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Emergency Nursing Practice

PGCert

Key facts


Start dates

January 2020 / September 2020

Course length

Part time: 12 months

Department

Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery

This course is not available to students classed as International for fees purposes.

Overview


Our Postgraduate Certificate in Emergency Nursing Practice enables UK registered healthcare professionals to achieve professional development and gain experience in this specialist area.

Our course covers the management of patients in an emergency department with differing care needs. You will have the opportunity to develop your:

  • knowledge
  • skills and understanding of assessment
  • planning, delivery and evaluation of care.

You will undertake learning assessments based around practice and the workplace. There is an emphasis on practice focused learning. You will be able to develop as a practitioner, transferring course skills to direct service provision. 

We place importance on your experience within the educational process, from both a personal and professional perspective.

Relevant national and international research and evidence based literature informs course content. This helps you expand the breadth of your studies and develop a depth of critical analysis and evaluation of practice.
 

Student nurses taking part in a simulation scenario

How to apply


Entry requirements

Specific entry requirements

You should have a UK or overseas degree from a recognised institution or equivalent professional or other qualification.

You must hold professional registration with the relevant Nursing and Allied Health Professional Body in the UK.

You should have a minimum of 12 months post-registration experience in an emergency care environment.

You should be working in a relevant clinical environment in which you can achieve the clinical skills required, including access to a children's emergency department setting.

You should have access to an appropriate practice supervisor within that area.

You will need to have secured the support of your line manager.

You will need British Council IELTS: overall score of level 7 or above if English is not your first language.

Please also see the University's general entry requirements.

English language requirements

In addition to the academic entry qualifications, if your first language is not English you must demonstrate that your level of English is appropriate for study at postgraduate level. An IELTS overall score of 7.0 is required for this course.

Please also see the University's standard English language requirements.

Pathways courses for EU students

We offer a range of courses to help you meet the entry requirements for your postgraduate course and also familiarise you with university life in the UK.

Take a Pre-Master's course to develop your subject knowledge, study skills and academic language level in preparation for your master's course.

If you need to improve your English language, we offer pre-sessional English language courses to help you meet the English language requirements of your chosen master’s course.

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.

Application process

Apply through our Moodle Portal.

Applications are dealt with on a first come, first served basis, so please act early to avoid disappointment.

If you only wish to take one module as a stand alone module (rather than as part of the PGCert), then you can apply to be a postgraduate associate student. 

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Tuition fees


Please see the fees note
Home/EU part time
£1,020 per single module

Home/EU part time
£1,040 per single module

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

Tuition fees


2019/20
Home/EU part time
£1,020 per single module

2020/21
Home/EU part time
£1,040 per single module

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:
+44 (0)1865 483088

Fees quoted are for the first year only. If you are studying a course that lasts longer than one year your fees will increase each year.

Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed below.

Financial support and scholarships

For general sources of financial support, see our Fees and funding pages.

Learning and assessment


You will study three single, 20 credit compulsory modules as part of our postgraduate certificate. 

Successful completion of this course allows you to graduate with the Postgraduate Certificate in Emergency Nursing worth 60 CATS credits at Level 7.
 

Students practicing with a simulation manikin

Study modules

Taught modules

Compulsory modules

Children’s Emergency Care (20 credits)

This single level 7 practice module will provide you with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of providing care to a child in an emergency environment. Theoretical sessions combining lectures, seminars and practical sessions will enable development of skills in critical exploration of key theories and themes. 

Adult Emergency Care (20 credits)

This level 7 single practice module will provide you with a systems based approach of in-depth knowledge and skills in the assessment of adult patients within the emergency environment. You will be expected to use your skills to critically examine key concepts and theories underpinning emergency care. 

Governance in Emergency Care

This level 7 practice related module will allow in-depth exploration of current developments in the health service that guide and shape the provision of emergency care provided in England. This module covers current innovations and trends that guide our practice.

Please note: As our courses are reviewed regularly as part of our quality assurance framework, the modules you can choose from may vary from that shown here. The structure of the course may also mean some modules are not available to you.

Learning and teaching

There are a variety of teaching and learning strategies employed. These will enable you to make the most of the range of experience, skills and knowledge within your group. They reflect the programme's student-centered, patient-centred and practice-focused approach. 

You will have opportunities to share your existing and developing skills, knowledge and experience.

Assessment

Assessment methods used on this course

We will assess you with a variety of methods. Assessments give you an opportunity to demonstrate knowledge as well as the critical and reflective analysis required for professional practice.

Research


After you graduate


Career prospects

Students who have completed similar vocational health and life sciences postgraduate certificate courses have been employed within their speciality both locally and nationally. This course enables you as a practitioner to work through the Agenda for Change grading bands to further your career progression.

Programme Changes: On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website.

For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.