Part-time undergraduate (40 weeks)
Please note that 4 out of 8 days of the "Special and Transitional Care of the Newborn" module will take place at the Chelmsford campus
If you're already working in a neonatal care environment, here's your opportunity to enhance your knowledge, skills, and ability to deliver care to newborn children and their families.
Neonatal care practice are continually developing in response to nursing, medical and technological advances. Our course will keep you up to date with the latest techniques.
We place a strong emphasis on the link between theory and practice, so that you can expand your knowledge of neonatal care while also strengthening your practical skills. Through two in-depth modules, you'll look at the essential skills needed to work in this area, and explore broader issues that could have an impact on neonatal care, both now and in the future.
You’ll have the chance to share your own experiences, and learn from your fellow students in turn. We'll encourage you to get used to working together to talk about, plan and provide care.
When you graduate, you’ll be able to plan, implement and evaluate care given to babies and their families. You’ll feel confident about providing and maintaining a safe environment for newborn patients, and encouraging parents to get actively involved in caring for their child.
By completing our course you'll gain a Graduate Certificate in Special and Intensive Care of the Newborn, evidence that you're qualified in the specialist field of neonatal nursing.
You’ll produce essays based on aspects of the care environment and practice competencies. You'll also sit a two-hour multiple choice and short answer exam.
The Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education is the largest provider of health, social care and education courses in the East of England, with over 6,000 students from more than 20 countries.
With 95% of our students finding full-time employment within six months of graduating, you can be sure that our courses have been designed with your career in mind. We’ve been educating nurses, midwives and social workers for over 25 years.
At the cutting edge of research, we offer a range of internationally recognised undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses taught by friendly, supportive and experienced staff. With over 150 research students across our three doctoral programmes (PhD; DProf and EdD), we provide the multi-disciplinary perspective and potential for academic debate that reflects our position as a leader in practitioner-focused and practice-led research studies.
Designed to enhance your learning experience, our facilities include state-of-the-art simulated skills laboratories that mirror real-life clinical situations and UK hospital wards. Our students also benefit from our Early Childhood Research and Resource Centre; a space in which they can experiment with equipment and play activities.
You’ll study in an exciting, modern faculty which has strong links with regional, national and international organisations, including healthcare trusts, social services, local and regional authorities, schools and academic institutions.
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Most English undergraduates take out a tuition fee loan with Student Finance England. The fees are then paid directly to us. The amount you repay each month is linked to your salary and repayments start in April after you graduate.
If you choose not to take out a loan you can pay your fees directly to us. There are two ways to do this: either pay in full, or through a three- or six-month instalment plan starting at registration.
You must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments. You will also be asked for a deposit or sponsorship letter for undergraduate courses. Details will be in your offer letter.Paying your fees
Most new undergraduate students can apply for government funding to support their studies and university life. This includes Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans. There are additional grants available for specific groups of students, such as those with disabilities or dependants.
We also offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
You'll need to be a registered Nurse/Midwife/Public Health Nurse currently working in a Neonatal Care environment and have previously completed studies at Level 5.
Important additional notes
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
We don't accept AS level qualifications on their own for entry to our undergraduate degree courses. However for some degree courses a small number of tariff points from AS levels are accepted as long as they're combined with tariff points from A levels or other equivalent level 3 qualifications in other subjects.
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