You can only be registered for this degree if your employer has ensured that you meet the entry requirements specified by the NMC for entry to pre-registration nurse education. You must be working in healthcare practice in a caring role where mentors are available, and your study must be paid for by your employer. We offer places on the programme following a selection process (please note that this degree is not available in Wales). All shortlisted applicants will be invited to a face-to-face interview as required by the NMC.
The current NMC entry requirements include:
literacy (Key skills level 2 or equivalent e.g. GCSE Grade C or above in English)
numeracy (Key skills level 2 or equivalent e.g. GCSE Grade C or above in Maths)
good character, evidenced through self-declaration, an enhanced criminal disclosure, and two references – one of which must be from your current employer
good health, evidenced through self-declaration of health status, occupational health screening, review of previous sickness and absence record, and two references – one of which must be from your current employer.
This qualification is only offered by the University in association with partnering employers.
If you’re interested in this qualification and meet the entry requirements above, we recommend that you speak to your practice education manager in your own organisation.
If you are an employer interested in working in partnership with the OU, please contact our Student Registration & Enquiry Service.