Taught course

Advancing Practice

Institution
Robert Gordon University · School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedic Practice
Qualifications
MSc

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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 have a first registration within an appropriate healthcare profession. Students electing to undertake module NUM090 Prescribing for Healthcare Practitioners 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.

Nursing 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.

Months of entry

September

Course content

If you are an experienced registered Nurse or Midwife looking to develop a higher level of knowledge and skills required for specialist and advanced practice, then this course is for you. It will equip you with contemporary knowledge to take forward the rapidly changing healthcare agenda, and make a positive difference.

The five routes within this programme prepare for a range of people and situations to deliver safe, effective and person-centred care at a higher level of nursing. You will explore professional and clinical implications of working as an autonomous practitioner and develop the leadership skills to advance and lead new innovative healthcare services.

The five routes are: Clinical Practice, District Nursing, Health Visiting, Nursing (only route available to international students) and School Nursing.

Information for international students

  • Nursing route – applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5, or equivalent.
  • All other routes must meet the NMC English standard requirement

We accept a variety of in-country and secure English language tests, find out more: www.rgu.ac.uk/english-requirements

Fees and funding

UK students
£6,900
International students
£12,480

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

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    3 years months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    18 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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