BSc in Nursing Studies (Top-up)



12-24 months
(16–28 months if students are required to complete an additional module to meet entry requirements)


15 December 2019




Monthly Fee: $400**
Full Fee: $5,500*
(*Exclusive Stafford Grant)

The BSc in Nursing Studies (Top Up) programme is delivered online from the Edinburgh Napier University and is for professionals in the field of nursing, holding a diploma or a certificate in Nursing and looking to top up their nursing qualifications towards a full BSc degree in Nursing Studies.

This programme comprises of 5 compulsory modules with syllabus aimed to develop strong insight into student's knowledge of evidence based practice. The programme also aims to develop an analytical approach to integrated healthcare practice.

The nursing degree programme is managed by an inclusive community of registered nurses, healthcare professionals and nursing managers to include the most contemporary knowledge in the field of Nursing and Healthcare.

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The BSc in Nursing programme is consistent with topical nursing practice, encouraging students to develop their skills and knowledge to further advance in the sphere of nursing and healthcare.

The university offers excellent networking opportunities for students to interact with fellow practitioners from across the globe along with a strong tutorial support from the university.

The programme is hosted on the university's virtual learning environment where all learning materials and tutorial support is provided to students throughout the duration of their programme.

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All entrants to the BSc Nursing Studies programme must be currently registered as a Nurse with a recognised nursing regulatory body and hold a Nursing qualification, and have at least 2 years relevant working experience

Entry with a Diploma in Nursing

If your Nursing qualification is a Diploma which included study at FHEQ level 5 you will only be required to complete the five core modules.

NOTE: If you do not have evidence of completing a diploma in Nursing to FHEQ Level 5, you will be required to successfully complete the Professional Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare module, after which you can then progress through the remainder of the programme

Entry with other Nursing qualification
  • Other Nursing qualifications will be considered.
  • Depending on your previous study you will be advised how many modules you will be required to study to ‘top-up’ to degree, and you may be required to successfully complete an additional module prior to progressing through the remainder of the programme. This module will enable you to enhance and develop your academic skills and prepare you for study on the five core modules.

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A Bachelor's degree in Nursing can open doors to opportunities in the field of healthcare, specifically that of nursing, where skills and knowledge gained from this programme can be practiced for further strengthening professional profile.

Please note that Edinburgh Napier University’s website (www.napier.ac.uk) is the most up to date source of information regarding courses. We strongly recommend that you always visit the website before making any commitments.

** Please contact your consultant for the updated instalment plan