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Summary. The Post-Graduate Diploma Specialist Nursing (with pathways) is aimed at preparing Nurses for Leadership roles in a field of Nursing of their choice. Read more

Summary

The Post-Graduate Diploma Specialist Nursing (with pathways) is aimed at preparing Nurses for Leadership roles in a field of Nursing of their choice. There are a range of Pathways to suit all Nurses including District Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Learning Disability Nursing, and Community Children’s Nursing. The full range of Adult Nursing Specialisms include, Palliative Care, Stroke Care, Diabetes Care and Emergency Care.

The programme leads to more than one qualification. You will obtain a degree from Ulster University and a professional qualification from the United Kingdom Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Students of District Nursing also obtain a further professional qualification in Nurse Prescribing.

About

The term, ‘Specialist Nursing’ refers to, the exercising of higher levels of judgment and decision-making in relation to the nursing care of individuals, families and communities. As a future Leader you must display this higher level of decision-making across four areas; clinical practice, care and programme management, clinical practice development and clinical practice leadership.

At Ulster we focus on developing you as a Leader and help you achieve academic and professional competence in all these areas. This programme is a 50-50 programme, meaning that 50% of the programme is university-based and 50% based in the practice learning setting. In the Practice Learning setting you will be allocated to a Sign-Off Mentor. This Sign-Off Mentor who is an established Specialist Nurse and Leader in Clinical Care will supervise you throughout the Programme. He/she will assess you and sign off your competencies prior to recording the professional qualification with the NMC. You will also be allocated to a Pathway Leader who will supervise your academic development and provide support throughout.

The academic component of the programme consists of a four 30-credit modules.

  • Research Module
  • Leadership Module
  • + Two Specialist Focus Modules, depending on your selected pathway.

District Nursing students have an additional 20 credits to complete in order to evidence outcomes related to Nurse Prescribing.

Attendance

Full-time students are expected to attend the University for at least 2 days per week, with the remaining time allocated to Practice Learning. Full-time students are normally time-tabled for Mondays and Fridays.

Part-time students attend the University for 1 day per week during Term-Time. In Semester One this is normally a Monday and in Semester Two a Wednesday. Some Pathways have additional days ( i.e Emergency Care) but you will be informed of this at Induction. Practice Learning is organised on days that suit you and your Sign-off Mentor.

All students are expected to attend all classes associated with the programme and be punctual and regular in attendance. Attendance will be monitored both at the University and in the Practice Learning setting and Employers are informed of all absences.

Professional recognition

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) 

Recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for the purpose of recording as Specialist Practice Qualification (SPQ) (child)

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) 

Recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for the purpose of recording as Specialist Practice Qualification (SPQ) (adult)

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) 

Recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for the purpose of registration as a qualified nurse (learning disabilities).

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) 

Recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for the purpose of recording as Specialist Practice Qualification (SPQ) (mental health)

Work placement / study abroad

All students must complete 75 days Practice Learning in an aproved setting. Students must have direct interaction with patients and families during this period. Supervision by an expert Specialist Nurse (Sign-Off Mentor) will occur during Practice Learning. A Specialist Practice Qualification (SPQ) Portfolio is required to evidence achievement of professional outcomes.

Career options

Graduates of this programme take up posts as Specialist Nurses. Most are in Team Leadership positions. There is 100% Employability associated with this programme.



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The MSc in CHSE offers suitably qualified health care practitioners an opportunity to develop their skills in teaching, assessment, curriculum design, development, evaluation and research. Read more
The MSc in CHSE offers suitably qualified health care practitioners an opportunity to develop their skills in teaching, assessment, curriculum design, development, evaluation and research. The student teachers on this course learn these skills in both stimulated and professional practice contexts which are underpinned by the philosophy of interdisciplinary learning. This results in teachers who are thoughtful, critical and more importantly prepared for the challenges of teaching within higher education. Students are required to maintain a portfolio throughout the course and are required to complete 100 hours of teaching practice (80 hours classroom teaching and 20 hours clinical teaching).

The programme takes place over two years on a part-time basis. A blended learning approach is utilised in the delivery of theoretical content, including lectures, group discussion, Blackboard and self-directed learning. The assessment process used is a combination of written and practical assignments. In year one, students develop their knowledge and skills in health sciences education while year two concentrates on research and the completion of dissertation.

Admission Requirements

Entry Requirement for interdisciplinary healthcare applicants

Registration as a health services professional with the appropriate body and working in a relevant area and
an honours degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent professional and academic qualifications and
a minimum of three years full-time recent clinical experience practice or equivalent since registration. This experience must be where learners are undertaking placements.

Entry Requirement for nursing and midwifery applicants

Active registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland and
an honours degree in Nursing or Midwifery
have a minimum of three years full-time recent clinical nursing practice or equivalent since registration. This experience must be where student nurses or midwives are undertaking placements.

It is the student's responsibility to secure all teaching hours prior to commencing the course (80 Classroom teaching hours and 20 Clinical teaching hours). Applicants are required to confirm their teaching arrangements in writing with their application. Students who already hold a M.Sc. may opt to take the educational modules only in year one and be awarded a P.Grad. Dip. in CHSE. Successful completion of the M.Sc. CHSE will allow nursing and midwifery students to apply for registration as a nurse tutor with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland. Nursing and midwifery students who wish to be eligible to apply for registration as a nurse tutor with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland must complete an additional module (NU7004 or NU7203) as well as the other education and research modules. Nursing and midwifery students who already hold a masters degree and who wish to be eligible to apply for registration as a RNT may be required to take an additional module (NU7004 or NU7203) if their masters degree is in a discipline other than nursing/midwifery.

