Taught course

Neonatal Nursing

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

Entry requirements

All applicants will normally possess a degree or equivalent. Candidates without a degree will be considered utilising the UWS Recognition of Prior learning policy. Candidates must have a minimum of six months current experience in the field of neonatal care

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme prepares you tocritically 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.

About the programme This programme is designed for practitioners registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and who are currently employed within the field of neonatal nursing. It has been developed to provide a standardised level of professional competence and academic accreditation for neonatal nurses. It incorporates the competenciesof Matching Knowledge and Skills for Qualified in Speciality (QIS) Neonatal Nurses (April 2012).

Your learning The programme consists of three SCQF Level 10 modules, normally undertaken over six months – one year: 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. Students should log a total of 750 hours of learning experiences, with 250 of these hours dedicated to specific experiences achieved within the intensive care setting. Students will primarily be based in their own units, in both special and intensive care environments.

Our Careers Adviser says Graduates will be able to further develop professionally within neonatal nursing, mapping their continuing professional development to the Health Career Framework and Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF). Following at least a two year period of being qualified in specialty, staff may undertake an MSc in Advanced Neonatal Practice.

Information for international students

For more information please visit - www.uws.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

For more information please visit - www.uws.ac.uk/fundingadvice

Qualification and course duration

GradCert

part time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Linda Hannah
Email
ask@uws.ac.uk
Phone
0800 027 1000 (+44 141 849 4101 out with UK)