Taught course

Advanced Practice in Neonatal Nursing

Edinburgh Napier University · School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Care

Entry requirements

To apply, you must be a Registered General Nurse or Registered Sick Children's Nurse, Registered Nurse (Child Health) or Registered Midwife with current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. You must be able to show evidence of a specific neonatal education course independent of the pre-registration programme, and have a minimum of three years' experience in a neonatal intensive care environment. You must have an Honours degree or a postgraduate diploma or a professional qualification recognised as being equivalent to an honours degree, and have the support, in writing, of your nursing/midwifery manager to undertake the course.

Months of entry


Course content

Similar to our MSc Advanced Practice course, this route allows you to apply advanced practice to the specialisation of neonatal nursing.

For a qualified nurse currently working in neonatal nursing, this course provides the opportunity to take the next step to an advanced career role. You'll gain an in-depth understanding of the theoretical knowledge and practical skills you need to practice at an advanced level, as well as the ability to critically appraise relevant health and social policy.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

We have lots of funding options available such as the postgraduate tuition fee loan for Scottish & EU students, specific scholarships for students from India and Africa, as well as bursaries & grants for those closer to home in England, Northern Ireland and Wales. Visit our funding pages to find out what you could be eligible for.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
36 months

Course contact details

Edinburgh Napier University
0333 900 6040