Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University

Critical Care

Our course effectively prepare students both clinically and academically to become a competent and confident critical care nurse. It is delivered by well qualified teachers and carries a nationally-recognised award accepted by healthcare provider trusts and independent sector healthcare organisations in the UK. Our course is mapped explicitly against the recommendations of the National Standards for Critical Care Nurse Education. The Critical Care Nurse Education Review Forum values individuals and organisations that are delivering high-quality critical care educational courses, which impact directly on the quality of care received by critically ill patients. Healthcare managers and clinical leaders can be assured that our course is fit for purpose and award. On graduation, students have enhanced their knowledge of research and evidence-based care and be poised to take on a specialist practitioner role in the adult critical care environment.

Entry requirements

Applicants should be graduates in nursing with a minimum 2.2 classification and 2 years clinical experience in critical care. Applicants who do not meet this criteria may be considered at the discretion of the course leader. If English is not the 1st language, applicants are expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 (academic level) or equivalent English language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

Course modules

Core modules: Critical care.

Assessment methods

Theory will be assessed through a reflexive assignment to explore and enhance emotional literacy, a short answer examination paper-based around a clinical scenario and an oral examination (viva). An essential element of assessment is the time spent working within critical care with level 2 and 3 patients (Intensive Care Society 2009). The support of clinical mentors is used to achieve step 2 and step 3 competencies as determined by the Critical Care National Nurse Network Leads (2013).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,367 per Year 1 (England) 10 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,367 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 10 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,367 per Year 1 (Scotland) 10 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,367 per Year 1 (Wales) 10 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,367 per Year 1 (England) 10 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,367 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 10 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,367 per Year 1 (Scotland) 10 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,367 per Year 1 (Wales) 10 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Chelmsford Campus Chelmsford CM1 1SQ South East
Cambridge Campus Cambridge CB1 1PT East of England

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01245 686868