Taught course

Advanced Clinical Practice and Advanced Clinical Practice (Advanced Nurse Practitioner)

Bournemouth University · Faculty of Health and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

The normal requirements for embarking upon this course are:

  • Possession of a degree, diploma, or equivalent
  • A minimum of three years' experience working as a qualified nurse
  • Currently working in practice for a minimum of 20 hours per week.

Months of entry

January, September, March

Course content

On this course you will usually be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, lecturer practitioners who work at the university and are in practice and other qualified healthcare professionals.

The course will facilitate the development of your critical appraisal, analytical and reflective skills, and enable you to integrate new advanced clinical skills and knowledge with your existing experience within your practice setting, in order to support the provision of high quality care and service delivery as an autonomous practitioner within a multi-disciplinary healthcare team.

Information for international students

International students are welcome on this course if they are currently working in practice in the UK. Unfortunately we can not accept applications from international students unless you meet this criteria, this is due to the high level of interaction with clinical practice throughout the course. If international applicants would like to study this course you would need to do a conversion course which we do not offer at Bournemouth University, you would also need three years experience as a nurse in the UK.

If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you can understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally:

  • IELTS (academic) 6.0 or above with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Future Students Enquiry Team
01202 961916