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Nursing - Advanced Practice - September Intake

Course Description
Overview
This course prepares suitably qualified, experienced nurses, who wish to pursue a career as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner, to develop their knowledge, skills and attitudes. The course provides the student with a broad-based education experience incorporating the key concepts of person centred care, autonomy and empowerment, professional ethics, consultation and collaboration and professional leadership thus enabling them to practice at the highest professional standards across the spectrum of care.

Upon successful completion of this course the graduate will be eligible to apply to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland for registration as a Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner (RANP).

Applicants who already hold a MSc in Nursing or MSc in Midwifery or a relevant subject may be eligible to exit at the end of year one with a Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing - Advanced Practice (ANP)

Applicants who already hold a MSc in Nursing or MSc in Midwifery or relevant subject and who are already registered as Nurse Prescribers with NMBI and who otherwise meet the professional requirements may be eligible to complete a one year Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing-Advanced Practice (ANP); provided that the modules "Advanced Practice in the Clinical Practicum with defined pathways" and "Decisions Making, Nursing and Advanced Practice Professional Roles" modules have been successfully completed and 30 ECTS have been accumulated.

Entry requirements

Academic Criteria
• 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 Criteria
• 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

Documentation required to complete application

1.A copy of current Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland registration.

2.1 Academic and

3.1 Professional reference

4.Copies of academic transcripts from completed educational courses.

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

6.A Clinical Learning Environment Audit Tool to cover Medicines and Medicinal Products and Ionising Radiation as appropriate to practice and signed by both the Director of Nursing and the Medical Practitioner.

1.Site Declaration Form to cover Medicines and Medicinal Products and Ionising Radiation as appropriate to practice and signed by both the Director of Nursing and the Medical Practitioner.

2.Written commitment/memo of understanding from the 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.

Flexibility in Progression from P.Grad.Cert. and P.Grad.Dip. to M.Sc.

Applicants who wish to undertake the P. Grad Certificate consisting of the following two modules online totalling 30 ECTS credits, should apply directly for the Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing-Advanced Practice (ANP)

·Advanced Practice in the Clinical Practicum with defined pathways (20 ECTS):

·Decisions Making, Nursing and Advanced Practice Professional Roles (10 ECTS):

Students who successfully complete the Postgraduate Certificate programme may opt to be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate (P. Grad. Cert) or may progress further on the Postgraduate Diploma (P. Grad. Dip.) and Masters (M. Sc.) in Nursing-Advanced Practice (ANP) programme.

Otherwise, applicants who wish to apply for the M. Sc. or P. Grad. Dip. programme apply directly for the Nursing-Advanced Practice (ANP) (M.Sc./P.Grad.Dip.) as follows:

DPTNM-ANED-3P09 Nursing-Advanced Practice (ANP) (M.Sc./P.Grad.Dip.) (part-time)

Upon successful completion of five modules, totalling 60 ECTS credits, students may opt to be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma (P. Grad. Dip.) or may progress further on the Master (M.Sc.) programme.

Students who are eligible for the award of Postgraduate Diploma may progress to undertake a M. Sc. within two years of first entering the Certificate or Diploma programmes.

Language
All applicants whose first language is not English will need a recognised English language qualification in line with the requirements as specified at https://www.tcd.ie/courses/postgraduate/how-to-apply/requirements/intern...

Please note that test scores are only valid for two years.

For further details on these English Language Proficiency Tests, please contact the appropriate organisation directly.

www.ets.org/toefl

www.ielts.org

www.cambridgeesol.org/exams

Duration

2 years part-time

Further enquiries

Course Coordinator Dr Mary Hughes 
Telephone Number +353 1 896 3319 
Email mhughes7@tcd.ie PGT.Nursing.Midw@tcd.ie Nursing.Midwifery@tcd.ie
Website http://nursing-midwifery.tcd.ie/postgraduate/taught-pgrad-cert/pgcert-nu...

Subjects taught

Structure and Delivery
Year One
Year One: Normally commences with a full week in September and thereafter generally one to two days per week for the remainder of the academic year.

A blended learning approach is utilised in the delivery of theoretical content which includes lectures, group discussions and self-directed learning. The assessment process is a combination of written and practical assignments. Students undertaking the M.Sc./P.Grad.Dip. (and P.Grad.Cert.) in Nursing-Advanced Practice (ANP) are required to work in their area of practice for a minimum of 500 hours during Year One. This clinical placement takes place under the supervision of an experienced senior clinician.

Year Two
Attendance at workshops and classes throughout the academic year.

A blended learning approach is utilised in the delivery of theoretical content which includes lectures, group discussions and self-directed learning. The assessment process is a

Course Content
Nursing-Advanced Practice (ANP) (M.Sc./P.Grad.Dip.)
Year One
Prescribing Medicinal Products and Ionising Radiation (10 ECTS)

Advanced Health Assessment (10 ECTS)

Advanced Practice in the Clinical Practicum with defined pathways (20 ECTS)

Professional, Ethical, Legal and Communication Issues informing Nurse and Midwife Prescribing and Clinical Practicum (10 ECTS)

Decision Making, Nursing and Advanced Practice Professional Roles (10 ECTS)

Nursing-Advanced Practice (ANP) (M.Sc.)

Year Two
Leadership, Quality Improvement and Governance (10 ECTS)

Advanced Research Methods for Healthcare Professionals (10 ECTS)

Dissertation in Nursing (50 ECTS)

Course Content

Nursing-Advanced Practice (ANP) (M.Sc./P.Grad.Dip.)
Year One
Prescribing Medicinal Products and Ionising Radiation (10 ECTS)

Advanced Health Assessment (10 ECTS)

Advanced Practice in the Clinical Practicum with defined pathways (20 ECTS)

Professional, Ethical, Legal and Communication Issues informing Nurse and Midwife Prescribing and Clinical Practicum (10 ECTS)

Decision Making, Nursing and Advanced Practice Professional Roles (10 ECTS)

Nursing-Advanced Practice (ANP) (M.Sc.)
Year Two
Leadership, Quality Improvement and Governance (10 ECTS)

Advanced Research Methods for Healthcare Professionals (10 ECTS)

Dissertation in Nursing (50 ECTS)

Application date

Closing Date 30 June 2019

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake September 2019

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