Taught course

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

Course content

This part-time course will support you in developing advanced practice competencies, across the four pillars of Advanced Practice and in line with nationally recognised advanced level nursing criteria. You'll gain knowledge and skills that will help you develop in an advanced nurse practitioner role, professionally and academically at Master's level.

It will extend your analytical and reflective skills, and allow you to integrate new and existing clinical skills within your practice setting to provide high-quality healthcare as an autonomous practitioner in a multi-disciplinary healthcare team.

Once you've completed this course, you’ll be able to further progress the service and practice development and clinical leadership aspects of your role by undertaking the MA Advanced Practice course. The Master's element will provide you with the opportunity to complete a service improvement project, which can support the development of new patient and client services and the enhance practice within your own organisation.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.0 (Academic) or above.

Fees and funding

UK students

For courses starting in January 2017

UK/EU/Channel Islands: £6,275

For courses starting in September 2017 and January 2018

UK/EU/Channel Islands: £6,550

International (non-EU) students are not eligible to apply for this course.

· For fees and funding information, please visit www.bournemouth.ac.uk/pg-funding

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months

Course contact details

AskBU Enquiry Service
+44 (0)1202 961916