The entry requirements listed here are our typical offer for this course if you wish to begin studying with us in 2019. They should be used as a general guide.
We operate a flexible admissions policy – this means that you could receive a lower conditional offer than the typical offer, informed by our assessment of your complementary non-academic achievements and experiences. For courses that require interview or portfolio review, this may also be considered in the level of any conditional offer that follows if your application is successful.
How to apply
The next available course starts in September 2019. Applications are accepted in February of each year, which is also when the relevant application form is made available by the School of Health Sciences. For more information, contact the programme administrator on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Trust and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) will shortlist the applications and, if successfully shortlisted, your details will be forwarded to the university where you will be asked to complete an online application form and invited to interview.
Please note that it will not be possible to make an application to the university unless you have applied and been shortlisted. Any applications that do not meet this criteria cannot be considered.
In addition, references to support good health and character are required at admission stage, along with a satisfactory DBS check which is undertaken by the applicant's current employer. Students are required to make an annual declaration regarding health and good character, and this would also be required before application to the Register.
References from previous or current employers and an academic reference are required. Interviews are carried out with a representative from the university and representatives from health and social care employers, practice teachers and a service user.
At interview the following will be considered:
- knowledge of the role
- communication skills
- appropriate attitude
- potential for development of Specialist Primary Care Nursing
- potential for development to study at degree level
Offers are subject to the identification and approval of a practice teacher. Offers may be held for a period of one year.
Module choice will be planned taking account of the requirements of your sponsoring trust and previous study.
A maximum of 40 credits of the final award may be brought into the course provided they meet the learning outcomes and have been undertaken in the previous five years. When considering RPL for modules taken at an institution within the 4 HEI agreement, both the credit and the mark will be brought into the award.
The course cannot be accessed by international students as it is regulated by the NMC and students must be NMC-registered in order to gain access to the course.
Degree and experience
Candidates will have their name on the parts of the NMC register as identified below.
- General Practice Nursing RN1, RNA
- Nursing in the Home (District Nursing) RN1, RNA
Applicants to the course are expected to:
- demonstrate achievement of 120 credits at level 5 or have a health-related Diploma of Higher Education (minimum of 120 level 5 credits) or degree
- have successfully completed recent study within the last five years to at least diploma level
- normally have a minimum of three years’ post-registration experience
- have appropriate clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service, organised by the sponsoring organisation
- demonstrate some knowledge of primary care and practice
- candidates applying for the General Practice Nursing pathway will normally have successfully completed a post-registration accredited foundation course in general practice nursing at level 6 or 7.