City, University of London

City, University of London

Advanced Nurse Practitioner - Neonatal

MSC in Advance Practice in Health and Social Care (Neonatal Route) is designed for experienced neonatal nurses who are interested in advancing their skills and Knowledge in neonatal medicine. The modules will equip you to undertake a junior doctor's role, whilst practising as an advanced neonatal nurse practitioner. Graduates from this programme also gain the necessary skills and knowledge to act as nurse consultant, lead nurse, clinical educator and clinical researcher, within the primary, secondary, or tertiary healthcare settings. Applicants must hold a minimum of Band 6 clinical post in a neonatal setting. As a student on this course you will develop a clear understanding of the underpinning principles of applied anatomy and physiology. You will be taught decision-making processes based on a solid foundation of pathophysiology and individualised patient assessment that can be directly applied to your workplace. You will be exposed to the principles of applied pharmacotherapy and emerge as a safe prescribing practitioner with the ability to stand within the modern NHS, bridging the gap between the nursing and medical practice. You will be encouraged to operate as part of a team, learning the principles of team training, human factors and crisis resource management to which you will be exposed within the workplace. You will develop skills in research and applied data analysis as well as a deeper understanding of health and social care settings and the role of an advanced nurse practitioner. The programme is led by senior neonatologists and academic staff from City, University of London and supported by senior ANNP and neonatal consultants from Barts Health NHS Trust.

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a second-class honours degree or the equivalent from an international institution.
Applicants without a degree may be considered on the basis of professional experience and/or at the discretion of the programme director.
Applicants should be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council or a similar professional/statutory body with two years' relevant clinical experience and currently working in a healthcare setting.
Relevant work experience, combined with a demonstrable ability to study at degree level, will also be considered.

Course modules

Core Modules
Introduction to research methods and applied data analysis (30 credits)
Critical approaches to advanced practice (15 credits)
Dissertation (60 credits).

Elective Modules
Advanced Physical Assessment of the Newborn and Infant (15 credits)
Critical thinking and Diagnostic Reasoning across the Lifespan - Neonates (15 credits)
Neonatal Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice (15 credits)
Independent and supplementary non-medical prescribing (30 credits)

Full-time students will usually study two modules per semester, spend two days a week in classes and two-three days in the clinical area.
Part-time students will usually study one module per semester and spend a minimum of 11.5 hours per week in clinical practice.

Assessment methods

A variety of assessment methods are used to assess the programme learning outcomes. The choice of assessment method will be influenced by the focus and learning outcomes of the modules. Assessment strategies include coursework, examinations, reports, seminar presentations, portfolios, skills schedules and VIVA VOCE.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 8,000 per Whole course (England) 15 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 8,000 per Whole course (International) 15 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 8,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 15 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 8,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 15 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 8,000 per Whole course (Wales) 15 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,000 per Whole course (International) 15 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 15 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 15 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,000 per Whole course (Wales) 15 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,000 per Whole course (England) 15 months

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