Nursing MSc 2020/21 entry

Course code:

HLST234

Study options:

1 year full-time
2-5 years part-time (UK/EU only)

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2020

 

Fees:

2020/21 fees TBC*
2019/20 fees - £8,350

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Faculty:

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences


Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44(0)24 7765 5989
+44(0)24 7765 5958
+44(0)24 7765 5388

 

hscu.hls@coventry.ac.uk

 

Overview

This MSc Nursing course is designed to offer continuing education and professional development to nurses to enhance your knowledge to underpin practice in a wide range of care settings.

It has been designed following extensive consultation with stakeholders and professional partners to ensure its relevance and ability to develop nursing leaders and agents of change.

You will have the opportunity to examine contemporary issues in nursing, and in the role and practice of the nurse through the analysis of political, social, cultural and economic influences on health and social care needs and service design. Particular emphasis is placed on the research and evidence base for leadership, service delivery and improvement. The course may be studied on-campus at Coventry University or online.

Find out more about this online course.

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Student experience

All the support you need, in a top student city

Course information

You will study the latest developments in a range of contemporary issues in nursing, covering a range of key areas including leadership, evidence-based practice, and service delivery and improvement. You will be encouraged to consider how these issues relate to your current practice and how what you learn can make a difference to, and improve the experience of patients/service users.

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to analyse approaches to support leadership, quality and service improvement and project management within policy and professional frameworks of nursing.

You will also be able to demonstrate a professional approach to self-development in a broad range of competencies relevant to nursing across national borders and areas of practice including digital literacy, critical decision making, problem-solving, presentation and teamwork.

Modules

Overview

Modules

  • Contemporary Perspectives of Care – Individuals with Long Term Conditions

    This module explores the factors which influence nursing practice which supports the care of individuals with long term conditions. It will focus on concepts which transfer across boundaries of ill health for individuals and their families living with long-term conditions. You will examine the evidence base for supporting service users to adapt to their condition and promote a life-style that will encourage independence and reduce the risk of further complications.

  • Contemporary Issues in Nursing

    This module aims to promote a critical interpretation of the role of the nurse within socio-cultural, economic and political contexts. You will explore the nature and application of the knowledge base for nursing practice and analyse the contribution of the nurse to health in a range of settings. Research findings, in conjunction with your own experiences will be used to examine factors which may influence nursing practice, including: organisation of health care, professional regulation and autonomy, professional culture and identity.

  • Health Assessment Practice

    This module aims to give you the skills and background knowledge to assess the health of an adult patient, and to know the differences which may be found in a child. You will explore the physical assessment of the adult patient, comparing this with the assessment of a child, and develop the clinical skills required to perform an effective assessment leading to diagnosis. Research findings, in conjunction with your own experiences will be used to examine the different presentations of many common conditions and variations across the globe.

  • Leadership, Service Improvement and Integrated Care

    This module provides you with opportunities to study leadership, contemporary thinking on organisations, quality and service improvement, project management and to contextualize these within policy and professional frameworks. The module draws on theories of clinical leadership, applied systems thinking and learning organisation theory to promote creative entrepreneurial approaches to previously intractable dilemmas of clinical practice, ensuring that the patient or service-user is central to the management and organisation of health and social care.

  • Nursing and Public Health

    This module aims to enable you to think critically about the improvement of population health and wellbeing and the role of nursing in public health. Students will analyse values, key principles, theory and concepts underlying public and global health and evaluate different strategies, interventions and challenges to improving health and wellbeing for communities and populations.

  • Research Methodology, Design and Methods

    This module aims to provide an overview of the key approaches to designing practice based healthcare research. It will consider the theoretical and philosophical underpinnings of research and critically appraise different design and methodological approaches utilised in health, social sciences and their related fields of practice. The module will develop your ability to prepare a detailed research proposal relevant to your field of academic study, area of professional practice, or service improvement area. The importance of ethical, social, legal, political and economic aspects of research studies will be considered.

  • Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Nursing

    This module will enable nurses to explore the application of educational theory to support the facilitation and assessment of learning for individuals and groups in a range of health care settings. The concepts of adult education and the clinical learning environment will be examined within the framework of the knowledge, skills and attitudes underpinning professional nursing practice and contemporary drivers of healthcare professional education within a range of contexts.

  • The Evidence Base for Nursing Practice

    This module will explore the principles and strategies of evidence based nursing practice (EBNP) to enable you to acquire, appraise, apply and evaluate a wide range of sources of evidence within health care. The module aims to enable you to examine the theoretical and philosophical basis of EBNP and to explore the practical implications involved in achieving EBNP in clinical, managerial, research and educational settings. The module aims to provide opportunities for students to develop an understanding of the process of, and to apply evidence based principles to their specific practice context.

  • Global Professional Development

    The aim of this module is to develop your ability to critically evaluate and develop solutions to complex, inter-related, multi-faceted issues that can be found in a variety of organisations and professional contexts. The module will involve students working together across disciplines to facilitate an appreciation of how different sectors solve internal issues and how different sectors can learn and adopt or adapt solutions from other fields. 

