The MSc Nursing (Advanced Leadership) is a 2 year part time Masters programme. The programme aims to develop the student's ability to critically reflect on their leadership role and examine theories and policies underpinning health and health care, at individual and organisational level while developing the student's confidence in taking a leading role as an effective member of the healthcare team and enable them to actively participate in the interdisciplinary team approach to care delivery. Students will develop an in depth knowledge of information retrieval, data management skills, referencing skills, systematic reviewing, research implementation and action research skills as well as developing and engaging in research projects and activities across disciplinary boundaries and with academic institutions in the area of leadership.
On successful completion of this programme the student will be able to:
Critically analyse research, relevant knowledge and evidence-based practice;
Critically evaluate the application of clinical judgement to professional leadership practice by utilising evidence-based practice;
Critically apply leadership skills in strategic planning and auditing of services as they relate to nursing practice and integrate learning form the audit process into strategies for the improvement of services;
Critically evaluate the role of teaching & education in the development of professional practice and initiate, implement and evaluate education as appropriate;
Critically analyse the components of clinical governance, patient safety and risk management and demonstrate an understanding of the challenges affecting leadership in nursing and healthcare at individual and organisational level in an ever changing healthcare system;
Compare and contrast management and leadership approaches to the effective management and leadership of organisational change for nurse leaders;
Critically self-evaluate their professional and personal learning needs and their continuing professional development and identify and accept responsibility for seeking out opportunities for growth and learning.