The MSc Professional Practice with work placement focuses on professional development of qualified nurses and the course equips nurses to undertake higher level practice, education and leadership roles. Work experience provides valuable insights into health care practice and services in the UK.
International students who are eligible can undertake the Overseas Nursing programme and/or the University offers preparation for the assessment of competency test that leads to UK Registration. On successful completion, you will have gained an internationally recognized qualification that is designed to prepare nurses to take up posts within nursing services globally.
See the website http://courses.southwales.ac.uk/courses/825-msc-professional-practice-with-work-placement
What you will study
The following are a list of sample modules:
- Research methodologies
- Leadership in professional practice
- Contemporary Nursing Practice in a Global Arena
- Contemporary Nursing Practice in the UK for International Nurses
- Project work related to professional interest.
- Vulnerable Persons
- Elderly Care
- Pain Management
- Advanced Life Sciences
- Infection Control
- Work experience
Learning and teaching methods
You will be taught using a range of methods including lectures, tutorials, student-led seminars, simulation, individual and clinical supervision, Objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) and critical incident analysis.
To support development all students will be allocated a personal tutor for pastoral and professional development support. Module content will be facilitated by specialised teachers, who will act as the academic supervisors and examiners for each module.
Work Experience and Employment Prospects
Employers value highly and are attracted to international nurses who have gained a Masters degree within the UK. To support employability the course maximises the potential to develop your career within nursing, by offering a "Learning in the workplace" module which includes a period of work experience.
Employer engagement has led to high levels of post-study employment both within the NHS and within the independent sector. In addition many international nursing graduates gain employment in other countries, such as Canada, Australia and the Emirate States. The University runs a number of nursing employer events which are attended by employers from independent, NHS and nursing agencies.
Assessment methods include written assignments, presentations, seminars, portfolio and reflective accounts.
Applicants must normally have an Honours degree and be a professionally qualified health or social care professional. For international students, IELTs 6.5 or equivalent.