To apply for this course from outside of the UK click apply now
Course starts: 18 September 2023Apply now
If you are applying for this course from within the UK click apply now:
Course starts: 18 September 2023Apply now
This course is designed to top-up a registered nursing qualification. 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 a strong emphasis on relating nursing theory to clinical practice.
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.
Places are available to study this course in January at our London campus. Find out more and apply online.
We use various methods of teaching including lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials, independent learning and group work.
Each module involves an element of assessment using methods designed (where appropriate) to support professional development in clinical practice.
Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.
Our typical offer is:
|You will be required to be a registered nurse with the appropriate country regulatory body and hold a Nursing Diploma qualification, equivalent to Level 5 in the UK.||For international applicants, we accept Registered Nurses who also hold a Licence to Practice.|
If you don't meet our standard entry requirements, you can take one of the foundation pathways at our partners ONCAMPUS Sunderland. Find out more information and whether your course is eligible on our ONCAMPUS page.
If your qualification is not listed above, please contact the Student Administration team at email@example.com for further advice.
You will be required to be a registered nurse with a recognised regulatory nursing organisation and hold a Higher Education Diploma Level Nursing qualification (NQF Level 5).
We accept students who have studied a certified nursing course leading to the award of Registered Nurse, and international Registered Nurses who also hold a Licence to Practice.
The course takes into account both accredited and experiential learning and therefore if you have undertaken either of these courses, you would have the opportunity to apply for accreditation of prior achievement: 120 credits at Level 4 plus 80 credits at Level 5. You would be required to enter the course at Level 5 and would undertake a ‘bridging’ course, which would equip you with a range of transferable skills. The bridging course enables you to obtain the necessary further 40 credits at Level 5 to allow progression to Level 6.
If English is not your first language, please see our English language requirements.
2022/23 annual, full-time fees:
Please note that our February 2023 intake is now closed to international students.
2023/24 annual, full-time fees:
Part-time fees are £6,935 per 120 credits. Please note, we are unable to accept international applicants for the part-time course who require a Student visa to study in the UK.
*European Union (EU), EEA (European Economic Area), and Swiss nationals who do not qualify for the EU Settlement Scheme are classed as international, however, for 22/23 and 23/24 admission you will receive a European student fee scholarship and will pay the home tuition fee rate for the duration of your studies. The discounted fee will be reflected in your offer letter. Learn more in our Help and Advice article.
Take a look at the Your Finances section to find out about the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.
This information was correct at the time of publication.
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.
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). Our course does not lead to professional registration with the NMC.
Sign up to receive emails about your subject area.
Using Your Personal Information
The University of Sunderland is collecting this data in order for you to receive information on your chosen subject(s). Your information will be stored securely in our Customer Relationship Management system which is provided by a 3rd party and used only for the administration and provision of this information. Should you choose to opt in to further communications we will also use your information to facilitate other useful marketing information based on your preferences. Further information on how your data is stored and used can be found in our Privacy notice - marketing.