Drawing on Surrey’s excellent research base and benefitting from strong links with practice, this programme will expand your nursing skills and knowledge and lead to a professional qualification in community children’s nursing.
Our Primary and Community Care (Community Children’s Nursing) MSc programme is designed to be responsive to the dynamic nature of policy, demographic change and technological development within the primary and community care setting, and will advance your ability to critically analyse and lead on innovation and change in the workplace.
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Community-based care for children and families continues to be a priority at both local and national levels, reflecting government priorities to move from secondary to primary care, and evidence that shows that most care for children and families is best delivered at home.
A Community Children’s Nurse (CNN) needs high level clinical skills and an in-depth understanding of the context within which primary and community care is delivered. A CCN also needs to understand how care is commissioned, who funds it and how they can influence these decisions. The programme will enable you to continue to develop your ability to display the values required in modern healthcare and within the NHS Constitution, including compassion, kindness, empathy, advocacy, good communication and teamwork skills, and respect for patients’ privacy, dignity and individuality.
The programme allows shared learning with practitioners from other specialities and draws on Surrey’s excellent research base within the School of Health Sciences. Students benefit from strong links with practice, and programmes are designed to be responsive to changing practice needs.
Students are sponsored for the NMC Specialist Practice Award by a health care provider organisation. Please contact the pathway leader for further details of this.
Our Primary and Community Care MSc offers three pathways:
• Primary and Community Care (Community Children’s Nursing) (http://www.surrey.ac.uk/postgraduate/primary-and-community-care-community-children%E2%80%99s-nursing
• Primary and Community Care (District Nursing) (http://www.surrey.ac.uk/postgraduate/primary-and-community-care-district-nursing
• Primary and Community Care (General Practice Nursing) (http://www.surrey.ac.uk/postgraduate/primary-and-community-care-general-practice-nursing
The programme is designed to be responsive to the dynamic nature of policy, demographic change and technological development within the primary and community care setting, and will advance your ability to critically analyse and lead on innovation and change in the workplace.
It allows shared learning with practitioners from other specialities and draws on Surrey’s excellent research base within the School of Health Sciences. Students benefit from strong links with practice, and the programme reflects changing practice needs.
The structure of the programme allows you achieve 120 level 7 credits and the recordable specialist practice qualification of General Practice Nurse in 52 weeks. In this time, you will spend 50 per cent of your time in practice and 50 per cent of your time at University. You will be supported by a practice teacher (PT) and mentor in the clinical setting and you will have a personal tutor in the University. Your tutor will visit you in practice to discuss your progress with your PT and mentor and there are three progress assessments throughout the year.
At the end of 52 weeks, if you are successful, you will have the choice of exiting the programme with a Postgraduate Diploma and a GPN qualification, or continuing on a part-time basis to complete your dissertation and achieve your MSc. You may start your dissertation immediately at the end of 52 weeks, or defer it for 12 months.
You will be required to complete the following modules to achieve the specialist practice learning outcomes:
Primary and Community Care Policy (15 credits)
The module develops your understanding of the policy process and how it applies to your practice area. You will critique policies that affect your practice and consider how you might influence future policy development.
Research Design and Methodology (15 credits)
On this module, you’ll learn alongside others from different health backgrounds. A wide range of research approaches will be explored, and you’ll be able to develop an area of interest to focus your research proposal on.
Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults
The module explores safeguarding practice in relation to children, young people and vulnerable adults, highlighting strengths and weaknesses of current practice. Underpinning theories and concepts are examined and applied to practice.
Complex Health Assessment (15 credits)
The module allows the student to develop assessment skills to assess and identify a range of health issues. A broad range of issues are explored, such as ethics and record keeping as well as top-to-toe examination.
Leadership and Innovation (15 credits)
This module allows you to share learning with practitioners from a wide range of health backgrounds. As well as examining current management theories, you’ll reflect on your own management style and that of others you work with.
Specialist Practice Portfolio (15 credits)
Relevant topics, such as nutrition, mental health and health promotion, will be examined during this module. You’ll also develop the knowledge base needed to underpin your professional practice.
You will also need to complete an additional 45 credits from guided option choices.
Awards and modes of study
You can leave with the award of Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits) and the recordable qualification of Specialist Practitioner (General Practice Nursing).
Alternatively, you may to continue with the Masters-level dissertation module (60 credits) and, on successful completion of 180 credits, exit with the award of MSc Primary and Community Care.
The programme can be undertaken on a full or part-time basis according to University regulations.
One year/12 months to achieve the Post Graduate Diploma and recordable qualification of Specialist Practitioner (GPN).
You may then continue to complete your MSc (programme length 24 months) or defer your dissertation module for a year (programme length 36 months).
Find out how to apply here - http://www.surrey.ac.uk/apply/postgraduate
Normally applicants will have completed a Bachelors degree or have recently successfully studied at level 3. Individual advice will be provided by the Director of Studies. Specialist Practice students will need to be entered on parts one or two of the NMC professional register, and will normally have at least two years’ post-registration experience. Students applying for the Community Children’s Nursing pathway must have the Registered Nurse (Child) qualification to be accepted.English language requirements-IELTS minimum overall: 7.0-IELTS minimum by component: 7.0