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Advanced Practice in Nursing (MSc)


Course Description

For a qualified nurse currently working in the profession, this course gives you the opportunity to take the next step to an advanced career role.

As a practitioner in the public domain of health and social care services, you are expected to be innovative, provide leadership and make an advanced contribution in your professional role. This course will enable you to do just that in your specialised area of practice.​

You’ll gain an in depth understanding of the theoretical knowledge and practical skills you need to practice at an advanced level, as well as the ability to critically appraise relevant health and social policy.

You'll also acquire the knowledge and skills you need to address ethical and professional issues.

As a graduate, you'll enjoy increased employment opportunities in the profession.

See the website http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MSc-Advanced-Practice-in-Nursing-Postgraduate-Distance-Learning-part-time

What you'll learn

You'll develop a combination of theoretical and practical skills, including critical thinking when considering the issues associated with practice, knowledge and application of research methods, and efficient approaches to time management, prioritisation and workload planning.

You’ll also learn to recognise and manage the personal stresses of the profession, and become proficient in the use of the latest technologies in the practice of your role.

The course will also enable you to apply your knowledge and skills to achieve advanced levels of practice and influence decision making at both local and strategic levels.

The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Care is one of the largest in Scotland, providing education and training to nurses and midwives, both at pre- and post-registration level. We offer a supportive environment to encourage your personal and professional development.

Based over three years, the course is conducted as a blended learning process, involving a combination of lectures, tutorials, online study, workshops and independent study.

What you study

Year 1:
- Exploring Professional Roles in Practice
- Contemporary Ethical and Professional Issues in Healthcare
- Option module

Year 2:
- Research Methods
- Two optional modules

Year 3:
- Dissertation

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Careers

On successful completion of the course, you’ll be well-equipped for advancement in your nursing career, or move to a research-based role.

School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Care of Nursing

The School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Care of Nursing prepares its students for rewarding careers that enrich the practical world and help further nursing research.

The School is the only institution in Scotland to provide all fields of nursing practice and midwifery pre-registration programmes.

The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Care is one of the largest providers of nursing and midwifery education in Scotland and a significant provider in the UK. Uniquely in Scotland, the School offers midwifery and all four fields of practice in nursing: adult, child health, mental health and learning disabilities.

The School also offers taught postgraduate courses in Advanced Practice, including non-medical prescribing, and other flexible routes to Masters level study and CPD.

The number of taught post-graduate students (both within the UK and international) is growing, as are the number of post-graduate research students. The School has a strong transnational education portfolio, with a number of successful programmes in countries such as Singapore and Hong Kong.

Visit the Advanced Practice in Nursing (MSc) page on the Edinburgh Napier University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for this course are a qualified health or social care practitioner, who has a degree or equivalent experience. We look for candidates to have a background in health or social care in order to be eligible for the programme. We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry. If English is not your first language, it is usually required that you sit an English language test in order to gain entry onto our postgraduate programmes.

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