Devised to enable you to explore your role as a nursery nurse within the hospital environment, this course will equip you with the necessary skills and theories to work more effectively with families and other health practitioners in the care of neonates.
Taught by experienced practitioner and lecturer Stephanie Michaelides, this course includes basic training in anatomy and physiology with particular focus on how to recognise the six conscious states of the infant including apex beat, respirations, colour and tone. Divided over five taught study days at our state-of-the-art London campus with opportunities to apply your knowledge within your workplace (under supervision), this course will enhance your ability to care for a wide range of neonates including hypothermic or jaundiced babies, infants born to women who have diabetes, those who suffered a birth trauma and babies born with a congenital abnormality.
As part of this course you will also explore the key factors which affect neonatal care, such as ethics, accountability, interprofessional working, referrals and risk management, with fascinating insights into how care plans are formulated and how to educate parents in a variety of situations.
Armed with these valuable skills you will enhance your nursing practice and career prospects in neonatal care while also obtaining 30 credits at Level 5 to put towards further study if you wish.
This course comprises of five taught study days at our London campus with opportunities to apply your knowledge within the maternity unit you currently work in.
As part of this course you will be allocated a named midwife/nurse mentor and assessor who will be able to offer you clinical support throughout the programme. This is to ensure that you develop your practice using evidence based methods and knowledge that will contribute to quality of your care.
You will be assessed through:
Please visit our CPD health practitioner webpage to download an application form and for more information on the application process.
There are several funding options available:
For more information for any of these options, including fee rates for self-funding/employer-sponsored students, please visit our dedicated funding page.