Nurses across different specialities have a vital and uniquely placed role in supporting individuals, families and communities to achieve meaningful connection and change in their lives. Our pre-registration postgraduate Nursing degree will prepare you to become part of a rewarding profession with care, compassion, communication, courage, competence, and commitment at its centre.
Regulated by The Nursing & Midwifery Council, our course will equip you for a career in Nursing within a diverse range of settings both in hospital, clinic and community environments, and specialties. The Course has two routes:
- Nursing Practice (Adult) MSc
- Nursing Practice (Mental Health) MSc
On completing the course, you will be able to evidence and demonstrate the standards and competencies required for entitlement to registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Council. The course will enable you to develop the core skills, knowledge and values fundamental to Nursing practice.
These Masters level pre-registration courses are available to graduates already holding a degree from any discipline, looking to gain a Nursing (either an Adult Nursing or Mental health Nursing) qualification and, eligibility for registration with a professional body in two years rather than three, providing an accelerated route into the profession. You will also be eligible to apply for the NHS bursary.
Teaching and learning are focused on a values based and person centred approach that considers wider determinants that impact on the lived experiences of those who require nursing care throughout the lifespan.
The programme is mapped against the Future Nurse Standards of Proficiency for Registered Nurses (NMC 2018). These form the basis of the curriculum, which incorporates in total 2,300 hours of theory, and 2,300 hours of practice. The learning opportunities offered by the programme include:
- Practice learning experiences that extend over a wide geographic area offering a broad range of diverse environments to prepare you to practice in a variety of settings. Elective placement of your choice (5 week placement).
- Digital and enhanced technology will be used to embed learning opportunities throughout the course which may include role play, use of immersion suites, clinical simulation and use of high-fidelity mannequins. To enhance learning there are allocated & specific simulation weeks, allowing practice of skills safely in a controlled environment, before going into practice. This offers opportunities to replicate the challenges that Nursing professionals face in reality, meaning that you’ll be a highly employable graduate with all the skills you need to succeed.
- Human factors and health inequalities are key themes embedded throughout the curriculum along with opportunities for interprofessional learning (IPE).
Our School and Nursing Department team of experienced staff are on hand to support and enhance your core Nursing skills and we work closely with stakeholders such as service user and carer groups. We also have strong links with regional partner NHS Trusts and organisations who provide, not only high-quality practice-based learning opportunities, but also support with creative and innovative approaches to teaching on the course.
You will also have the opportunity for collaborative, interprofessional working as part of a wider, growing Health and Social Care postgraduate community at Staffordshire University.
Research Excellence Frame work 2021 (REF 2021)
We’re extremely proud of the results for our Allied Health research submissions:
100% of research impact is recognised as “very considerable” or “outstanding” and
73% of research outputs are rated “internationally excellent” or “world leading”.