Documentation required to complete application

Contact details of 2 academic referees
Copies of academic transcripts from completed educational courses
Copies of official awards (parchment) from completed educational courses
Written confirmation of teaching arrangements.

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Are you a registered health or social care professional looking to develop your advanced practitioner knowledge and skills? The MSc Advanced Professional Practice (Nursing and Midwifery Professions) has been developed to meet the needs of nurses, midwives and allied health professionals working across all healthcare sectors. Read more
Are you a registered health or social care professional looking to develop your advanced practitioner knowledge and skills? The MSc Advanced Professional Practice (Nursing and Midwifery Professions) has been developed to meet the needs of nurses, midwives and allied health professionals working across all healthcare sectors. You will develop your practice by building on your current experience and knowledge, leading to improved ways of working and a positive impact on patient care.

Full time route also available.

Key features

-A contemporary and dynamic programme responsive to the changing health and social care environment.
-Build a qualification around your personal professional needs by picking and choosing optional modules with relevance to your area of practice and benefit from a student-centred approach providing flexibility in your choice of award.
-Embed independent and supplementary prescribing into your masters degree (subject to profession).
-Opportunities to study in an inter-professional setting with inter-professional core and optional modules delivered by an academic team with extensive experience as well as a close relationship with clinicians contributing to teaching.
-Research informed teaching is embedded throughout the curriculum and you will be given the chance to design and undertake your own research to enhance and develop patient care and/or service provision.
-Gain a deeper understanding of the advanced clinical practice role and how this is used to enhance the patient journey whilst ensuring the right care is delivered by the right clinician at the right time.
-Be equipped to take on lead roles in management, clinical practice and/or education
-Full or part time programme offering flexible delivery and exit points to support a learner centred approach.

Course details

Postgraduate certificate - to achieve a postgraduate certificate, you will need to earn 60 credits by undertaking three modules: two core and one optional.

Postgraduate diploma - to achieve a postgraduate diploma, you will need to earn 120 credits by undertaking up to six modules: two core and up to four optional.

Master of Science - for a full masters degree, you will need to earn a total of 180 credits. You will study the same core modules as the postgraduate diploma, with two further core modules in the final year.

One twenty credit optional modules to be chosen. Examples of the optional modules available
-APP717 – The Fundamentals of Health Assessment
-APP718 – Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare Practice
-APP729 – Enhancing End of Life and Palliative Care Practice

Year 1
Core modules
-APP701 Advancing Practice in Context
-APP702 Advancing Research Knowledge in Practice 1

Year 2
You must gain 60 credits from optional modules in Year 2 to gain a postgraduate diploma. Examples of the optional modules available
-HEA577 – Supplementary prescribing
-HEAD709 – Non-medical prescribing: Independent and supplementary prescribing for designated allied health professionals (physiotherapists and podiatrists)
-NMP702 - Non-medical prescribing: Independent and supplementary prescribing for nurses and midwives
-APP711 – Managing Clinical Complexity
-APP719 – Advanced Newborn and Infant Examination

Final year
-APP703 - Advancing Research Knowledge in Practice 2
-SPP701 – Substantive professional project

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A Master's by Research (MSc) allows you to undertake a one year (full-time) research degree. It contains little or no formal taught component. Read more

A Master's by Research (MSc) allows you to undertake a one year (full-time) research degree. It contains little or no formal taught component. This type of study gives you the chance to explore a research topic over a shorter time than a more in-depth doctoral programme.

Research Master's students choose a specific project to work on and have a greater degree of independence in their work than is the case with a taught Master’s course.

You’ll be expected to work to an approved programme which you will develop in conjunction with your supervisor within the first few months of starting your studies. Whilst undertaking the research project you will also have the opportunity to develop your research skills by taking part in training courses and events.

At the end of the project you write up your findings in the form of a short thesis of around 25,000 words, which will then be examined.

On successful completion, you will be awarded your degree and if you have enjoyed this taste of research you may then decide to apply for the full research doctoral degree (PhD).



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A University of Hertfordshire research degree is an internationally recognised degree signifying high levels of achievement in research. Read more
A University of Hertfordshire research degree is an internationally recognised degree signifying high levels of achievement in research. It develops extensive subject expertise and independent research skills which are honed over an extended period, depending on the level of the award. You would undertake a substantial, original research project for the duration of the degree, under the supervision and guidance of two or more academic members of staff. Your supervisory team provides guidance both in the selection of a research topic and in the conduct of the research. You are also supported by attendance at postgraduate seminar series to develop subject specific knowledge and research skills relevant to your field of research. The degree is assessed solely on the basis of the final research output, in the form of a substantial written thesis which must be "defended" in a viva. During the course of the degree, you would be given opportunities to present your work at major conferences and in refereed research publications.

Why choose this course?

-An internationally recognised research qualification
-Developing advanced subject expertise at postgraduate level
-Develop research skills through practice and extensive research experience
-Employers are looking for high calibre graduates with advanced skills who can demonstrate independence through research

Careers

Graduates with this degree will be able to demonstrate to employers a highly-valued ability to work independently on a substantial and challenging original project and to maintain that focus over an extended period, and will have developed much sought after, highly refined research skills.

