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Advanced Nurse Practitioner
- Three Years
- Start Dates:
- 24 taught study days (Thursday) per academic year
- Uxbridge Campus
- On application
- Key Contact:
- The Enquiries Team
- 01494 603 171
Is this course suitable for me?
This advanced level course provides opportunity and scope for all healthcare professionals to develop as expert autonomous practitioners within all fields of health care. The course has been developed to meet the Department of Health elements for nurse practitioner practice.
The course is designed to enrich personal and professional development in advanced practitioner practice enhancing knowledge and skills to improve clinical competence, leadership skills practice and service provision. This course offers an exciting opportunity to explore this expanding field of advanced practice and is aimed at all those working in areas of advanced practice within their respective primary or secondary care organisations. The course will comprise five core taught modules over two years.
Year 1 – Core Modules:
Advanced Practice: Leadership, Management and Professional Issues (PF748)
The aim of this module is to promote conceptual insight and comprehensive understanding of leadership, management and professional, issues and implications within the (current) dynamic context of advanced practice and current contemporary health care setting. Issues will be debated within the context of the wider socio-political arena, health care agendas and the students’ own practice.
Health Assessment of the Adult (CL758)
The aim of the module is to enable students to develop sound knowledge of anatomy and physiology and the way in which deviation from the normal may occur. It aims to enhance the students’ ability to assess the patient holistically using a range of different assessment methods through systematic clinical examination of the patients’ health history and the body systems. Through this students will learn to manage complete episodes of care, working in partnership with others, delegation and referral as appropriate to optimise health outcomes and resources, as well as providing direct support to patients.
Clinical Decision Making for Advanced Practice (CL759)
The aim of the module is to enable the student to develop a structured approach to their clinical decision making in order to determine evidence-based therapeutic interventions. The module will build upon previously acquired skills and knowledge of physical assessment. This will include a range of assessment methods such as ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests. The module will strengthen the student’s ability to practice autonomously and use their professional judgement in managing complex and unpredictable care events, through systematic, creative and innovative thinking.
Applied Research for Healthcare Practice (PF749)
This module will enable the student to develop a conceptual understanding of research methods and approaches and evaluate the contribution to the advancement of knowledge in their particular field of practice.
This module will support the student in undertaking an independent piece of research. Previous learning from postgraduate diploma modules will aid and inform the student in being able to demonstrate the ability to synthesise and evaluate knowledge at an advanced level, through the systematic investigation of a topic relevant to the workplace/professional practice.
What will I learn?
The aim of this course is to promote an advanced level of scholarship; develop conceptual insight, skills of interpretation, critical reflection and effective synthesis of knowledge within a specified field, to inform, develop and innovate healthcare practice and policy at both operational and strategic level.
Foster refined levels of clinical judgment and autonomy concerning the full range of health care interventions, equipping the student to support the development of advanced practice values and operate collaboratively within a specified field of care.
Entry to the MSc normally requires a good honours degree (min 2:2) or min 60 credits at Level 6 (with good grades) plus evidence of experiential learning, and should include formal study of research methods preferably at Level 6. We would also look for current professional registration, evidence of recent study at Level 6 within the last three years, a minimum employment period of 15 hours in a clinical area, and qualified professional experience of acting as a facilitator/mentor in practice.
This programme will provide you with the skills and knowledge to practice at the cutting edge of advanced practice. The generic course focuses and explores both the professional and practice elements essential to work at an advanced level of practice. Importantly it maps against the skills and knowledge framework to assist career development.
How to make an application
Please contact the Enquiries Team on 01494 603 171 or email email@example.com
We hope to have a fully on-line application system shortly, but in the meantime, to apply for a course, please download and print these forms, completing them fully and posting back to the address below.
- MSc_Nurse_Practitioner_-_Clinical_sites_evaluation_form (32 KB)
- Application_form (58.1 KB)
- Fee_Authoristaion_Form (61.1 KB)
- Academic_Reference_Form (50.6 KB)
- Clinical_Reference_Form (57.2 KB)
- Notes_for_Guidance (51.6 KB)
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Alternatively, if you call us on 01494 603 171 or email firstname.lastname@example.org we can post you a hard copy application pack.
Students funded by the NHS or other employer
If the cost of your course is being funded by your employer, please contact your education lead or manager for guidance as to how they would prefer you to make an application.