Taught course

Nursing (Advanced Cardiac Care)

Teesside University · School of Health and Social Care

Entry requirements

Entry requirements You must: be a registered nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council have an honours degree (2.2 or above) in a related subject or evidence of study at degree level (opportunities for individual APEL are available on application) be employed by a healthcare organisation within cardiac care for the duration of the course.

Months of entry


Course content

This exciting and innovative cardiac care course is designed to ensure that as a nursing professional you are well placed to deal with the globalised challenges arising in current and future cardiac practice. They include changes in population and demographic trends, shifts in patterns of health/illness and wellbeing, and political, professional and organisational working cultures. The course adopts an evidence-informed nursing approach by reviewing, synthesising and incorporating contemporary professional and political drivers to ensure that the profession remains dynamic, proactive and responsive in delivering safe, confident, competent and compassionate quality care and excellence in cardiac nursing practice. This course offers experienced cardiac nurses the opportunity to develop their personal and professional autonomy within their areas of practice.

The course develops:

  • leadership skills to promote the professional voice of nursing and to disseminate new knowledge and skills to enhance patient/client care
  • advanced knowledge and skills to facilitate person centred care and to enhance the patient/client experience
  • advanced decision making skills and application of nursing practice in complex, demanding and unpredictable environments
  • intellectual and professional independence
  • knowledge and skills to inform and advance nursing practice
  • a critical understanding of research methodologies and evidence based practice to contribute to the generation of knowledge for advanced nursing practice.

What you study

The course consists of 100 credits of core modules and 80 credits of designated/option modules. The designated/option modules can be a mixture of either 20 or 30 credit modules. There is an induction period to help meet your needs in relation to the demands of master’s-level study.

How you are assessed

A variety of creative formative and summative assessments are included. Detailed feedback is provided in relation to all assessment criteria via the student intranet. Examples include reflective essays, oral presentations, cases studies, OSCEs and the final dissertation project.

Career opportunities

Nurses require master’s-level knowledge and competence to undertake advanced clinical roles in practice.

Fees and funding

Please note that due to current anticipated changes to NHS education and HE funding, information will be updated on Teesside University website. Please check this prior to application.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations10
Written coursework / continuous assessment60
Dissertation30 (15000 words)

Course contact details

School of Health & Social Care Admissions
+44 (0) 1642 384176