Teaching methods

Research degrees are not taught programmes, however, programmes of supporting studies are a key element.

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This course is for healthcare professionals interested and involved in a teaching or training role who want to develop their skills and expertise in clinical and educational practice. Read more

This course is for healthcare professionals interested and involved in a teaching or training role who want to develop their skills and expertise in clinical and educational practice. You study the teaching skills needed to support and assess learners in the workplace.

It helps you to meet your organisation's training needs, aiming to ensure better educational experiences for all staff. The healthcare educator has a lead role in developing a flexible workforce that can address future challenges in healthcare delivery. By providing a clear link to patient outcomes, educators can help to address the variation in standards of healthcare education and training currently delivered.

As a dentist, doctor or allied health professional you can demonstrate your revalidation and continuing professional development as the course is mapped to recognised professional standards.

If you are a nurse, midwife or specialist community public health nurse you can gain registration as an NMC teacher with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. You can also apply for accreditation with the Higher Education Academy and practice educator accreditation with the Society of Radiographers.

You are introduced to contemporary issues in healthcare education that place the educator at the heart of service enhancement and better patient care. We explore with you your role as an educational leader and interprofessional educator.

Action learning sets with your peers enable you to explore key theories and strategies and then apply them critically to your practice. You have opportunities to rehearse skills and explore a variety of learning teaching and assessment strategies. Face-to-face or online workshops allow you to explore contemporary issues and instigate new educational opportunities in your workplace.

You develop teaching and learning skills applicable to various clinical settings. You also draw on current work-based teaching and learning to strengthen links between your professional practice and educational role.

During the course you design and develop learning packages that have an evidence-based approach. You evaluate a range of learning and teaching strategies and develop your personal teaching style, in line with your educational and specialist expertise.

Observed teaching practice is available where you teach small groups of students in the workplace or at the University. We encourage you to film your teaching practice and receive feedback on your performance. This helps inform your teaching practice and identify your strengths and weaknesses. You also develop on-going action plans to address these issues and support your development.

Both full-time and part-time students are taught alongside each other on the course. This ensures that you are part of a larger group and will be able to share ideas and discuss issues with a range of different professionals.

The distance learning route runs parallel, using collaboration tools via the University's virtual learning environment Blackboard. You learn in action learning groups and use discussion forums and web portfolios to demonstrate your new knowledge. Social media helps bring you together with your peers to share comments and create a strong course community.

We provide tailored support to ensure you gain the most out of your course including one-to-one tutorial support. You are taught by an enthusiastic and multiprofessional course team passionate about high quality education for better patient care.

Professional recognition

When you successfully complete the postgraduate certificate you may receive Higher Education Agency (HEA) accreditation as Fellow or Associate Fellow - dependent on your role as an educator, which recognises your skills in teaching and learning to a national standard.

If you are a therapy radiographer, College of Radiographers approval has been applied for and further information will be given as this process reaches a conclusion.

**The postgraduate certificate is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Graduates are eligible to apply to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a Nurse Teacher. **You must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council in order to practise in the UK.

If you are an allied health professional then by completing a module in year one you can gain accreditation as a practice educator.

The course is mapped to AoME standards and COPDEND standards for doctors and dentists to use as evidence for continuing professional development.

Course structure

The postgraduate certificate (PgCert) is achieved by successfully completing 60 credits.

The postgraduate diploma (PgDip) is achieved by successfully completing 120 credits.

The masters award (MSc) is achieved by successfully completing 180 credits.

Postgraduate certificate core modules

  • Introduction to healthcare education (30 credits)
  • Advancing your healthcare education practice (30 credits)

Postgraduate diploma core modules

  • Interprofessional education for quality enhancement (15 credits)
  • Research methods for practice (15 credits)

Optional

  • Developing simulation and human factors in education (15 credits)
  • Supporting learners and colleagues in difficulty (15 credits)
  • Technology enhanced learning for healthcare education (15 credits)

MSc

  • Dissertation

Assessment

  • work-based learning
  • presentations
  • reflections
  • evaluations
  • assignments such as creation of simulations, online learning assets, observed teaching assessments
  • portfolio development

Employability

This course helps your career path in education and clinical practice. The ability to facilitate learning in others is an essential part of professional practice in modern healthcare settings.

Students from the medical professions use this course as part of their preparation for consultant posts. The course allows you to evidence and demonstrate educational leadership.

NMC registered professionals can use this towards gaining NMC teacher status. Others choose to enhance their career as part of a higher education team providing pre-registration nursing and midwifery education.

Dental trainers have used this course to enhance their eligibility in the support of dental trainees.



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The Master of Nursing Practice is a two-year graduate entry master degree that can lead you to be eligible for registration as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.The course consists of four semesters plus a summer term coursework program. Read more
The Master of Nursing Practice is a two-year graduate entry master degree that can lead you to be eligible for registration as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.The course consists of four semesters plus a summer term coursework program.

In this comprehensive program of study, you will cover a diverse range of simulated practice and fieldwork, interprofessional learning, contemporary blended learning and advanced clinical development.

Throughout the course, you will be encouraged to integrate evidence-based theory and clinical practice. Theory content is comprehensive and includes physical, biological, psychological and social sciences.

Fieldwork

Professional practice experience is integrated into the course. Overall, you will be required to complete 216 hours of simulated experience and 840 hourse of professional practice experience in an appropriate workplace.

