Postgraduate Certificate in Neonatal Intensive Care (NURT78)

Who is it for?

Suitable for practitioners who have a degree in nursing and who are working within the context of neonatal intensive care.

What is it about?

The School of Nursing and Midwifery is committed to providing opportunities for practitioners working within the context of neonatal intensive care to advance clinically and professionally. Undertaking this programme will give you the opportunity to explore the specialist knowledge and skills necessary for proactively managing, promoting and delivering safe evidence-based care that addresses the physiological, psychological and cultural needs of neonates and their families within the context of multi-disciplinary teams in practice. This programme features contribution by clinical experts in neonatology and other related fields and the teaching is informed by research and other scholarly activities.

How does it enhance practice?

  • Give you the opportunity to enhance practice by facilitating the students to link theory to practice and perform consistently safe practice from a variety of perspectives whilst reflecting the focus of their specific clinical setting.
  • Provide the students with the opportunity to develop reflective and analytical skills to enhance the quality of care given to neonates within their specific clinical setting.
  • Enable the students to develop evidence-based research led care for neonates and their families within their specific clinical setting.
  • Develop the ability for students to meet their organisational and service needs, in addition to their personal and professional development.
  • Provide accreditation for their continuing professional development and learning within the context of Neonatal Intensive Care.

Mode of Assessment:

The units for this programme are assessed using a variety of methods, see information for the individual units.

Links to Professional/Academic Award:

Postgraduate Certificate in Neonatal Intensive Care
Masters in Advancing Practice


60 credits at level 7

Course Structure:

In order to gain the full Postgraduate Certificate award, students must complete the three compulsory units (see individual units for dates).

SNM673 Stabilisation and Management of the Special Care Baby (15)

SNM674 Specialist Neonatal Practice: Work Based Learning (30)

SNM672 Care of the Critically Ill Neonate (15)

Delivery Site

University of Sheffield - Central Campus

If successful in your application for the course, you will receive a confirmation email with the exact details of the location of teaching, closer to the start date.

The School of Nursing and Midwifery is based at Barber House, Glossop Road, Sheffield; opposite the Royal Hallamshire Hospital however teaching may take place across the University site. Please see a map below of the Central Campus; Barber House is number 92 (it has not yet been updated on the key). If you have any enquiries about the location of the teaching please contact the General Enquiry Line on 0114 222 2030.


Programme Leader/Contact Name:

Barbara Howard

Tel: 0114 222 2063 Email:


To apply please use the link on the right-hand side of this page. If you have any difficulties please call the Continuing Professional Development Admissions Team on 0114 222 2030.