Nursing studies

Nursing student dissertation: why do it and how to manage it

Advice on doing a dissertation as part of your nursing degree, including how it can improve your practice and how to choose your subject and plan writing time

Advice on doing a dissertation as part of your nursing degree, including how it can improve your practice and how to choose your subject and plan writing time

For many nursing students, doing a dissertation is the honours part of their degree, says University of Northampton senior admissions tutor for adult nursing Win Hughes.

‘It is a big piece of work, with all sorts of skills involved,’ says Ms Hughes, whose role involves supervising students doing dissertations.

Do nursing students have to do a dissertation?

Although you can gain a degree without a dissertation, you cannot gain an honours degree without undertaking this piece of work.

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