Professional recognition

This course is designed to meet the regulations of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. When you successfully complete the course requirements, you are eligible to apply for registration as a Registered Nurse (Division 1) with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

Registration is subject to meeting all requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. To meet the registration requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, you are expected to complete the course within five years. Failure to complete the course in the allocated time period may mean you will need to undertake additional units to ensure currency of practice.

Career opportunities

Upon graduation, you can work as a registered nurse in a variety of health settings such as public and private hospitals, community centres, nursing homes, home-based services and international organisations. Opportunities also exist in clinical education, research and management areas.

Credit for previous study

Applications for credit for recognised learning (CRL) are assessed on an individual basis. To be considered for credit, work experience and qualifications must be completed within the previous seven years (from the date of enrolment). Further information can be found at the future students website.

Other notes

Application Deadline: 4 weeks prior to start of Semester 2 This course is available part-time to Australian citizens and permanent residents and is subject to unit availabilities, which may increase the course duration. International students studying in Australia on a student visa are required to undertake a full-time internal study load.

Additional requirements

Mandatory requirements for clinical practice include:

Manual Handling and Basic Life Support Certificate is required prior to commencement of the course and then updated on a yearly basis.

Department of Health Criminal Record Screening

National Police Screen

Working with Children Check

You will need to keep these requirements current during your course. You are responsible for the cost of these. You must also be available to undertake clinical practice during and/or outside semester in health care facilities.

It is a condition of enrolment that applicants are screened for, and immunised against contracting a number of infectious illnesses before starting the clinical program. Click here for further information on health screening. You must cover your own screening and vaccination costs.

2016 Curtin International Scholarships: Merit Scholarship

Curtin University is an inspiring, vibrant, international organisation, committed to making tomorrow better. It is a beacon for innovation, driving advances in technology through high-impact research and offering more than 100 practical, industry-aligned courses connecting to workplaces of tomorrow.

Ranked in the top two per cent of universities worldwide in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015, the University is also ranked 25th in the world for universities under the age of 50 in the QS World University Rankings 2015 Curtin also received an overall five-star excellence rating in the QS stars rating.

Curtin University strives to give high achieving international students the opportunity to gain an internationally recognised education through offering the Merit Scholarship. The Merit Scholarship will give you up to 25 per cent of your first year tuition fees and if you enrol in an ELB program at Curtin English before studying at Curtin, you will also receive a 10 per cent discount on your Curtin English fees.

For full details and terms and conditions of this scholarship, please visit: curtin.edu/int-scholarships and click on Merit.

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This course prepares registered nurses and midwives to meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) professional standards for specialist community public health nurses (Health Visiting or School Nursing or Sexual Health Adviser) and is suitable for those who wish to develop a career in public health nursing. Read more
This course prepares registered nurses and midwives to meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) professional standards for specialist community public health nurses (Health Visiting or School Nursing or Sexual Health Adviser) and is suitable for those who wish to develop a career in public health nursing. The course content will cover the four principles of public health practice and students will be involved in: the search for health needs; the stimulation of awareness of health needs; the influence on policies affecting health; the facilitation of health enhancing activities. The course comprises 50 per cent theory and 50 per cent practice. Assessment methods vary and include: examinations, essays, presentations and business reports in addition to practice assessment by a named practice teacher.

The course will enable registration as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse on the third part of the Nursing and Midwifery register. The course has also been mapped to the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework to assist with career progression.

DBS CHECKS

Throughout this course you will be working with vulnerable groups of individuals including children. In order to ensure that the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing offers places on their programmes to the most suitable candidates you will all be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB). The Faculty of Health and Wellbeing will be able to guide you through this process once you have been successfully offered a conditional place at the University. It is important to note that any unsatisfactory Enhanced DBS clearance may result in the offer of your place being withdrawn even if you have already started your course.

INDUSTRY LINKS

The programme has been validated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

The course is designed for practitioners who have post-registration practice experience and bring a variety of professional and life experiences. The demands and requirements of postgraduate study require an emphasis on informal methods of learning and the promotion of independence in the planning and organisation of learning. This requires your involvement in a variety of learning and teaching approaches designed to further develop your skills of academic discourse, independent study and scholarly enquiry. These approaches may include group discussions, problem-based learning, action learning, seminars, reflection and work and web-based learning, further enhanced through a commitment to shared learning.

Assessment is through a mixture of assignments, examinations (short answers and multiple choice), viva, portfolio and practice assessment. The practice assessment requires completion of the Practice Assessment Document that demonstrates achievement of the NMC standards of proficiency for specialist community public health nurses (2004). The NMC standards will be formatively assessed in semesters one and two, whereas in the third semester you will be summatively assessed. Learning contracts will be developed in partnership with you, your practice teacher and an identified educationalist to support the achievement of the NMC standards along with individually identified learning outcomes.

FURTHER INFORMATION

The aim of this course is to prepare and develop registered nurses and midwives to meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) professional standards for specialist community public health nurses. The course offers the opportunity to practice as a Health Visitor or School Nurse or Sexual Health Adviser.

The course will enable registered nurses and midwives to develop professional proficiency underpinned by sound, evidence based theoretical knowledge, within the practice of specialist community public health nursing. The course promotes independent, shared and autonomous learning in the development of a specialist community public health nurse who is fit for practice, purpose and award and who is equipped as a clinician, educator, manager and leader, to proactively meet changing public health care needs and the expectations and demands of individuals, groups and populations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic society.

