Sign up to our newsletter today
We've been helping students find the right postgraduate course for over a decade.
Masters degrees in Surgical Nursing equip postgraduates with the skills to care for patients before, during and after surgery. Training typically includes practice for both general and emergency surgery.
Related postgraduate specialisms include Surgical & Interventional Sciences, and Advanced Surgical Practice. Entry requirements typically include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Nursing or Medicine.
Surgical Nursing – also known as Perioperative Nursing – trains you to work alongside surgical teams to make sure that patients receive the best possible care, and serve as a contact between the surgical team and the patients' families where appropriate.
Courses usually include a placement to build your vocational clinical experience. This may involve undertaking activities such as preoperative assessments, taking patient details, dosing medicines and post-surgery discharge.
You’ll also consider the processes of best practice and evidence-based medicine, which may include analysis of data and statistics in perioperative care, as well as quality, safety and assurance policies.
Surgical nurses will usually work within a surgical department of a hospital, sometimes specialising in specific surgeries such as orthopaedics, oncology or neurosurgery.
Back to results
Nursing & Health
All Course Types
All Study Types
All Start Terms
The MSc in Nursing comprising of 10 clinical pathways is available as a part-time programme completed over two years from the date of first registration for the programme (ie 60 credits in Year 1 and 30 credits in Year 2). Read more
Are you passionate about cardiothoracics? Deliver care for surgical patients and develop the necessary skills to become a surgical care practitioner. Read more
Do you want to specialise in trauma and orthopaedic surgery? Establish your career and develop the necessary skills to become a surgical care practitioner, with a focus on trauma and orthopaedic surgery. Read more
Do you want to focus on abdominal, pelvic and general surgery? Develop the necessary skills to become a surgical care practitioner with our nationally recognised and industry accredited programme. Read more
The overall aim of the MSc Nursing(Perioperative Care) programme is to provide registered nurses with the opportunity to develop and enhance specialist level knowledge and skills in the area of perioperative nursing care. Read more
Advance your professional expertise and specialist knowledge with MSc Surgical Care Practitioner (Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery). Read more
Advance your professional expertise and specialist knowledge with MSc Surgical Care Practitioner (Abdominal, Pelvic and General Surgery). Read more
Advance your professional expertise and specialist knowledge with MSc Surgical Care Practitioner (Cardiothoracic Surgery). Read more
This online MSc offers you the flexibility to study for between one and five years according to your individual needs without needing to attend UCL in person. Read more
The Postgraduate Diploma in Surgical Anatomy (PGDipSurgAnat) is a one–year programme providing instruction in clinically relevant anatomy to New Zealand registered medical practitioners or those with an equivalent overseas qualification. Read more
The Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) degree provides graduate training in different disciplines in dentistry. The aim of each discipline programme is to prepare graduate students to become registered dental specialists. Read more
This programme provides clinicians with a rigorous education in clinical skills, contemporary best practice, and evidence-based principles in aesthetics to ensure an optimal outcome for the patient and practitioner. Read more
This course will develop your understanding of the concepts and principles underpinning the care of patients undergoing urology surgery as well as your ability to find, critically evaluate and apply relevant research evidence to ensure clinical effectiveness. Read more