If you are an experienced registered Nurse or Midwife looking to develop a higher level of knowledge and skills required for specialist and advanced practice, then this course is for you. It will equip you with contemporary knowledge to take forward the rapidly changing healthcare agenda, and make a positive difference.
This route is for Nurses and Midwives who wish to build on their experience and transfer learning to develop a higher level of knowledge and skills required of a Health Visitor. You need to be sponsored or supported by an NHS Board in order to meet the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for practice assessment.
You can exit after Stage 1 with PgCert Advanced Nursing Practice - Health Visiting.
You can exit after Stage 2 with PgDip Advanced Nursing Practice - Health Visiting.
The minimum entry requirement for this programme will normally be an honours degree or its equivalent. In addition, because of the work based nature of the programme, all students must be working in clinical practice or sponsored by a Health Board and have access to a practice teacher/ practice facilitator.
You must be a registered nurse or midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Council on part 1 or 2 of the register. Acceptance is based on receiving an acceptable references from one source.
You will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.
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