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Nursing - Advanced Practice (ANP)

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Overview


This course prepares suitably qualified, experienced nurses, who wish to pursue a career as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner, to develop their knowledge, skills and attitudes. The course provides the student with a broad-based education experience incorporating the key concepts of person centred care, autonomy and empowerment, professional ethics, consultation and collaboration and professional leadership thus enabling them to practice at the highest professional standards across the spectrum of care.
Upon successful completion of this course the graduate will be eligible to apply to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland for registration as a Registered Nurse Prescriber (RNP). Graduate who meet the professional requirements may be eligible to apply for Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner (RANP).


Applicants who already hold a MSc in Nursing may be eligible to exit at the end of year one with a Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing - Advanced Practice (ANP) provided that the modules “Advanced Practice in the Clinical Practicum with defined pathways” and “Decisions Making, Nursing and Advanced Practice Professional Roles”  modules have been successfully completed and 60 ECTS have been accumulated.


Applicants who already hold a MSc in Nursing and who are already registered as Nurse Prescribers with NMBI and who otherwise meet the professional requirements may be eligible to exit with an award of a Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing – Advanced Practice (ANP) provided that the modules “Advanced Practice in the Clinical Practicum with defined pathways” and “Decisions Making, Nursing and Advanced Practice Professional Roles”  modules have been successfully completed in the accumulation of 30 ECTS.


Structure and Content


Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing – Advanced Practice (ANP)
•    Decision Making, Nursing and Advanced Practice Professional roles (10 ECTS)
•    Advanced Practice in the Clinical Practicum with defined pathways (20 ECTS)
Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing – Advanced Practice (ANP)
•    Professional, Ethical, Legal and Communication Issues informing Nurse and Midwife Prescribing and Clinical Practicum   (10 ECTS)
•    Decision Making, Nursing and Advanced Practice Professional roles (10 ECTS)
•    Advanced  Health Assessment (10 ECTS)
•    Prescribing Medicinal Products and Ionising Radiation (10 ECTS)
•    Advanced Practice in the Clinical Practicum with defined pathways (20 ECTS)

Masters in Nursing – Advanced Practice (ANP)


Year One
•    Professional, Ethical, Legal and Communication Issues informing Nurse and Midwife Prescribing and Clinical Practicum   (10 ECTS)
•    Decision Making, Nursing and Advanced Practice Professional roles (10 ECTS)
•    Advanced  Health Assessment (10 ECTS)
•    Prescribing Medicinal Products and Ionising Radiation (10 ECTS)
•    Advanced Practice in the Clinical Practicum with defined pathways (20 ECTS)

Year Two
•    Leadership, Quality Improvement and Governance (10 ECTS)
•    Advanced Research Methods for Healthcare Professionals (10 ECTS)
•    Dissertation in Nursing (30 ECTS)
The M.Sc. carries 110 ECTS credits, the P.Grad.Dip. carries 60 ECTS credits, the P.Grad.Cert. carries 30 ECTS credits.

Year One
Year One: Normally commences with a full week in September and thereafter generally one to two days per week for the remainder of the academic year.
A blended learning approach is utilised in the delivery of theoretical content which includes lectures, group discussions and self-directed learning. The assessment process is a combination of written and practical assignments. Students undertaking the M.Sc./P.Grad.Dip. (and P.Grad.Cert.) in Nursing-Advanced Practice (ANP) are required to work in their area of practice for a minimum of 500 hours during Year One. This clinical placement takes place under the supervision of an experienced senior clinician.


Year Two
Attendance at workshops and classes throughout the academic year.
A blended learning approach is utilised in the delivery of theoretical content which includes lectures, group discussions and self-directed learning. The assessment process is a combination of written and practical assignments. At the end of Year Two M. Sc. Students are required to submit a dissertation on a subject related to their field of study.


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Course Url

http://nursing-midwifery.tcd.ie/postgraduate/taught-masters/nursing-anp/index.php

Course Coordinator

Ms Sandra Fleming

Telephone Number

353 1 896 2691

Course Email

flemins@tcd.ie 

Next Intake

September 2018

Closing Date

31 July 2018

Entry Requirements


Academic Criteria


1.    Hold an honors degree in Nursing Studies or equivalent; or
2.    otherwise satisfy the course committee that they have the ability to complete and benefit from the course, subject to the discretion/permission of the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Professional Criteria


3. Current registration on the relevant Nursing Division maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland; and
4. Have a minimum of three years post-registration clinical experience during the last five years with at least one year full-time experience in the specific area of practice.
5. Have received a written commitment from host organisation to support the student for the clinical practicum (to include prescribing of medicinal products and ionising radiation).
6. The host hospital must obtain a satisfactory clinical audit as a suitable learning environment for the relevant speciality.

Documentation required to complete application;


1.    A copy of current Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland registration.
2.    1 Academic and
3.    1 Professional reference
4.    Copies of academic transcripts from completed educational courses.
5.    Copies of official awards (parchments) from completed educational courses.
6.    A Site Declaration Form Prescribing of Ionising Radiation signed by the Director of Nursing, Medical Practitioner/Clinical Supervisor and Head of Radiology (Consultant Radiologist)
7.    A Site Declaration From Prescribing of Medicinal Products signed by the Director of Nursing and the Medical Practitioner/Mentor.
8.    A Clinical Audit Tool to cover Medicine and Medicinal Products signed by the Director of Nursing and the Medical Practitioner/Mentor.
9.    A Clinical Audit Tool to cover Ionising Radiation signed by the Director of Nursing and the Medical Practitioner/Mentor.

Application routes


Applicants who wish to undertake the P. Grad Certificate consisting of the following two modules online totalling 30 ECTS credits, should apply directly for the Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing-Advanced Practice (ANP) Course Code DPCNM-ANED-1P


Advanced Practice in the Clinical Practicum with defined pathways (20 ECTS):
Decisions Making, Nursing and Advanced Practice Professional Roles (10 ECTS):
Otherwise, applicants who wish to apply for the M. Sc. or P. Grad. Dip. programme apply directly for the Nursing-Advanced Practice (ANP) (M.Sc./P.Grad.Dip.) as follows:
DPTNM-ANED-3P09 Nursing-Advanced Practice (ANP) (M.Sc./P.Grad.Dip.) (part-time)
Upon successful completion of five modules, totalling 60 ECTS credits, students may opt to be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma (P. Grad. Dip.) or may progress further on the Master (M.Sc.) programme.


Students who are eligible for the award of Postgraduate Diploma may progress to undertake a M. Sc. within two years of first entering the Certificate or Diploma programmes.


Language


All applicants whose first language is not English will need a recognised English language qualification in line with the requirements as specified at https://www.tcd.ie/courses/postgraduate/how-to-apply/requirements/international.php


Please note that test scores are only valid for two years.


For further details on these English Language Proficiency Tests, please contact the appropriate organisation directly.


www.ets.org/toefl
www.ielts.org
www.cambridgeesol.org/exams

 

Next Intake

September 2018

Closing Date

31 July 2018