Nursing (Advanced Nurse Practitioner)
Applicants must: be a registered nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council; have an Honours degree (2.2 or above) in a related subject or evidence of study at degree level; be employed by a healthcare organisation at band 6 or above within an area of advanced practice which requires diagnostic and therapeutic responsibility for a patient caseload. This would be for a minimum of 200 hours practice per year for the duration of the course; be able to organise for a doctor or qualified and active advanced practitioner/s to act as a practice supervisor/s to enable development in practice as an advanced nurse practitioner via the work based practice component; be able to dedicate a minimum of 3 hours per week, in addition to the study day at University, to work in an advanced nurse practitioner capacity to focus on developing as an advanced nurse practitioner and complete the required hours of supervision and competences for the practitioner domains.
Year 1 core modules: advanced physical assessment and disease management skills; competencies for advanced nurse practice 1; conceptualisation of nursing through person-centred care. Year 2 core modules: advanced inquiry in nursing; competencies for advanced nurse practice 2. Year 3 core modules: enhancing the user/carer experience through evidence-based nursing (dissertation). Option modules: advanced management of secondary prevention in coronary heart disease; advanced minor injury/illness assessment skills; advanced personal effectiveness in leadership; arrhythmia management; non-medical prescribing in a leadership context; supportive care for patients with long-term conditions. Modules offered may vary.
A matrix of assessments is used to ensure the fitness of studies for practice purpose. This matrix includes a variety of formative and summative assessment tools. For example, case-based discussion to help improve clinical judgement; mini clinical evaluation exercise to develop diagnostic, history-taking and examination skills; case logs and case summaries to help students reflect on their diagnostic work-ups and clinical decision-making in practice; and multi-source feedback tools to enhance patient centeredness. In addition a variety of assessment tools are provided via other modules. These include the traditional examination for advanced pathophysiology; a clinical skills examination for the advanced physical assessment skills module; oral presentations; and traditional written assignments for the nursing-focused modules.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2016||-||3 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Teesside University||Middlesbrough||TS1 3BA||North East|
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