You will study some of the latest developments in a range of contemporary issues in nursing, covering a range of key areas including leadership, evidence-based practice, and service delivery and improvement. You will be encouraged to consider how these issues relate to your current practice and how what you learn can make a difference to, and improve the experience of patients/service users. Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to analyse approaches to support leadership, quality and service improvement and project management within policy and professional frameworks of nursing. You will also be able to demonstrate a professional approach to self-development in a broad range of competencies relevant to nursing across national borders and areas of practice including digital literacy, critical decision making, problem-solving, presentation and teamwork.
Mixed assessment modes offer students a range of opportunities to demonstrate their achievement of learning outcomes. Assessments take a variety of forms and include annotated bibliographies, a proposal for a research study, an audio commentary and an electronic poster. The assessment strategy is for formative assessment tasks to feed into the summative assessment, which defines the overall achievement and demonstrates the development of master’s level skills and knowledge of nursing practice. Students will receive formative feedback within two weeks of starting any modular element and every 2 weeks during each module. The course structure has been informed by extensive market research, which identified that flexibility over the number of modules studied can enhance student satisfaction and retention. Each module runs with 15 credits across an academic term of 13 weeks, requiring an estimated 10 hours per week of study time, with the flexibility for students to study from one to two modules per academic term. This enables the acceleration or deceleration of learning depending on individual needs.
How to apply
English as a Foreign Language Participants whose first language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in verbal and written English language equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no component less than 5.5, or TOEFL 600. If you have IELTS 6.0 you may be eligible to study our online pre-sessional English course.
At least a 2:2 undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Nursing. Applicants should have completed a qualification leading to registration as a nurse (registration is not required).
Fees and funding
No fee information has been provided for this course