Nursing Studies BSc (Hons) Top-Up

University of Derby Online Learning


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Prices correct for 2018/2019 new students. Subject to annual increase in September 2019.

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Online with live classes
1 Year, Part-time
Level 6 Bachelor of Science (BSc)
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Top up your Diploma or Advanced Diploma in Nursing Studies with this RCN accredited Bachelors degree.


Level 6 Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Awarded by University of Derby

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If you already have a Diploma or Advanced Diploma in Nursing Studies, top-up to a full honours degree with this part-time, online course.

This course has been accredited by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Centre for Professional Accreditation until 31 August 2019. We are also currently the only online Nursing Studies BSc (Hons) Top-Up degree in the UK to be accredited by the Royal College of Nursing.

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Visit our website where you can try this course for free! Our course taster allows you to access a selection of content from a module within this course and experience online learning first hand.

A course with high professional standards

We've developed cutting edge learning materials for areas that include Asthma, Diabetes, Public Health (with an international perspective), Minor Injuries, Palliative Care and Evidence Based Practice, that can be taken as part of the top up, or studied independently as part of your continuing professional development (CPD).

That’s largely due to the fact that we work hard to listen to employers in the health and social care sector when designing and updating this course. There has been significant consultation with Strategic Health Authorities, stakeholders and regulatory bodies. This means you can rely on this course to refresh your skills and keep you up to date with current practice, as well as enhancing your employability.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

As a nurse or health and social care professional, we know that CPD is a vital part of your practice. Although undertaking CPD for your learning and reflective practice is a requirement of maintaining your professional practice, it is also an opportunity to improve the quality of your care. We offer a wide range of exiting standalone 20 credit modules that will quip you with the skills and knowledge to enhance your nursing abilities. Each module in this course is available to take part-time, online and counts towards your CPD.

Interactive and practical learning

This online learning degree is specifically designed by our expert online tutors and contains plenty of opportunities to interact with tutors and other students through online discussion forums, virtual class room sessions and more traditional forms of communication such as email and Skype.

Supported learning

In addition to our academic teams, you’ll be appointed a dedicated online learner advisor who will support you on any non-academic issues throughout your course.

You’ll also benefit from many other university support services such as student wellbeing, eLibrary and resource centre, IT support and careers and employment service.

When can I start?

Contact us via the Enquire by Email button below to learn more and speak with our admissions advisors to check your eligibility.

Who is this course for?

If you already hold a Diploma or Advanced Diploma in Nursing Studies, top up your qualification to a full BSc honours degree with this online nursing course, and fit study easily around your career, personal or family commitments.


You'll need all of the following:

  • a Diploma or an Advanced Diploma in Nursing Studies (any nursing discipline)

  • to be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) or international equivalent

  • to be working in a relevant Nursing arena e.g. community, Acute sectors, public or private health and social care settings.

Career path

You'll gain organisational and management skills that will enhance your clinical practice, nursing management or research, enhancing your competency in your role. This places you at the heart of health and social care, enabling you to assess, diagnose and treat both acute and chronic conditions.

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