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Critical Care Nursing

1 year
September 2024

Our Postgraduate Certificate in Critical Care Nursing provides flexibility for the future provision of critical care nurse education.

Why study with us

  • The teaching team explore research relevant to critical care practice. Research is embedded within the course programme from a local, national, and global perspective.
  • Research explored is further supported by the participation of the course team to inform clinical practice.
  • Evidence based practice is explored through and supported by the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine and Intensive Care Society and the Lancashire and South Cumbria Critical Care and Major Trauma Network. These areas support the evidence base and content for the modules.

What you'll do

  • A variety of adult learning styles are used within each taught session. Learning and practice activities are designed to support personal and professional development.
  • Active sessions offer students the opportunity to gain experience using interactive technology.
  • Reflection plays a key role in the course and supports the evidence base needed to achieve the step 2 & 3 national competencies.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Academic expertise

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Jill Dobson
Senior Lecturer
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Jill is our course leader for the Critical Care Nursing course. Her responsibilities are predominantly in the postgraduate critical care portfolio. Research interests include end-of-life and bereavement within the acute and critical care environment.

Anne Jarvis
Senior Lecturer
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Anne is a senior lecturer teaching across a wide range of modules within the acute and critical care portfolio. She delivers neuro-anatomy, neuro-physiology and other key concepts related to the neuroscience nursing care perspective to enhance the effectiveness of care given to t…

Fees and funding

Part-time£975 per 20 credits

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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This course is based in the School of Nursing and Midwifery

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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