The Clinical Nursing MSc course is designed to help international-qualified healthcare practitioners develop the knowledge and skills to research, manage and deliver healthcare practice and education outside the UK.
The Clinical Nursing MSc course is a flexible study pathway that builds on your existing clinical experience and skills, enabling you to lead and support the development and subsequent delivery of evidence-based practice.
Initially, you will undertake modules in Measurement and Evaluation for Healthcare Practice, Evidence-based Decision Making in Healthcare, as well as modules covering Advanced Assessment Skills for Non-medical Prescribers and Developing Professional Leadership. You will then have the freedom to choose from a range of additional optional modules to reflect your choice of research pathway. You will complete the course in one year, studying September to September, taking modules totalling 180 credits, with 60 credits coming from a dissertation of around 15,000 words. The programme also includes a 10-day period of specially arranged clinical observation in the UK.
The programme also includes 10 days of supervised practice, personalised to the student’s needs. The placement takes place within one of the university’s partner healthcare organisations and will focus on developing competences appropriate to the particular clinical setting.
You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and self study.
Contact time is based on 24 academic weeks, whereas self-study time is based on 31 academic weeks. Typically, one credit equates to ten hours of work.
The degree programme is delivered across the four King’s College London campuses. This includes three Thames-side campuses (Waterloo, St Thomas’ and Guy’s) and the Denmark Hill Campus in South London. Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the optional modules you select.
The aim of this programme is to enable students who are qualified healthcare practitioners to acquire advanced understanding, knowledge and skills to deliver, manage, develop and research healthcare practice and education in a setting outside the UK.
You are assessed through a combination of coursework and examinations. This can include written assignments such as essays, portfolios and dissertations. In addition, some modules will require you to undertake a presentation as part of the module assessment. A small number of modules are assessed by an unseen written examination or a computer-based assessment.
King’s College is regulated by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.
Students completing this programme would be expected to work in specialised and autonomous roles in clinical practice and research; this includes working in a variety of clinical care settings including hospitals and the community. Other areas of employment would include educational roles in clinical and university settings and roles in governmental departments developing policy and governmental initiatives. This programme also may provide a pathway towards more advanced academic study ie MPhil or PhD.
Visit the Clinical Nursing - MSc page on the King’s College London website for more details!