University of Wolverhampton

University of Wolverhampton

Specialist Clinical Nursing (Renal Care)

The postgraduate forms a pathway towards the MSc Nursing. This course will provide you with an opportunity to develop master's level education in contemporary specialist nursing theory and practice in relation to your chosen area. It is suitable for experienced nurses who wish to advance their professional career and contribute to the delivery and future development of specialist clinical nursing care in order to enhance the quality of the service users and carers experience. This is achieved by maintaining high standards of knowledge, skills and proven abilities through the education of specialist clinical nurses. You will develop valuable knowledge and skills in communication and clinical nursing leadership and the ability to articulate and advocate on behalf of the service user and carer which is central to the role of the specialist nurse in practice.

Entry requirements

Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert: Professional: A recognised nursing qualification with current Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registration to practice or with the equivalent if from overseas. Academic: A first degree (2.2) in a nursing or related subject area. Students who do not have a first degree, but have successfully completed Level 6 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) modules, or who can provide evidence of their ability to pursue successfully the PGCert or MSc may be considered eg completion of an approved preparation course for level 7 study. Such applicants will be invited to discuss individual needs with the programme leader to determine suitability for study at master's level. Overseas Student: If English is not the applicant's first language they will need to have a TOEFL score of 550 or above, or an IELTS score of 7.0 or above in each of the IELTS categories. Pathway specific: Currently employed in an 'appropriate' specialist clinical setting. Support for workplace practice assessment in an appropriate clinical practice setting must be negotiated and agreed with your employer where you will agree the scope and parameters of the role. An experienced specialist nurse must be available within the organisation to mentor, support and facilitate your development to acquire the required knowledge and skills.

Assessment methods

This course values strong clinical nursing leadership and encourages accountability for ensuring a high quality and patient-centred care experience for individuals and their families. Content is based on advancing theory, principles and role concepts of specialist clinical nursing and can facilitate your practice to an expert level as defined by Patricia Benner (1984) in From Novice to Expert; excellence and power in nursing practice. You will utilise a research and evidence based approach designed to inform your specialist nursing practice in the core central tenets that underpin specialist care.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2019 2,084 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2019 2,084 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2019 2,084 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2019 2,084 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2019 2,084 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Walsall College WS1 1XN West Midlands

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