The course will enable registration as a specialist community public health nurse on the third part of the Nursing and Midwifery register. The course has also been mapped to the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework to assist with career progression.

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Keele University School of Nursing & Midwifery offer this pathway as an NMC approved, full-time one-year Specialist Community Nursing programme. Read more

Overview

Keele University School of Nursing & Midwifery offer this pathway as an NMC approved, full-time one-year Specialist Community Nursing programme: District Nursing. Specialist Community Nurses provide up-to–date, specialist and highly technical care to patients in their own environments as well as supporting families and carers. As a district nurse today you need to be highly skilled and educated to manage the changing demographics of communities and populations you will work within; you will be expected to lead teams of both qualified and support staff in a community setting. Recent government policy outlines a call to action and model for district nursing services and this award, providing a qualification in Specialist Community Nursing (District Nursing Pathway), is timely to support this, leading to a recordable specialist qualification with the NMC.

See the website https://www.keele.ac.uk/pgtcourses/specialistcommunitynursing-districtnursingpathway/

Course Aims

The course has been designed to produce specialist community nursing practitioners who are safe, competent, and professional, to lead district nursing in a community nursing setting. This includes meeting Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) standards for Specialist Community Nursing, Education and Practice. You will develop your leadership skills whilst on the programme, so that you are able to plan and lead services and initiatives which promote health, support long-term conditions, and provide specialist nursing care, including community practitioner prescribing as applicable to your role. You will achieve the recordable qualification through the Postgraduate diploma; however, there is the opportunity to undertake a dissertation through a part-time route to convert this post-graduate diploma to a Master’s Degree.

A new vision developed for District Nursing (DH 2013) Care in local communities: a new vision and model for district nursing will underpin the content and delivery of the pathway with a focus on 'Compassion in Practice' underpinning the new model focussing on:
- Population and case load management
- Support and care for patients who are unwell, recevoering at home and at end of life
- Support and care for independence

The aim of this programme is to support the development and enhancement of essential knowledge and skills in the registered practitioner to equip them for a career in specialist community nursing. This will be actualised through building upon the theoretical and clinical basis of their specialised area of practice, through delivery of a cohertent programme of study.

The District Nursing pathway will have a contemporary focus and is designed to meet the requirements of the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) Standards for Specialist Education and Practice (UKCC 2001).

The programme will support students in applying their skills of critical reflection to enhance their professional, personal and academic development. It will encourage the development of sound District Nursing practice based on the critical application of research and evidence and will introduce students to theories and practice of leadership and partnership working.

Additional Costs

Apart from additional costs for text books, inter-library loans and potential overdue library fines we do not anticipate any additional costs for this postgraduate programme.

Completing your Masters

The Postgraduate Diploma Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting & School Nursing pathways) and the Specialist Community Nursing (District Nursing pathway) awards – registerable with the NMC – each comprise of six taught modules to meet individual or service requirements in year 1 as a full time student.

Successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma will lead to the NMC approved specialist and registerable qualification ‘Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting)’, ‘Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (School Nursing)’ or the Specialist Community Nursing (District Nursing), depending upon the route that the student registers for.

Students who have met the requirements for the award of a Postgraduate Diploma will be eligible to proceed into year 2, onto the Masters’ award – subject to the rules of progression. The award of an MSc Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting or School Nursing) requires successful completion of the Professional Practice dissertation (MSc route 1) or the Faculty dissertation module (MSc route 2), on a part-time basis.

The Specialist Community Nursing (District Nursing) programme will share modules with the P.G Dip/MSc Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Programme. This will enhance Inter-professional learning with other community specialist nurses working in primary care.

Find information on Scholarships here - http://www.keele.ac.uk/studentfunding/bursariesscholarships/

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You can train to be a fully qualified adult nurse in two years if you have already completed an honours degree, preferably in a health-related subject. Read more

You can train to be a fully qualified adult nurse in two years if you have already completed an honours degree, preferably in a health-related subject. After completing the course, you are able to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a qualified adult nurse.

Practice-based learning is central to your development and you spend 45 weeks of your course on placement. You gain experience in a diverse range of adult nursing settings, such as caring for acutely ill adults in their own homes.

Placements are across South Yorkshire and the Humber, in some of the UK’s leading healthcare providers. On your placements, you are assigned a qualified and experienced adult nurse as a mentor. They support you and make sure you are comfortable in your surroundings, so you make the most of the experience.

You work with old and young adults with critical and acute health care needs. Adult nurses also assist with longer term and palliative care requirements. Work may be based in hospital wards, clinics or community settings.

You also gain insight in to other fields of nursing during the course.

We provide modern facilities to help you develop clinical skills and specialist knowledge for your career. You study in our £13 million purpose-built Robert Winston Building on our Collegiate Crescent Campus, in clinical suites that include a mock ward and operating theatre, replicate the hospital and community settings in which you learn and work. This makes it easier to take what you’ve learnt in the University out into the real world with confidence.

After you graduate from this course, you'll have the clinical nursing knowledge and the interpersonal and management skills, vital for effective patient care.

Professional recognition

This course is subject to approval by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Graduates are eligible to apply to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

You must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council in order to practise in the UK.

Course design

The course is organised around periods of study within the University and practice placements, which are arranged by the university. You are also offered the opportunity of planning your own elective placement in the UK or abroad.

