Investing in our experienced nurses
Nurses at GOSH have access to a variety of programmes and academic pathways designed to enhance knowledge, skills and expertise. In collaboration with the ward teams we will develop a career development plan to ensure you gain all the skills needed to fulfil your potential.
This might be through academic modules to give you the evidence-based theory behind your nursing interventions and encourage you to become a questioning practitioner, clinical experience in a range of specialist areas to help you marry the theory and the practice aspect of nursing, or via one of our development programmes.
GOSH is committed to supporting the ambition and career development of its nurses and in collaboration with London Southbank University (LSBU), provides a range of opportunities for continuing education and career development as a postgraduate nurse.
We offer a range of modules for experienced nurses including:
- Care of the child or young person with a cardiac condition (20 credits)
- Care of the child or young person with a renal condition (20 credits)
- Care of the child or young person in a high dependency unit (20 credits)
- Care the child or young person undergoing haemopoietic stem cell transplantation
- Fundamental care of the child and young person
- Gradcert/ PGcert in paediatric intensive care nursing
- Advanced clinical skills in paediatric ventilator management
- Paediatric advanced life support
- See our full list of Postgraduate Courses
These programmes are designed for all different grades, for example Band 6 development or Band 7 development.
We also offer support to help you gain promotion within the organisation with ‘stepping up’ programmes, such as ‘stepping up to a six’ for those Band 5s who are thinking of their first promotion, as well as ‘stepping up to a seven’ and ‘stepping up to be a matron’.
Each development programme has the same themes of leadership, conflict resolution and resilience, and builds upon these themes as you progress through your career.
The rotation programme is available to all staff members as an option if you would like to gain more experience in another area.
Rotation between specialities on an 8-monthly basis can help you maximise what GOSH has to offer and help you develop your skill set more widely. Teams of nurses in Nursing Workforce will be able to help you decide which combinations of practice areas are most appropriate for your experience and skill set.
All of our nurses also benefit from a dedicated clinical simulation centre with various programmes to provide exposure, experience and clinical practice with a range of nursing skills and clinical scenarios.