MSc-PGDip Nurse Practitioner

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  • Objectives
    This programme builds on existing nursing skills, to enhance knowledge and competencies to provide the opportunity to develop a distinctive professional role. It will enable students to extend their critical, analytical and reflective skills so that the emerging Nurse Practitioner develops autonomy within their practice.
  • Entry requirements
    First level registration on the professional register maintained by the NMC for nursing, midwifery and health visitor. Relevant first degree or equivalent. This requirement will be assessed by means of the applicant’s initial qualification, APEL (clinical experience) and APCL (certified course), in accordance with University standards and framework. Evidence of recent study/learning 3 years post-registration experience Currently engaged in clinical practice, a minimum of 20 hours/week Support from clinical manager for an expanded role and to facilitate learning in practice
  • Academic title
    MSc/PGDip Nurse Practitioner
  • Course description
    Programme Content

    Professional Issues for Advanced Practice
    This unit enables practitioners to explore the
    contextual aspects surrounding the development of new
    nursing roles, including that of the nurse practitioner,
    and provides an opportunity to analyse and debate recent
    developments in practice within a nursing philosophy.

    Advanced Skills Portfolio

    The aim of this unit is to facilitate self-direction and
    personal responsibility for continuing professional
    development. Students will be enabled to undertake the
    complex processes involved in acquiring a new skill
    within the Code of Professional Conduct (NMC, 2004). 

    Advanced History Taking & Physical Examination   

    This unit enables the student to develop the skills and
    knowledge to take a comprehensive patient history and to
    complete a thorough physical assessment. The unit aims
    to significantly enhance the student’s assessment skills
    and ability to accurately describe their observations
    and findings using appropriate terminology.  It is
    designed to develop the holistic skills required for
    nurse practitioners to facilitate enhanced therapeutic
    encounters with their clients.

    Applied Pharmacology & Pathophysiology

    This unit enables students to extend their knowledge of
    pharmacology, pathophysiology, prescribing and drug
    administration to facilitate advancement of their
    practice as autonomous health care practitioners.

    Advanced Health Assessment Portfolio

    The aim of this unit is to enable practitioners to work
    autonomously within the bounds of professional practice.
    This unit is core to the MSc Nurse Practitioner pathway
    and will build on the skills developed in the pre-
    requisite unit: ‘Advanced History Taking & Physical

    Option unit

    The presence of option units recognises the varied
    backgrounds of the students and diversity of their
    client base.  The option unit will be selected from the
    range of level M options currently available within the
    Masters Framework and allows opportunity for each
    student and their clinical manager to meet specific
    individual and service needs.

    Principles of Enquiry & Research

    This unit provides the underpinning knowledge of
    research methodologies. The unit prepares students for
    their dissertation.

    Research / Practice Development Dissertation
    You will have the opportunity to either carry out a
    Research dissertation or a Practice development
    dissertation. Students can commence this work following
    completion of the principles of enquiry and research
    unit, and meeting relevant ethics committee approval. 
    Normally most students commence their dissertation in
    the second year but the programme regulations allow
    students up to six years from commencement of the
    programme to completion.

    Attendance Pattern

    This part-time course consists 7 taught units
    progressing to an advanced, independent dissertation or
    project.  The Masters award will be achieved in no less
    than two years from registration and must be completed
    within six years. 

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