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The MSc Advanced Nursing Programme aims to provide a framework for post-graduate study which offers nurses the opportunity to extend their knowledge, skill and understanding for advancing nursing practice. The programme will provide a robust higher education experience which will facilitate preparation for advanced clinical practice, education and leadership roles. Central to the programme is the aim to encourage research and scholarly activity which contributes to the delivery of clinically effective, evidence based high quality care. For the Programme aims to be achieved, students will require to assimilate, integrate and utilise knowledge derived from different sources and from separate fields of study. Modules will enable students, by the exploration of theories, concepts and research findings, to broaden their understanding of the development and provision of health care delivery and to consider issues of relevance to professional practice. Seminar presentations will allow issues to be viewed from a range of perspectives, so allowing students to articulate their opinions, engage in discussion and debate and appreciate diverse points of view. A reflective, questioning approach will be fostered in classroom discussions and in seminars presented by students. In all modules students will be required to critically appraise up-to-date literature and research studies in order to advance their professional knowledge and understanding. Module assignments will require students to seek a wide range of information from appropriate databases and the World Wide Web.

The MSc Advanced Nursing Programme aims to provide a framework for post-graduate study which offers nurses the opportunity to extend their knowledge, skill and understanding for advancing nursing practice. The programme will provide a robust higher education experience which will facilitate preparation for advanced clinical practice, education and leadership roles. Central to the programme is the...

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