Taught course

Contemporary Nursing (Advanced Practice)

University of Hertfordshire · School of Health and Social Work

Entry requirements

  • Normally a first degree in a health related discipline which includes a research focused module. Applicants with evidence of equivalent professional development or academic proficiency will be considered
  • Current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Employment as a health care professional in an appropriate setting
  • Evidence of their employer’s recommendation for their application for a programme of study leading to an Advanced Practice role
  • Evidence of employer support to undertake the programme including the availability of appropriate clinical supervision
  • Applicants will have previously, successfully undertaken a mentor preparation programme
  • A minimum of 3 years post-qualification experience

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc Contemporary Nursing (Advanced Practice) is a route for experienced nurses working in a role that requires higher level knowledge and advanced practice skills. The advanced practice pathway will equip you with an expertise and depth of knowledge that is consistent with nationally agreed elements of advanced practice (DH 2010) and will enable you to become an autonomous practitioners. This programme is accredited by the Royal College of Nursing.

Why choose this course?

  • This course will develop qualified nurses professionally and academically within their advanced practice roles
  • It will help qualified nurses develop in their advanced practice roles
  • It gives qualified nurses the knowledge and skills to manage complex situations and develop autonomous practice
  • This course equips students with the knowledge and skills to demonstrate the expert nature and depth of their knowledge that is consistent with nationally agreed elements of advanced practice (DH 2010).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)1707 284800