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.
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.
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.
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