University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Advanced Clinical Practice (Advanced Nurse Practitioner)

This programme is designed around the needs of experienced nurse, midwife or allied healthcare practitioners looking to further develop practice and/or prepare for clinical practice roles at a senior level. It will enable you to strengthen your existing knowledge, skills and competencies while also preparing you for roles that require greater autonomy, responsibility and more complex clinical decision-making.

Entry requirements

MSc: Lower second-class degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University; registration with a professional body; at least two years relevant post-registration clinical experience.

Course modules

Core: Decision Making for Advanced Clinical Practice, Research Methods for Evidence Based Practice, Transition to Advanced Practice (Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Neonatal Practitioner Pathways), Dissertation Required: Advanced Neonatal Studies Assessment and Examination of the New-born, Pharmacology and Applied Clinical Science for Prescribing and Advanced Medicines Management

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include essays, case studies, examinations, objective structured clinical examination, practice based assessment, a clinical portfolio and the dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2019 - 2 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 - 12 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site - Highfield Campus SO17 1BJ South East

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