Taught course

Advanced Nursing Practice

Institution
Robert Gordon University · School of Nursing and Midwifery
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

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

September

Course content

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:
•Clinical Practice
•District Nursing
•Health Visiting
•Leadership
•School Nursing

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

UK students
For more information visit www.rgu.ac.uk/advnursingpractice
International students
For more information visit www.rgu.ac.uk/advnursingpractice

For Academic Year 2016/2017
UK/EU Students
• £2,135 Stage 1
• £2,135 Stage 2
• £1,430 MSc dissertation stage

International Students
• £3,660 Stage 1
• £3,660 Stage 2
• £2,440 MSc dissertation stage

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
36 months

PGDip

full time
24 months

PGCert

full time
18 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admission Office
Email
pgoffice@rgu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1224 262209