Nursing Studies (Second Registration) Adult Nursing PGCert

Key information

Start date: October 2020

Full-time: 1 year

Why choose this course

Surrey’s well-respected nursing courses are ranked 4th in the UK by The Complete University Guide 2020 and 4th in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.

Our PGCert Nursing Studies (Second Registration) Adult Nursing course will equip you with the in-depth knowledge and skills you need to provide high-quality nursing care across a range of health and social care environments.

This course leads to a second registration in adult nursing. If you are registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as either an adult, child or mental health nurse, you can gain registration as a nurse in your second field of practice.

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What you will study

Modern nurses that can support a diverse, complex range of needs while upholding care and demonstrating compassion to all their patients continue to be sought after.

As a student on this course, you’ll develop your decision-making and leadership skills, as well as demonstrate resilience and emotional intelligence in complex and challenging situations. You will also benefit from our School of Health Science’s excellent research, tuition and facilities.

After graduating from our course, you will have become a confident and independent practitioner with the clinical, analytical and reflective skills to meet the needs of patients and their families.

Modules

Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps. 

The University operates a credit framework for all taught programmes based on a 15-credit tariff. Modules can be either 15, 30, 45 or 60 credits, and additionally for some masters dissertations, 90 credits.

The structure of our programmes follows clear educational aims that are tailored to each programme. These are all outlined in the programme specifications which include further details such as the learning outcomes:

    This course is subject to validation therefore no modules have been confirmed at this moment in time. These modules will appear once the course has been validated.

    Timetable

    Course timetables are normally available one month before the start of the semester. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week (Monday–Friday). Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities. Part-time classes are normally scheduled on one or two days per week, details of which can be obtained from the course administrators. View our Timetabling Policy (PDF).

    Entry requirements

    Applicants should have a BSc in Nursing Studies First Registration.

    All of our offers will be made subject to a health screening and DBS checks. Occupational health services are provided by The Robens Centre on behalf of the University of Surrey.

    This is a regulated course that requires declaration of criminal convictions at the application stage, please visit our criminal convictions webpage for more information.

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    English language requirements

    IELTS: 7.0 overall and 7.0 in each category 

    View the other English language qualifications that we accept.

    If you do not currently meet the level required for your programme, we offer intensive pre-sessional English language courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.

    Credit transfer

    The University of Surrey recognises that many students enter their higher education course with valuable knowledge and skills developed through a range of professional, vocational and community contexts. If this applies to you, a process called recognition of prior learning (RPL) may allow you to enter your course at a point appropriate to your previous learning and experience, or to join the start of a course without the formal entry requirements. This means that you may be exempt from certain elements of study in the course for which you have applied and be awarded credit based on your previous qualifications/experience. There are restrictions on RPL for some courses and fees may be payable for certain claims. 

    Please see the code of practice for recognition of prior learning and prior credit: taught programmes (PDF) for further information. Please email Admissions with any queries.

    Fees

    Start date: October 2020

    Full-time - 1 year

    UK/EU £9,250

    Overseas To be confirmed

    View the list of fees for all postgraduate taught courses.

    Please note:

    • These fees apply to students commencing study in the academic year 2020-21 only. Fees for new starters are reviewed annually.
    • If you are on a two-year full-time Euromasters or MFA programme, or a two-year or three-year part-time masters programme (excluding modular/self-paced/distance learning), the annual fee is payable in Year 1 and Year 2 of the programme.
    • Annual fees will increase by 4% for each subsequent year of study, rounded up to the nearest £100, subject to any overriding applicable legislative requirements. 

    Additional costs

    There are associated costs with this course:

    • Commuting (local travel expenses)
      Students are required to pay upfront cost of travel and accommodation expenses incurred when on placements, these may vary depending on the location. Students starting their studies in 2019/2020 will be able to apply for reimbursement of travel and dual accommodation expenses through the Learning Support Fund  as a result of attending practice placements (this model may not apply for the duration of students studies). Essential expenses incurred over and above a student’s normal daily travel costs to the University are covered. NHS bursary rules on expenses must be followed and the rates applicable are to be confirmed by the NHS Business Services Authority. Students also have the option to undertake an additional elective placement, however, all costs for this must be met by the student.
    • Safety equipment and/or uniform
      Although a uniform (tunics and trousers) is provided, you are required to supply your own suitable footwear and any additional uniform. Students are also responsible for the costs associated with maintaining/washing their uniform.
    • Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
      The University will meet the cost of one DBS check, completed at the start of each new student’s programme or earlier where applicants indicate they have a conviction in their application. The DBS check is a programme requirement: it is mandatory that the DBS process in completed and the student is approved to attend before they can start placement. Applicants offered a place on the programme will be contacted to complete the online process by the deadline specified. The process is not completed until all original documentation has been approved by an appointed DBS approver. This should be completed in advance of Applicants starting their programme using main branches of the Post Office, where there will be a £6 administration fee.

    How to apply

    You can apply for this programme through UCAS, with the programme code B771. Apply via UCAS.

    Admission information

    Our postgraduate admissions policy provides the basis for admissions practice across the University and gives a framework for how we encourage, consider applications and admit students. You can also read our postgraduate applicant guidance.

    Terms and conditions

    When you accept an offer of a place at the University of Surrey, you are agreeing to comply with our policies and regulations, and our terms and conditions. These terms and conditions are provided in two stages: first when we make an offer and second when students who have accepted their offers register to study at the University. View our offer terms and conditions and our generic registration terms and conditions (PDF) as a guide as to what to expect.
     
    Please note: our offer terms and conditions will be available in the September of the calendar year prior to the year in which you begin your studies. Our registration terms and conditions will vary to take into account specifics of your course.

    Disclaimer

    This online prospectus has been prepared and published in advance of the academic year to which it applies. The University of Surrey has used its reasonable efforts to ensure that the information is accurate at the time of publishing, but changes (for example to course content or additional costs) may occur given the interval between publishing and commencement of the course. It is therefore very important to check this website for any updates before you apply for a course with us. Read more.

    Course location and contact details

    Campus location

    Stag Hill

    Stag Hill is the University's main campus and where the majority of our courses are taught. 

    University of Surrey
    Address

    University of Surrey
    Guildford
    Surrey GU2 7XH