London South Bank University

Course Introduction

The course 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.

Course Modules

Modules include: Underpinning physiological principles for ANNPs; advanced assessment of the presenting neonate; advanced clinical skills for the ANNP; non'medical prescribing; managing the complex presenting neonate; research methodology and strategy; innovations for excellence'leading service improvement; research preparation; dissertation or practice development project.

Course Additional Entry

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.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
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