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Would you like the opportunity to further explore nursing practice and healthcare, whilst developing skills and knowledge in research methods and service improvement?

The MSc Nursing Leadership course will allow you to examine contemporary nursing issues from a leadership perspective. Available to nurses who hold a registration in the UK or another country, this course offers an exciting mix of theory and practical application through the use of enquiry-based learning and workshops where a range of table top exercises and simulation will be utilised to develop your practical skills and knowledge.

Two course options are available: an intensive 12-month programme beginning in September or a 20-month course that commences in January with a break between June and August to provide the opportunity for you to undertake a placement or study abroad should you wish.

Throughout the duration of your course you will have access to our leading facilities and dedicated Clinical Skills Centre.

Would you like the opportunity to further explore nursing practice and healthcare, whilst developing skills and knowledge in research methods and service improvement?

The MSc Nursing Leadership course will allow you to examine contemporary nursing issues from a leadership perspective. Available to nurses who hold a registration in the UK or another country, this course offers an exciting mix of theory and practical application through the use of enquiry-based learning and workshops where a range of table top exercises and simulation will be utilised to develop your practical skills and knowledge.

Two course options are available: an intensive 12-month programme beginning in September or a 20-month course that commences in January with a break between June and August to provide the opportunity for you to undertake a placement or study abroad should you wish.

Throughout the duration of your course you will have access to our leading facilities and dedicated Clinical Skills Centre.

Course Information

Level of Study
Postgraduate

Mode of Study
12 months full-time

Department
Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Location
Coach Lane Campus

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2019

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This course will allow you to develop a range of specialist skills such as research and analysis, practice development and clinical judgement, in addition to advanced analytical skills to allow you to evaluate current care and services or propose alternative options.

You will study a broad range of subjects including leadership in transformational services, theories and health related evidence, nursing practice and knowledge, research skills and systematic appraisal of published nursing research.

Learning and teaching strategies such as lectures, seminars, experiential learning and problem solving exercises will be utilised throughout your studies, all of which will be assessed via a mix of diagnostic evaluations, case studies, assignments and presentations.

You will also complete a final dissertation under the close guidance of our academic team.

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The MSc Nursing Leadership course is taught by a team of lecturers who boast extensive experience and knowledge of general healthcare and other specialist subjects.

This knowledge is integrated into all aspects of their teaching to ensure that all topics covered within this course are relevant to the workplace and the wider healthcare industry.

They will be there to support you through every step of your course, ensuring you leave with confidence and full understanding of all aspects of this dynamic industry.

The content and teaching methods utilised on this course have been specifically designed to meet the requirements of international students and we have a vast network of support available should English not be your first language.

Staff Profiles / Nursing Leadership

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This course is based at our Coach Lane campus, which houses our Clinical Skills Centre – a purpose-built facility that will allow you to develop practical skills and gain valuable experience of real hospital situations through a simulated environment.

Our facilities are some of the most advanced in the country and allow us to ensure your learning evolves in-line with the latest developments in the industry.

Technology is embedded throughout all aspects of your degree and you will receive ongoing support through our innovative e-learning platform, Blackboard, where you can access module handbooks, assessment information, lecture presentation slides and reading lists. Key lectures will also be recorded to allow you to listen again.

If English is not your first language you will also have access to the English for Specific Academic Purposes (ESAP) programmes to help you develop your English language, academic writing and study skills.

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Being part of the MSc Nursing Leadership course will mean you are learning from a team of research-active professionals who are passionate about nursing and their individual areas of specialism.

All of this course’s modules will draw on staff specialisms and expertise, and you will be introduced to research and leadership methodologies to further enhance your knowledge.

Student-led group seminars will be facilitated each semester, with students often deciding on content that they feel to be of value.

Northumbria University has been ranked in the top quartile in the UK for research power in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing. Additionally, more than 80% of our research activity in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing is rated as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014).

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This course provides both practical and a theoretical module content that reflects the nursing industry’s professional requirements and follow the QAA benchmarks for nurse education.

You will leave equipped and prepared for the changing nature of healthcare from both a national and international perspective. You will also possess the ability to play an active role in the leadership of change.

