Nursing, Short Course | Part time online | University of Essex Online | United Kingdom
8 months
4143 GBP/full
4056 GBP/full
Tuition fee
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The Nursing PG Cert course from University of Essex Online is designed for practising nurses who are keen to continue their professional development and take on new challenges within their field.

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Within this Nursing PG Cert course from University of Essex Online you will have the ability to customise your studies by selecting from a range of modules in various healthcare and management topics alongside our compulsory offer, including:

  • the management of disease, including pathophysiology and pharmacology
  • the principles of pain management
  • the theoretical knowledge required to support the delivery and management of diabetes care both in primary and secondary healthcare settings
  • the role of nurses in meeting the needs of vulnerable individuals, groups and communities
  • the scientific concepts underpinning infection control and prevention
  • contemporary models and strategies to guide the design of effective health promotion activities
  • practical leadership skills underpinned by a critical appreciation of leadership theory

Why we’re great

  • You can achieve a respected qualification in just 8 months without any need to take a break from work.
  • This Nursing course from University of Essex Online contributes towards your required CPD and will allow you to further your skills and knowledge.
  • Our range of optional modules means that, whatever your clinical background or future career goals, you will find topics of relevance to you.

Career opportunities:

With our PG Cert Nursing, you’ll be confident to progress from wholly clinical roles to middle and senior management positions within nursing. These could include Ward Manager, Charge Nurse, Nurse Manager, Senior Staff Nurse or Nursing Officer.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Practice Portfolio
  • Evidence-based Decision Making in Practice
  • Healthcare Management: Principles and Practices
  • Applied Pathophysiology and Pharmacology in the Management of Disease
  • Health Promotion
  • Healthcare Leadership in Practice
  • Diabetes: Prevention, Care and Management
  • Principles and Practices of Pain Management
  • Meeting the Needs of Vulnerable Patients
  • Infection Prevention and Quality Improvement

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 8 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The deadline for completing applications is a week before the start date, but we recommend preparing and submitting your application in advance of your chosen intake.


60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

In order to satisfy the academic entry route requirements for our MSc nursing programme students must meet the following criteria as a minimum:

  • an undergraduate degree or equivalent in a health or social care related subject from an approved institution
  • working in clinical practice as a registered nurse or licensed to practice as a nurse with a nursing regulator or appropriate licensing board.

Students who do not have a degree may be eligible for entry and will be considered on an individual basis. In order to satisfy the work experience entry route requirements for our PG Cert Nursing, you must meet the following criteria:

  • at least three years’ post qualification work experience as a registered nurse or licensed to practice as a nurse with a nursing regulator or appropriate licensing board, supported by appropriate references

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4143 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4143 GBP for the full programme during 8 months.
  • National

    4056 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4056 GBP for the full programme during 8 months.


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