The Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner course from London South Bank University has been designed to ensure you develop and demonstrate all of the competencies detailed in the RCN Guidance on Nurse Practitioners (2008) and the standards of the course meet those required by the RCN Accreditation Unit. The course consists of two types of modules: core modules units, which are not paediatric specific, and pathway modules that are neonatal specific to this course.
The programme content reflects the complexity of the clinical environment and acknowledges your experience. The main approach is problem-based. Problem-based learning (PBL) enables the development of analytical reasoning and synthesis skills. It also helps develop the group skills necessary to function in the clinical environment.
The combination of clinical and leadership skills will lead to employment in a variety of roles such as nurse consultants/advanced neonatal nurse practitioners and shape the future of neonatal intensive care nursing.
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Part-time: 1-3 years
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Normally students are registered nurses, with a Bachelor Honours degree. There are other specific entry requirements, but as the emphasis is on clinical expertise and leadership, you must be able to implement your acquired skills in your clinical role.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
You may be eligible for continuous professional development (CPD) funding from your employer/Trust. Please speak with your employer regarding professional development opportunities.
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