Northumbria University boasts close links with local NHS Trusts and, although we do not offer clinical placements as part of the programme, every effort is made to ensure that you leave with an in-depth understanding of how the NHS is structured, organised, financed and led.

You will also be actively encouraged to attend local and national events, providing an invaluable opportunity to meet practitioners and experts within the field of healthcare.

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On completion of this course you should possess the ability to lead on future innovative initiatives in the nursing sector, in addition to holding the attributes required to be an educator within your own professional environment.

Further study options are available should you wish to progress your studies to PhD level, and graduates may also wish to pursue careers within teaching or research.

To further enhance your future opportunities we offer ongoing career development support in the form of career guidance, CV advice, portfolio building and interview preparation. This course will also help you to develop your key employability skills.

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Course in brief

Who would this Course suit?

Are you a registered nurse who would like to enhance your own practice or progress to nursing leadership? This course could be for you.

Entry Requirements 2019/20

Standard Entry

Applicants should normally have:

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree or its equivalent in a relevant subject.

Registration as a nurse (or a license to practice as a nurse) with a nursing regulator or appropriate licensing board / health department.

International qualifications
 
If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry 
 
English Language requirements
 
International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 6 in each component (or approved equivalent*).
 
*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS.  You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Fees and Funding 2019/20 Entry

Full UK Fee: £6,990

Full EU Fee: £6,990

Full International Fee: £15,000

ADDITIONAL COSTS

Dissertation binding service will be needed, students will be expected to submit 2 hard copies of dissertation at the end of the course. The approximate cost of this service is a £5. Throughout your studies you may wish to participate in optional shadowing, this will require students to purchase a DBS check. To help you budget accordingly the approximate cost would be £50.72.

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Modules Overview

Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

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Academic Language Skills in Health PG (Nursing) (Optional, 0 Credits)

The purpose of this module is to develop the participant’s ability in study skills and English language skills for academic purposes.

The module is designed to develop the participants as independent learners. The module is supported by a teaching and learning plan which outlines the formal sessions, together with the tutor-directed study and independent reading. An interactive approach to seminars will draw upon the directed learning undertaken and participants’ own experience of study skills. Directed learning will centre upon a range of activities including pre-reading, preparation for interactive activities and use of the discussion board on the e-learning platform.
Independent learning will focus upon the participants identifying those skills which they need to develop and understand through a range of learning activities that might include extended reading, and reflection. The sessions will attempt to follow the principles set out by the CEM model (Sloan and Porter, 2008)

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IM0720 -

Dissertation: Systematic Appraisal of Published Nursing Research (Core, 60 Credits)

This research rich module will enable you to bring together the knowledge, understanding and skills that you have accrued from other modules on your programme. You will be invited to identify a topic with which you are familiar, and in which you believe there may be scope for development or change. Through technology enriched learning you will learn about your role as a researcher and how you can make effective and systematic use of published research to inform your nursing practice and / or policy.

Through the process of a systematic appraisal (a small scale systematic review) of evidence based published research you will develop enhanced critical appraisal skills, including skills of analysis and synthesis. Your systematic appraisal will address research questions which arise from your specific nursing practice/field of expertise. For example these questions might address:

• Effectiveness of single/definable interventions in order to state and recommend best nursing practice/provide evidence based guidelines for nursing practice.
• Evaluation of appropriateness/acceptability/process/outcomes of complex human services in order to improve/develop/inform nursing practice.
• The service user experience of nursing practice.
• Relationships between nurses and service users.
• Theoretical and ideological issues of relevance to nursing practice and / or policy.

The published work you include in the systematic appraisal may be either entirely quantitative, entirely qualitative or mixed method. You will critically examine the philosophical perspective of both the research question and the systematic appraisal methodology. You will work within the appropriate research governance and ethical guidelines for your professional discipline.

