This Advanced Nursing Practice course will provide aspiring healthcare professionals with a comprehensive programme of preparation that develops an advanced level of practice.
The course recognises the accepted international benchmark for advanced practice. Advanced Nursing Practitioners are highly experienced and educated members of the care team.
The course allows you to develop the knowledge and skills required to engage in the delivery of an advanced level of practice. The course is structured around the real challenges facing advanced practitioners and each module will draw from and build on your own professional experience.
There are two study routes to this course: Route 1 is RCN accredited and is clinically focussed. Route 2 is not accredited and allows you some flexibility in your choice of modules. The strong emphasis on work based learning will allow you to apply your new knowledge to your own area of practice and mould the course to best suit your learning requirements. Flexibility is not only contained within the modular content of the course, but also in the mode of delivery. If you chose route 2 depending on your choice of optional modules there can be no compulsory attendance at the University.
There are exit points within this award to allow you to complete with a post graduate certificate, diploma or an MSc.
See the website http://www.rgu.ac.uk/health-professions/study-options/part-time-learning/advanced-nursing-practice
Route 1 - The RCN accredited route of the course requires nurses be Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and to have 2 or more years of practical experience. You will also need to meet the requirements for the Non-Medical Prescribing Module which is undertaken in year 2.
Route 2 - requires you to be a register Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, or the equivalent for International students.
* All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.
How you will learn
This course involves a blended approach to learning .The course is driven by a philosophy that is student centered, progressive, process oriented and practice focussed. Students will learn within a virtual environment (CampusMoodle) and apply the theoretical learning to their practice through a work based learning approach. Students will therefore have an opportunity to apply learning to their specific area of practice within contemporary healthcare service.
If you undertake the RCN accredited route there will be some compulsory attendance at the University for the Clinical Examination Module and Non Medical Prescribing Module.
Placements and accreditations
If you are undertaking the RCN accredited route you will require supervision by a Designated Medical Practitioner during the Non Medical Prescribing Module and an appropriately trained supervisor for the Work Based Learning Module, who may either be a medic or a trained Advanced Nurse Practitioner.
This course develops greater understanding and the skills of the advanced practitioner in relation to leadership and clinical practice.
As healthcare is an ever changing environment, it will provide aspiring healthcare professionals with a comprehensive programme of preparation that develops an advanced level of practice.
It recognises the accepted international benchmark for advanced practice and develops highly experienced and educated members of the care team who are able to diagnose and treat healthcare needs or make a referral to an appropriate specialist..
This course allows students to continue and develop their knowledge and skills within their own areas of practice, enabling them to accelerate their career progression.
If you want to find out how to apply, click here - http://www.rgu.ac.uk/applyonline
The entry requirement for this course will normally be an honours degree or its equivalent. In addition because of the work based nature of the course all students must be working in clinical practice.