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Institute of Health

Adult Critical Care Nursing

PG Cert Part-time 1 year

The PG Certificate in Adult Critical Care Nursing aims to facilitate the Registered Adult Nurse in developing a critical and holistic approach to the care of the critically ill adult with a focus on and understanding of, the implications for the wider Critical Care Unit.

The PG Certificate in Adult Critical Care Nursing aims to facilitate the Registered Adult Nurse in developing a critical and holistic approach to the care of the critically ill adult with a focus on and understanding of, the implications for the wider Critical Care Unit.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code
  • Entry Requirements View
  • Course Specifications View
  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award PG Cert
  • Study Mode Part-time
  • Course Length Part-time (1 year)
  • Campus Location Walsall Campus
  • School Institute of Health

Why choose this course?

The PG Certificate in Adult Critical Care Nursing aims to facilitate the Registered Adult Nurse in developing a critical and holistic approach to the care of the critically ill adult with a focus on and understanding of, the implications for the wider Critical Care Unit. The course has a strong emphasis on the evaluation and development of both professional practice and research, and encourages participants to reflect critically on workplace experiences and learning in order to enhance knowledge and practice.  Throughout the course you will also develop your ability to synthesise information on differing aspects of care; to identify the implications for the wider Critical Care unit in terms of dissemination and leadership activities and propose actions / developments related to these.

*Applicants must have completed Step 1 of the National Competency Framework for Critical Care Nursing (CC3N, 2015) by the start of the course and have the support of their Unit Manager.

What happens on the course?

The course will develop your applied knowledge and understanding of a range of topics relevant to caring for the critically ill adult patient. This will include consideration of the relevant anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, aetiology, assessment, therapeutic interventions, psychological implications and nursing care. The course will support you in developing your ability to find and critically evaluate the evidence base for interventions in practice and identify the implications for your practice. You will demonstrate your ability to provide safe practice through the achievement of practice related outcomes and from your ability to articulate the rationale for actions in the clinical setting. You will undertake three core 20 credit modules.

Progression to Masters studies

Successful completion of the PG Certificate in Adult Critical Care Nursing will provide an opportunity to progress to a Master’s Degree in the future.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

The PG Certificate in Adult Critical Care Nursing aims to develop a skilled and reflective practitioner with a critical and holistic approach to the nursing care of the critically ill adult. These attributes are highly transferable skills and sought after by employers in critical care and other sectors.

Whether you intend to remain in a largely clinical role or plan a more educational or managerial role in healthcare this course will enable you to showcase your ability to influence care provision and practice. At every stage of the course you will be encouraged to personalise your learning and apply theory to practice.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

  • You must be currently registered as an adult nurse on the Nursing and Midwifery Council Register. You will usually be sponsored by an NHS Trust or equivalent employer. If self-funding you must be working in a Critical Care unit and have the agreement of the unit senior nurse that you will be provided with the necessary support in practice to complete the course.
  • You must have previously completed a degree in nursing or related topic. This may be an honours or non-honours degree./li>
  • You must be working in a Critical Care unit and have a minimum of 12-months experience in Critical Care at the start of the course.
  • You must have completed Step 1 of the National Competency Framework for Critical Care Nursing (CC3N, 2015), by the start of the course.

 

 

Postgraduate Loyalty Discount:

You can get 20% discount on a taught postgraduate course if you’re a University of Wolverhampton Graduate.

The University offers a generous 20% Loyalty Discount to students progressing from an undergraduate programme to a taught postgraduate programme, where both courses are University of Wolverhampton Awards.

There is no time limit on how long ago you completed your degree as long as this is your first Masters level qualification.

The discount applies to the first year of enrolment only. Students who receive a loyalty discount are not entitled to any further tuition discount or bursary. For full terms and conditions click here.


Self-funded:

If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found by clicking here.


Sponsored - Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

Your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Charitable Funding:

You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites Association of Charitable Foundations, Directory of Social Change or Family Action. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.


You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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