Minimum entry requirements
All entrants to the BSc Nursing Studies [Global Online] programme must be registered as a nurse with a recognised nursing regulatory body.
To enter this programme you must have:
A nursing qualification and professional registration
240 Scottish Credit Qualification Framework (SCQF) credits (or equivalent) in nursing, of which a minimum of 120 credits are at SCQF level 8 (or equivalent).
Recognition of Prior Learning
Your application will be considered on an individual basis. Edinburgh Napier University provides numerous credit transfer opportunities. The modular scheme operated within the University accords with the Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework (SCQF) and the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS), so that credits are transferable and recognition of your prior learning will be given where possible.
As a registered nurse, working overseas, your application to commence the BSc Nursing Studies [Global Online] programme will be considered, taking into consideration your previous study and experience. You will be advised how many academic credits you will require to ‘top up’ to degree. Any academic credits you have gained within the last five years from Edinburgh Napier University or another higher education institution will be considered under the scheme of recognised prior learning (RPL) and this information will be used to calculate how many credits you require to undertake to complete the BSc Nursing Studies [Global Online] programme.
Recognition of experience (RPEL) will also be considered and advice given on how this could be evidenced. Any credits gained longer than five years ago will be reviewed and you may be asked to submit a reflective account to demonstrate your current knowledge and understanding and its application to your practice. We will provide you with support in your reflective process and guidance on presenting your evidence.
Entry with a Certificate in Nursing - (240 Credits)
If you have successfully completed a registered nurse programme to certificate level you may be able to enter this programme. You will be able to complete the programme by successfully achieving 120 credits at SCQF level 9.
Entry with a Diploma in Nursing - (300 Credits)
If you have successfully completed a registered nurse programme to diploma level with up to 120 credits at SCQF level 8 you may be able to enter this programme. This will enable you to complete the programme by successfully achieving 120 credits at SCQF level 9.
To be considered for RPL/RPEL to enter the programme using evidence of previous experience, please contact the Admissions team at email@example.com, where your case will be forwarded to an appropriate evaluator.
Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.
English language requirements
As all learning, teaching and assessment activities are conducted in English, if your first language is not English you must have a minimum International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 overall with all four elements having a score of at least 5.5.
We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
Entry requirements by country
Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
- BN Nursing/MN Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability)
- BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery
We’re committed to admitting students who have the potential to succeed and benefit from our programmes of study.
Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures, and how we use the information you provide us in your application to inform the decisions we make.
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