Masters degrees in Emergency Nursing equip postgraduates with the skills to assess, manage, treat and monitor the provision of care to patients in medical emergencies. Emergency nurses are often the first point of contact for anyone admitted to the emergency department of a hospital.
Related subjects include Emergency Care, Critical Care and Ambulatory Care. Entry requirements typically include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Nursing or Medicine, and some courses ask that you already have some professional nursing experience.
Emergency nurses primarily offer treatment to people who require prompt medical attention to avoid long-term disability or death. This means you will be trained to handle a large variety of emergency situations, within a fast-paced working environment.
You’ll be equipped to deal with emergencies including heart attacks and strokes, gunshot wounds and car accidents, as well as acute alcohol / drug intoxication, and psychiatric and behavioural problems. Training usually includes a placement within an emergency department or critical care setting.
Emergency nurses are often employed by hospital emergency departments, but may also find work aboard medical transport such as helicopters and ambulances and in other urgent care areas.
If you’re working within neonatal intensive care, this course gives you the opportunity to advance clinically and professionally.
You’ll focus on the specialist knowledge and skills necessary for managing, promoting and delivering safe evidence-based care that addresses the physiological, psychological and cultural needs of neonates and their families.
Clinical experts in neonatology and other related fields contribute to the course, reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of real practice.
And we’re dedicated to educating them. We have strong links with other health departments at the University, including the School for Health and Related Research (ScHARR), the Department of Sociological Studies, the Medical School and the Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth.
The school is close to the central University campus, opposite the Royal Hallamshire Hospital. You’ll be at the heart of student life with West Street, Broomhill and the best students’ union in the country on your doorstep.
Because we work closely with our partners in health and social care, your course will equip you with the skills employers are looking for. All our courses are research-led, shaped by local, national and international policy. They’re designed to be flexible, to meet the demands of a rapidly changing work environment.
We teach the skills you need to establish research and education initiatives in health and social care wherever in the world you are needed. Through our partnerships with other organisations, you’ll get the chance to network and make useful contacts.
You’ll learn through lectures, seminar presentations and small-group work.
Sessions are run by either clinical experts or our experienced lecturers. Each module is assessed by a written assignment.
This programme aims to offer experienced registered nurses the opportunity to develop the necessary knowledge, understanding and competencies for advanced practice roles.
Registered nurses with Bachelor's degrees in nursing gain a clinical edge while studying at PolyU. Graduates are able to:
The Master of Science in Nursing programme leads to specialisation and a leadership role in Nursing.
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Most subjects are offered in the evening, and some are offered during the summer semester. Students may have to undertake field placements for certain subjects.
Our blended learning PGCert in Advanced Specialist Training in Emergency Medicine enables registered pharmacists to independently evaluate and assess patients who present to the emergency department.
You will also build the knowledge and skills needed to independently recommend and/or prescribe appropriate medicines for emergency treatment.
Hospital pharmacists will be able to manage emergency department patients in addition to working as part of a multidisciplinary emergency team upon completion of the course.
The course consists of two 30-credit postgraduate short courses: Independent Prescribing andAdvanced Clinical Skills . Independent Prescribing is accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).
This course aims to produce graduates who:
Our blended learning approach means you can fit online learning around face-to-face sessions and your other commitments.
Take advantage of Manchester's modern pharmacy teaching and learning facilities, including a state-of-the-art SIM Man to practice clinical skills.
The need for this course has been identified through national pilot work, where the impact of pharmacists in emergency departments working as independent prescribers with advanced clinical skills was assessed.
This assessment showed that hospital pharmacists with these additional skills of independent prescribing and advanced clinical assessment could manage up to 35.7% of patients presenting to the emergency department (ED).
The role for pharmacists working in the ED is an exciting opportunity to work in a new field of practice.
We use a blended format where learning is supported through online teaching materials delivered through Manchester's virtual learning environment (VLE).
Flipped classroom strategies will allow theory and knowledge-based learning to be delivered online in weekly segments, and face-to-face learning will be utilised for skills and problem-based learning.
There will be up to eight mandatory face-to-face sessions in each unit to focus on problem-based and collaborative teaching strategies.
These sessions will also support the delivery of medical examination, consultation and Advanced Clinical Skills course components.
The structured online programme will support these contact days and allow you to learn at a time that is convenient to you, providing flexibility around your work commitments.
We use a range of assessment methods for each unit.
Advanced Clinical Skills
You will be able to use a state-of-the-art SIM Man to practice clinical skills during the face-to-face study days at the University. There will be supported learning in the emergency department where you are based.
The University of Manchester offers extensive library and online services to help you get the most out of your studies.
Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service .
Taking this course will contribute to your annual continuing professional development as part of the requirements for registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).
Completing this course offers career progression for experienced hospital pharmacists to manage patients in the emergency department, in addition to working as a member of the multidisciplinary team in this department.
The Independent Prescribing unit is accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).