Nursing - General Practice Nursing

Ulster University - Belfast

Nursing - General Practice Nursing

Designed to support General Practice Nurses (GPNs), this course builds the knowledge and skills required to deliver autonomous, safe, and effective person-centred care to a variety of service users across the lifespan, through the development and management of nurse-led clinics and through anticipatory preventative care which reflects public health priorities and long-term conditions.

You will explore the key principles and knowledge required in general practice nursing, with a focus on the context of general practice nursing, health promotion, women’s and men’s health, communication and decision making when caring for the person with a long-term condition.

Further, you will examine wider aspects of the general practice nurse, including interpersonal skills, interprofessional working, innovation and leadership when delivering person-centred care for those living with a long-term condition. Graduates will be able to engage in patient education, encouraging self-management, and develop and improve services through quality improvement initiatives.

Work placement / study abroad
Work placement must be in General Practice with a named appointed practice supervisor

For further course details please see "Course Web Page".

Subjects taught

Year one
• Integrating the Principles of General Practice Nursing
• Evaluating the enhanced role of the General Practice Nursing
• General Practice Nursing Portfolio

Entry requirements

Standard entry conditions
To apply to our postgraduate taught programmes, you must meet the University’s General Entrance Requirements and any course-specific requirements.

Entry Requirements
An Honours or non-Honours degree from a University of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, or from a recognised national awarding body, or from an institution of another country which is recognised as being of an equivalent standard; or (ii) an equivalent standard in a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma or an approved alternative qualification; [and] be a first level registered nurse working in a general practice setting and (b) provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE grade C or equivalent);

Application dates

Your Application
Application is through the University's online application system (see "Application Weblink").

Enrolment dates

Start Date: September 2024

Post Course Info

Career options
This is a recognised course with competencies approved by the Northern Ireland Practice and Education Council (NIPEC) and will be a foundation for a career pathway as a General Practice Nurse.

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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Certificate at UK Level 7

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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