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IM0721 -

Leadership In Transformational Services (Core, 30 Credits)

In this module you will learn about the application of different styles of leadership, with a particular emphasis on the skills and behaviours required to lead radical and transformational change. The module will introduce you to a wide knowledge base and a range of practical skills to enable them to successfully lead future change in healthcare and other organisations.
You will explore key challenges affecting healthcare leaders which include: organisational culture, performance management, team dynamics and functionality and empowering organisations to develop innovation and creativity in their working practice.
You will enhance and develop your own leadership skill set through the practical application of evidence based contemporary knowledge, encouraging you to critically analyse and appraise the available contemporary literature. You will learn a great deal about yourself as a leader and begin to appreciate both your personal strengths and areas for leadership development, whilst understanding the factors that ensure leadership success.
Your learning will not only prepare you for leading successful change in the workplace, but will enhance your employment opportunities as you progress in your chosen career. You will increase in personal confidence, secure in the knowledge that you understand the influences and leadership characteristics that are required to achieve greater success.

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IM0723 -

Policy and Theory in Practice Development (Core, 30 Credits)

This module starts with a practical research workshop that will ensure that you have the required research knowledge and skills to inform your learning on this module and to support subsequent modules on this programme.
You will learn about theories, concepts and policy in health care and how they may be applied to an area of professional practice that is of relevance to you. Areas to be explored will include models of health, changing global priorities in healthcare, an appreciation of economic drivers, and the impact of ethics, gender and diversity on health and healthcare. You will also look at theories of change, as well as models of practice development, and the use of research evidence in practice. You will consider how these might influence and enable you to critically review and change or improve practice in an area selected by you. By working to review an area of practice with which you are familiar, and considering practical plans for change or improvement, you will enhance your critical analytical skills and creativity, potentially enhancing your employability. You will develop and build on your understanding of research methods and develop the knowledge and skills needed to review, lead and evaluate changes in practice. Developing practice needs to be understood in the context of the intended outcomes of change. Planning for evaluation will enable you to further demonstrate critical analysis and project management skills.

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IM0724 -

Nursing Knowledge and Safe Practice (Core, 30 Credits)

In this module you will learn about theories and concepts of knowledge, regarding the skills and behaviours required to ensure safe and effective nursing practice. You will consider how knowledge affects and influences professional judgement, clinical reasoning and decision making. You will explore a number of contemporary issues affecting safe clinical practice which include: international healthcare challenges regarding patient safety, recognition of the deteriorating patient, and the various means of addressing these within clinical practice.

You will be introduced to educational simulation and topics discussed during theoretical sessions will be explored further using a simulation technology enhanced learning approach. Your personal strengths and areas for development regarding your professional knowledge base and clinical decision making skills will be explored, whilst considering influencing factors.

You will engage in collaborative learning and working, and will be encouraged to think critically and participate in peer discussion. You will develop skills by working with others, and this will enable you to learn about yourself as a nurse, but also about the context of your own daily practice and different members of the professional team. Clinical simulation will facilitate further development of collaborative working skills.

Your professional development will be enhanced by having raised awareness of global and contemporary health issues and through the critical appraisal of evidence based knowledge, particularly the use of researcher evidence to underpin practice. You are encouraged to consider your own area of professional nursing practice throughout the module and for your summative assessment particularly you need to identify where there are gaps in the current knowledge base on the subject you have chosen. You will therefore further develop skills with literature searching, retrieving information and with critical appraisal, as well as developing critical analysis and writing skills in relation to your professional field.

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Research Methods for Nursing Practice (Core, 30 Credits)

This module will start with a full day research workshop that will enable those who have had minimal research tuition to have a broad understanding of the basic research principles upon which to build upon for the remainder of the module. For those with previous research instruction, the workshop will serve as a reminder (scaffolding) about the basic research tenants. Students with research experience will be encouraged to support those with less research awareness within a collaborative teaching and learning environment.

On this interactive module you will appreciate the knowledge and skills needed to undertake research. You will learn about research philosophy, methodology and the different methods associated with a range of research traditions. You will explore the value of research evidence in informing healthcare practices and be able to apply the principles of research to critically appraise research quality. You will gain specific skills in research proposal writing.

Specifically on this module you will learn about:
*Qualitative and Quantitative research
*Research methods, including experimental design, surveys, observational methods, mixed methodological approaches, Narrative approaches, interviews, focus groups.
*Data collection and data analysis
*Research Governance
*Research ethics

By the end of the module you will be able to prepare a research proposal on a topic of interest to yourself and of value to your professional practice.

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