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The MSc in Advanced Nurse Practitioner / Professional Practice will equip nurses and allied health professionals to work autonomously to lead the advanced clinical care of patients/clients. The programme will help practitioners to develop and practice advanced knowledge and skills in clinical assessment, diagnosis, care and treatment. The programme is relevant for advanced practitioners or those who are working towards advanced practice across primary and secondary care settings, including remote and rural contexts. A combination of core and option modules will support consolidation of clinical knowledge and skills reflecting the Advanced Practice Framework.
*The Department of Nursing in the University of the Highlands and Islands has a tailored arrangement for Recognition of Prior Learning for our Advanced Practice programmes. For the Masters of Science (MSc) and Post Graduate Diploma (PGDip), it is possible to apply for 80 credits of exemption for qualifying modules, instead of the normal 60. Not only that, clinical skills and prescribing modules undertaken at lower than post-graduate level for example at SCQF level 9 can be upgraded to post-graduate level by submission of additional academic work to be assessed by the Department academic team. These arrangements can allow for considerable financial and time savings. Finally, once confirmed at the start of the programme that Recognition of Prior Learning is possible, completing the process can be postponed to a convenient point in the programme, rather than having to be done before commencing the programme.
For the PgCert (60 credits) and PgDip (an additional 60 credits) the core modules include:
You will also choose one of the following option modules (20 credits):
To complete the Masters (180 credits in total), you will choose one of the following:
Part Time (Structured)
You will study mainly through supported online learning through the university's virtual learning environment (VLE) with some face-to-face delivery for certain modules. You will be invited to attend a campus-based induction at the start of the programme, alternative induction arrangements will be available for those who canot attend the campus event.
If you have any questions or need fruther information, please contact Joanna Smith, Lecturer/Head of Postgraduate Studies at: email@example.com.
The following fees apply to this taught postgraduate course :
Rest of the UK
|Per 20 credits (180 maximum for the MSc)||£520||£650|
You will also be required to pay for any travel and accommodation costs to attend the induction session at the start of the programme and the face-to-face sessions in year one and two.
The programme aims to enable nurses and allied health professionals to work autonomously in clinical practice using advanced clinical skills to lead care delivery within a variety of health and social care settings.
The University of the Highlands and Islands provides a range of options for further study including doctoral programmes.
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International applicants should apply using the UHI International application form. Please download and print the form, complete and return using the address indicated. More information is available for international applicants at our international student page
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