International Nursing BSc (Hons)

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About the course

International Nursing Studies is designed to meet the diverse needs of international qualified nurses, our newly developed course allows you to top up to a globally recognised British degree, developing your knowledge, skills and attitudes.

Reasons why you should choose to study a degree in International Nursing at DMU

  • Suitable for a diverse range of, qualified international nurses living and working in the UK, to those currently living and working in their home country
  • Develop your transferrable, social and interpersonal skills as a leader and enhance your global career opportunities
  • Study alongside other registered nurses and allied health professionals in Leicester…

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About the course

International Nursing Studies is designed to meet the diverse needs of international qualified nurses, our newly developed course allows you to top up to a globally recognised British degree, developing your knowledge, skills and attitudes.

Reasons why you should choose to study a degree in International Nursing at DMU

  • Suitable for a diverse range of, qualified international nurses living and working in the UK, to those currently living and working in their home country
  • Develop your transferrable, social and interpersonal skills as a leader and enhance your global career opportunities
  • Study alongside other registered nurses and allied health professionals in Leicester, a multicultural and diverse city at the heart of the UK
  • Choose from a flexible range of specialist modules, including European Union (EU) Nursing Adaptation or Overseas Nursing modules
  • All of our expert academics are registered practitioners, initiating positive change in healthcare worldwide
  • Our world-leading research shapes and informs teaching; with strong global partnerships in China, Thailand and Egypt
  • Recent investment of £8 million in to our first-class teaching facilities allow you to develop your practical knowledge

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Key facts

UCAS course code: G450

Duration: One year full-time taught

Institution code: D26

Entry and admission criteria

BSc (Hons) International Nursing Studies

Generic option

  • All applicants must be qualified nurses, having successfully completed a recognised course of study in their own country
  • They should possess 120 credits at level 4 and 5 or equivalent, that have not previously been counted towards a degree
  • For international students an IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent is required
  • International students must have leave to enter or remain in the UK that permits study, and will be valid for the duration of the course, such as a Tier 4 (General Visa), prior to enrolment

BSc (Hons) International Nursing Studies with Overseas Nursing module


Additional requirements you will need If choosing this option.

  • All applicants must be qualified registered nurses, having successfully completed a recognised course of study in their own country
  • They should possess 120 credits at level 4 and 5 or equivalent, that have not previously been counted towards a degree
  • An academic or professional reference within 2 years
  • For international students an IELTS score of 7.0 in all fields
  • Letter from the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council, identifying their individual requirements
  • An interview is also required
  • You must complete an occupational health check, declaration form and enhanced CRB disclosure application before starting the course. All overseas students must submit a criminal records certificate from their home country, which needs to be cleared in accordance with DMU’s admissions policy
  • International students must have leave to enter or remain in the UK that permits study, and will be valid for the duration of the course, such as a Tier 4 (General Visa), prior to enrolment

BSc (Hons) International Nursing Studies with European Union Adaptation module


Additional requirements you will need If choosing this option

  • All applicants must be qualified registered nurses, having successfully completed a recognised course of study in their own country
  • They should possess 120 credits at level 4 and 5 or equivalent, that have not previously been counted towards a degree
  • An academic or professional reference within 2 years
  • For international students an IELTS score of 7.0 in all fields
  • Letter from the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council, identifying their individual requirements
  • An interview is also required
  • You must complete an occupational health check, declaration form and enhanced CRB disclosure application before starting the course. All overseas students must submit a criminal records certificate from their home country, which needs to be cleared in accordance with DMU’s admissions policy.
  • International students must have leave to enter or remain in the UK that permits study, and will be valid for the duration of the course, such as a Tier 4 (General Visa), prior to enrolment

Teaching and assessment

You will be taught by staff with strong reputations for excellence in both teaching and research projects, and learn from visiting clinical practice lecturers who merge theory with practice.

We ensure your learning is current and evidence-based, ensuring the delivery of safe, compassionate and respectful care of patents.

You will be extensively supported in developing your ability to think and write analytically and critically, using your own global healthcare experiences.

Assessment methods include assignments, exams and presentations.

Our world-leading research shapes and informs teaching with strong global partnerships in a variety of countries, including China, Thailand and Ethiopia.

Course modules


Modules This course allows you to study full-time in the UK, to top-up your existing nursing qualification and experience to a full degree; with a range of optional modules you can tailor your learning to your own interests. Term one Term two

Choose one core module (30 credits):

  • Contemporary International Nursing
  • Overseas Nursing*
  • EU Nursing Adaptation*
  • For more information about these modules please visit dmu.ac.uk/in

Core module: Research and Evidence in an International context (15 credits) Core module: Independent International Study (30 credits) Core module: Health Promotion and Public Health (30 credits) Choose one of the following optional modules either in term one or term two (15 credits):

  • International Perspectives 1
  • Cancer Prevention and Detection
  • Infection Control and Communicable Diseases
  • Sexual Health International Perspectives
  • International Perspectives 2
  • Cancer Prevention and Detection

* Available to qualified registered nurses only. Subject to student meeting NMC requirements

Sample timetable

Industry links and professional accreditation

The inclusion of clinical specialist who are visiting lecturers also contribute to module teaching and learning.

Work experience and placements

For those undertaking the Overseas Nursing and European Union Adaptation modules within this programme, placements may be required as determined by an applicant’s NMC Decision Letter.

For those undertaking the generic option students will have the opportunity to visit local hospitals and specialist units.

Graduate careers

Upon completion graduates can capitalise on their transferable, nursing, social, and interpersonal skills as a leader enhancing their global career.

Students who undertake either the Overseas Nursing module or the European Nursing Adaptation module as part of the programme, and successfully complete the module, will be eligible to register with the NMC and work as a registered nurse in the UK.

Fees and funding

UK/EU Full-time £9000 International
Full-time
£8500

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Scholarships

Full-time home and EU student fees are £9,000

Full-time Overseas student fees are £10,750

Fees are for 2012/13 and are subject to change. For September 2013 fees please contact us. Please note: you may be subject to additional fees for placements if you undertake the EU Nursing Adaptation or Overseas Nursing modules.

Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarships
An unlimited number of scholarships are available towards the tuition fees of overseas students wishing to study a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD degree. Find out more at dmu.ac.uk/international

Alumni Scholarships
DMU graduates who wish to return to study a full-time Master’s Degree could benefit from a £500 award.

Facilities

Extensive investment in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences| means you will benefit from new clinical practice skills suites, lecture theatre and learning areas.

Campus teaching technology is excellent and includes visualisers, interactive whiteboards, and access to lecturer hard drives and internet connection in all classrooms.

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