Taught course

Advanced Clinical Practice (Advanced [Nurse] Practitioner)

University of Southampton · Faculty of Health Sciences

Entry requirements

  • UK 2:2 Hons degree or above or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University in a relevant subject from an approved institution of higher education
  • A current professional registration with a the Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • A current job contract in a clinical or clinically related area. (You will also need the support of a clinical mentor who is able to assess your practice competency and support your learning)
  • At least two years relevant post registration clinical experience (three before commencing V300 non-medical prescribing)
  • At least one satisfactory reference (given the practice related requirements this should be from your current employer and include confirmation of the required practice experience and mentor support; on some occasions a second reference will be required)

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is designed around the needs of experienced nurse, midwife or allied healthcare practitioners looking to further develop practice and/or prepare for clinical practice roles at a senior level. It will enable you to strengthen your existing knowledge, skills and competencies while also preparing you for roles that require greater autonomy, responsibility and more complex clinical decision-making.

Typical course content: Research Methods for Evidence Based Practice (can be online), History Taking and Physical Assessment Across the Lifespan Level 7, Diagnostic Assessment and Decision Making, Pharmacology and Prescribing in Clinical Practice OR Applied Pharmacology for Clinical Practice, Transition to Advanced Practice (Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Advanced Allied Health Practitioner), Dissertation

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24-60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Health Sciences
+44 (0) 23 8059 5500