High Dependency Neonatal Care Level 7 (Health CPD)
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This module will enable registered nurses, working within a specialist neonatal unit, to develop the knowledge and skills to provide holistic, evidence-based care to neonates requiring high dependency care, and their families. There is a pre-requisite to have completed the Foundations for Neonatal module prior to commencing the high dependency module. This module is a pre-requisite for the intensive neonatal nursing care module and forms part of the neonatal course enabling registered nurses to become neonatal nurses Qualified in Specialty (RCN 2012). This qualification is nationally recognised and transferrable and provides nurses with exceptional evidence-based knowledge and skills to practice safely and effectively.
Nurses completing all three neonatal modules at level 7 will also be awarded a Post-Graduate Certificate in Health Sciences.
Online Study Days:
Face to face Study Days :
10/01/24, 07/02/24, 28/02/24, 20/03/24
- Critically analyse, evaluate and synthesise evidence-based practice, demonstrating excellent understanding of the underpinning theoretical concepts, in relation to care delivery required by a baby requiring high dependency care.
- Demonstrate safe nursing care, which applies specialist knowledge, skills and expertise when caring for the neonate who requires high dependency care.
- Demonstrate an in depth understanding of appropriate communication skills with parents and other leading professionals when caring for the neonate in a high dependency environment and across a variety of clinical settings.
- Practise in accordance with, and critically evaluate the rules governing professional conduct and ethical frameworks that underpin the practice of the neonatal nurse.
- Investigate and challenge present practice in relation to innovative approaches in order to meet the needs of the high dependency neonate and the family.
- Critically discuss contemporary issues within health care practice of nursing the neonate considering high quality evidence base, providing synthesise and evaluation of differing opinions and perspectives.
- Articulate and acknowledge equality and diversity approaches to care in order to meet the needs of the neonate and their family in high dependency.
Blended learning over 12 weeks
Online and Face to Face study days
20 credits = 200 effort hours
At least one study day per 2-week block of learning
Attendance expected at study days
- Clinical competencies
- Level 7 4000 word written assignment focused on a clinical development or improvement in your own practice setting.
Students’ training needs should be assessed individually by their Trust, and placements arranged accordingly, to ensure the student is able to successfully complete the mandatory competencies for the module. In the first instance, students should be assessed against the mandatory competencies in their own workplace. They should identify with their practice assessor those competencies that cannot be completed in their own workplace, and which therefore require placement in a Level 2 or 3 neonatal unit. A minimum 2-week placement in the Level 2 or 3 neonatal unit for the student's regional Cluster is generally recommended to achieve the mandatory competencies, which should be proactively negotiated by the student with the support of their line manager and organisation, using the documentation provided. The module organiser is available to provide guidance regarding this process but cannot arrange placements on behalf of individual students or Trusts.
Practice-based supervision and assessment is required by a suitably qualified and experienced practitioner who has completed UEA Practice Assessor Training or equivalent
To apply for this as a single module as part of your Continuing Professional Development please enter the application system via our Professional Development section.
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