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Foundations for Neonatal Care Level 6 Module



Thursday 27 September 2018


UEA, Norwich

Event Category:


Start Date

September 2018 TBC

Service Priority

Maternity, Newborn & Children's Health

Start Date

27th September 2018


6 Days







Course Description

In the Foundations for Neonatal Care module you will focus upon developing the specialist knowledge and skills to provide a high standard of low dependency neonatal care to infants and their families, in a variety of care settings. It is a requirement of the module that you are employed as a health care provider involved in the care of neonates such as health visitor, neonatal nurse, health care assistant or nursery nurse. The Foundations for Neonatal Care module is also a pre-requisite for registered nurses accessing the High Dependency Neonatal Care and the Intensive Neonatal Nursing Care modules. Successful completion of the three modules enables registered nurses to become neonatal nurses Qualified in Speciality (RCN 2012). This qualification is nationally recognised and transferrable and provides nurses with exceptional evidenced based skills to practice safely and effectively. Your progression throughout the module is developed through an integrated approach to teaching and learning and you will develop both theoretical knowledge and clinical competencies. Experienced specialist lecturers and clinical practitioners will facilitate you to develop the skills of analysis, critical reflection, exploration and evaluation of neonatal care. The assessment strategy will allow you to demonstrate the integration of theory, research and practice. On successful completion, you will be awarded 20 credits at level 6 and will be effective in providing evidenced based, holistic care to low dependency neonates and families.

What will I learn?

The aim of the Foundations of Neonatal Care Module is to prepare neonatal nurses and midwives to provide a high standard of low dependency neonatal care to babies and their families.  To extend your existing knowledge and skills in relation to the care of the neonate in a variety of care situations.  To enable you to critically reflect principles of a holistic approach to the care of the neonate and his/her family.  To advance your practice through the acquisition of specialist skills and knowledge, thus enabling you to justify clinical decisions, by the application of critical analysis and factual, experiential and intuitive knowledge, as demanded of the proficient practitioner.  To prepare you to care for the neonate and his/her family in a variety of situations in a manner that is fit for purpose.

How will I learn?

Face to face

Study Dates

Seminar Dates

27th September 2018

11th 25th October 2018

8th 29th November 2018

13th December 2018

*Be advised course dates and timings could change

Course Director

Teresa Johnson

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