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Postgraduate Certificate Adult Critical Care Nursing - Level 7
Thursday 16th September 2021

A number of funding arrangements are available for this module in 21/22 and you should contact your CWD lead for information and approval before accepting your place as you may be liable for fees. Students wishing to apply from outside our region should contact the email below.

To apply please make a note of the start month, click on book now and choose the application for the correct starting month. Once your application is complete we will contact you in order to confirm whether or not you have been allocated a place.

In order to assist you in completing your application we have attached guidance notes below. Please refer to these while completing your application. The deadline for you to submit an application for this module is 10 working days prior to the start date shown below.

**PLEASE NOTE – the Continuous Workforce Development (CWD) policy we have with Health Education England and the NHS Trusts states that you must have authorisation from your CWD Lead before applying for the module. A list of CWD Leads can be found here.  

BEFORE YOU CLICK “Book Now” to apply - please ensure you have confirmed your authorisation to attend the module with your CWD Lead as you will be asked to enter their name and email address as a reference on your application.

If you do not provide details of your CWD Lead with your application this will delay the progress of your application and your place on the module may be at risk. Instructions on how to add the details of your CWD as a reference are found within the guidance notes below **

GUIDANCE NOTES

 

 

If you have any questions or queries about this module please contact us via email at NSBackOffice@northumbria.ac.uk or call (0191) 4060901.

The programme provides qualified nurses who are working in the speciality of adult critical care with an opportunity to develop knowledge and skills to inform clinical practice and challenge existing ways of working. The modules will provide you with an increased ability to assess and manage patients with critical illness in addition to helping you to gain the knowledge and skills to think independently, to support complex clinical decision making, challenge practice but also work collaboratively, communicate effectively, identify solutions to complex clinical situations and demonstrate evidence based practice.

Delivery Information 

Start Date:

Thursday 16th September 2021

Teaching Dates:

Module One;

Thursday 16th September 2021
Thursday 23rd September 2021
Thursday 30th September 2021
Thursday 14th October 2021
Thursday 21st October 2021
Thursday 28th October 2021
Thursday 11th November 2021
Thursday 18th November 2021

Module Two;

Thursday 27th January 2022
Thursday 3rd February 2022
Thursday 17th February 2022
Thursday 24th February 2022
Thursday 3rd March 2022
Thursday 17th March 2022
Thursday 24th March 2022
Thursday 31st March 2022
Thursday 7th April 2022

WC 2nd May and 9th May 2022 - Viva assessment (various times available)

Course Information

Award Type Postgraduate Certificate

Delivery Method TBC depending on government guidance

Start Thursday 16th September 2021

Sector
Health, Sport and Social Care

Successful completion of this course will ensure that you meet the National Standards for Adult Critical Care Nurse Education as indicated by the Critical Care Networks- National Nurse Leads. This can also be recognised locally for those that work within the North of England Critical Care Network (NoECCN).

  • Registered Nurse
  • Working on a Critical Care unit (caring for level 2 and level 3 patients)
  • Evidence of level 6 study
  • Completed Step 1 of the National Competency Framework for Critical Care Nurses

  • Demonstrate a sound knowledge and understanding of critical illness including anatomy and physiology and pathophysiology.
  • Undertake an assessment of patients’ physiological needs and evaluate the significance of the assessment findings in relation to level 2 & 3 patients.
  • Identify and analyse national, organisational and professional standards, guidelines and policies to ensure safe and effective practice.
  • Identify and conceptualise key concepts and theories in critical care practice in order to demonstrate your knowledge as a practitioner in a specialist field.
  • Demonstrate a sound knowledge of local, regional and national influences on the provision of critical care services.
  • Identify and debate ethical issues relevant to current critical care practice.
  • Demonstrate the ability to solve problems and use decision-making and leadership skills in the complex and unpredictable environment of the critical care unit.
  • Appraise appropriate sources of evidence in order to critically review relevant policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Critically discuss the importance of collaborative working when coordinating and managing care for critically ill patients through all stages of critical illness including end of life care.
  • Critically discuss and demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively and involve patients and relatives in care
  • Honestly reflect on your own intellectual, professional skills & abilities and develop action plans to meet any deficits.
  • Demonstrate independent learning ability and information retrieval skills required to advance knowledge and understanding of critical illness and continuing professional development.
  • Demonstrate a sound knowledge of the effects of the critical care environment on the psychological well-being of patients and relatives and develop compassionate and effective mechanisms of modifying these influences.

If you have any questions or queries about this module please contact us via email at NSBackOffice@northumbria.ac.uk or call (0191) 4060901.

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