNING
You can expect stimulating contact time that includes lectures, workshops, seminars and case studies. There is also a significant amount of time where you will be researching and studying on your own in preparation for assignments and seminars. If you have individual queries or difficulties within subject areas, you can book an appointment with your tutor to gain more in-depth support and guidance.
From the start of the course you will be allocated a Personal Tutor. You’ll meet him/her in agreed timetabled sessions throughout the year, both individually and within a group.
Personal Tutors are a useful point of contact for any queries about your course and extra-curricular activities. They can also point you towards more specialist support, such as student counselling, financial advice and chaplaincy support.
SUPPORT FOR YOUR DEVELOPMENT
To help ensure the course is meeting aspirations for personal development, we invite students to fill in questionnaires at the end of modules. This provides a structured way for you to keep us up-to-date with your views.
During your course, and particularly towards the end of it, we encourage you to make full use of the resources at our Careers and Employability Service. The Service helps you explore your options, clarify your ideas, develop a career focus and make effective applications.
The University supports student-led initiatives that enhance the extra-curricular activities available to you. Some of these are related to particular subjects while others allow you to pursue interests and social activities. It’s all part of the vibrant and life-changing atmosphere at the University of Sunderland.