What is applied nursing?

Applied nursing builds on qualified nurses’ existing knowledge and skills through exploring practice experiences from an evidence-based perspective, leading to increasing expertise in caring for people in a variety of healthcare contexts.


This course is no longer available for entry in 2018.

About the Course

The BSc Applied Nursing is a two year full-time degree completion course which offers a bridging route for diploma level qualified nurses to complete a post-registration degree. The key purpose is to offer a modular programme of study which builds on the practitioner’s previous experience and develops their academic and professional knowledge and skills.


Course Structure

You will attend QMU on a full-time basis for two years and complete 240 credits. There are no clinical placements in this course.

Entry Requirements

Diploma in Nursing. Applicants must be registered as nurses with an approved authority. 

International: International students must have in addition an IELTS score of at least 6.0 with no element below 5.5.

Other: A satisfactory criminal records check is required.




Modules may include:

Enquiries in Psychology/ Learning to Assess and Care for Ill Adults/ Making Online Resources Work for you/ Recognition and Management of the Deteriorating Patient/ Caring for the Adult with Complex Health Care Needs/ Interprofessional Education 2/ Evidence-based Healthcare Governance/ Recovery Rehabilitation and Long Term Issues/ Interprofessional Education 3/ Independent study

NB The modules listed here are correct at time of the printing of our Undergraduate Prospectus 2018 (Feb 2017) but may differ slightly to those offered in 2018. Please check the website for any updates.


Students will already be a registered nurse and this course offers a route to top up initial registration qualifications to a degree to meet continuing professional development needs.

Quick Facts

  • Students will be eligible to enrol on the QMU four week pre-sessional programme designed to help them prepare for degree level study at Queen Margaret University. See www.qmu.ac.uk/ELS/presessional.htm for further details.
  • Students will have a dedicated Personal Academic Tutor to support their academic career at the University.
  • Students will integrate with students on the other undergraduate nursing programmes to further enhance their learning experience.
  • Registered nurses will be given advanced standing for their professional qualification.

Learning and Teaching

Students will integrate with students on the other undergraduate nursing courses to further enhance their learning experience.

Professional Registration

Successful completion does not include registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council or eligibility to work in the UK.

Please Note:

The delivery of this course is subject to the terms and conditions set out in our 2018/19 Entry - Terms and Conditions (Undergraduate).



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Course Overview

2 years
Start Date
September 2018
Study Abroad
School of Health Sciences
Subject Area
Fees & Funding

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