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Course summary

This programme is designed around the needs of experienced nurses 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. This pathway is suitable for you if you are one of the growing number of UK registered practitioners working in (or towards) a role such as Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist, or Consultant Nurse - or any similar role that at the interface between nursing and medicine. This pathway is accredited by Health Education England's Centre for Advancing Practice. Completion of HEE accredited programmes/pathways is set to become one of the benchmark routes to recognition for Advanced Clinical Practitioners, and accreditation is also designed to ensure a consistent level of programme quality across England.


Compulsory Modules: Diagnostic Assessment and Decision Making; History Taking and Physical Assessment Across the Lifespan Level 7; MSc Dissertation; Transition to Advanced Practice; Optional Modules: Applied Pharmacology for Clinical Practice;Pharmacology and Prescribing in Clinical Practice; Research Methods.

Assessment method

Assessment methods include essays, case studies, a portfolio, examinations, practice based assessment, a dissertation.

Entry requirements

UK 2:2 Hons degree or above or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University in a relevant subject from an approved institution of higher education A current professional registration with a the Nursing and Midwifery Council A current job contract in a clinical or clinically related area. (You will also need the support of a clinical mentor who is able to assess your practice competency and support your learning) At least two years relevant post registration clinical experience (three before commencing V300 non-medical prescribing) At least one satisfactory reference (given the practice related requirements this should be from your current employer and include confirmation of the required practice experience and mentor support; on some occasions a second reference will be required). English language: band C, IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in all components

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information
Advanced Clinical Practice (Advanced Nurse Practitioner) at University of Southampton - UCAS