Intensive Neonatal Care Level 6 (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 high quality, evidence-based care to neonates requiring intensive care, and their families. The pre-requisites for this module are the successful completion of the Foundations for Neonatal Care and the High Dependency Neonatal Care module. The module is the final 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.
Online Study Day: 01/05/24
Face to face Study Days:
17/04/24, 15/05/24, 05/06/24, 19/06/24, 03/07/24
Summative OSCE: 09/07/24, 10/07/24
- Critically analyse and evaluate practice, demonstrating synthesis of the underpinning theoretical concepts in relation to intensive neonatal nursing care delivery.
- Provide safe nursing care which applies specialist knowledge, skills and expertise when caring for the neonate who requires intensive care nursing and undertake critical appraisal of relevant research.
- Demonstrate an in depth understanding of appropriate communication skills with parents and other leading professionals when caring for the neonate requiring intensive care.
- Practise in accordance with, and critically evaluate the rules governing professional conduct and ethical frameworks that underpin the practice of the neonatal nurse working in an intensive care environment.
- Critically discuss and analyse contemporary issues within health care practice of intensive neonatal nursing considering high quality evidence base
- Articulate and acknowledge equality and diversity approaches to care in order to meet the needs of the intensive care neonate and his or her family.
- Critically examine where the parameters of the neonatal nurse's professional role may extend and expand where appropriate to meet the changing health care needs of neonates and their families
Blended learning over 12 weeks
Live online webinars and tutorials
Face to Face skills days
20 credits = 200 effort hours
At least one study day per 2-week block of learning
Attendance expected at live (synchronous) tutorials, webinars and face to face study days
· OSCE - a scenario-based exam (unseen) consisting of three stations with an overall focus on nursing care and management for the first 12 hours of life
· Clinical assessment of Practice
This module includes work-based learning and assessment in practice, in addition to university-based learning. This means you will need to demonstrate some clinical skills in practice and have a suitably qualified colleague assess your competence. They will do this using a Practice Assessment Document which will be provided when you start the module.
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 3 unit. A minimum 4-week placement in the Level 3 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.
Suggested time for practice-based supervision and assessment: 94 hours
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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