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Nursing knowledge

15 April 2011

Health professionals and students wanting to advance their nursing knowledge can find out more about postgraduate qualifications at Cardiff University as part of a series of open days.

Held on 20 April, 16 and 25 May and 29 June 2011 between 1.30-4.00pm, the events will give prospective Masters or Postgraduate students the latest information on a range of programmes and study options at the University‘s School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies.

The programmes available include:
  • The MSc in Advanced Practice, a flexible, student-centred course open to all health professionals including nurses, midwives, doctors, social workers and physiotherapist to advance their knowledge, skills and competence in relation to their practice role. The programme offers a generic and five specialist pathways providing students with the opportunity to explore their specialist areas of practice;
  • The Professional Doctorate in Nursing which equips nurses with the practical research skills and the critical thinking ability demanded of those practitioners working at the forefront of their profession;
  • Postgraduate research opportunities (PhD or MPhil) which enable students who have the appropriate qualifications to study a particular topic in-depth, offering knowledge and expertise for a career in research, or to pursue advanced opportunities in the field of nursing.

At each of the afternoon events, programme managers and lecturers will be on hand to offer academic advice. Those attending can also apply for one of the School’s postgraduate programmes on the day.

The event on 20th April takes place at New Building (next to Ty Dewi Sant Building), Heath Park Campus, Cardiff University. Booking in advance is not required. More information is available by calling the School on 029 2068 7766.

Subsequent open afternoons will be held at Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny (16 May); Royal Gwent Hospital, Main Restaurant (25 May); and Eastgate House, Floor 7, Newport Road, Cardiff (29 June).


Notes to editors

Cardiff School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies pursues the highest standards of learning and teaching through research, education and clinical practice. Teaching at the School has been assessed as ‘excellent’ by government appointed panels and teaching methods are developed and updated to ensure that graduates are well-equipped to respond effectively to meet the challenges of clinical practice in the 21st Century. Students undertake clinical placements which are structured to maximise the link between clinical and theoretical outcomes.

The School undertakes theoretically informed and empirically rigorous research which stands at the forefront of nursing and midwifery policy debates at international, national and local levels. Collaboration is an important element of research activity with work often undertaken in partnership with communities and healthcare professionals. The main areas of staff expertise include work and organisation, health knowledge, long-term conditions, children and young people, genetics, mental health, patient safety and health technologies.

Cardiff University is recognised in independent government assessments as one of Britain’s leading teaching and research universities and is a member of the Russell Group of the UK’s most research intensive universities. Among its academic staff are two Nobel Laureates, including the winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize for Medicine, University President Professor Sir Martin Evans.

Founded by Royal Charter in 1883, today the University combines impressive modern facilities and a dynamic approach to teaching and research. The University’s breadth of expertise in research and research-led teaching encompasses: the humanities; the natural, physical, health, life and social sciences; engineering and technology; preparation for a wide range of professions; and a longstanding commitment to lifelong learning. Three major new Research Institutes, offering radical new approaches to neurosciences and mental health, cancer stem cells and sustainable places were announced by the University in 2010.

For further information

Victoria Dando

Public Relations

Cardiff University

Tel: 02920 879074