M.Sc. Advanced Nursing Studies

University of Bedfordshire

Tuition fee:
  • € 5,695 / Year (EEA)
  • € 11,290 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: October  2014, February  2015
Duration full-time: 18 months
Languages:
  • English
Location:
Disciplines:
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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This course has been designed to help you to build on your existing knowledge base and be more confident with complex decision-making skills and clinical competencies for expanded practice. It integrates research, education and management issues to enable you to evolve a high degree of professional autonomy and independent practice.

You will engage in advanced health assessment and diagnostic reasoning skills and become recognised as having advanced nursing knowledge to provide consultancy services to health providers. These issues will relate strongly to the ever-changing climate within healthcare both nationally and internationally.

This is a full-time academic course and does not offer clinical placements during the course or lead to registration as nurse in the UK. For those nurses wishing to gain registration in the UK, the overseas nursing placement is offered as an additional unit. This is a unique opportunity to gain both higher-level qualifications and UK registration as a nurse.

Why choose this course?

Health professionals are increasingly aware of the need to provide advanced practice within the context of healthcare agendas. Nurses have to operate in increasingly complex organisations and be familiar with advancing practice in all areas of healthcare. This course offers an opportunity for experienced nurses to develop their knowledge and prepare for taking lead roles in key developments. Home-based students are required to apply their new knowledge to their work environment.

On completing this course, students could progress into advanced practitioner roles, consultancy, managerial positions, health and social care policy development, teaching and research and development.

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Assessment

The assessment strategies are varied to maximize your potential to gain a good overall attainment. You will be guided to achieve success, with indication to your strengths and limitations. The assessment strategy is designed to assist you to acquire a robust and varied range of skills and knowledge that are equitable to all students learning styles and to prepare you for the range of activities you will engage in once you finish the course. These include presentations, written assignments and posters.

Educational Aims

Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) in Advanced Nursing Practice

The aims of this course are to:

* Enhance participants potential to work effectively within and across professional boundaries
* Prepare practitioners to undertake the role of an advanced nursing practitioner

Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Advanced Nursing Practice

The aims of this course are to:

* Enhance participants potential to work effectively within and across professional boundaries
* Prepare practitioners to undertake the role of an advanced nursing practitioner
* Promote relevant and meaningful learning that reflects the professional development needs
* Enhance participants capacity to independently evaluate relevant research and practice including the ability to synthesize information from a range of sources and the capacity to deal with complexity, contradictions and gaps in the current evidence base

Master of Science (MSc) in Advanced Nursing Practice

The aims of this course are to:

* Enhance participants potential to work effectively within and across professional boundaries
* Prepare practitioners to undertake the role of an advanced nursing practitioner
* Promote relevant and meaningful learning that reflects the professional development needs
* Enhance participants capacity to independently evaluate relevant research and practice including the ability to synthesize information from a range of sources and the capacity to deal with complexity, contradictions and gaps in the current evidence base
* Facilitate a greater sense of personal mastery in leading advanced nursing practice

Student support

Students will have access to all student support services from with in the University. In addition to this students will be allocated a personal tutor for the duration of their course. They will also have access to a BREO site that will give them further guidance.

Team working

You will be involved in group learning activities, for example, EBL, PBL and group work that involves developing effective working relationships.

Requirements

An honours degree from a UK university or equivalent, or exceptional evidence of previous advanced study, research or professional experience.

For International Students:

As above
In addition :
Transcript of nurse training
IELTS 6

If you intend to undertake the Overseas nurses placement as part of the Advanced nursing studies award you will also have to submit:
IELTS 7 (7777)
NMC decision letter that does not expire before the end of your placement.
2 ORIGINAL references

You will undertake a Criminal records check and successfully pass an Occupational health check before undertaking your placement. If you do not achieve a successful outcome for both you will not be able to proceed to the Overseas placement.
You must state on your application form your intention to undertake the Overseas nurses placement, failure to make this intention known will mean that a placement may not be guaranteed

English Language Requirements

CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

60 (Grade C)

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