Taught course

Emergency Nursing Practice

Oxford Brookes University · Department of Applied Health and Professional Development

Entry requirements

You should have a UK or overseas degree from a recognised institution or equivalent professional or other qualification. You must hold professional registration with the relevant Nursing and Allied Health Professional Body in the UK. You should have a minimum of 12 months post-registration experience in an emergency care environment. You should be working in a relevant clinical environment in which you can achieve the clinical skills required, including access to a children's emergency department setting. You should have access to an appropriate practice supervisor within that area. You will need to have secured the support of your line manager. You will need British Council IELTS: overall score of level 7 or above if English is not your first language. All applicants will be screened for fitness for practice and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be made.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The Postgraduate Certificate in Emergency Nursing Practice enables UK registered healthcare professionals to achieve professional development and gain experience in this specialist area.

You will have the opportunity to develop your knowledge, skills and understanding of assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of care relating to the management of patients with differing care needs being cared for in an emergency department.
Successful completion of this course allows you to exit with the Postgraduate Certificate in Emergency Nursing worth 60 CATS credits at Level 7.
This postgraduate certificate consists of three single (20 credit) compulsory modules. All the modules are delivered face to face.
P44019 Children’s Emergency Care (20 credits)
This single level 7 practice module will provide you with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of providing care to a child in an emergency environment. Theoretical sessions combining lectures, seminars and practical sessions will enable development of skills in critical exploration of key theories and themes.
P44020 Adult Emergency Care (20 credits)
This level 7 single practice module will provide you with a systems based approach of in-depth knowledge and skills in the assessment of adult patients within the emergency environment. You will be expected to use your skills to critically examine key concepts and theories underpinning emergency care.

P44021 Governance in Emergency Care
This level 7 practice related module will allow in-depth exploration of current developments in the health service that guide and shape the provision of emergency care provided in England. This module covers current innovations and trends that guide our practice.

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Programme Administrator
+44 (0)1865 483017