Awarding Institution


 1 Year

Programme Description

This Nursing program is designed to develop and enhance skills that are required to become an advanced practitioner. It is suitable for experienced health and social care practitioners who are currently functioning as advanced practitioners or who are developing towards this level of autonomous practice.

This program has been developed in collaborated with members from a range of professions with varying roles in organizations including service managers, practitioners, and educationalists.

The course offers a wide range of teaching and learning strategies which are student centred, including action learning sets. The process of action learning allows you to engage fully in exploring challenges and issues relevant to practice to challenge existing perspectives and place theoretical knowledge in your own practice context. Other learning strategies include critical evaluation, directed reading, discussion groups, seminars, group work and your own practice.

Entry Criteria

The normal entry requirement is a first degree from a recognized institution of higher education in nursing.

Individuals must be a registered nurse with the professional regulatory body in the home country and have experience of, or be working in an area that enables achievement of the program learning outcomes

Programme Structure
  1. Advancing Practicing in Long Term Conditions
  2. Recognizing and Responding to a Deteriorating Patient
  3. Health and Social Care Research and Research Methodologies
  4. Workplace Health and Wellbeing
  5. Contemporary Community Practice
  6. Dual Diagnosis: Substance Misuse and Mental Health
  7. Leadership and Innovation
  8. Dissertation