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Course details

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Course Highlights


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Simulation-based education

in a high-fidelity environment with simulation and technologist senior lecturers to provide contemporary teaching

Why choose? this course?

The Postgraduate Certificate in Emergency Nursing programme will extend your knowledge and skills within the Emergency and urgent care settings.

  • This programme will give you the confidence and competence to provide care to a wide range of patients presenting to an Emergency or Urgent care setting
  • We have developed the programme by listening to the most junior to most senior members of the Emergency care teams and ensuring the course content and curriculum design reflects that

Key course features

  • A programme structure based on a 50% theory and 50% practice divided in programme hours.
  • Assessment of practice learning through a portfolio of evidence allows you to demonstrate your progression in practice.
  • High and low fidelity simulation throughout.
  • Teaching provided by subject area specialists with current practice and a programme leader who is an emergency nurse and an advanced nurse practitioner working in the NHS.
  • The programme team work in partnership with the University Health Board

What you will study

The three core level 7 modules are designed to enhance your ability to provide evidence based, gold standard emergency care to the patients in your care.

  • Emergency nursing Part One: ABCDE approach to patient care.
  • Emergency nursing Part Two: Poly-trauma, Prehospital care, Resuscitation Room, care of the child and young person, care of the older person, mental health, disaster planning.
  • Quality and service Improvement for Emergency nurse: Professional practice, governance in the emergency setting, improving practice and service delivery.

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.


Entry requirements & applying

All applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • You must be registered with the NMC
  • Two years post registration experience in the emergency or urgent care setting
  • DBS will be part of the NHS
January Intake:
September Intake:

Teaching & Assessment

  • Blended approach
  • ALF
  • Simulation based education low and high fidelity
  • Virtual and immersive reality
  • Face to face
  • Flipped classroom
  • Scale up
  • Assessment through portfolio development, OSCEs and a poster presentation to demonstrate a quality/service improvement

Teaching and Learning

Wrexham University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential.

We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our Student Support section has more information on the help available.

In terms of particular needs, the university can provide appropriate guidance and support should any students require reasonable adjustments to be made because of a recognised prevailing disability, medical condition, or specific learning difficulty.


Career prospects

  • Students all working in the NHS
  • Seconded by the Health board or NHS Trust

Our Careers & Employability service is there to help you make decisions and plan the next steps towards a bright future. From finding work or further study to working out your interests, skills and aspirations, they can provide you with the expert information, advice and guidance you need.


Fees & funding

You do not have to pay your tuition fees upfront.

The fees you pay and the support available will depend on a number of different factors. Full information can be found on our fees & finance pages. You will also find information about what your fees include in the fee FAQs.

All fees are subject to any changes in government policy, view our postgraduate fees.

Programme specification

You can see the full programme specification here.