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Course summary

What is special about this course? Developed in partnership with expert clinical partners, and taught by subject experts, this course will equip nurses and allied health professionals to lead and deliver advanced healthcare for patients and clients. This innovative and clinically current programme is relevant to a variety of healthcare settings including remote and rural contexts. You will develop advanced knowledge and skills in clinical practice, leadership, facilitation of learning and evidence-based research and development. A combination of core and optional modules support consolidation of clinical knowledge and skills reflecting the Advanced Practice Framework. The programme offers two routes: Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) or Advanced Professional Practice (APP) and is provided by the Department of Nursing and Midwifery. The main study mode is supported online learning with some face to face learning delivered at department campuses in Inverness and Stornoway. Special features ◾Exclusive arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for core modules ◾Innovative and clinically current curriculum developed and taught by subject experts ◾Designed in partnership with expert clinical partners ◾Practice-led and research-based curriculum ◾Accessible and flexible learning that combines innovative technologies for e-learning ◾Core and option modules are available, however for PgDip ANP, all modules are pre-specified. Students intending to complete a Quality Improvement dissertation must undertake the Quality Improvement module ◾Opportunity to study individual modules for personal or professional development as CPD, or work towards academic awards including PgCert, PgDip, or Masters degree How will I study my course? You will study mainly through supported online learning, accessing materials via the university's virtual learning environment (VLE) For some modules, face-to-face study days and assessment attendance at one of our campuses may be required e.g. Clinical assessment for advanced practice, Non-medical prescribing, and Minor injuries. Study day attendance is highly recommended, although there may be an option to connect remotely You will be invited to attend an online induction at the start of the programme. This may be recorded for those who cannot attend online If you have any questions or need further information, please email [email protected] or call 01463 279279. How long will my course last? Part-time (structured): ◾PgCert: normally 12 months ◾PgDip: normally 24 months ◾MSc: normally 36 months


How to apply

International applicants

Not available to International applicants

Entry requirements

◾You must be a registered nurse or allied health professional, normally working in a full-time or part-time post with a health, social care or third sector setting ◾You must have a first degree or demonstrate evidence of successful prior study at degree level (SCQF Level 9) and normally a minimum of three years' experience as a registered health professional ◾You must submit evidence of your current professional registration, for example Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) or Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration ◾Details of your place of work, employing health board and line manager must be included in your application personal statement ◾Participation in clinically oriented modules requires prior confirmation of appropriate clinical supervision arrangements ◾Applications for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) may be considered and are assessed on an individual basis* ◾The application deadline for September 2024 starts is 21st June 2024 ◾The application deadline for January 2025 starts is 15th November 2024 ◾*A tailored arrangement for Recognition of Prior Learning in Advanced Practice programmes is available ◾For the MSc and PgDip, it is possible to apply for 80 credits of exemption for qualifying modules, instead of the normal 60. Clinical assessment skills and prescribing modules undertaken at lower than postgraduate level, for example at SCQF level 9, can be upgraded to postgraduate level by submission of additional academic work, to be assessed by the department's academic team. ◾These arrangements can allow for considerable financial and time savings. ◾Please note that if you are applying for recognition of prior learning (RPL) to MSc Advanced Nurse Practitioner or MSc Advanced Professional Practice you will be liable to pay a flat fee of £150 to have your application for RPL assessed and processed. This fee only applies to these courses, and the university does not charge for RPL towards other courses.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Advanced Nurse Practitioner/Professional Practice at University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) - UCAS