Modules

Stage 1

  • fundamentals of public health: science and practice
  • essentials of nursing: science
  • practice and relationship centred care

Stage 2

  • integrating the science and practice of nursing
  • developing relationship centred care: science and practice
  • application of the science and practice of public health
  • developing collaborative practice

Stage 3

  • consolidating and leading the science and practice of relationship centred care
  • managing public health: science and practice
  • researching for practice
  • dissertation study

Placements

Placements introduce you to the fundamental skills in nursing in your chosen specialism of adult, mental health, or child nursing.

Assessment

  • examination
  • project work
  • coursework
  • case studies
  • presentations
  • assessment of nursing practice in the placement area

Employability

Nursing careers offer excellent benefits with an attractive starting salary and real career prospects. Few professions offer such job satisfaction and at the same time make a difference to people's lives.

As a nurse you may remain directly involved with patient care in settings including • health centres • GP surgeries • the armed forces • prisons • the community. This can lead to you becoming a nurse specialist or consultant and an expert in your chosen area.

Once you are an experienced nurse you may decide to specialise in a clinical area or concentrate on teaching or research.

Further information is available on the NHS careers website at http://www.nhscareers.nhs.uk



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You can train to be a fully qualified children's nurse in two years if you have already completed an honours degree, preferably in a health-related subject. Read more

You can train to be a fully qualified children's nurse in two years if you have already completed an honours degree, preferably in a health-related subject. After completing the course, you are able to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a qualified nurse.

Practice-based learning is central to your development and you spend 45 weeks of your course on placement. You gain experience in a diverse range of practice settings in your chosen area of nursing, such as caring for acutely ill children in hospitals and their own homes.

Placements are across South Yorkshire and the Humber, in some of the UK’s leading healthcare providers. On your placements, you are assigned a qualified and experienced children's nurse as a mentor. They support you and make sure you are comfortable in your surroundings, so you make the most of the experience.

You care for children up to sixteen years of age.This is centred around the child and their family, and can be in the home or in hospital.

You also gain insight into other fields of nursing during the course.

We provide modern facilities to help you develop clinical skills and specialist knowledge for your career. You study in our £13 million purpose-built Robert Winston Building on our Collegiate Crescent Campus, in clinical suites that include a mock ward and operating theatre, replicate the hospital and community settings in which you learn and work. This makes it easier to take what you’ve learnt in the University out into the real world with confidence.

After you graduate from this course, you'll have the clinical nursing knowledge and the interpersonal and management skills, vital for effective patient care.

Professional recognition

This course is subject to approval by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Graduates are eligible to apply to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

You must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council in order to practise in the UK.

Course structure

The course is organised around periods of study within the University and practice placements, which are arranged by the university. you are also offered the opportunity of planning your own elective placement in the UK or abroad.

Modules

Stage 1

  • fundamentals of public health: science and practice
  • essentials of nursing: science
  • practice and relationship centred care

Stage 2

  • integrating the science and practice of nursing
  • developing relationship centred care: science and practice
  • application of the science and practice of public health
  • developing collaborative practice

Stage 3

  • consolidating and leading the science and practice of relationship centred care
  • managing public health: science and practice
  • researching for practice
  • dissertation study

Placements

Placements introduce you to the fundamental skills in nursing in your chosen specialism of adult, mental health, or child nursing.

Assessment

  • examination
  • project work
  • coursework
  • case studies
  • presentations
  • assessment of nursing practice in the placement area

Employability

Few professions offer such job satisfaction and at the same time make a difference to people's lives. If you study child nursing, you will care for children up to the age of sixteen.

Careers include • children’s nursing in a variety of hospital or community settings • health visiting • school health • research. This can lead to you becoming a nurse specialist or consultant and an expert in your chosen area.

Once you are an experienced nurse you may decide to specialise in a clinical area or concentrate on teaching or research.

Further information is available on the NHS careers website at http://www.nhscareers.nhs.uk



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You can train to be a fully qualified mental health nurse in two years if you have already completed an honours degree, preferably in a health-related subject. Read more

You can train to be a fully qualified mental health nurse in two years if you have already completed an honours degree, preferably in a health-related subject. After completing the course, you are able to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a qualified nurse.

Practice-based learning is central to your development and you spend 45 weeks of your course on placement. You gain experience in a diverse range of practice settings in mental health nursing, such as caring for acutely ill patients in their own homes and a range of other settings.

Placements are across South Yorkshire and the Humber, in some of the UK’s leading healthcare providers. On your placements, you are assigned a qualified and experienced nurse as a mentor. They support you and make sure you are comfortable in your surroundings, so you make the most of the experience.

You care for people with mental health problems, helping them to live their lives as normally as possible. Work may be based in people's homes, residential units and health centres.

You also gain insight in to other fields of nursing during the course.

We provide modern facilities to help you develop clinical skills and specialist knowledge for your career. You study in our £13 million purpose-built Robert Winston Building on our Collegiate Crescent Campus, in clinical suites that include a mock ward and operating theatre, replicate the hospital and community settings in which you learn and work. This makes it easier to take what you’ve learnt in the University out into the real world with confidence.

After you graduate from this course, you'll have the clinical nursing knowledge and the interpersonal and management skills, vital for effective patient care.

Professional recognition

This course is subject to approval by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Graduates are eligible to apply to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

You must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council in order to practise in the UK.

Course structure

The course is organised around periods of study within the University and practice placements. which are arranged by the university. You are also offered the opportunity of planning your own elective placement in the UK or abroad.

