In the past 10-15 years, there have been significant technological advances in neonatal care, supported by an ever-increasing evidence base in this field.
This three-month course focuses on the acquisition of essential knowledge and skills based on those advances and evidence.
The skills developed during the course comprise those relating to normal care of the well new-born and those required for caring for sick neonates in the special care and/or high-dependency unit. These skills were developed based on "Matching knowledge and skills for QIS neonatal nurses," a document by RCN 2012 in collaboration with NNA and BAPM.
Who is it for?
For health professionals working with neonates who are required to learn the appropriate skills relevant to the demographic changes and new innovations in practice to enhance outcomes for this vulnerable population.
A total of 5 study days:
Oct: Wednesday 5 and 26 October 2022
Nov: Wednesday 9 and 23 November 2022
Dec: Wednesday 7 December 2022
Assessment Date: Monday 23 January 2023
Apr: Tuesday 25 April 2023
May: Wednesday 3 and 23 May 2023
Jun: Tuesday 6 and 14 May 2023
The key takeaways from this course are the essential core skills and theoretical knowledge that enable practitioners to care proficiently for the neonate requiring normal, special and high dependency levels of care.
This short course module is designed to be flexible in allowing you to study and reach your goals at your own pace. Our health CPD courses are credit-bearing modules that contribute to a University degree or award.
Transfer course credits towards degree
As a health care professional, once you've completed this course you could offset 15 credits as part of a postgraduate programme, continuing your study with further modules to make up a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) 60 credits, Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) 120 credits or Master of Science (MSc) 180 credits qualification (all credits must be awarded within five years of study commencing).
This course is worth 15 credits toward eligible programmes.