This course aspires to meet the needs of registered nurses working in acute medical settings with evidence-based knowledge and training so that they can expertly recognise, intervene and manage acute changes in the complex conditions of patient-care environments. The programme is delivered over two years using a blended learning format, combining online learning and face-to-face workshops. On completion of Year One students have the option of being awarded a Postgraduate Diploma or progress onto the second year to attain an MSc.
The programme is comprised of seven theory/practice modules. It will be delivered using a blended learning format, combining online learning and face-to-face workshops. Case studies will be used to help students test out what they would do in different situations. Students will simultaneously work in a clinical setting for the duration of the programme, and students learning in a clinical setting will be supported by their unit manager and named preceptor. Module titles are as follows: Recognising and responding to client deterioration (10 creditsspecialist); Principles and practice of acute medical nursing (10 creditsspecialist); Essential Physical Assessment Skills (10 creditsspecialist); Service Improvement (10 creditscore); Clinical Governance: Supporting Safe Practice (10 creditscore); Advanced Research Methods (10 creditscore); Clinical Assessment 1; Clinical Assessment 2.