London South Bank University

London South Bank University

Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

The course has been designed to ensure you develop and demonstrate all of the competencies detailed in the RCN Guidance on Nurse Practitioners (2008) and the standards of the course meet those required by the RCN Accreditation Unit. The course consists of two types of modules: core modules units, which are not paediatric specific, and pathway modules that are neonatal specific to this course. The programme content reflects the complexity of the clinical environment and acknowledges your experience. The main approach is problem-based. Problem-based learning (PBL) enables the development of analytical reasoning and synthesis skills. It also helps develop the group skills necessary to function in the clinical environment.

Entry requirements

Normally students are registered nurses, with a Bachelor Honours degree. There are other specific entry requirements, but as the emphasis is on clinical expertise and leadership, you must be able to implement your acquired skills in your clinical role.

Course modules

Modules include: Underpinning physiological principles for ANNPs; advanced assessment of the presenting neonate; advanced clinical skills for the ANNP; non-medical prescribing; managing the complex presenting neonate; research methodology and strategy; innovations for excellence-leading service improvement; research preparation; dissertation or practice development project.

Assessment methods


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 3 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 - 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Southwark Campus Kensington and Chelsea SE1 0AA South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
020 7815 6100