Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh Napier University

Advanced Practice in Neonatal Nursing

Students gain an in-depth understanding of the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to practice at an advanced level, as well as the ability to critically appraise relevant health and social policy. Applicants also acquire the knowledge and skills needed to address ethical and professional issues, and the ability to apply current scientific knowledge to initiate change and improve care for infants and families, as well as identifying potential areas for nursing research in clinical practice.

Entry requirements

Registered general nurse; or registered sick children's nurse; or registered nurse (child health); or registered midwife; current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council; evidence of a specific neonatal education course independent of the pre-registration programme; minimum of 3 years experience in a neonatal intensive care environment; Honours degree; or a postgraduate diploma; or an equivalent professional qualification; support, in writing, of your nursing and or midwifery manager.

Course modules

Year 1: Exploring professional roles in practice, contemporary ethical and professional issues in healthcare, option. Year 2: Research methods, 2 optional modules. Year 3: Dissertation. Optional modules: Adults with incapacity; assessment, evaluation and support; child protection in context; child protection: risk to reality; contemporary ethical and professional issues in healthcare; critical thinking, analysis and writing; dissertation; effective learning and teaching in higher education; exploring professional roles in practice; independent and supplementary prescribing for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals; leadership; interprofessional learning and mentoring; managing performance for person centred services; politics, policy and practice; practising within a consultancy role; professional study and practices; research methods; safeguarding vulnerable individuals and families; pathophysiology and epidemiology in diabetes mellitus; preparation and practice of supervisors of midwives; work based learning portfolio 1; work based learning portfolio 2.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time £ 3,750 per Whole course (home fees) 3 years
MSc Part-time £ 10,760 per Whole course (overseas fees) 3 years
PgCert Part-time - 3 years
PgDip Part-time - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Craiglockhart Campus Edinburgh EH14 1DJ Scotland

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