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Best 38 Diplomas in Nursing Studies 2019

Diplomas reward a student’s commitment to studying and mastering the intricacies of a chosen topic. After completing the necessary classes, a diploma gives students the opportunity to apply the knowledge and experience they’ve worked so hard to gain.

What is a diploma in nursing? A nursing diploma is a rigorous program that imparts to students skills such as administering medicine, caring for patients and working as part of a medical team. The program will generally require the completion of introductory courses prior to enrolling in advanced classes and clinical experience. Clinicals are the internships nursing students usually must complete prior to finishing their diploma. During this time, students may also select classes in a specialized field.

A nursing diploma prepares students to either become a licensed practical nurse (LPN) or a registered nurse (RN). This flexibility lets students choose what level of specialization they prefer, and students who do not become licensed still benefit from the caregiving, teamwork and medical skills nursing school imparts.

Nursing school costs vary based on a variety of factors. Your specialization, location and course selection are all a part of determining the expense, so you should ask the admissions office at the nursing school you are interested in for an estimated cost of attendance.

Career opportunities will depend on whether you become licensed as an LPN or an RN. LPNs are usually qualified to work in long-term care facilities, rehabilitation centers and many other health care facilities. Hospitals require more specialized care for patients, however, and will often only hire RNs with a specific focus such as medical and surgical, telemetry, intensive care or emergency room. No matter the level of licensure or specialization you choose, there will be plenty of work available for students with a nursing diploma.

There are many nursing schools that offer options to study online or part-time. To learn more, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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38 Results in Nursing Studies

University CEU - Cardenal Herrera

The Knowledge of a second language, in the specific case of this Pathway to Nursing, the Spanish language, confers the student a higher level of working competence and a ... [+]

What Makes Us Different?

1. Bilingual training English/Spanish

The Knowledge of a second language, in the specific case of Nursing Studies, the English language, confers the student a higher level of working competence and a higher level of competitiveness and opportunities on the labor market, being increasingly more globalized, as well as English being a basic mean of communication. The new Nursing Group in English will facilitate our students access to studies at foreign universities, profiting from scholarships such as Erasmus, Overseas and international agreements. Likewise, the training in English will advance the utilization of scientific documentation and academic material in said language, permitting the students to develop themselves with utmost rigor within the area of Nursing, being in constant evolution and mainly published in English.... [-]

Spain Moncada
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Vancouver Career College

Vancouver Career College’s Practical Nursing Diploma program trains students to work in medical, surgical and rehabilitation care in a variety of positions. The program i ... [+]

Practical Nurses work in concert with fellow healthcare specialists in settings like acute care wards, private homes, public schools and long-term care facilities. Vancouver Career College’s Practical Nursing Diploma program trains students to work in medical, surgical and rehabilitation care in a variety of positions. The program introduces students to the fundamental duties and responsibilities of a Practical Nurse.

The curriculum follows standards laid out by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of British Columbia. Students are trained in both holistic and clinical practices. Courses combine both classroom learning and lab work, as well as clinical placements. During this supervised hands-on training, students gain experience in facilities dealing with acute care, gerontology and community medical care. At the end of the supervised learning, students participate in a preceptorship and job search training, to help transition them from student to graduate.... [-]

Canada Burnaby Abbotsford
September 2019
Full-time
52 weeks
Campus
University of Birmingham - College of Medical and Dental Sciences

Physician Associate (formerly known as Physician Assistant) is a rapidly growing healthcare role in the UK, working alongside doctors in hospitals and in GP surgeries. Ph ... [+]

