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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.
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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
This part-time programme is aimed at registered nurses, doctors, operating department practitioners and other healthcare professionals. The programme aims to offer knowledge and expertise to provide a transition between theory and your own clinical practice. Read more
If you are a perioperative - or prospective perioperative - practitioner, this course will help to enhance your skills in all areas of the clinical environment. Read more