Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing 2020/21 entry

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Course code:

HLST172

Study options:

1-5 years part-time (online study)

Location:

100% online study

Starting:

May 2021

 

Fees:
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Course code:

HLST172

Study options:

1-5 years part-time (online study)

Location:

100% online study

Starting:

May 2021

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 4700


onlinedegrees@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

HLST172

Study options:

1-5 years part-time (online study)

Location:

100% online study

Starting:

May 2021

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 4700


onlinedegrees@coventry.ac.uk

Overview

There is a global need for postgraduate nursing skills, so our online Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing course has been developed to meet that need for life-changing learning and enhanced career development.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing provides you with the opportunity to gain the award in as little as two semesters but with the flexibility to take longer to fit around your life. You can study at your own pace and at a time which suits you, with a dedicated support team and online facilitators to help you every step of the way.

This course attracts a wide group of UK and internationally-based nurses with demanding workplace schedules because it enables working nurses to still benefit from career development.

After completing the Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing, there would be an opportunity to continue your studies to complete the full MSc in Nursing. If you pursued this route (at an additional cost), you could go on and complete the diploma and masters stages to gain an MSc in Nursing.

If you are interested in finding out more information regarding the MSc in Nursing – please visit the relevant page here

The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health is reputed for delivering high-quality education for health professionals across a wide range of disciplines. Coventry University also recently received a Gold rating for Teaching Excellence. The design, content and delivery of this course is informed by consultations with the nursing community, to ensure the relevance and application of all learning to contemporary settings of nursing practice.

This course is designed for registered/practicing nurses and those who have completed a course leading to registration as a nurse in their home country and are awaiting registration.

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We have partnered with FutureLearn, a leading social learning platform, to deliver online degrees to learners across the globe. 

From short taster courses to postgraduate diplomas and certificates, and fully online degrees, the platform provides you with a seamless high-quality learning experience, on mobile, desktop and tablet. You can pay for each program in the degree as you go, making it possible to gain a qualification in a flexible and affordable way, to fit in with your lifestyle.

Flexibility

Short 2-week learning blocks combined with a pay-as-you-go payment model

Value

Spread the cost with our flexible pay-as-you-go payment options

Employability

Earn a full Coventry University degree upon successful completion

Community

Truly international in scale, learn with over 8 million other users across the world

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Course information

The Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing will be awarded to students who have passed and achieved 60 credits worth of learning towards this award.

You will have the opportunity to examine contemporary issues in nursing through analysis of political, social and economic influences on health and social care needs and service design.

A rich learning experience is delivered through a diverse range of activities such as reading, listening, watching and discussing, providing a comprehensive online interaction.

The innovative e-learning approach to this course aims to support the development of postgraduate nursing skills in line with the course learning outcomes, which include, but are not limited to self-organised learning environments, peer knowledge transfer and active engagement through co-creation of learning resources and assessments.

You can contribute to discussion forums, gain feedback from their peers and the course team and assessments are designed to integrate with learning to promote development of a comprehensive knowledge base, as well as academic, communication and digital literacy skills.

The course also takes into consideration significant professional and ethical topics as proposed by professional bodies and the World Health Organisation.

Modules

Overview

Modules

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing

    Awarded to students who have achieved 60 credits and passed any 4 of the following modules (each module is 15 credits).

    Module Name

    Contemporary Issues in Nursing

    Research Methodology, Design and Methods

    Principles of Physical Health Assessment

    Nursing and Public Health

    Leadership, Service Improvement & Integrated Care

    Contemporary Perspective of Care for Individuals with Long Term Conditions

    Teaching, Learning & Assessment in Nursing

    The Evidence Base for Nursing Practice

    Cost: Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing: £4,900

In more detail...

The course explores contemporary issues affecting nursing nationally and internationally.

Through Masters level skills of critical thinking and comprehensive knowledge, we will examine the impact of political and economic factors, culture and social organisation on the role of the nurse and the priorities of development to meet care needs of individuals and communities.

