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Ophthalmic Nurse Practitioner (Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care)

City, University of London · Division of Nursing

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Entry requirements

To apply for this course, you must have:

  • First degree (minimum 2.1 and above) OR higher level 7/MSc qualification.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in ophthalmic nursing.
  • A satisfactory academic reference and a satisfactory clinical reference.
  • A statement of current clinical skills in the field of ophthalmic nursing.

In addition in order to be eligible for the non-medical prescribing module, you must meet all of the below criteria:

  • A current professional registration with a relevant professional/statutory body (NMC).
  • Support from employer that you will be given 26 days to attend this module and 12 days (12 x 7.5 hours) for supervised practice under the supervision of a designated medical practitioner/supervisor/assessor.
  • Eligible Medical Practitioner who is willing to supervise you.
  • Relevant work experience – minimum 3 years. You must provide evidence you have experience in the field in which you intend to prescribe.

Evidence of an ability to undertake physical assessment – if you have not completed a physical assessment module at Masters level, you will be required to complete a Physical Skills booklet.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The Ophthalmic Nurse Practitioner Postgraduate course is designed for registered nurses working in ophthalmic health or caring for people who are experiencing vision loss. It is for staff nurses and nurse managers, as well as those seeking a career in nursing or health research.

The Ophthalmic Nurse Practitioner (Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care) programme provides ophthalmic nurses with up-to-date research-based and theoretical knowledge of a wide range of ophthalmic fields.
The main focus of the Ophthalmic Nursing programme is prescribing within the context of ophthalmic nursing.
You will complete the non-medical prescribing programme in addition to ophthalmic-related modules which will enhance prescribing competence.

The degree programme offers education in the latest theoretical and clinical developments relating to the role of ophthalmic nurse practitioner. It also develops research and critical thinking skills and provides the opportunity to conduct a research project under expert supervision, laying the foundations for independent practice and research in the future. This provides you with the opportunity to create a challenging and rewarding Master's programme tailored to nursing ophthalmic care.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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