If you are a fully qualified and practising nurse, you could achieve progression in your career by achieving a masters in nursing. Here at the University of Southampton we have many years of experience in helping people just like you take the next big step in their nursing careers. Our masters in nursing programme is officially known as the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice. It is by following the advanced nursing practitioner schedule of learning that you achieve a masters in nursing.
As a masters in nursing student at the University of Southampton you will: examine role development in relation to advanced practice; explore how to meaningfully apply evidence to your field of practice; and apply communication and clinical decision-making skills to your professional practice. But it doesn't end there...
During your masters in nursing studies you will also: undertake learning which enables you to develop new and/or enhanced clinical skills in relation to client health assessment, diagnostic reasoning and pharmacology; demonstrate your clinical competence through simulated and practice based clinical assessment; and if you are eligible to practice as an independent or supplementary prescriber you will have the opportunity to obtain the V300 non-medical prescribing qualification.
To be accepted onto this masters in nursing programme you will need: A first degree (2:2 class or above) or equivalent in a relevant subject from an approved institution of higher education; a current professional registration with a relevant UK professional/statutory body; a current job contract in a clinical or clinically related area; at least two years relevant post registration clinical experience; and at least one satisfactory reference. If you have not achieved a first degree you may be considered for admission to this masters in nursing programme if you are an experienced practitioner and can demonstrate that you have acquired suitable experience and supportive qualifications.
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