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Nurse Practitioner - Advanced - Emergency Department

Course Details
This MSc in Nursing - Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) in Emergency Nursing including Nurse Prescribing Certificate prepares suitably qualified, experienced nurses to develop their knowledge, skills and expertise to become advanced practitioners who can deliver direct healthcare of the highest professional standards to patients and clients while pursuing a career in clinical nursing practice. The clinical components required for nurse prescribing is nested within the overall theoretical and clinical experience.

- The M.Sc. Nursing Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) in Emergency Nursing including Nurse Prescribing Certificate meets the criteria for level 9 programmes as set out by the National Qualifications Framework.

- MSc in Nursing - Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) in Emergency Nursing including Nurse Prescribing Certificate is offered over 2 years for eligible applicants who are current holders of a bachelor nursing degree.

- P.Grad. Dip in Nursing - Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) in Emergency Nursing including Nurse Prescribing Certificate is offered over 1 year for eligible applicants who are current holders of a masters nursing degree.

Clinical Placement
Students undertaking the MSc in Nursing (Advanced Nursing Practice in Emergency Nursing) are required to work in an Emergency Department; for a minimum of 1,000 hours (approx. 40 weeks). This clinical placement takes place during the first year of the course and occurs in the students own area of employment under supervision of an experienced senior clinician.

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements
Academic
- Hold an honours degree in Nursing Studies or equivalent; and
- a post-basic qualification in relevant nursing specialty or
- otherwise satisfy the course committee that they have the ability to complete and benefit from the course.

Professional
- Active Registration with NMBI: Applicants must be registered in the General Nursing Division of the active register maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.

- Have a minimum of five years clinical experience in relevant nursing specialty during the last 8 years and

- written commitment from host organisation to support the student for the clinical practicum (to include prescribing of medicinal products and ionising radiation)

- satisfactory clinical audit of host hospital as a suitable learning environment for the relevant specialty

Students who already hold a MSc in Nursing or relevant subject and who meet the professional requirements as set out above, may be eligible to complete a one year postgraduate diploma in Advanced Nurse practitioner including Nurse Prescribing Certificate. Documentation required to support your application:

- A copy of your current NMBI registration card.

- 2 references.

- Copies of academic transcripts from completed educational courses.

- Copies of official awards (parchments) from completed educational courses.

- Written commitment from your Director of Nursing to support the student during the clinical practicum and to nominate a suitably qualified practitioner to act as a clinical supervisor/mentor during the student's clinical learning experience.

- A site declaration form signed by the Director of Nursing must be submitted with the student's application. This must also be signed by the Medical Practitioner.

Duration

2 Year(s) Part Time

Further enquiries

Course Coordinator(s): Caitriona NicPhilbin
Course Email(s): Elaine Moore, PGT.Nursing.Midw@tcd.ie
Course Tel(s): 353 1 896 3015, 353 1 8968465

Application date

Closing Date 31st March 2017

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake September 2017

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