Nurse education

Nurse education

The Keyll Darree Education & Training Teaching Team deliver the pre-registration Nursing Degree/Masters programme in partnership with the University of Chester. On completion of the programme students are awarded a Degree/Masters in their chosen field of adult or mental health nursing and professional registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

The programme aims to provide professional nurse education which takes account of all the relevant professional and academic benchmarks, producing nurses who must act first and foremost to care for and safeguard the public. 

The pre-registration nursing programme has been designed to take account of the essential physical and mental health of people across the age continuum. The student nurse will spend a minimum of 2,300 hours in practice supported by a qualified mentor and a minimum of 2,300 hours in the academic setting supported by qualified nurse lecturers.

The adult pathway has a total annual intake of fourteen students and the mental field pathway has a total of six students. The programme is delivered on a full time basis over three years. Successful applicants are awarded a bursary, which is currently £5,000 per year (as of January 2018).

Students are placed at the centre of the learning experience and are expected to assume responsibility for their own educational development through reflection and management of their learning. Methods of learning and teaching emphasise student-centred techniques. This will facilitate the student to become an increasingly autonomous learner, able to identify their own learning needs and goals within the parameters of the programme.

Admission Criteria

All applicants must be Isle of Man residents and require GCSE English Language or Literature and mathematics at Grade C or above or specified equivalent.

Applicants for the BN (Hons) Nursing require a minimum of 112 UCAS points (current as of September 2017), which must be obtained from GCE A Levels or equivalent, for example BTEC/OCR National Diploma; Irish/Scottish Highers: B in four subjects; International Baccalaureate: 28 points; QAA recognised Access to HE Diploma; Open College Units or Open University Credits and the Advanced Diploma.

Applicants for the Masters Nursing should hold a first degree (normally a 2.1 class honours or above).

The NMC states that for candidates from outside the European Economic Area (EEA), scores from the Internal English Language Testing System (IELTS) are accepted as evidence of literacy. The scores must be at least 7.0 in each section and the overall average score must be at least 7.0.

Nursing is both mentally and physically demanding and the good character and health of all successful applicants will be assessed by our Occupational Health Department to establish fitness to undertake our nurse education programme.  A Disclosure & Barring Service certificate is required and will be carried out on all successful applicants.


Adverts inviting applications for the programme are placed in the local press each year during January. Those applicants that complete the online application form and who meet the criteria will be shortlisted and invited for interview usually during March of each year with the programmes commencing in September.  Applications are now closed.


For further information contact:

Raymond Ndengeya

Programme Leader (Mental Health Field)

Telephone:+44 1624 687551

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Bernadette Devlin

Programme Leader (Adult Field)

Telephone:+44 1624 642927

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Ali Wood

Programme Administrator

Telephone:+44 1624 642933

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