The general objective of the program is to provide registered nurses with the opportunity to enhance previously acquired professional education and develop critical inquiry, knowledge and skills, attributes and competencies in preparation for developing roles. inside the infirmary. Successful completion of the second year will provide students with academic qualifications to be considered for advanced nursing practice positions. The program provides opportunities to explore research as evidence to improve and change practice. A key emphasis is placed on developing critical thinking and reflection skills at advanced and specialized practice levels.
At the end of the program, the student:
- You will use evidence to inform nursing practice in the follow-up, coordination and management of care. < / li>
- Will critically review current innovations and developments within nursing.
- You will use a knowledge base consistent with that of the profession and incorporating the standards of professional groups. </ span >
- Critically evaluate strategies to promote, maintain, and restore health in relevant care groups. < / li>
- You will critically evaluate, generate and conduct research that incorporates evidence-based practice in nursing. </ li>
- It will critically evaluate the role of the specialist and advanced practice in nursing.
- You will collaborate within multidisciplinary teams in the provision of quality results.
- Critically evaluate international, national and local policy strategies that are relevant to promoting nursing roles. </ span >
- You will discuss the factors that influence practice and theoretical knowledge at specialized / advanced practice levels. </ span >
- Will demonstrate critical thinking skills and ethical decision making necessary for specialized / advanced practice in nursing care .
- Will critically evaluate the use of psychosocial interventions in mental health care.
- Will critically discuss the role of the clinical nurse practitioner / advanced nurse practitioner in the follow-up, coordination and treatment of people experiencing mental health problems.
The program is listed as full-time, but is taken part-time. The 90-credit Master’s degree consists of six modules in the first year (postgraduate diploma level 60 credits) and a research thesis in year 2 (master’s level 30 credits).
As part of the clinical practice modules, students must complete 1,100 hours of clinical practice during the two semesters of the first year, in addition to successfully completing psychosocial care competencies specialized.
In year two, students will complete a small-scale research project or systematic review, or practice-based research within a supported framework.