Physician Associate (formerly known as Physician Assistant) is a rapidly growing healthcare role in the UK, working alongside doctors in hospitals and in GP surgeries. Physician Associates support doctors in the diagnosis and management of patients. They are trained to perform a number of roles including taking medical histories, performing examinations, analysing test results, and diagnosing illnesses under the direct supervision of a doctor. We are currently taking applications for January 2017 entry. January 2014 saw the re-opening of the Physician Associate Studies programme (formerly Physician Assistant) at the University of Birmingham in partnership with the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust) and other hospitals and practices in the Midlands. We are delighted to offer this opportunity to graduates to make a valuable contribution to the nation’s health. The development of the profession has been led by the Department of Health and has involved the Royal Colleges of Physicians and of General Practitioners as well as the profession itself through the former UK Association of Physician Associates (UKAPA) which is now the Faculty of Physician Associates at the Royal College of Physicians. University of Birmingham staff has taken a key role in the development of the programme at a national, as well as a regional, level in response to the need, identified by local healthcare providers. Successful completion of the programme will qualify you to practise as Physician Associates (PAs) in the UK (NB: the UK PA training programme does not qualify you to work in the... [-]

United Kingdom Birmingham
January 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Glasgow Caledonian University - The School of Health and Life Sciences

Make a difference in the lives and well-being of children and families while advancing your career with our PgD Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visiting) ... [+]

Make a difference in the lives and well-being of children and families while advancing your career with our PgD Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN). Communities have diverse needs and challenges – and we’ve designed a programme that will prepare you to meet them.

As a health visitor, you will have the opportunity to serve the common good on a daily basis, promoting better health at an individual, group and community level. And at GCU, you’ll get a world-class education from an institution with a long history of training in the field.

We’ll help you develop the skills you need for effective and efficient care, with a child- and family-centered approach that empowers providers and patients alike. With a focus on preventive and anticipatory care, you’ll take on a unique role in health service, collaborating with and encouraging new parents and their families.... [-]

United Kingdom Glasgow
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
CDI College

The program introduces students to the fundamental duties and responsibilities of a Practical Nurse. The curriculum follows standards laid out by the College of Licensed ... [+]

Practical Nurses work in concert with fellow healthcare specialists in settings like acute care wards, private homes, public schools and long-term care facilities. CDI College’s Practical Nursing diploma program trains students to work in medical, surgical and rehabilitation care in a variety of positions.

The program introduces students to the fundamental duties and responsibilities of a Practical Nurse. The curriculum follows standards laid out by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of British Columbia (CLPNBC). Students are trained in both holistic and clinical practices.

Courses combine both classroom learning and lab work, as well as clinical placements. During this supervised hands-on training, students gain experience in facilities dealing with acute care, gerontology and community medical care. At the end of the supervised learning period, students participate in a preceptorship and job search training, to help transition them from student to graduate.... [-]

Canada Surrey Richmond
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
North Iowa Area Community College

Practical Nursing is designed to prepare individuals to work in nursing situations which are relatively stable and unchanging. They are also prepared to assist experience ... [+]

Practical Nursing is designed to prepare individuals to work in nursing situations which are relatively stable and unchanging. They are also prepared to assist experienced registered nurses and physicians in nursing situations that are complex and changing. Individuals considering enrollment or currently enrolled in the nursing program should be aware that prior felony convictions may prohibit eligibility for licensure upon completion of the program.

Students should be aware they may need to travel a distance for clinical experience and that some clinical experiences will be scheduled during evening/night hours and weekends. Drug testing may be required by individual agencies. Criminal background checks and adult/dependent abuse checks will be required for all incoming students.... [-]

USA Mason City
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Stenberg College

Practical Nursing is the second largest nursing group in Canada. Practical Nurses deliver care as part of a primary health care team and work in public and private facili ... [+]

Practical Nursing is the second largest nursing group in Canada. Practical Nurses deliver care as part of a primary health care team and work in public and private facilities. You’ll be a valued member of the team, qualified to administer medication, assess and monitor patients, assist in rehabilitation activities, educate clients regarding health-related issues and more.

