The programme provides a robust higher education experience which facilitates preparation for advanced clinical practice and leadership roles. Central to the programme is the aim to encourage research and scholarly activity which contributes to the effective, evidence-based high quality care.
To achieve the aims of the programme, students will be required to assimilate, integrate and utilise knowledge derived from different sources and from separate fields of study. Modules will enable students, by the exploration of theories, concepts and research findings, to broaden their understanding of the development and provision of health care delivery and to consider issues or relevance to professional practice. Seminar presentations will allow issues to be views from a range of perspectives, so allowing students to articulate their opinions, engage in discussion and debate and appreciate diverse points of view.
A reflective, questioning approach will be fostered in classroom discussions and in seminars presented by students. In all modules, students will be required to critically appraise up-to-date literature and research studies in order to advance their professional knowledge and understanding. Module assignments will require students to seek a wide range of information from appropriate databases and the World Wide Web.
Students can select from three pathways
1. Clinical Practice Pathway This pathway is designed to provide the necessary knowledge and skills for nurses working at an advanced level of practice within adult acute or critical care environments and those nurses dealing with clients with lifelong illnesses or those aspiring to work in these areas of practice. It will comprise of the compulsory modules Advanced Research Methods, Advancing Nursing Knowledge and the Research Dissertation and also modules on Pathophysiology, Physical Assessment and Management and Non-Medical Prescribing. There is also scope for students to undertake alternative modules to meet the demands of their practice.
2. Clinical Leadership Pathway This pathway is designed to provide the necessary knowledge and skills for nurses working in advanced leadership roles such as the Senior Charge Nurse and those aspiring to this position. This study pathway would also be of interest to those aspiring to be Nurse Consultants. It will comprise of the compulsory modules Advanced Research Methods, Advancing Nursing Knowledge and the Research Dissertation and also modules on Clinical Leadership, Practice Development and Leading Change.
3. Generic Pathway This pathway is designed for those nurses who do not wish to pursue a clinical or leadership pathway but wish to study towards a Masterâs degree in Nursing. Students will require to undertake the compulsory modules Advanced Research Methods, Advancing Nursing Knowledge and the Research Dissertation and then select appropriate modules to make up the outstanding 75 credits.
A further option incorporating clinical practice is also available and includes completion of an Overseas Nursing programme prior to the start of master's study.
This is a modular programme, each module being individually assessed. A variety of assessment strategies are used within modules, including: reports; projects; literature reviews; essays and examinations. A supervised research dissertation is submitted as the final assessment towards the award of MSc Advanced Nursing.
To be eligible for entry to the MSc Nursing programme, candidates should preferably have an Honours degree although applicants will be considered based on experience and learning.If English is not your first language then an IELTS score of 6.5 is needed. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 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) TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.