  • Masters Dissertation

    The dissertation module is designed to allow you to undertake an in-depth individual study in an area of interest relevant to your nursing practice which will demonstrate research at an advanced level. The study will be supervised but independently undertaken. Within the study you will be expected to demonstrate understanding of the research process including ethical, theoretical and methodological issues associated with your particular subject and to demonstrate critical evaluation. It will build on the foundation provided by previous modules on this course.

In more detail...

  • Students • Access to learning from staff who are subject and clinical experts with knowledge of the latest developments in the field; • Opportunity to network with a range of students from different backgrounds and disciplines; • Improved knowledge of the latest developments in clinical practice and leadership; • Enhanced critical thinking and clinical decision making skills; and • Demonstrable leadership skills and knowledge through project work and accreditation from the Chartered Management Institute following the successful completion of an optional Global Professional Development module.
  • Employers • Staff with developed confidence in clinical leadership; • Enhanced ability to challenge practice and embed relevant evidence base to support quality care; • Enhanced ability to innovate and lead clinical practices change derived from current policy initiatives and evidence bases; • Increased commitment to achieving and leading quality care in service delivery; and • Staff who are better able to be flexible, engage in and potentially lead service developments.
  • Patients/Service Users/Carers Receive effective and comprehensive care from a professional who is: • Knowledgeable and skilled in practice • Able to challenge poor practice • Committed to demonstrating and developing contemporary practice to enhance quality in healthcare and healthcare practice • Committed to patient centred care. • Patients/clients have access to, and benefit from enhanced quality in healthcare services.

You will be encouraged to take an independent and self-directed approach to your study and to use the range of learning resources available to support your academic development. Individual modules adopt a range of teaching/learning strategies including workshops and seminars, student presentations and lectures.

Assessment tools are varied and designed to maximise your opportunity to demonstrate comprehensive knowledge, critical thinking and application of theory to nursing practice. Assessment is also varied to include: essays, a service improvement plan, presentation, a poster and an independent research study for the dissertation.

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a professional approach to self-development in a broad range of competencies relevant to nursing across national borders and areas of practice including digital literacy, critical decision making, problem-solving, presentation and teamwork.
  • Critically evaluate approaches to, and conduct of research to support practice and development of nursing care.
  • Evaluate critically the application and implementation of the evidence base to a range of national and international areas of nursing practice, and contributions of nursing to public health and community development.
  • Analyse approaches to support leadership, quality and service improvement and project management within policy and professional frameworks of nursing.
  • Evaluate the complex social and political nature of nursing care using an integrated approach and drawing on a range of disciplines.

Full-time students will have on average 10 hours of contact teaching time per week, part-time students will have 5 hours per week (although this will vary depending on the number of modules you choose).

There are also optional individual or group tutorials, which will normally be approximately 5 hours per module.

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2016/17, we were able to provide a total of 3,482 student experiences abroad that lasted at least five days.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni (HESA 2016/17)


3,482

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2016/17


21,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far

12

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses


Entry Requirements

Applicants should hold at least a 2:2 undergraduate degree in Nursing and should have completed a qualification leading to registration as a Nurse. We will consider applicants with a Diploma in Nursing and evidence of continuing professional development that shows an ability to study at Master’s level*.

*For information regarding what might amount to ‘evidence of continuing professional development that shows an ability to study at Master’s level’ please contact our admissions team using the quick enquiry form.

Applicants whose first language is not English should have achieved a minimum IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. Pre-sessional and In-sessional English are available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

Applicants are required to hold, as a minimum, at least a 2:2 undergraduate degree in Nursing and should have completed a qualification leading to registration as a Nurse. We will consider applicants with a Diploma in Nursing and evidence of continuing professional development that shows an ability to study at Master’s level*.

*For information regarding what might amount to ‘evidence of continuing professional development that shows an ability to study at Master’s level’ please contact contact our admissions team using the quick enquiry form.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice. For further information.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

Starts

Fee


September 2020

2020/21 fees TBC*
2019/20 fees - £8,350 (per year)


UK Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2020

2020/21 fees TBC*
2019/20 fees - £8,350 (per year)


EU Scholarships

We're investing into scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students.

Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Starts

Fee


September 2020

2020/21 fees TBC*
2019/20 fees - £14,000 (per year)


International Scholarships

We're investing into scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students.

Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Career prospects

This course provides an opportunity to learn from academic staff and clinical experts (subject to availability), to develop critical thinking and decision-making skills to support innovation, challenge and to develop the skills to support you in leading a clinical nursing practice.

Where our graduates work

Past part-time students are working as nurses in a range of acute and secondary care settings in the UK and other European countries. These nurses have both senior roles as leaders and managers of teams or may be newly-qualified staff choosing to achieve their Masters degree at an early stage in their career.

Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the University. A copy of the 19/20 Contract can be found here. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the University will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the University.

The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the webpage and in the prospectus will apply. If the duration of the course is longer than one academic year, the University may increase the fee for each subsequent year of study but any such increases will be no more than inflation.

*2020/2021 course fees have not yet been determined by the University or government legislation. Once the course fees have been determined, the course web page will be updated to reflect your first year course fee. Please continue to revisit the course web page to identify the fee before you accept an offer of a place on the course and/or before you enrol at the University.

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