This course is designed for registered nurses working with children and adolescents who have complex or life-limiting conditions. The programme aims to provide students with the necessary in-depth, evidence-based knowledge, skills and competencies to provide quality care to highly dependent clients as they live with life-limiting illness and face end-of-life challenges. The programme is offered full-time over two academic years. On completion of the six modules in Year One (full-time) or Year Two (part-time) students have the option of being awarded a Postgraduate Diploma or (if they have achieved the minimum 60% average mark across these modules) may progress onto the next year to complete the MSc programme. It consists of both theoretical and clinical components. A blended learning approach is adopted in the delivery of this programme. Students are required to attend face-to-face workshops for a total of 12 days across the programme and must complete a minimum of 1,000 clinical hours before completing this programme.
3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE
1. The course has a clinical focus, offering opportunities to develop specialist skills.
2. The programme is offered through a blended-learning format—a combination of online and face-to-face learning and teaching.
3. This flexible approach to learning makes it possible to combine full-time work and study.