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Pre-registration Nursing Programme

Nurses in OU uniform

The Open University works in partnership with all five Health and Social Care Trusts across Northern Ireland to offer a pre-registration nursing degree programme to existing employees.

Currently there are approximately 129 employees registered on the programme, which encompasses both the Diploma in Adult and Mental Health Nursing and the BSc (Hons) Adult and Mental Health Nursing.

The five Health and Social Care Trusts in Northern Ireland place up to 5 employees on the programme each year. The degree takes 4 years to complete part time, and is funded by the  Department for Health, Social Services and Public Safety (Northern Ireland).

The Open University is currently undertaking a piece of evaluation and research in partnership with the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust to review the success of the programme here in Northern Ireland.

For further information contact Staff Tutor in Nursing Donna Gallagher.