Nursing Studies

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for the MN with Pre-Registration (Adult)

Recognition of Prior Learning with Programme Director Rosie Stenhouse

Video: Master of Nursing RPL explained
This video describes the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) requirements of the Masters of Nursing with Pre-registration (Adult) programme.

A breakdown of RPL

  • Applicants are required to demonstrate that they have undertaken a total of 479 hours of relevant practice prior to entry to the programme. At the point of application, applicants must demonstrate that they have achieved a minimum of 150 of these hours.
  • Applicants must demonstrate that they have a notional 140 hours of relevant theoretical learning.

Relevant experience is defined as:

  • Experience gained in a paid or unpaid role in a health and social care setting where the candidate has been in a role supporting people which enables them to demonstrate the development of skills, attributes and values commensurate with the 7 NMC platforms as identified in the RPE1 form below.

Relevant experience for RPL should have been within the 5 years prior to application.

RPL of theory hours

  • You are required to demonstrate theoretical learning equivalent to 140 hours of notional effort.
  • A claim for RPL of theoretical learning hours is made using form RPE3 below.
  • Candidates must identify their learning in relation to 5 aspects of the programme. 

Evidence supporting the claim for RPL of theoretical hours may take the form of module/course titles and learning outcomes, or a list of relevant work-related courses attended, reading or other academic activity with accompanying reflection on learning in relation to the topics and evidenced on form RPE4 below.

English Language requirements

For detailed information about our academic and English Language entry requirements please go to our Postgraduate Degree Finder.

Selection Criteria

  • All applicants must meet academic entry and RPL requirements.
  • Candidates must pass the selection process focused on interpersonal skills, teamwork, attitude towards those with protected characteristics, and ability to formulate and express argument/opinions.
  • Entrance is conditional on achieving a successful occupational health screening and gaining entry to the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme.