City course receives Royal College of Nursing accreditation
City's MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Advanced Nurse Practitioner - Adult; Child; Neonatal), has been accredited by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN). The award recognises courses that meet the RCN's 15 accreditation standards, which focus on assuring quality of provision and standards of practice for graduates.
City's course was recognised as being designed to prepare experienced nurses for new, independent, efficient and ethical ways of working that offer better quality of life and quality of care by placing service users and carers at the centre of decision-making and service redesign.
The accreditation is the culmination of months of careful preparation, which was led by Professor Victoria Joffe, Associate Dean Postgraduate Taught Courses, and driven by Daniel Apau, Programme Director MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Advanced Nurse Practitioner-Adult), in collaboration with Programme Directors Michelle Ellis (child route) and Rosemary Lanlehin (neonatal route).
The award came with no conditions and a range of commendations about the strength and innovativeness of the programme, the strength of the course team, the quality of the paper work and programme specification and the nature and type of multi-professional collaboration.
Professor Stanton Newman, Dean of the School of Health Sciences, said: "In modern healthcare nursing staff perform jobs that require advanced levels of skills and we have designed this course specifically to provide the knowledge to meet those demands.
"The Royal College of Nursing has been a significant supporter of the promotion of advanced nursing practice through the development of competences and accreditation and I am delighted that our Advanced Practice course has received this prestigious recognition."