MSc in Advanced Practice (Midwifery) 24 months Postgraduate Program By University College Dublin |Top Universities
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Program Duration

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Main Subject Area

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Program overview

Main Subject

Nursing

Degree

MSc

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

Blended

The philosophy of the MSc in Advanced Practice (Midwifery) programme is based on a humanistic perspective and utilises an andragogical approach in teaching for understanding which is appropriate for midwives undertaking this programme. The advanced practitioner of midwifery combines scientific knowledge and understanding with a sensitivity to the individual needs of women and their families. Advanced practitioners are a strong voice for the profession, the evidence reveals they improve practice and lead out on innovation particularly the development of key services for women and their families.

Program overview

Main Subject

Nursing

Degree

MSc

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

Blended

The philosophy of the MSc in Advanced Practice (Midwifery) programme is based on a humanistic perspective and utilises an andragogical approach in teaching for understanding which is appropriate for midwives undertaking this programme. The advanced practitioner of midwifery combines scientific knowledge and understanding with a sensitivity to the individual needs of women and their families. Advanced practitioners are a strong voice for the profession, the evidence reveals they improve practice and lead out on innovation particularly the development of key services for women and their families.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate

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176+
6.5+
For midwives seeking admission to the MSc Advanced Practice (Midwifery), applicants are required to:
Have a minimum of an honour’s primary degree in Nursing or Midwifery or equivalent.
Hold active registration on the midwifery division of the professional register maintained by the NMBI.
Provide evidence of support from an employer and completed Site Declaration Forms, signed by the Director of Midwifery/Public Health/authorised Midwife Manager containing confirmation of a clinical supervisor who will provide supervision, support and learning opportunities, including opportunities to practice under supervision to gain the required competencies and clinical competence to practice at an advanced level in midwifery. 
Applicants must comply with current minimum entry requirements for admission to the programme of education for nurse/midwife prescribing; the candidate must have three years’ recent post registration clinical experience in midwifery (this must be within the past 5 years) with the equivalent of one-year full-time experience in the specific area of practice. 
Students must continue to work in the area in which they intend to prescribe for the duration of the prescribing clinical module i.e. January - August.
Applicants must provide nomination and confirmation of a clinical supervisor (completed Site Self-Declaration Forms, signed by the clinical supervisor) who will provide the student with supervision, support and opportunities including shadowing opportunities to gain the required competencies for nurse/midwife prescribing in his/her practice area/organisation.
For applicants who wish to undertake the Professional Certificate-Examination of the Newborn of Graduate Certificate in Obstetric Ultrasound, these will be additional credits. The programmes are currently offered in UCD. 
Candidates who have successfully completed the prescribing programme in the past may be eligible to apply for an exemption from this entry criterion.
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