Modules

Stage 1

  • fundamentals of public health: science and practice
  • essentials of nursing: science
  • practice and relationship centred care

Stage 2

  • integrating the science and practice of nursing
  • developing relationship centred care: science and practice
  • application of the science and practice of public health
  • developing collaborative practice

Stage 3

  • consolidating and leading the science and practice of relationship centred care
  • managing public health: science and practice
  • researching for practice
  • dissertation study

Placements

Placements introduce you to the fundamental skills in nursing in your chosen specialism of adult, mental health, or child nursing.

Assessment

  • examination
  • project work
  • coursework
  • case studies
  • presentations
  • assessment of nursing practice in the placement area

Employability

Nursing careers offer excellent benefits with an attractive starting salary and real career prospects. Few professions offer such job satisfaction and at the same time make a difference to people's lives.

As a nurse you may remain directly involved with patient care in settings including • health centres • GP surgeries • the armed forces • prisons • the community. This can lead to you becoming a nurse specialist or consultant and an expert in your chosen area. Once you are an experienced nurse you may decide to specialise in a clinical area or concentrate on teaching or research.

Further information is available on the NHS careers website http://www.nhscareers.nhs.uk



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The MSc Nursing with Registration (Adult) is for graduates from every academic discipline, from Accounting to Zoology, who want to become a qualified adult nurse and gain a master-level qualification. Read more

The MSc Nursing with Registration (Adult) is for graduates from every academic discipline, from Accounting to Zoology, who want to become a qualified adult nurse and gain a master-level qualification.

This is a stimulating and challenging programme, integrating theory and practice in the discipline of nursing. Clinical nursing practice is at the centre of the programme and takes place in a variety of settings in the Leeds area. It includes regional healthcare specialities, such as renal, liver, neurology and cardiac.

You’ll study at the University campus and through our Virtual Learning Environment. You’ll experience a variety of different field-specific clinical placements, including acute and long-term settings, and will care for people in hospital and in the community.

Accreditation

Students who successfully complete this programme will be able to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

Course content

The first year of the course is designed to introduce you to theoretical knowledge, skills and attitudes required for clinical practice. Underpinning subjects, such as biology, sociology, psychology, communication and the theory and practice of nursing, are taught via a level 3 (degree level) module. You spend time in clinical practice in this year, where you'll develop a number of nursing skills and apply your theoretical knowledge.

Over the next two years of the programme you'll further develop your knowledge and skills, but more specifically in relation to adult nursing. The first module of this year will be at level 3, but all remaining modules will be at Master’s level. You study modules specific to nursing, as well as more generic leadership and research modules. You’ll have access to modern School of Healthcare facilities.

There is the opportunity to study an optional module from a menu centred on either research, advanced practice or management. The optional modules include the opportunity to have an observational placement abroad.

Clinical experience

Clinical experience during the programme will include some weekend and night duty shifts to meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) recommendations. Time is also given in the programme for independent study and assessment preparation.

Holidays are allocated for the whole three years to meet University and NMC regulations and cannot be negotiated. We make every effort to link these to school holidays at Christmas, Easter and in August.

The programme will provide you with:

  • An opportunity to gain and develop a vast range of theoretical nursing knowledge and practical skills through taught sessions and attendance in clinical practice.
  • Access to a wide range of different clinical specialisms including hospital and community placements.
  • A work based learning focus with assessment methods linked to your practice and your work.
  • Flexibility within the modules for you to develop your knowledge and skills in those areas of practice most appropriate to the work environment
  • Support in meeting the NMC requirements for entry to the professional register
  • Opportunities to learn with other healthcare professionals
  • An opportunity to develop research skills and carry out a dissertation project related to nursing practice

Course structure

Year 1 Compulsory modules

  • Foundations of Nursing for Graduates 30 credits

Year 2 Compulsory modules

  • Extending Foundations of Nursing for Graduates 10 credits
  • Pathophysiology 15 credits
  • Dissertation 45 credits
  • Expanding Fields of Practice 15 credits
  • Research Methods 15 credits

Year 3 Compulsory modules

  • Consolidating Fields of Practice 30 credits
  • Leadership in Health and Social Care 15 credits

For more information on typical modules, read Nursing (Adult) MSc in the course catalogue

Learning and teaching

This programme gives you the opportunity to gain and develop a vast range of theoretical nursing knowledge and practical skills through taught sessions and attendance in clinical practice. You’ll attend the University one or two days a week and will be in clinical placement for the remainder of the week.

There is flexibility within the modules for you to develop your knowledge and skills in those areas of practice most appropriate to the work environment, and you’ll be able to learn with other healthcare professionals. You’ll have access to a wide range of different clinical specialisms, including hospital and community placements. You’ll also develop research skills and carry out a dissertation project related to nursing practice.

At the end of the programme, we’ll support you in meeting the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) requirements for entry to the professional register.

When and where do I study?

Intake for the programme is in September of each academic year.

Study is at the University of Leeds and through use of the institution’s Virtual Learning environment (VLE) Blackboard® and you will experience a wide variety of different, field specific clinical placements. They will include acute and long-term settings as well as caring for people in hospital and community. You will be required to attend the University one or two days per week and will be in clinical placement for the remainder of the week.

Clinical experience during the programme will include some weekend and night duty shifts in order to meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council recommendations.