Over the course of this program, students will: Demonstrate the knowledge base, skills, and attitudes consistent with industry expectations for entry-level employment – graduates will be able to meet the baseline competency (Entry to Practice) requirements and standards of practice set out by the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) Confidently perform clinical functions such as accurate diagnostic tests, up-keeping patient charts and adhering to proper disposal, disinfectant and sterilization techniques Learn general clerical functions such as proficient typing, data entry, scheduling and billing Be prepared to excel in the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE) Licensing Exam Facts Duration: 74 weeks, including 664 hours of practicum Delivery Method: In-class Language: English Intakes: February, June, and October Credential Awarded: Diploma Program ... [-]
Canada Surrey
June 2019
Full-time
74 weeks
Campus
Torrens University Australia

The Diploma of Nursing reflects the role of an Enrolled Nurse working under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. This qualification covers the application of skills and ... [+]

Be an Enrolled Nurse The Diploma of Nursing reflects the role of an Enrolled Nurse working under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. This qualification covers the application of skills and knowledge required to provide nursing care for people across the health sector. This course is provided and delivered by Think: Colleges Pty Ltd, ABN 93 050 049 299, RTO 0269, CRICOS 00246M, Qualification code: HLT54115. WHY STUDY AT THINK? Gain valuable skills for a practical career with rewarding opportunities. SET FOR SUCCESS At THINK we focus on your future career. THINK lecturers are experienced Registered Nurses who have extensive backgrounds in vocational education. They are approachable and have current knowledge of evidence-based practice. HEALTHY JOB OPPORTUNITIES An enrolled nurse in a range of health settings such as: acute care, chronic care, aged care, rehabilitation, community, mental health ... [-]
Australia Sydney Leura Fitzroy Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide New Zealand Auckland  + 5 More
October 2019
Full-time
Part-time
18 months
Campus
Sunway University

Our Diploma in Nursing ensures that students acquire skills in treating, rehabilitating, counseling and educating patients, their families and the community. They work as ... [+]

The nursing profession offers many employment and career opportunities. In Sunway University, we prepare our students for a diverse and rewarding profession that combines compassion with the latest healthcare technology.

Our Diploma in Nursing ensures that students acquire skills in treating, rehabilitating, counseling and educating patients, their families and the community. They work as members of the healthcare team in providing holistic care to patients. This program ensures that Sunway University nursing graduates emerge as professionals who are capable, caring and knowledgeable when treating those in need of assistance.

The theory and practical assessments will be conducted in each semester throughout the 3-year program. Students are required to pass the Sunway University final year examination before they can sit for the Malaysian Nursing Board Registration Examination.... [-]

Malaysia Shah Alam
January 2020
Full-time
3 years
Campus
University of Technology Sydney

This course provides registered nurses with the knowledge and skills for a specialist role as an advanced nurse at a graduate diploma level. Students can tailor the diplo ... [+]

This course is designed so that students can tailor their subject choices to meet their individual needs. The knowledge, skills and expertise gained enable students to enhance the quality of care for patients and their families. Students develop skills to actively contribute to the professional development of others and use evidence to make informed decisions about nursing practice. Highly respected by employers and clinicians alike, this course develops a variety of career options.

Students develop graduate attributes such as leadership; critical thinking; accountability; communication; professional qualities appropriate to their role; and Indigenous cultural respect. These attributes are developed with key external stakeholders, industry advisers, clinical partners, employers and clinicians. The course develops a student's career as a clinician, manager or educator through extending, enhancing and building confidence in existing skills in addition to providing academic experience and qualifications.... [-]

Australia Sydney
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
London South Bank University

This is a health CPD course for registered nurses. This PgDip is for registered nurses with a Bachelors degree. Registered nurses with a Diploma should instead choose the ... [+]

This is a CPD programme for registered nurses.

Health Visiting consists of developing, leading and managing activities that aim to promote health and social well-being, prevent health breakdown and ameliorate ill health through working with individuals, families, groups and communities. Through partnership working, health visitors seek to enable clients to take control of their lives whilst protecting vulnerable members of society. Public health work that promotes social inclusion and reduces inequalities in health is central to health visiting practice.

