Neonatal Nursing, Graduate Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • English (schedule IELTS)
    Language
University rank #501 (WUR) ,
The Neonatal Nursing programme at the University of the West of Scotland is designed for practitioners registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and who are currently employed within the field of neonatal nursing.

About

The Neonatal Nursing programme at the University of the West of Scotland is designed for practitioners registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and who are currently employed within the field of neonatal nursing.

Career prospects
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.

Programme Structure

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

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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Academic 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    6150 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6150 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2100 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Hamilton

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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