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Renal Nursing

Kidney scale model

The aim of this short course is to facilitate registered nurses in a) developing the practical skills necessary to function effectively in adult renal care settings, b) addressing the needs of the patient with kidney disease across the life span and c) developing a comprehensive biomedical understanding of kidney disease.

Duration1 academic year
Fees fromNo Fee
Start dateTo be confirmed

A Short Course normally comprises 3 modules, which you can complete in one year as a part time course of study. On successful completion you will be awarded 60 CATs points at Level 3, and you may be eligible to progress onto our degree programmes.

Please note that courses are subject to a minimum registration, so it is not usually possible to run all courses each year.


Commissioned Health TrustNo Fee
Self Funding / Fee Paying - 2023/24£2,355

Tuition fees and other charges are set by the University and are subject to change.
See details on how to pay your fees here.

Entry Requirements

Candidates must normally hold a professional qualification. Note: Some modules require a specific professional qualification. See Selection Criteria for full requirements.

The Programme

  • Course Content

    This short course comprises three 20 credit modules:

    • Nephrology Introductory Module (HSN3076) - Semester 1
    • Renal Nursing (HSN3074) - Semester 1
    • Renal Replacement Therapies (HSN3075) - Semester 2

    The aim of this short course is to facilitate registered nurses in developing the practical skills necessary to function effectively in any adult renal care setting and to underpin their practice with an in-depth knowledge of current evidence based care management principles. The emphasis throughout the course will be on developing a knowledgeable and clinically competent nurse, who can care for renal patients and their families in a holistic manner within the context of a multidisciplinary team approach to care.

    The course addresses issues in relation to general nephrology nursing, peritoneal dialysis and transplantation and issues relevant to effective management of both acute and maintenance haemodialysis.

  • Outcomes

    The Short Courses in Health Studies aim to prepare you to meet the changes and challenges of health care delivery within the health service and independent sector. Modules within each Short Course are practice focused, thus helping you acquire enhanced knowledge and clinical skills appropriate to your area of practice.  In addition, you will be provided with the opportunity to advance health care knowledge and develop analytical and academic skills.

  • Delivery

    First Semester


    10am-1pm / 2-5pm

    Second Semester


    10am-1pm / 2-5pm

  • Selection Criteria

    Applicants must hold at least a Diploma in Higher Education or 120 CAT points at level 2 (diploma level) for entry to Level 3 (degree level) study. Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements should contact the School for advice.

    International Trained Nurses/Midwives: If you hold an international qualification you will need to provide a UK ENIC Statement of Comparability. This should be obtained prior to submitting your application. You can apply for a statement through the ENIC website:  Statement of Comparability (    

    Students accessing these Short courses must work in the relevant clinical area.

    Please note that these courses are not open to international applicants living outside the UK/ROI.

Teaching staff

Helen Noble - Professor

Helen Noble - Professor

How to apply

We will advertise in June 2024 for September 2024 entry.

For any queries, please email