This prestigious course is for qualified nurses would want to develop their knowledge and skills in order to advance their careers in the specialism of research, education, practice or international nursing.
The MSc Nursing will empower you to take forward your practice and patient care through critically exploring professional biography, the therapeutic relationship and embedding an evidence based and person centred approach to care.
By studying modules relevant to contemporary clinical practice, you take control of your personal, professional and academic development whilst engaging in critical debate about the issues at the forefront of nursing practice. You will gain skills in applying new knowledge to your practice and achieve mastery of nursing related to your chosen award. An innovative feature of the International pathway includes a bespoke module of observational clinical experience and simulated practice for international students.
• Develop mastery of contemporary nursing knowledge and practice • An evidence based toolkit to inform and advance nursing • Professional credibility and personal confidence to influence nursing
Qualified, experienced nurses who wish to develop advanced knowledge and critical awareness in relation to practice, education or research.
This course is delivered through modules using a variety of teaching methods including lectures, student-led seminars, action learning sets and high-fidelity clinical simulation.Part-time students usually study one module per semester; full-time students will undertake two modules per semester. All students must complete 90 level 7 credits before progressing on to the dissertation.
• Critically Exploring Professional Practice • Research Methods • Dissertation
MSc Nursing: Education
• Critically Exploring Professional Practice • Education in Practice (Clinical) • Education in Practice (Academic) • Dissertation
MSc Nursing: Practice
• Critically Exploring Professional Practice • Evidence Based Practice for Patient Care • Research Methods • Developing Clinical Skills for Nursing • Dissertation
MSc Nursing: Practice (Neuroscience)
• Critically Exploring Professional Practice • Research Methods • Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorders - Advancing Practice • Acute Neuroscience Care - Advancing Practice • Dissertation (with Neuroscience focus)
MSc Nursing: Research
• Critically Exploring Professional Practice • Research Methods • Evidence Based Practice for Patient Care • Dissertation
MSc Nursing: International
• Critically Exploring Professional Practice • Dissertation • Therapeutic Relationships in Nursing • Observational Clinical Experience and Simulated Practice • Evidence Based Practice for Patient Care • Research Methods • Developing Clinical Skills • Leading Education in Practice • Leading Education in Academic Practice • Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorders - Advancing Practice • Acute Neuroscience Care - Advancing Practice • Non-medical Prescribing • Project Management and Methods of Inquiriy • Mentorship
A range of formative and summative assessments will cater for your individual learning style. These include:
• Seminar presentation • Written assignment • Compiling a portfolio of experience • Reflective commentary • Clinical viva • Research proposal • Poster presentation • Negotiated assessment
On graduation, this course will enable qualified nurses to advance their practice and use their mastery to develop and enhance an evidence based, person centred culture. Qualified nurses with the MSc Nursing will be better equipped to challenge practice and influence nursing. On completion of the programme, qualified nurses will be prepared to move into education, research and nurse specialist roles.
Students who have successfully completed the course have implemented practice-based innovations, which include the pioneering of a patient-centred ward round within a mental health setting, which is being rolled out across the entire Trust and the review of pharmaceutical waste within an acute medical ward, in order to make financial savings and improve systems and processes.