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 at our state-of-the-art London campus, 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.