MSc Nursing

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  • Objectives
    Develop the skills and confidence to take your own practice forward Contribute to the larger body of nursing knowledge and facilitate the research and practice of others Play an active part in shaping the future of health care
  • Entry requirements
    This part-time, flexible course is aimed at qualified nurses and health visitors who have a clear commitment to advancing the discipline of nursing. It will encourage you to scrutinize aspects of your own practice, the social and political agenda that drives this practice, and to consider the potential impact on this of new ways of thinking. -Critically evaluate your own professional practice -Develop the analytical and problem solving skills to answer the most difficult questions facing health care today -Handle complex and often unpredictable information -Discover how national policy, health care commissioning and individual practice are influenced by research and clinical audit -Reflect on nursing practice to improve your performance and empower others to do the same
  • Academic title
    MSc Nursing
  • Course description
    Political drivers, such as Agenda for Change and Liberating the Talents, have raised awareness that a higher degree is necessary if you want to be at the forefront of modernisation within nursing.

    You can exit the course with a variety of awards depending on how many credits you accrue:

    Course content
    Modules begin in September and February each year and applications can be made all year round. The full Masters course is made up of 2 core and 2 optional modules and a dissertation.

    Core modules:

    -Elements of Nursing: Analyse and deconstruct contemporary nursing and develop creative and innovative ways of problem-solving
    -Research Methods: Develop a rigorous approach to the process of research and prepare for the dissertation/research project
    -Optional modules include:
    -Accountability in Professional Care: Develop a critical awareness of professional accountability in health and social care and explore key issues within the modernisation agenda using legal and ethical frameworks
    -Collaboration in Health and Social Care: Explore the professional, political, financial and ethical issues which influence the development of a collaborative approach to health and social care
    -Effective Leadership and Strategic Management: Develop the skills and knowledge of leading people through complexity and focus on management issues within your own workplace
    -Evidence Based Practice:Develop an in-depth knowledge of evidence based practice and the process involved in its implementation
    -Health Care Policy and Politics: Analyse your practice in the light of current political and economic ideology relating to health care
    -Independent Learning: Propose, negotiate, create and carry out learning that cannot be achieved through existing taught components

    What you can expect from Salford
    You’ll find us on the Allerton Campus of the University which includes the Mary Seacole Building, a brand new development with state-of-the-art clinical practice wards, lecture theatres and offices, providing some the most up-to-date facilities in the UK.

    Our programmes are delivered by teams of supportive staff who are committed to helping you move professional practice forward.

    We have a strong tradition of working closely with healthcare organisations within the NHS and private sector and this ensures our course will meet your needs. Your studies will be focused in the real world of healthcare enabling you to develop skills and knowledge that are also relevant to the workplace and, more importantly, the needs of your clients.

    Virtual Learning

    You will get additional support through Blackboard, our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It can be accessed by registered users from anywhere in the world by using the internet and provides a range of possibilities, including:

    -The delivery of course materials, such as handbooks, lecture handouts, slides and web links which can be accessed easily by students both on and off campus
    -The use of discussion boards that allows discussion between staff, students and others
    -Online exchanges between staff, students and others who can be logged into a virtual classroom
    -Taking online assessments with automatic marking and feedback facilities
    -Research that matters

    The Faculty is home to a vibrant research community which offers:

    -A creative and dynamic environment for the conduct of ground-breaking research that has a direct impact upon health and social care policy and practice
    -Inter-disciplinary research that unites academics, researchers, postgraduate students and research users in a shared community of enquiry
    -Partnerships and collaborations with a wide range of organisations and researchers in the UK and internationally

    This means that we are able to offer a wealth of experience across a diverse range of disciplines that will enhance your learning experience.

    Did you know?

    -All our programmes are mapped against the NHS Key Skills Framework
    -You can therefore show you have the knowledge and skills to deliver a quality service. This is essential if you are interviewing for a job or looking to take on extra responsibility
    -International Students

    The desire to provide a truly collaborative system, with the needs of users at its heart, will be of interest to many international health and social care professionals. The University has a great reputation for providing a friendly and challenging environment for international students.

    -We're constantly enhancing our programmes and facilities to make sure we deliver excellent value for money
    -We boost your job prospects by preparing you for the world of work. Whatever you study, you'll learn about genuine issues relevant to employers
    -We’re only one and a half miles (three kilometres) from the heart of Manchester, so you'll find big-city opportunity, diversity and fun right on your doorstep

    From day one our support services will be there to help you to find your feet

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