Recipe for success: making a nurse fit for the future

Hazel McWhinnie, Clair Graham

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The changing healthcare environment and the public's demands for quality nursing care have all intensified the drive for more effective clinical leaders and clinical innovation to ensure quality driven healthcare. With this increasing move towards enhanced clinical leadership and decision making within nursing, this innovative program offers an exciting opportunity for graduates with a relevant health related degree to seek a career in the nursing profession and concurrently study for the award of Master's Degree. The MSc nursing curriculum is an intensive 2-year postgraduate program and the first of its kind in Scotland. During this program, students undertake a range of both theory and practice modules and are assessed at Masters level. Nursing is a practice-based profession, which possesses its own knowledge base which through research and practice development, strives to enhance values based, person centered care. Nursing is in turn supported and enriched by the related disciplines of science, education, social science, and other knowledge sources that can contribute to develop nursing practice. The program positively endorses the development of critical enquiry through research and innovation and has a dynamic mix of blended learning that equips students with crucial transferable skills to enable them to excel and lead contemporary healthcare.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jun 2014
EventSigma Theta Tau International Honor Society 2nd European Regional Conference: Leadership, Learning and Research in Nursing and Midwifery - Gothenburg, Sweden
Duration: 16 Jun 201418 Jun 2014


ConferenceSigma Theta Tau International Honor Society 2nd European Regional Conference


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