Taught course

Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

University of Sheffield · School of Nursing and Midwifery

Entry requirements

Minimum of a 2:2 in a relevant health care subject. You must also have worked in a neonatal environment since achieving QIS status or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

Course description

This course combines theory and practice, and you’ll develop skills in critical thinking, analysis and self-awareness. You’ll take part in workshops using real clinical scenarios.

You’ll learn how to work across traditional boundaries and how to deal with the uncertainty that is inherent in an advanced neonatal nurse practitioner role.

Core modules

  • An In-Depth Review of Biosciences and Pathophysiology as Applied to the Neonate
  • Neonatal Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning
  • Advanced Clinical Skills Acquisition
  • Complex Neonatal Nursing
  • Evidence Base for Practice
  • Leadership, Autonomy, Advocacy, Accountability and Responsibility

Teaching and assessment

You'll be taught by both University staff and clinical experts.

Teaching includes: lectures, case study presentations and analysis, professional conversations with peers and reflective workshops.


You'll develop a portfolio of learning and a skills log. You'll also carry out an objective structured clinical exam, formative and summative EMSQs (multiple choice-style questions under exam conditions) and report writing.

Course duration

2–5 years part-time

Information for international students

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

Qualification and course duration


part time
Flexible months

Course contact details

Liz Crathern
+44 (0)114 222 2070