Masters in Professional Nursing
Launched in 2020, the School of Nursing and Midwifery is delighted to be able to offer an innovative programme in professional nursing aimed at existing graduates from other disciplines who want to move into a career in Nursing. This intensive practical and theoretical MSc programme will result in a registration with the NMC, as well as a Masters level qualification, helping graduates to quickly build a career path.
This programme is offered in all four fields:
Taught by experts in their field, students will quickly gain skills and competencies to allow them to become confident, competent and safe practitioners, capable of advanced careers in their chosen profession.
This course will equip student nurses with the knowledge, skills and attributes to deliver person-centred, team-based, safe, effective care in today’s fast-paced, challenging health service. You will learn in our state-of-the-art clinical skills and simulation suite and complete practice placements in a range of settings including hospital wards and community settings. The dissertation component of the Masters is a Quality Improvement Project that will contribute to the evidence base in nursing practice.
All applicants must normally have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C to include English Language or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University, Mathematics and a Science subject (i.e. Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Double Award Science or Single Award Science). GCSE Applied Science is not acceptable in lieu of GCSE Science.
In addition to the GCSE requirements, or equivalent, applicants must offer a Bachelor’s degree with a final classification of at least 2:1(Hons). To be eligible, applicants must also have at least 650 hours’ verifiable experience of caring, either as a volunteer or through paid employment. This experience will need to be evidenced in a portfolio and verifiable by a line manager or supervisor. Candidates applying to Children's & Young People's Nursing should be able to evidence a significant proportion of their experience in this field. In exceptional circumstances a 2:2(Hons) may be considered.
Candidates to this programme will be selected using by an interview process that assesses personal values and non-cognitive skills.
Fees and Funding
There will be a number of places funded by the Department of Health in Northern Ireland. NI & RoI students may be eligible for fees and bursary. Students who have already received Department of Health funding for pre-registration Nursing, Midwifery or AHP courses in Northern Ireland will not be eligible. Fees for GB and international students are subject to confirmation. Funded students cannot access funding from Student Finance NI.
Additional registrations: Registered nurses and midwives may be able to access these programmes through their employer and should refer to their line manager.
How to apply
For more information please contact the School directly on: firstname.lastname@example.org or 028 9097 2233.
The School of Nursing & Midwifery, Medical Biology Centre, 97 Lisburn Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT9 7BL