General Practice Nursing (BSc (Hons))

Swansea University the United Kingdom

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BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
2 years

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About General Practice Nursing at Swansea University

Course Overview

BSc (Hons) or Graduate Diploma General Practice Nursing...

- A flexible continuing professional development course

- Students are eligible to have their tuition fees paid by the Workforce, Education and Development Services (WEDS)

- Optional module choices ensure the course can be tailored to meet individual learning needs

- Shared learning with other community nurses may enhance closer collaborative working in practice.

Key features

The College has a distinguished and sustained track record in delivering high quality educational programmes to community nurses.  The BSc (Hons)/GradDip General Practice Nursing is a flexible programme that enables students to manage their continuing professional development within the context of their work and personal lives.

  • Students will be eligible for their tuition fees to be paid for by the Workforce, Educations and Development Services enhances the accessibility of the programme.
  • The modular structure and wide choice of optional modules ensures that the programme can be tailored to meet the individual learning needs of practice nurses ensuring fitness for practice, whilst also being responsive to changes in local need and national government policies.
  • Opportunities for shared learning with other community nurses, which may enhance closer collaborative working in practice.

This course aims to:

  • Develop a competent, confident and critically thinking general practice nurse who is able to demonstrate high level decision making in areas of general practice nursing ensuring that care is tailored to local practice and population need.
  • Develop self aware individuals who are capable of monitoring and improving standards of service through reflection, supervision, mentorship, professional leadership and multidisciplinary teamwork.
  • Develop professionals with transferable skills who can facilitate and develop innovations in practice through effective communication, evaluation, teaching, facilitation and support.
  • Prepare a general practice nurse who is able to develop strong partnerships with other professional groups across the health and social care interface, including the voluntary and third sectors.
  • Provide practice nurses with the skills and knowledge to advance their careers.

Course description

This course comprises of two compulsory modules and a choice of optional modules, which can be studied over a period of two to four years leading to the award of either a BSc (Hons) or Graduate Diploma in General Practice Nursing.

It is aimed at newly qualified nurses seeking a career in general practice nursing or experienced practice nurses seeking to advance their skills and knowledge.

Study options for this course

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  • The awardBSc (Hons)How you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study2 years
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Notes about fees for this course

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU International BSc (Hons) Part-time £1,750 N/A

Fees for full time Undergraduate UK/EU students may be increased in subsequent years of study by an inflationary amount determined by Welsh Government.

Fees for full time Undergraduate International students will increase by 3% for each subsequent year of study.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Entry requirements

  • A registered practitioner on the respective part (1,2,7,8,12 or 15) of the Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC) register
  • Normally have one year's experience post qualification as a registered practitioner
  • Possess 120 credits at level 5 (diploma level)


English language requirements

IELTS score of a minimum of 7.0 overall, with a minimum of 7.0 for listening and reading and writing and speaking, will be needed, as per NMC requirements.


Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

All applicants need to have a satisfactory enhanced DBS check prior to starting the programme. Each year all students re-enrol on to the programme and as part of this must also sign an annual declaration that there have been no changes to that status.


Current Employment requirements

All students need to be employed in a general practice setting and have access to an NMC approved practice mentor.


Prior to application, potential applicants are encouraged to contact the Prof. Joy Merrell or a member of the programme team to discuss the requirements, aims and content of the programme.

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