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About Surgical Nursing
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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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
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 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
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 (Cardiothoracic Surgery). Read more
Advance your professional expertise and specialist knowledge with MSc Surgical Care Practitioner (Abdominal, Pelvic and General Surgery). Read more
Please note. This programme is designed for UK registered Nurses, Doctors and Dentists based in the UK, in order to apply you must provide evidence of UK registration. You must also hold the correct entry clearance to allow you to study part time in the United Kingdom. Read more
This course develops your specialist expertise within surgical gastroenterology at postgraduate level. Delivered with support from consultants in surgical gastroenterology this course is aimed at qualified doctors working within surgical gastroenterology who wish to gain a postgraduate qualification. Read more
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