Taught course

General Practice Advanced Nurse Practitioner

University of Sheffield · Department of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Entry requirements

You will need to be a registered nurse with experience of working in a primary care setting and have a minimum 2:2 degree in an appropriate subject.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme has been developed to meet the changing skill-mix required in the primary care workforce. It's informed by recent work to clarify professional career pathway stages and competencies for advanced practice in primary care.

You'll cover core competencies relating to advanced practice including:

  • Direct clinical competence as a generalist
  • Leadership and collaborative practice
  • Improving quality and developing practice
  • Developing self and others

The course aims to develop expert generalists who are able to provide accessible, first contact preventive care, and diagnosis and management of acute and long-term conditions. It produces practitioners who are able to work well within a skill-mix team to develop a responsive and effective person-centred primary care. It also facilitates the development of a portfolio of competencies across clinical areas.

You’ll learn through:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Small group work
  • Practical clinical skills teaching

You’ll be assessed on:

  • An observed structured clinical exam
  • Case study presentations
  • Short answer exam paper and MCQs (multiple choice questioning)
  • Essay writing

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses

Information for international students

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Fees and funding

If you already work with NHS patients in NHS Yorkshire and the Humber or in the East Midlands, funding may be available. Contact us for more information.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-60 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
0114 222 2054