Intensive Care Nursing PG Cert

Overview

Course facts

  • Name: Intensive Care Nursing
  • Qualification: PG Cert
  • Duration: 1 year, part-time

The programme is designed to facilitate and guide the student to care effectively and efficiently for critically ill patients and their families within the intensive care environment. The major focus is the provision of care in a holistic manner and will build on existing knowledge and skills to become knowledgeable practitioners in the dynamic intensive care setting.

This course is especially designed for practice nurses, especially those working or hoping to work in ICU.

Course content is for guidance purposes only and may be subject to change.

Course Content

This course is lead by experienced Nurse practioners and will focus on upskilling students in the following areas:

  • Assessment
  • Diagnostics
  • Acute conditions
  • Chronic conditions
  • End of life care specific to critical care
  • Psychosocial issues in intensive care
  • Ethical issues in critical care
  • Clinical decision making skills
  • Airway management

Course Structure

  • Intensive Care Nursing           
  • Leadership in Context       
  • Work-based Learning     

Teaching, Learning and Assessment

The modules under the pathway will use a variety of assessments such as assignments, on line assessments, presentations and competencies.

Entry Requirements

  • Registration with the NMC/HCPC and proof of employment in a minor injury or pre hospital setting.
  • IELTS: 6.0 (with no element below 5.5) is required.

Admissions to the programme are made on a rolling basis, so early applications are encouraged. Applications are made using Bangor’s online application system.

International Students: Because this pathway is part-time and requires a current NMC registration and access to an intensive care environment, this pathway is not suitable for the international market.

Apply

Admissions to the programme are made on a rolling basis, so early applications are encouraged. Applications are made using Bangor’s online application system.

Need help applying?

If you have any questions about entry requirements, how to apply or the course you are interested in please do not hesitate to contact Gill Roberts 01248 383544 or by emailing hssa21@bangor.ac.uk. We look forward to hearing from you.

International Students: Because this pathway is part-time and requires a current NMC registration and access to an intensive care environment, this pathway is not suitable for the international market.

How to Apply

Home/EU students

Home/EU students: apply online yourself with the help of our Guidance Notes on online application for Home/EU students. We strongly recommend you read these before you start to apply online.

Apply online

Once you have read the Guidance Notes you should apply using our Online Application form.

Need help applying? Home/EU students please contact:

Postgraduate Admissions: postgraduate@bangor.ac.uk or write to:

Admissions Office
Bangor University
Gwynedd
LL57 2TF

Telephone: +44 (0)1248 383717.

International students

  • Agents: if you are an agent applying on behalf of the student, then you can Apply here.  For further guidance click here

Need help applying? International students please contact:

International Education Office: international@bangor.ac.uk or write to

International Education Centre
Bangor University
Gwynedd
LL57 2DG

Telephone: +44 (0) 1248 382028

When to apply

The University will accept applications throughout the year, but we would generally advise that you send in your application form by the end of June to ensure that you have time to make any funding and/or accommodation arrangements, and for documents such as transcripts and references to be obtained if not submitted with the application. This will also give you more time to meet any conditions we may potentially attach to an offer.

Careers and Employability

This course is especially designed for nurses working in (or wishing to work in) ICU and will enhance employment and promotion opportunities.

Research / Links with Industry

The academics involved with this PGCert have extensive links with external bodies, companies and the 3rd sector, which are fully utilised in ensuring that the modules are relevant to the modern work and research environment graduates will enter. They are also all experienced Nurse practioners who still have active links to the local NHS trust ensuring that modern clinical practice is embedded within the programme.

Further information

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Fees

The standard tuition fees for part-time UK and EU students on HCS course will be charged, please visit our course fees page for the latest fee levels.

Why study with the School of Healthcare Sciences

If you haven't already do have a look at this page for a list of reasons that we think mean that if you are interested in a PGCert in Intensive Care Nursing you should consider studying with us.

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