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Nursing Practice (BSc/CPD units)

Our Level 6 CPD units in Nursing Practice for qualified nurses can be taken individually or built up to achieve a BSc award.

BSc Nursing Practice (CPD)

Year of entry: 2022


Degree awarded
Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Up to 5 years (part-time)

Full entry requirements

How to apply

For the BSc (Hons) Nursing Practice course, please contact with details of your nursing qualification.

For Level 6 CPD course units, please visit the undergraduate CPD page for further information.

Course overview

  • Improve your skills and further your career through Level 6 CPD study if you're a qualified nurse or other health professional.
  • Take individual units as short CPD courses or study several units to work towards a BSc qualification.
  • Choose from units with start dates throughout the academic year, from autumn 2019 to summer 2020.


Fees for entry in 2022 have not yet been set. For entry in 2021 the tuition fees were £1,200 per 20 credits for home students, and are expected to increase slightly for 2022 entry.

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).


Limited funding may be available through the Continuing Education Service Level Agreement (SLA) for staff working in the NHS in the north-west. Please contact your trust for further information. 

Contact details

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
+44 (0)161 543 4705
School/Faculty overview
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

Entry requirements

Professional entry qualification

You must be a qualified nurse or other health professional.

Home-schooled applicants

If you have followed a non-standard educational route and have been, for example, educated at home, your application will be considered against the standard entry criteria of the course to which you applied. You will be required to demonstrate that you meet the academic entry requirements as specified for the course. We will also require a reference which should be written by somebody who knows you well enough, in an official capacity, to write about you and your suitability for higher education. Please refer to UCAS for further information: UCAS reference guidelines

Application and selection

How to apply

For the BSc (Hons) Nursing Practice course, please contact with details of your nursing qualification.

For Level 6 CPD course units, please visit the undergraduate CPD page for further information.

Course details

Course description

We offer a wide range of Level 6 units for health professionals looking to improve their skills and further their careers through CPD.

Our CPD units are available to both those working in nursing, midwifery and social work and other health practitioners.

You can study individual units as standalone short courses, or build up the credits earned through individual units to contribute towards an undergraduate award.

BSc awards

Our Nursing Practice BSc (Hons) course is for qualified nurses and midwives who wish to undertake CPD at undergraduate (Level 6) level.

You can either take individual units attached to these courses as standalone CPD courses, or combine several units to build up 120 credits over a maximum of five years on a part-time basis and achieve the full BSc award.

Please note that these BSc courses are not suitable for undergraduate students wishing to train as a nurse in the first instance - please see the following BNurs courses instead:

Course content for year 1

Course units for year 1

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
Pain Management NURS30192 20 Optional
Intensive Care of the Neonate NURS9105C 20 Optional
Academic Accreditation of Continued Professional Development (CPD) NURS9154C 20 Optional
Principles and Practice of Breast Cancer Nursing NURS9307C 40 Optional
Physical Health Promotion and Well-being in People with Psychosis NURS9313C 20 Optional
Family Intervention for Carers of People with Psychosis/Bipolar Disorder or Dementia NURS9314C 20 Optional
Principles of Haematology Oncology NURS93160 20 Optional
Enhancing Neonatal Nursing Practice NURS9319C 40 Optional
Research Dissertation NURS9328C 40 Optional
Independent Study NURS9341C 20 Optional
Foundation in Cancer Care - Level 6 NURS9346C 20 Optional
Promoting Effective Practice in Supportive and Palliative Care NURS9347C 20 Optional
Dementia: A Person Centred Approach NURS9357C 20 Optional
Long term conditions (LTCs) in primary mental health care l6 NURS9359C 20 Optional
Concepts of Ophthalmic Nursing NURS9360C 20 Optional
The Nature of Ophthalmic Nursing NURS9365C 20 Optional
Enhancing Competence in the Infection Prevention & Control Professional NURS9369C 20 Optional
Independent Study Module NURS9384C 10 Optional
Infection Prevention & Control in Clinical Practice (L6) NURS9385C 20 Optional
Renal Nursing NURS9396C 20 Optional
Newborn Infant Physical Examination (NIPE) NURS9399C 20 Optional
Adult Safeguarding Level 6 NURS9410C 20 Optional
Principles and Practice of Burn Care NURS9997C 20 Optional
Burns Rehabilitation L6 NURS9998C 20 Optional
Displaying 10 of 24 course units for year 1

Scholarships and bursaries

A small number of scholarships may be available to overseas applicants. Details will be made available once confirmed.

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: