Celebrating National Skills

Celebrating National Skills

A partnership between NHS Forth Valley and Edinburgh Napier University is equipping our neonatal nurses with extra skills and expertise to care for babies within the Neonatal Unit at Forth Valley Royal Hospital. The Unit admits between 300 and 400 babies a year who require treatment from a highly specialised multidisciplinary team.

Neonatal nurses undergo extensive training following initial registration either as a general nurse, a midwife or a child health nurse. This post graduate training involves either one academic year, part time at university, to gain an exit award as ‘Qualified in Speciality  Neonatal Nurse’ or a three year degree programme at Masters level to become an Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner.

Winter 2017/18 Developments & Innovations