The minimum entry requirement for this programme will normally be an honours degree or its equivalent. In addition, because of the work based nature of the programme, all students must be working in clinical practice or sponsored by a Health Board and have access to a practice teacher/ practice facilitator. Clinical Practice and Leadership routes: You must be a registered nurse or midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, or the equivalent for international students. Students electing to undertake the module NUM015 Non Medical Prescribing module have additional entry criteria to meet (NMC 2006). District Nursing route: requires you to be a registered adult nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council on part 1 of the register, and have had the opportunity to consolidate your pre-registration nurse education. Acceptance is based on receiving an acceptable references from one source and satisfactory clearance from Disclosure Scotland's Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme. Health Visiting and School Nursing routes: You must be a registered nurse or midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Council on part 1 or 2 of the register. Acceptance is based on receiving an acceptable references from one source and satisfactory clearance from Disclosure Scotland's Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme. English Language Requirements Clinical Practice and Leadership Routes: The English language requirement for these routes is IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.
Months of entry
This programme is aimed at registered nurses and midwives, with experience in acute or primary care settings, who wish to build on their experience and transfer their learning in order to develop the higher level of knowledge and skills required for specialist and advanced practice.
Students will be prepared to function at master's level through the programme and will have the unique opportunity to develop practice at a higher level. In the past 'advanced practitioner' posts have tended to be characterised principally by clinical competence; however, this programme accepts that advanced practice is a 'level' of practice rather than a particular role. This programme takes into account the four pillars of practice: clinical practice; leadership; facilitation of learning; and evidence research and development. Therefore, some practitioners will focus on leading and managing services; others will focus on clinical practice and be able to diagnose and treat healthcare needs; and others will have advanced roles within public health.
There are five routes within the programme:
There are exit points within this award to allow you to complete with a postgraduate certificate, diploma or an MSc. The professional qualification of district nurse, health visitor or school nurse will be recorded on completion of stage 1 but you may choose to continue to complete the whole MSc.
Information for international students
For more information, international students should visit our International Office website: www.rgu.ac.uk/international
Fees and funding
For Academic Year 2016/2017
• £2,135 Stage 1
• £2,135 Stage 2
• £1,430 MSc dissertation stage
• £3,660 Stage 1
• £3,660 Stage 2
• £2,440 MSc dissertation stage
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admission Office
- +44 (0)1224 262209