University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

This course combines theory and practice, and you'll develop skills in critical thinking, analysis and self-awareness. You'll take part in workshops using real clinical scenarios. You'll learn how to work across traditional boundaries and how to deal with the uncertainty that is inherent in an advanced neonatal nurse practitioner role. Teaching You'll be taught by both University staff and clinical experts. Teaching includes: lectures, case study presentations and analysis, professional conversations with peers and reflective workshops. Assessment You'll develop a portfolio of learning and a skills log. You'll also carry out an objective structured clinical exam, formative and summative EMSQs (multiple choice-style questions under exam conditions) and report writing.

Entry requirements

MMedSci: Minimum of a 2.2 in a relevant health care subject. Applicants must also have worked in a neonatal environment since achieving QIS status or equivalent. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require an overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

An In-Depth Review of Biosciences and Pathophysiology as Applied to the Neonate; Neonatal Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning; Advanced Clinical Skills Acquisition; Complex Neonatal Nursing; Evidence Base for Practice; Leadership, Autonomy, Advocacy, Accountability and Responsibility.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include: portfolio of learning; skills log; case study presentations; professional conversations and reflective workshops; objective structured clinical exam; formative and summative EMSQS (multiple choice-style questions under exam conditions); report writing.

Sponsorship information

If you already work with NHS patients in NHS Yorkshire and the Humber or East Midlands, funding may be available.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MMedSci Part-time September 2018 - 3 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

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