Healthcare is changing rapidly. Technology is advancing and, as people live longer, healthcare needs are becoming more complex with an increasing focus on caring for people in the community.
Our course has been developed in close collaboration with our service partners and users, and is delivered by approachable and supportive staff with a national reputation for developing award-winning nurses. The benefits of this innovative course include the opportunity to study nursing in an environment of exceptional teaching and learning. This course allows graduates a fast track to professional registration as a nurse.
The Postgraduate Diploma prepares you for your future role as a skilled and reflective adult nurse, able to use sound clinical judgement to deliver thoughtful, compassionate, evidence-based care to enhance the future health and wellbeing of the communities you serve.
As a nursing student in the Department of Health Sciences you will experience the benefits of a large, multidisciplinary department offering a broad range of taught and research courses, combined with extensive practice experience in the health and social care field.
With a combination of tutor support, mentor guidance in placements and excellent teaching facilities we can help you get the very best out of your time in York, ensuring you develop your knowledge and skills as well as confidence in your role as a nurse.
This course can allow you to ‘fast track’ to professional registration as a nurse.
Including a Clinical Simulation Unit which looks just like a hospital ward
We've partnered with Health and Social Care providers across North Yorkshire to produce this course
Staff are active in research and your teaching is informed by the latest developments
After successfully completing the Postgraduate Diploma with Professional Registration (Adult), you may, at a later stage, top up your qualification to a Masters in Nursing Practice through the Recognition of Prior Learning route by undertaking a 60 credit Service Improvement Project. If you do decide to top up to the Masters, the fees for this additional element of study will need to be paid either by you or your employer.
Part 1 (March to September, Year 1)
Part 2 (September to July, Year 1 into Year 2)
Part 3 (July to September, Year 2)
Please note, modules may change to reflect the latest academic thinking and expertise of our staff.
The NHS will usually meet the full cost of your tuition fees.
Funding for 2017/18 for Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing (Adult) is as follows, subject to meeting residency and eligibility criteria:
For further information and for latest updates please visit: www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/students
Please be aware that, as you have completed an undergraduate programme previously, which has attracted funding, then future financial support is entirely at the discretion of the funding agency responsible.
Costs for Uniform Provision and Occupational Health Screening and Disclosure and Barring Service checks will be met by the Department for the academic year 2017/18. Students applying for courses later than this should refer to the Departmental webpage for up to date Fees and Finance advice.
UK/EU or international fees? The level of fee that you will be asked to pay depends on whether you're classed as a UK/EU or international student.
Discover your funding options to help with tuition fees and living costs.
If you've successfully completed an undergraduate degree at York you could be eligible for a 10% Masters fee discount.
You can use our living costs guide to help plan your budget. It covers accommodation costs and estimated social costs.
You’ll work with world‐leading academics who’ll challenge you to think independently and excel in all that you do. Our approach to teaching will provide you with the knowledge, opportunities, and support you need to grow and succeed in a global workplace. Find out more about our approach to teaching and learning.
Our focus is on making your learning relevant to your nursing practice.
Teaching staff will help and support you to develop your skills. You will learn in lectures, seminars and working groups. Cooperative learning groups (CLGs) are used as a way of integrating you into the nursing community by developing your professional identity. You will stay in the same CLG for the whole of your course.
You will undertake a variety of practice experiences that will help to build and shape your knowledge and skills. These experiences could be anywhere within the region. You will work with a diverse range of people from different cultures who live in a variety of environments.
You will be attached to an experienced mentor who will help to guide and assess your practice and knowledge and who will also be a source of support and reassurance. You will also have a link lecturer from the University to ensure you receive continuous support.
Practice experience will be gained over the full 24 hours of the day; you will be required to work a full pattern of shifts, including nights and weekends, early and late shifts.
We use the latest technology in our state-of-the-art Clinical Simulation Unit. This is a series of rooms which replicate a number of areas where you could work including a fully-equipped four-bedded ward complete with a range of equipment for you to practice on, community bedrooms and living rooms. These allow you to develop your nursing skills in a safe environment.
You will be based in the Department of Health Sciences which is on Campus West. The majority of your teaching will take place in Alcuin College and other locations across Campus West.
Our beautiful green campus offers a student-friendly setting in which to live and study, within easy reach of the action in the city centre. It's easy to get around campus - everything is within walking or pedalling distance, or you can always use the fast and frequent bus service.
You will be assessed in both theory and practice elements throughout the course. You will have to successfully complete all areas to be able to progress.
A variety of assessment methods, including presentations, essays, reports, simulated scenarios and examinations will be used. You will be given individual written assessment feedback for every piece of assessed work with the exception of closed examinations. You may also be given verbal feedback either on a one-to-one basis with an academic member of staff or as part of a group exercise.
Your practice experience will be assessed by your designated mentor who will be able to observe you develop confidence and skills throughout your placement experience.
Students from the Department of Health Sciences have an excellent record in achieving immediate employment after completion of their course. Most go into careers with NHS trusts in the region and in other areas of Northern England as well as other NHS organisations in the UK.
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Aspiring to make a valuable contribution to modern healthcare, you will be caring and compassionate and committed to making a real difference to people’s lives.
You will normally possess a 2:1 honours degree in a health related subject.
Healthcare related subjects include:
Alternative subjects will be considered on an individual basis.
You will normally be able to demonstrate 600 hours of healthcare related experience. This may include experience of healthcare support work, voluntary work overseas, befriending older people and charity work (eg with Age UK, Shelter, St Johns Ambulance).
Healthcare related experience includes:
Alternative experience will be considered on an individual basis.
Students recruited from outside the UK must have previously completed the International English Language Testing (IELTS) and have a minimum score of at least seven in all areas.
You can apply and send all your documentation electronically through our online system. You don’t need to complete your application all at once: you can start it, save it and finish it later.
Please note that international students are not currently eligible to apply for this course.
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