Professional Healthcare Practice (Practice Nursing)
Attendance mode: Full-time
Award: PG Certificate
An exciting new opportunity to train as a Practice Nurse.
It is a funded training opportunity for recently qualified UK nursing degree students, or those who wish to change their area of specialisation.
The course is designed to enhance knowledge, skill and competence as a practice nurse.
It is a 6 month programme providing theoretical learning delivered by experienced lecturers from the Faculty of Health Studies, and expert practitioners from the primary care setting.
Placements are fully supported by experienced mentors and clinical facilitators.
"Practice nursing involves working as a team with GPs, health visitors and midwives, doing things like baby immunisations, vaccines, giving advice, wound care etc. We look after the whole range.
The course involves two days in practice each week, one full day in University and the rest is study."
These programmes, whilst developed largely with registered nurses in mind, provide the student with the opportunity to study alongside other health and social care professionals, voluntary sector personnel and service users for some modules
Continuing professional development funding may be available for some modules and courses. However, access to funding for part or all of an award cannot be guaranteed.
- Ranked 6th in the UK for Nursing and Midwifery in the Guardian University League Tables 2017
Applicants should have:
- A first degree in a relevant subject area
- Registered qualification with the NMC
Students whose qualifications do not meet the entry requirements above but who have significant experience and other evidence of ability to study at this level should speak to the Course Leader as it may be possible to arrange to submit other evidence of ability.
English language requirements:
Students for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details.
Find more information on our module descriptors page.
Career support and prospects
The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.
Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.
Fees, Finance and Scholarships
Tuition fees are subject to review for students starting their course in subsequent years. See our Fees and Financial Support website for more details.
Funding for eligible staff within the region will be reviewed by Health Education England (HEE) in the coming months for the 2017/18 academic year. We advise all applicants to apply as normal for 2017/18 courses and further information will be provided as soon as it is available.
Students applying to study a Specialist Skills and Post Registration Development (SSPRD) module or programme, and who work for an approved provider in the Yorkshire and Humber region, may be able to access funding through Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber Contract for the cost of their course fees. This funding is subject to availability.
Students who wish to apply for the above funding will need to provide a funding letter from their employer (on a letterhead) confirming their employment in that organisation and that their employer supports their studies.
Alternatively, please complete one of the funding forms attaching a compliment slip or stamp to verify employer support as part of the application process:
Please be aware that employer support does not guarantee the availability of funding.
How do I find out more?
Steps to Postgraduate Study
Find out more about studying at a postgraduate level on the official, independent website Steps to Postgraduate Study (link opens in new window).
How to apply
The easiest way to apply is online.
- Apply for 2016/17 courses (September 2016 – July 2017 start dates)
- Apply for 2017/18 courses (September 2017 – July 2018 start dates)
- Apply for 2018/19 courses (September 2018 – July 2019 start dates)
This will help us process your application more quickly and allow you to submit your supporting documents electronically.
If you are unable to apply online, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a paper application form.
We will also need the following supporting documents, along with any other information specified on the course page:
- Degree certificates/transcripts
- Research proposal (if required)
- Two references (including one academic reference)
- Evidence of English language level (if required)
- A copy of your passport
Once you have applied you will have access to the University's Applicant Portal, where you can track the status of your application.
You should also start thinking about how you plan to fund your postgraduate study — you may need to apply for loans or grants at this stage.
Download the programme specification for Professional Healthcare Practice (Practice Nursing)
This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.