Edge Hill University has launched a new programme for registered nurses who also wish to train as a midwife and get dual registration under the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
The 18-month course, launched by the Faculty of Health and Social Care at the university, has been designed for nurses to build on their current skills in adult nursing and gain a comprehensive education in midwifery.
Associate Dean for Teaching & Learning in the Faculty of Health & Social Care, Julie Williams, said: “Our new Masters programme is both challenging and exciting. Students will develop to become confident and capable midwives with all the skills the profession needs, included leadership and management competences required by the role.
“Exploring research and evidence-based practice in maternal and neonatal health will introduce students to relevant research methodologies, while a focus on leadership and change in health and social care will equip them with the skills required to be a practice innovator.”
During the course, students will learn how to support women and their families during pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period.
Students will also learn about examining potential complications, including clinical skills provision for women with complex care needs.
Once students have qualified, they will be eligible for dual registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Clinical practice placements will make up 60% of the course and may take place across one of 8 placement provider sites.
Applications are now being accepting for the course beginning September 2018.
Learn more about the MSc Midwifery programme by visiting the Edge Hill University website here.
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