Develop specialised knowledge that will enable you to formulate, justify and action appropriate plans of nursing care in a maternity setting through this short course for registered nurses looking to advance their learning and become more effective in their work.
Taught by experienced practitioner and lecturer Kate Nash, this course focuses on the changes that occur between pregnancy and the postnatal period to equip you with the necessary skills to meet the physical, social and psychological needs of women (and their babies).
Through a series of lectures, seminars and workshops you will develop the skills to critically evaluate the patho-physiological and environmental factors which may adversely affect maternal and neonatal wellbeing, as well as the legal, ethical and professional issues which underpin your role in the maternity services.
By exploring such key areas as obstetric emergencies, thermoregulation, pregnancy loss and emotional wellbeing, you will develop an advanced understanding of your responsibilities, with opportunities to reflect on the role of others within the maternity team. Armed with these valuable skills you will enhance your nursing practice and career prospects in maternity care settings while also obtaining 30 credits at Level 6 to put towards further study if you wish.
This course will support and challenge you to enhance your practice as a registered nurse in a maternity setting through critical exploration of the following subjects:
You will be assessed via:
Please visit our CPD health practitioner webpage to download an application form and for more information on the application process.
The fees* below refer to the 2019/20 academic year unless otherwise stated.
Per credit: £60
30 credits: £1,800
*Course fees are subject to annual inflation.
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.
We’ll carefully manage any future changes to courses, or the support and other services available to you, if these are necessary because of things like changes to government health and safety advice, or any changes to the law.
Any decisions will be taken in line with both external advice and the University’s Regulations which include information on this.
Our priority will always be to maintain academic standards and quality so that your learning outcomes are not affected by any adjustments that we may have to make.
At all times we’ll aim to keep you well informed of how we may need to respond to changing circumstances, and about support that we’ll provide to you.