Masters degrees in Medical Nursing equip postgraduates with the skills to assess, manage and treat patients who are receiving medical attention that doesn’t necessarily require surgery.
Related subjects include Health Policy, Clinical Oncology and Clinical Education. Entry requirements normally include an appropriate undergraduate degree such as Nursing or Medicine.
Medical nurses are employed in several healthcare settings, but will usually work within a hospital or other clinical environment, managing inpatients and outpatients arriving for a variety of treatments and assessments.
For example, you may work on a cancer treatment ward, supporting the chemotherapy process, or elsewhere in the hospital helping with activities such as taking blood or blood transfusions.
Some medical nurses also specialise in areas like sexual health, working working in community clinics and walk-in centres, giving treatments and prescribing medication.
Medical nurses may also branch into other areas, such as home healthcare or nursing home support, as well as humanitarian aid on behalf of charities.