Time is also given in the programme for independent/private study and assessment preparation.

Assessment

There is a work-based learning focus with assessment methods linked to your practice and your work.




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This course is taught by the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin in partnership with The Rotunda Hospital, Dublin and The Coombe Women's Hospital, Dublin. Read more
This course is taught by the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin in partnership with The Rotunda Hospital, Dublin and The Coombe Women's Hospital, Dublin. The course is designed to develop midwives with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to become competent, analytical and reflective practitioners, thus enabling them to provide care in a manner that benefits women and their families. The course will consist of the following modules: Foundation Skills for Midwifery Practice, Sharing the Woman's Experience - Social Theory and Birth, Core Midwifery Practice and Adaptation in Pregnancy, Midwifery Practice: Pathophysiology and Unexpected Outcomes of Pregnancy and Childbirth, Midwifery Research - Evidence for Midwifery Practice, Lactation and Infant Feeding, Being a Midwife - Personal and Professional Development, and Bringing it all together. The programme also comprises a considerable amount of Midwifery Practice.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria: a. Must be a registered general nurse on the General Nurse Division of the register maintained by An Bord Altranais agus Cnaimhseachais na hEireann (the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland) and b. Currently on the Live Register maintained by An Bord Altranais agus Cnaimhseachais na hEireann (the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland) and c. A minimum of 6 months full-time recent clinical nursing practice or equivalent since registration as a general nurse and d. Have a relevant academic qualification, preferably to degree level and e. Satisfy the selection committee that they have the ability to complete and benefit from the course.

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This programme will enable first level nurses and midwives to obtain both an academic qualification and a professional qualification in public health nursing – health visiting or occupational health. Read more
This programme will enable first level nurses and midwives to obtain both an academic qualification and a professional qualification in public health nursing – health visiting or occupational health.

About the programme

The programme is validated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and has been developed in line with the Standards of Proficiency for Specialist Community Public Health Nurses (NMC 2004).

Intake: September with Health Visiting also available in February

Additional Entry Information

Applicants must have the language and literacy skills to understand and use the written materials utilised in the learning and teaching of the course and be able to communicate clearly and accurately in spoken and written English as per University guidelines or Nursing and Midwifery guidelines (IELTS score of 7 or above) for practice-based placements.

Your learning

Core modules include:
• Responding to Public Health Challenges
• Research Methods for Health and Social Care
• Leadership for Effectiveness
• Consolidation of Practice

Discipline-specific modules:
- Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visitor):
• Contemporary Health Visiting
• Safeguard Children, Enable Families

- Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Occupational Health):
• Contemporary Occupational Health
• Managing Risk in Occupational Health

The final module at the end of the course includes a 10.5 week full-time period in the defined area of practice.

- MSc Health Studies – Community Health:
Following completion of the Postgraduate Diploma with professional registration students can undertake the Research and Enquiry Dissertation module to receive a Master’s degree.

Our Careers Adviser says

Offering both an academic and a professional qualification and with accreditation from the Nursing and Midwifery Council, graduates can seek challenging and rewarding careers as health visitors or occupational health practioners.

State-of-the-art facilities

Our campuses are equipped with artificial simulated environments with contemporary healthcare technology, where you’ll learn in a realistic context, to put your knowledge into practice. The unpredictability of patient symptoms are mimicked using sophisticated software in a clinical ward setting, ranging from low to high dependency beds.

Investment in the Domus Initiative – an older adult artificial home environment – provides you with experience in caring for older people and dementia care. In a first for the Scottish university sector, we have established A Community Orientated Resource for Nursing (ACORN) where students can practice within a simulated primary care environment.

Lanarkshire and Paisley campuses also provide midwifery students with excellent learning and teaching environments with facilities and equipment that includes a birthing room with maternal simulator and a birthing pool for simulated water births.

Life-changing research

We work jointly with a range of partners, both nationally and internationally, on our research interests, and this directly informs teaching at UWS – which means that you’ll learn from the experts.

Our programmes are informed by practice and all of our academic staff are members of the School’s Institute of Healthcare Policy and
Practice. Some of our most recent initiatives include –

• the launch of a new resource, ‘Jenny’s Diary’, which will provide an invaluable tool for families and practitioners to help people with a learning disability understand their diagnosis of dementia

• the development of a new ‘Philosophy of Care’ in partnership with Broomfield Court Care Home in Glasgow, which will look at ways of enhancing the culture and care within a care setting

• we have collaborated with Ayrshire Hospice to launch the first University Hospice in Scotland to help improve the lives of people with life-limiting illness, their families, partners and carers across Ayrshire & Arran; and Ardgowan Hospice in Greenock, with it becoming a University Teaching Hospice and launching a two-year research project with the University aimed at revolutionising the way palliative
care is delivered to improve the patient journey

• the launch of Dumfries & Galloway Recovery College – the first of its kind in Scotland – which offers short courses designed to enhance self-belief, identify ambitions and encourage learning

• in partnership with Edinburgh Napier University and the University of Edinburgh, the mental health team lead research into the relationship between emotional intelligence and clinical and academic performance in student nurses

• we are working with the Glasgow Improving Cancer Journey Programme to evaluate this groundbreaking intervention in cancer care in Scotland

• we have launched a new state-of-the-art microbiology lab which will form a research base in the fight against Healthcare Associated Infection

• a collaboration with a number of European partners to develop shared academic and practicebased programmes to prepare family health nurses in Europe

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