This programme supports the development of registered (Adult) nurses who are capable of meeting the contemporary political, organisational and clinical practice demands of care delivery. Specialist Practitioner District Nurses (SPDN) require to demonstrate high level decision-making and problem-solving skills in challenging complex clinical situations as part of caring for the older population.
The programme aims to build on students’ existing professional knowledge and skills to enable them to extend their capabilities to develop knowledge and skills pertinent to SPDN practice using a range of dynamic and stimulating learning opportunities.
This PgD complies with Nursing and Midwifery Council Standards for specialist education and practice (NMC, 2001) and standards of proficiency for nurse and midwife prescribers (Independent/supplementary V300) (NMC, 2006).
Evaluating Evidence to Develop Researchand Inform Practice; Non-MedicalPrescribing; Leading Advanced Practice inDistrict Nursing 1; Supporting AnticipatoryCare for Long Term Conditions; EvaluatingProfessional Perspectives and ClinicalDecision Making for Advanced Practice;Leading Advanced Practice in DistrictNursing 2.
Applicants must evidence current 1st level (Adult) Registration and normally have a minimum of three years post registration experience to have consolidated pre-registration outcomes and to have gained a deeper understanding in relevant professional practice. Applicants will normally be expected to have an honours degree.IELTS score of 7.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 7.
Recipient: Glasgow Caledonian University
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