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Post Graduate Diploma in Paediatric Nursing

About the Programme

Advance your nursing career in a clinical nursing specialization!
Apply to do the Post Graduate Diploma in Paediatric Nursing at the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) in Barbados.

What Will I Study?

  • Acquire knowledge, skills and competencies to improve health care outcomes in children
  • Explore opportunities to obtain optimal leadership skills for child health care service delivery and practice in Barbados
  • Apply the best current evidence of knowledge synthesized from critical analysis, and theoretical concepts to deliver safe and professional paediatric nursing care
  • Utilize critical thinking skills and professional judgement to inform decision-making to assess, plan, intervene and evaluate plans of care for management of paediatric conditions

Facilities and Resources

  • Fully equipped computer laboratory
  • Fully equipped Medical Library at the Errol Walrond Building, Clinical Skills Complex

Career Opportunities

If you want to:
  • Transition as a specialist nurse in paediatrics in acute care and community settings
  • Career options include paediatric clinical, chronic and complex care in primary, secondary and tertiary health care settings

Then this diploma is for you!

At a Glance

  • Degree Level: Postgraduate
  • Qualification: Diploma
  • Duration: 1 Year


Programme Details

9 courses approved by the Faculty of Medical Sciences must be taken.

You will do courses in:

  • Theoretical Perspectives in Paediatric Nursing
  • Practice Issues in Nursing Leadership
  • Paediatric Health Assessment
  • Care of the Sick Child I
  • Care of the Sick Child II
  • Health Promotion Across the Illness-Wellness Continuum
  • Advanced Nursing Practicum I
  • Advanced Nursing Practicum II
  • Change Project

We offer low tuition fees and several scholarships and financial aid are available. 
Fees BDS $16,000.00.

For further information on:
Scholarships and Funding

Though Expressions of Interest are accepted all year, the closing date for applications is June 30th, 2022

General Licensure/registration AND A total of 2-3 years post RN licensure/registration clinical practice as a registered nurse preferably working in child health in an approved recognized agency, institution or organization; or be a faculty/educators teaching child health or have previous experience in child health. Nurses must be deployed to a paediatric setting upon graduation, and 2. Undergraduate degree is required or

  1. Approved technical and/or professional qualification(s) awarded by an approved body and approved by this University and current employment in a middle level position OR 
  2. Have in the opinion of the university, other qualification(s) and experience of special relevance to the programme

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