The course focuses on promoting the health of children, families and groups in a community setting. It considers the issues involved in safeguarding the health of vulnerable children, families and populations. The overall aim is to develop an effective practitioner who is able to identify actual and potential health needs, stimulate awareness of health needs, facilitate evidence-based health-enhancing activities and influence policy at all levels.... [-]

United Kingdom London
September 2019
Full-time
1 - 4 years
Campus
International Career Institute

Nursing & Patient Care Assisting paves the way for a profession that is very rewarding in every aspect. You will be able to help people who are in need and have a sat ... [+]

Course Outline: What You Will Cover

Nursing & Patient Care Assisting paves the way for a profession that is very rewarding in every aspect. You will be able to help people who are in need and have a satisfying career in return. The following units comprise the course:

Course Units

1 Health and Wellness

What is health and wellness Health determinants Behaviour of ill people Promoting health

2 Rehabilitation Nursing

The meaning of rehabilitation The multidisciplinary team Practices in rehabilitation nursing

3 Community Nursing

What is community nursing Community nurse’s roles Community health and the family

4 Support Services in the Community

Traditional services Other support services ... [-]
United Kingdom London
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
Online
John Academy

Being a nurse is a big responsibility; you cannot shy away from pressure or compromise the safety of your patients. All these can clearly be overwhelming to new nurses, b ... [+]

Who is the course for?

This course is appropriate for those planning to work in Nursing and Patient Care. You don’t need experience, only an enthusiasm for the subject is enough.

Entry Requirement: This course is available to all learners, from all academic backgrounds. Good understanding of English language, numeracy and ICT are required to attend this course. Assessment: At the end of the course, you will be required to sit an online multiple-choice test. Your test will be assessed automatically and immediately so that you will instantly know whether you have been successful. Before sitting for your final exam you will have the opportunity to test your proficiency with a mock exam. Certification: After you have successfully passed the test, you will be able to obtain an Accredited Certificate of Achievement. You can however also obtain a Course Completion Certificate following the course completion without sitting for the test. Certificates can be obtained either in hard copy at a cost of £39 or in PDF format at a cost of £24. Why choose us? Affordable, engaging & high-quality e-learning study materials; Tutorial videos/materials from the industry leading experts; Study in a user-friendly, advanced online learning platform; Efficient exam systems for the assessment and instant result; The UK & internationally recognized accredited qualification; Access to course content on mobile, tablet or desktop from anywhere anytime; The benefit of applying for NUS Extra Discount Card; 24/7 student support via email. Career Path: ... [-]
United Kingdom London
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
Online
iStudy

Nursing is one of the noble jobs out there. If you want to start your career as a nursing assistant, you must need to have a proper understanding of how to take care of y ... [+]

Course Highlights

Nursing Assistant Diploma is an award-winning and the best selling course that has been given the CPD Certification & CiQ GOLD accreditation. It is the most suitable course anyone looking to work in this or relevant sector.

It is considered one of the perfect courses in the UK that can help students/learners to get familiar with the topic and gain necessary skills to perform well in this field. We have packed Nursing Assistant Diploma into 17 modules for teaching you everything you need to become successful in this profession.

To provide you ease of access, this course is designed for both part-time and full-time students. You can become accredited in just 9 hours, 25 minutes and it is also possible to study at your own pace.... [-]

United Kingdom London
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
Online
E-Careers

The Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma is a qualification, equivalent to A Level, which allows people to go on and study at University when they previously didn’t ha ... [+]

What is Access to HE?

The Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma is a qualification, equivalent to A Level, which allows people to go on and study at University when they previously didn’t have the relevant qualifications needed to do so. Access to HE courses are available in a wide range of different subjects and are widely recognized by UK Universities.

How can I pay?

The tuition fee for this course is up to £3,384 and if you are 19 or over, you can take out an Advanced Learner Loan to pay the fees. You pay nothing upfront and you don’t start repaying the loan until you are earning over £21,000 a year, which will then start low monthly repayments. However, if you progress to University and pass your related course, you can have the course absolutely free with your Advanced Learner Loan being written off. You should apply for your loan after the College has issued you with a Learning & Funding Letter.... [-]

United Kingdom Slough UK Online
August 2019
Full-time
18 months
Online