The Master's in Nursing is a challenging postgraduate qualification for nurses (all fields), midwives or health visitors.
The Masters in Nursing is a challenging post graduate qualification for nurses (all fields), midwives or health visitors. This course will assist the student to develop personally and professionally and covers a wide range of issues from communication, leadership, person-centered practice and research. In the full-time mode, it is typically completed over a year, September to September.
The MSc Nursing will allow students to build upon their existing knowledge, skills and values. This course will challenge students about their practice and offer different opportunities to enhance that practice.
Teaching and learning assessment
Teaching, learning and assessment take a variety of forms across the suite of modules. The strategies used are based on principles of adult learning such as self-direction and a capacity to draw upon experience.
The course assumes that students have experience in practice or are currently situated in practice and thus uses teaching, learning and assessment practices that foster student engagement. The rationale behind this is based upon andragogical principles and respects students as individuals and professionals. Teaching strategies are selected by the nature of the intended learning outcomes. The learning experience is designed to encourage students to become active and motivated learners, who can seek information, question and analyse its validity and draw appropriate and logical conclusions. Students are encouraged to make connections between theoretical content and professional experiences thus facilitating an ability to move from understanding practice and applying skills taught to questioning and critiquing practice and proposing possible research or innovation that would contribute to developments or enhancements in practice. This serves to help students understand the symbiotic link between theory and practice.
Teaching methods on the course include:
• Lectures that provide students with the necessary knowledge base to develop their insight into practice and thus inform skill development. Lectures also provide an excellent opportunity for experts to teach students about current practice and developments in their field
• Seminars encourage students to take responsibility for leading discussions on practice based issues and reviewing the current literature in their field
• Tutorial sessions facilitate small group work to be carried out that has a specific focus
• Small group working is encouraged throughout the course to enable students to engage with problem based learning
• Creativity is encouraged to enable students to develop a flexibility of approach.