Why choose this course?
This course will enable you to build on your current registrant level of practice through academic and workplace-based learning, in order to attain advanced clinical practice competencies and capabilities, in-line with nationally recognised advanced level criteria. You’ll gain the knowledge and skills required to support you in the development of an Advanced Nurse Practitioner or Advanced Clinical Practice role, both professionally and academically at Master’s level. The course will extend your critical, analytical and reflective skills, and enable you to integrate new, as well as enhanced existing clinical practice skills, knowledge and competence, within your practice setting. This will support the provision of high-quality healthcare through a more autonomous, independent practice role within the multi-disciplinary healthcare team.
There are two pathways available. If you are a nurse, then you will undertake the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (Advanced Nurse Practitioner) qualification; if you are an allied health professional, pharmacist, paramedic, midwife, healthcare scientist or other registered non-medical healthcare professional then the MSc Advanced Clinical practice is appropriate for you, in supporting your advanced clinical practice role.
We also offer an apprenticeship route for MSc Advanced Clinical Practice and MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (Advanced Nurse Practitioner), for which the entry criteria and structure of the programme are slightly different from the non-apprenticeship route. Applications for the apprenticeship must be made via an employer - therefore prospective apprentices should be employed in a healthcare role and have the support of their employer. Please go to the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice - Apprenticeship (advanced clinical practitioner integrated degree route) course page for more information.
With both the apprenticeship and non-apprenticeship we also offer a shortened fast-track route for students who have already completed the units History Taking & Physical Examination and Independent & Supplementary Prescribing at level 7 as CPD stand-alone units.
Please note: To be eligible for the postgraduate loan and Academic Excellence Scholarship, you must enrol onto the full MSc route.
See Course details for more information, including how this course will be delivered safely in autumn 2020 in response to Covid-19.
“This Master’s will provide you with an opportunity to complete an academic programme tailored to your individual needs and your professional practice. The course meets service requirements, and is in accordance with the national, multi-professional framework for advanced clinical practice.”
Hilary Walsgrove, Programme Leader
Next start date:
September 2020, June 2021 (May vary, please enquire for exact date)
Bournemouth University, Lansdowne Campus
3 years part-time (MSc) or 2 years part-time (PG Dip)
A Bachelor’s Honours degree with minimum 2:2 in any subject, or equivalent. You must have been registered with your respective statutory regulator of health and care professions (i.e. NMC, HCPC), for a minimum of 3 years and provide proof of current registration. You also need to be engaged in an appropriate clinical role for a minimum of 20 hours a week and currently engaged in and able to maintain a high level of clinical practice, including assessment and physical examination skills, in a clinical setting where development of an advanced clinical practice role has been agreed by the employer. For more information check out our full entry requirements.
If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 7.0 with a minimum of 7.0 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading. For more information check out our full entry requirements.
Please contact us for further information.