Edinburgh Napier University
Advanced Practice in Neonatal Nursing
Students gain an in-depth understanding of the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to practice at an advanced level, as well as the ability to critically appraise relevant health and social policy. Applicants also acquire the knowledge and skills needed to address ethical and professional issues, and the ability to apply current scientific knowledge to initiate change and improve care for infants and families, as well as identifying potential areas for nursing research in clinical practice.
Registered general nurse; or registered sick children's nurse; or registered nurse (child health); or registered midwife; current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council; evidence of a specific neonatal education course independent of the pre-registration programme; minimum of 3 years experience in a neonatal intensive care environment; Honours degree; or a postgraduate diploma; or an equivalent professional qualification; support, in writing, of your nursing and or midwifery manager.
Year 1: Exploring professional roles in practice, contemporary ethical and professional issues in healthcare, option. Year 2: Research methods, 2 optional modules. Year 3: Dissertation. Optional modules: Adults with incapacity; assessment, evaluation and support; child protection in context; child protection: risk to reality; contemporary ethical and professional issues in healthcare; critical thinking, analysis and writing; dissertation; effective learning and teaching in higher education; exploring professional roles in practice; independent and supplementary prescribing for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals; leadership; interprofessional learning and mentoring; managing performance for person centred services; politics, policy and practice; practising within a consultancy role; professional study and practices; research methods; safeguarding vulnerable individuals and families; pathophysiology and epidemiology in diabetes mellitus; preparation and practice of supervisors of midwives; work based learning portfolio 1; work based learning portfolio 2.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 3,750 per Whole course (home fees)||3 years|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 10,760 per Whole course (overseas fees)||3 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Craiglockhart Campus||Edinburgh||EH14 1DJ||Scotland|
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