Edinburgh Napier University / Southpoint Education International

BSc Nursing Studies (Top-up)

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Edinburgh Napier University (ENU) holds the prestigious No. 1 ranking in the UK for value-added education (The Guardian). It has also been awarded the highest possible rating of 5 stars for Teaching, Employability, and Internationalisation by the QS World University Rankings 2024. Since 2012, Southpoint Education International has been the exclusive regional recruitment representative of the university. All degrees are exclusively awarded by Edinburgh Napier University.

The University offers industry-informed courses that expertly balance theory and practice, ensuring graduates are well-equipped for success in today’s competitive global job market. ENU has a renowned international reputation for the employability of its graduates.

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Explore the theories of ageing from a physical, psychological, social and cultural aspect.

Learn and understand the different types of evidence that may be used to inform clinical practice.

Explore the principles of the following topic areas that will be discussed in the context of your field of nursing: Clinical Leadership; Clinical Governance; Patient Safety, Change Management and Risk Management.

Course Information

This programme is designed specifically for registered nurses who wish to “top up” their academic qualifications to a BSc Nursing Studies award. The programme acknowledges the diversity of learning needs of professionals in the workplace, particularly those working in healthcare environments who are studying concurrently.

The BSc Nursing Studies (Top-up) curriculum aims to provide you with a programme of study that is relevant to contemporary nursing practice and will provide you with learning opportunities to enhance your knowledge and skills to allow you to progress in your chosen sphere of nursing practice.

The programme is designed to provide a learning opportunity for registered nurses who hold either a diploma or a certificate in nursing to deepen their knowledge of evidence-based practice and develop a critical approach to integrated healthcare when they can effectively apply theory to their own nursing practice.

The programme consists of six compulsory modules. You can complete BSc Nursing in a minimum of 1 year or a maximum of 3 years.

The modules you will complete over the BSc Nursing Studies (Top Up) course are Management of Chronic Disease, Promoting Excellence in Older Peoples’ Health, Healthy Lives, Advancing Practice through Research, Effective Leadership in Healthcare, and Exploring the Theory and Application of Law and Ethical Reasoning in Nursing Practice.

The modules you will complete over the BSc Nursing Studies course are:

Promoting Excellence in Older Peoples’ Health

20 Credits

Management of Chronic Disease

20 Credits

Advancing Practice through Research

20 Credits

Healthy Lives

20 Credits

Effective Leadership in Healthcare

20 Credits

Exploring the Theory and Application of Law and Ethical Reasoning in Nursing Practice

20 Credits

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