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Advanced Practice (Nursing) - Postgraduate Certificate

Course Details

Course Code: GCADNUTPAD

Available: Part- Time

Duration: 1 Year PT

Award: Postgraduate

Faculty: Education and Health Sciences

Course Type: Taught Professional/Flexible

Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.

Contact(s):

Name:
Margaret Graham
Address:
Dept. of Nursing & Midwifery
Email:
nm@ul.ie
Tel:
+353 61 202271
Web:
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Brief Description

The Postgraduate Certificate Advanced practice (Nursing) is a part time level 9 programme providing registered nurses with opportunities to build on existing qualifications and clinical experience to expand knowledge and skills personally and professionally. The programme aims to foster learning enabling practitioners to practice both autonomously and collaboratively in a defined area of advanced practice, meeting national health policy reform in addressing population healthcare needs. Further information can be found on the Nursing and Midwifery webpage - click here

 

 

The Postgraduate Certificate Advanced practice (Nursing) is a part time level 9 programme providing registered nurses with opportunities to build on existing qualifications and clinical experience to expand knowledge and skills personally and professionally. The programme aims to foster learning enabling practitioners to practice both autonomously and collaboratively in a defined area of advanced practice, meeting national health policy reform in addressing population healthcare needs. The primary aim of this programme is to enable the graduate to develop personally & professionally, so as to become a competent practitioner at specialist practice level.  The realisation of this goal is guided by three key dimensions, encompassed within the education philosophy of the curriculum, focusing on the student, the professional understanding of nursing and emerging practice levels.
NM6011 and NM6001 programme specific modules support the development of an advanced practitioner, who is innovative at assessing and managing risk; has responsibility for decisions made, is person centred, an interconnected team worker collaborates with colleagues has leadership abilities and is a patient advocate. NM6013 and NM6014 Advanced Practice Clinical Practicum 1 and 2 whereby students work in practice as part of the normal working week and supervised by mentors as agreed in a service led agreement with HSE partners.
The Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Practice (Nursing) is a complementary addition to the MSc Advanced practice (Nursing), as part of in a national collaboration between 5 universities (UCD, UCC, NUIG, TCD and UL and a successful Health Service Executive(HS) tender, delivered in partnership with HSE. The programme provides an individual pathway, acknowledging academic achievements and clinical experiences of applicants. The Postgraduate Certificate Advanced practice (Nursing), meets the educational pathway as laid down by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) Department of Health and University of Limerick curriculum regulations. On completion, students will be eligible to apply for registration as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP).

The primary aim of this programme is to enable the graduate to develop personally & professionally, so as to become a competent practitioner at specialist practice level.  The realisation of this goal is guided by three key dimensions, encompassed within the education philosophy of the curriculum, focusing on the student, the professional understanding of nursing and emerging practice levels. NM6011 and NM6001 programme specific modules support the development of an advanced practitioner, who is innovative at assessing and managing risk; has responsibility for decisions made, is person centred, an interconnected team worker collaborates with colleagues has leadership abilities and is a patient advocate. NM6013 and NM6014 Advanced Practice Clinical Practicum 1 and 2 whereby students work in practice as part of the normal working week and supervised by mentors as agreed in a service led agreement with HSE partners.

Autumn Semester Spring Semester
  • ​NM6001 - Leadership, Quality Improvement and Governance (9 credits)
  • NM6011 - Advanced Practice Decision Making for Health Professionals (12 credits)
  • NM6013 - Advanced Practice Clinical Practicum (Nursing) 1 (9 credits)
  • NM6014 - Advanced Practice Clinical Practicum (nursing) 2 (12 credits)

Content of modules can be found by using the search option on the book of modules.

Who can apply

Applicants must have a minimum of an MSc degree in Nursing. Have a certificate in Nurse Midwife Prescribing. Hold active registration on a division of the professional register maintained by the NMBI. Provide evidence of support from Director of Nursing. Provide nomination and confirmation of a clinical and professional mentor (completed Site Declaration Forms).
Applicants must comply with current minimum entry requirements for admission to the programme of education for nurse/midwife prescribing; the candidate must have three years’ recent post registration clinical experience in nursing (this must be within the past five years) with the equivalent of one-year full-time experience in the specific area of practice.

What to Include with your Application

  • Qualification transcripts and certificates
  • English language qualification if English is not your first language 
  • Certified English translations of your transcripts/certificates where the originals are in a language other than English.
  • A copy of your birth certificate or passport
  • Copy of current Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland  registration certificate
  • Completed Site Declaration form - Professional Mentor AgreementClinical Mentor Agreement,  Director of Nursing Support
  • CV

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the criteria below (no longer than two years prior to application):

Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:

  • Matriculation examinations from European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved
  • Irish Leaving Certificate English –Ordinary Level Grade D or above
  • TOEFL – 580 (paper based) or 90 (internet based)
  • IELTS – composite score 6.5 and not less than 6 in any one component.
  • English Test for English and Academic Purposes (ETAPP) – Grade C1
  • GCE ‘O’ level English Language/GCSE English Language – Grade C or above
  • Cambridge Assessment English –Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English Grade B
  • GCE Examination Boards – Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations – Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate – School Certificate Pass 1-6 / University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council – School Certificate Pass 1-6

Results in examinations other than those listed above may also be accepted as meeting our English language requirements. Contact the International Education Division for advice.

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