Taught course

Neonatal Nursing

Institution
University of the West of Scotland · School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery
Qualifications
GradCert

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Entry requirements

You will normally possess a degree or equivalent.

If you do not have a degree then you will be considered utilising the UWS Recognition of Prior Learning policy.

You must have a minimum of six months current experience in the field of neonatal care.

Months of entry

January

Course content

Our Graduate Certificate (GradCert) Neonatal Nursing course is for practitioners registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and who are currently employed within the field of neonatal nursing. Through our Grad Cert Neonatal course you will critically explore the management of the ill neonate in a variety of settings in order to develop and expand your role within the field of neonatal care.

It has been developed to provide a standardised level of professional competence and academic accreditation for neonatal nurses and incorporates the competencies of Matching Knowledge and Skills for Qualified in Speciality (QIS) Neonatal Nurses. It consists of three core SCQF Level 10 modules.

Areas of study include:

Special Care Neonatal Nursing – you will critically explore the specific needs of a baby requiring special care nursing. You will undertake the practice element of the programme within your own area of practice and will be supported by clinical mentors.

Neonatal Intensive Care/High Dependency – you will critically explore the specific needs of a baby requiring intensive care nursing. You will undertake the practice element of the programme within your own area of practice and will be supported by clinical mentors.

Neonatal Work-based Learning – this module will enable you to work towards the achievement of clinical competencies as detailed within the clinical log book; you will be supported by clinical mentors throughout.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • GradCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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