Nursing: Advancing Professional Practice at Glasgow Caledonian University - UCAS

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Course summary

Advancing nursing knowledge, skills and attributes are essential to underpin professional practice. The MSc Nursing: Advancing Professional Practice provides registered nurses with an educational platform for career development by undertaking focused study on advancing their decision making, leadership and clinical knowledge, skills and attributes within specific areas of practice. This course recognises the ever-changing complexity of care and offers a range of flexible and elective study options, which are educationally responsive to changing direction of global and UK policy. Exit awards include a flexible programme - MSc Nursing: Advancing Professional Practice, and pathways for MSc/PgD Nursing: Advancing Professional Practice (Advanced Nurse Practitioner) and MSc Nursing: Advancing Professional Practice (District Nursing). Contributing staff on the MSc Nursing: Advancing Professional Practice course are active in leading research and policy development in collaboration with groups such as; Association of Advanced Practice Educators (AAPEUK), International Council of Nurses ANP group, Health Literacy UK, International Union of Health Promotion and Education, Queens Nursing Institute, NHS Education for Scotland, British Heart Foundation. Graduate prospects The programme will give you the skills and experience you need to develop your career and to act as a leader and innovator in the field of advanced nursing. This academic award will enhance your employability for opportunities in a number of roles, including advanced nurse practitioners, clinical specialists, public health and researchers.


Within the course, there are optional study pathways for you to choose from: Flexible Pathway selection across range of modules on offer; Advanced Nurse Practitioner (Home students only); District Nursing. Module list Advanced Clinical Assessment and Decision Making in Acute and Primary Care (home students only; criteria for entry); Advanced Leadership for Health and Social Care Practitioners; Advanced Research Methods; Applied Pathophysiology for Advancing Professional Practice; Applied Statistics and Data Analysis for Public Health; Challenges in Contemporary Global Health Care; Chronic Heart Failure: Optimising Health and Wellbeing (home students only; criteria for entry); Education in Health and Social Care; End of Life Care; Epidemiology: Principles; Application and Evaluation in Practice; Health Economics; Infection Prevention and Control in a Global Context; Masters Dissertation; Minor Surgical Practices (home students only; criteria for entry); Non-Medical Endoscopy (home students only; criteria for entry); Prescribing for Healthcare Practitioners (home students only; criteria for entry); Recognition and Management of the Acutely Unwell Adult (home students only; criteria for entry); Social Action Approaches in Public Health; Supporting Anticipatory Care for Long-term Conditions; Supportive Palliative Care for Patients with Advancing Heart Failure (home students only; criteria for entry); The Principles and Theory of Public Health Practice; Work-based Advanced Skills and Innovative Practices.

Assessment method

This course features a mix of assessments and exams.

Entry requirements

Minimum academic requirements UK honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent). Must be a registered nurse. English language requirements IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent) with no element below 6.0.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £7300 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £7300 Whole course
EU £16200 Whole course
England £7300 Whole course
Northern Ireland £7300 Whole course
Scotland £7300 Whole course
Wales £7300 Whole course
International £16200 Whole course

Additional fee information

Part-time and distance-learning tuition fees: For details of part-time and distance-learning fee rates, please make an enquiry today. Fees are subject to change and published here for guidance only.

Sponsorship information

We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2 million per year. For up to date fee information for this programme, please visit

Nursing: Advancing Professional Practice at Glasgow Caledonian University - UCAS