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Emergency Nurse Practitioner

Emergency Nurse Practitioner The aim of this course is to provide registered nurses with the necessary knowledge and skills to independently conduct assessment on patients who present to an Accident and Emergency department. The Course also aims to prepare the nurse for autonomous practice within defined protocols without reference to a doctor. This course encompasses the basic protocols identified as being the minimum standard before a nurse can title himself or herself an Emergency Nurse Practitioner. It acts as a foundation on which later protocols can be developed and taught to further expand their role. The focus of this module is the development of specialist knowledge and skills related to clinical assessment / diagnosis and effective intervention for the patient with minor injuries. In addition, the module will allow the participant to consider their role as a specialist practitioner through examination of research and further developments in the care of the patient with minor injuries. This module is offered at Honours level. SCQF level 10 – MHB723111

Students who successfully complete this module will gain 40 credits at level 10 and students may also register for the BSc Professional Studies at GCU.
The module runs over 2 trimester with 7 taught days (usually once a month) and 2 weeks of clinical placement. Workplace support: You must have the support of your Clinical Nurse Manager and be permitted to practice under supervision in your clinical area as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner. Therefore you must have the agreement of a suitable mentor (e.g. an experienced ENP or A&E doctor) before applying.  
Further Information and Module fee details:-  Module Leader Catherine Evans, ENP/Charge Nurse, Minor Injuries Unit, New Victoria Hospital Tel: 0141 347 8482 Email:  [email protected]

Applicants from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde will also need to complete a Study Leave 2 (SL2) form and submit this through their line manager. The study leave form and information on the study leave process can be found on StaffNet at:   StaffNet > Human Resources > Learning and Education > EDU Training   Please note that training for Advanced Practice should be signed and authorised by the appropriate Chief Nurse for your Sector/Directorate).    

Module leader: Catherine Evans, [email protected]