Queen's University Belfast
Nursing (Specialist Practice in Nursing)
The postgraduate diploma will enable nurses to attain competency and expertise to provide care as specialist practitioners, as defined by the NMC (2001), and by virtue of their participation in more advanced professional and academic study, to develop their capabilities as leaders, innovators and clinical supervisors.
Applicants must hold a first degree in nursing or a relevant subject. Applicants must also hold a current and recognised professional qualification in nursing and have a minimum of one year's post-registration experience specific to the area of specialist practice being undertaken. Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements should contact the School for advice.
This postgraduate programme comprises six modules and a clinical component. Three core modules and three specialist specific modules with a clinical component that incorporates the clinical competencies required for a specialist practitioner (NMC,2001). The following specialist practice pathways are offered: anaesthetic nursing; oncology nursing; cardiology nursing; nursing care for older people; respiratory nursing; palliative care.
Methods of assessment will include presentation or practical demonstration, written examination, written assessment and seminars.
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School of Nursing and Midwifery
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