Robert Gordon University

Robert Gordon University

Advanced Nursing Practice

This programme is aimed at registered nurses and midwives, with experience in acute or primary care settings, who wish to build on their experience and transfer their learning in order to develop the higher level of knowledge and skills required for specialist and advanced practice. Students will be prepared to function at master's level through the programme and will have the unique opportunity to develop practice at a higher level. In the past 'advanced practitioner' posts have tended to be characterised principally by clinical competence; however, this programme accepts that advanced practice is a 'level' of practice rather than a particular role. This programme takes into account the four pillars of practice: clinical practice; leadership; facilitation of learning; and evidence research and development. Therefore, some practitioners will focus on leading and managing services; others will focus on clinical practice and be able to diagnose and treat healthcare needs; and others will have advanced roles within public health. There are five routes within the programme: •Clinical Practice •District Nursing •Health Visiting •Leadership •School Nursing There are exit points within this award to allow you to complete with a postgraduate certificate, diploma or an MSc. The professional qualification of district nurse, health visitor or school nurse will be recorded on completion of stage 1 but you may choose to continue to complete the whole MSc.

Assessment methods


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 18 months
MSc Mixed mode September 2017 - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Online/Distance Learning

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Postgraduate Admissions
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