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: You must be a registered nurse or midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. 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.

Leadership routes: You must be a registered nurse or midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, or the equivalent for international students. This is the only route available to International students due to the non-attendance requirement and NMC registration requirements.

English Language

We accept a variety of in-country and secure English language tests, find out more:

Leadership – IELTS 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5

All other routes must meet the NMC English standard requirement.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Online distance learning degree course in Advanced Nursing Practice is available at Robert Gordon University. 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 (This is the only route available to International students)
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

Postgraduate courses normally require an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components. Some of our courses require a different level of English. Please check our course pages for specific details. Test reports are valid for a period of 2 years and can be used as proof of English for admission if valid on the start date of your course.

Fees and funding

UK students
Distance Learning Full-time £6,080 . Distance Learning Part-time £2,280 for year 1 £2,280 for year 2 £1,520 for year 3
International students
Distance Learning Full-time £11,020 . Distance Learning Part-time £4,130 fOr year 1 £4,130 for year 2 £2,760 for year 3

For more information, visit www.rgu.ac.uk/finance

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
36 months

PGDip

full time
24 months

PGCert

full time
18 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
admissions@rgu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1224 262728