Students will develop their understanding of the application of evidence to improve services in primary and secondary care.

The course is primarily designed to be studied part-time by students currently in employment.

All content will be delivered through a flexible model whereby students choose the number of modules they will study across a given academic term. The course structure has been informed by extensive market research, which identified that flexibility over the number of modules studied can enhance student satisfaction and retention. Each module runs with 15 credits across an academic term of 13 weeks, requiring an estimated 10 hours per week of study time, with the flexibility for students to study from one to two modules per academic term. This enables the acceleration or deceleration of learning depending on individual needs.

Each 13 week trimester is comprised of a number of 2 week blocks of learning (e.g. 5 x 2 weeks) with the remainder of the trimester used for assessment (e.g. 3 weeks).

Mixed assessment modes offer students a range of opportunities to demonstrate their achievement of learning outcomes.

Assessments take a variety of forms and include annotated bibliographies, a proposal for a research study, an audio commentary and an electronic poster. The assessment strategy is for formative assessment tasks to feed into the summative assessment, which defines the overall achievement and demonstrates the development of master’s level skills and knowledge of nursing practice. Students will receive formative feedback within two weeks of starting any modular element and every 2 weeks during each module.

1. 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.

2. Critically evaluate approaches to, and conduct of research to support practice and development of nursing care.

3. 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.

4. Analyse approaches to support leadership, quality and service improvement and project management within policy and professional frameworks of nursing.

5. Evaluate the complex social and political nature of nursing care using an integrated approach and drawing on a range of disciplines.

Entry Requirements

At least a 2:2 undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Nursing. Applicants should have completed a qualification leading to registration as a nurse (registration is not required).

At least a 2:2 undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Nursing. Applicants should have completed a qualification leading to registration as a nurse (registration is not required).

English as a Foreign Language Participants whose first language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in verbal and written English language equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no component less than 5.5, or TOEFL 600. If you have IELTS 6.0 you may be eligible to study our online pre-sessional English course.

At least a 2:2 undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Nursing. Applicants should have completed a qualification leading to registration as a nurse (registration is not required).

English as a Foreign Language Participants whose first language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in verbal and written English language equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no component less than 5.5, or TOEFL 600. If you have IELTS 6.0 you may be eligible to study our online pre-sessional English course.

Starts

Fee


May 2021

£4,900 (per year)


Starts

Fee


May 2021

£4,900 (per year)


Starts

Fee


May 2021

£4,900 (per year)


The Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing will be awarded to students who have achieved 60 credits and passed any 4 of the following modules.

 

 

Module Code Module Name Credits Fee per module
7001CPD Contemporary Issues in Nursing 15  £1,225.00
7005CPD Research Methodology, Design and Methods 15  £1,225.00
7002CPD Principles of Physical Health Assessment 15  £1,225.00
7004CPD Nursing and Public Health 15  £1,225.00
7003CPD Leadership, Service Improvement & Integrated Care 15  £1,225.00
7000CPD Contemporary Perspective of Care for Individuals with Long Term Conditions 15  £1,225.00
7006CPD Teaching, Learning & Assessment in Nursing  15  £1,225.00
7007CPD The Evidence Base for Nursing Practice 15  £1,225.00
Total:

Each completed module is worth 15 credits

60  £4,900.00

Career prospects

The design, content and delivery of this course aims to develop postgraduate skills specifically for the professional nursing community, in order to support future application in your area of practice.

Skills commonly identified by employers as highly desirable are all included, such as research and analytical ability, and the ability to work independently, tackle difficult problems and seek creative solutions. You can also join a community focused on enhancing professional practice and cultural intelligence.

An Employability Support Team is also on hand to develop your employability and to enable employers to match their recruitment needs with the knowledge, skills and experience of students and graduates.

Disclaimer

This course is designed for registered/practicing nurses, as well as those who have completed a course leading to registration as a nurse in their home country and are awaiting registration.