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Comments about Postgraduate Diploma Specialist Nursing Practice - At the institution - Belfast - Belfast - Belfast - Northern Ireland
The global aim of the programme is to prepare registered nurses who are able to reflect systematically upon their practice, demonstrate a scientific understanding of their discipline and to contribute to the development of nursing practice within their field.
Entry Conditions · You must satisfy the general entry requirements. · You must also be a first level nurse registered on the NMC Professional Register, (or be a registered first level nurse in your own country and have temporary registration on the NMC Register). · A primary honours or non honours degree is required for entry at a post graduate level. · Students must have a minimum of three years clinical experience in the area they wish to specialise in. Students must also have access to practice in their designated specialism and have the support of their manager.
Postgraduate Diploma Specialist Nursing Practice
The programme prepares nurses to gain an academic award and a professional qualification in meeting the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
There are some twenty pathways located within specialist nursing practice and these relate to areas in adult nursing, mental health and learning disability nursing. A further information leaflet specific to each pathway is available.
Students undertaking a programme leading to a specialist nursing practice qualification will complete a minimum of 75 days of practice and are required to achieve the competencies specified by the NMC.
Having successfully completed the PGDip students may choose to proceed onto the MSc Specialist Nursing Practice
Exemptions and Transferability
Credit points for previous certificated study AP(C)L will be recognized as specified within the agreed schedule of nursing courses and as appropriate to fulfil the course requirements specified within the course document.
You enrol on the PGDip Specialist Nursing Practice provided that you meet the requirements specified by the University for that award.
Duration and Mode of Attendance
Most students will complete within three years, but may take up to five years. Study can either be full-time or part-time