2019 start

Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Health Sciences School, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health

Combining theory and practice, this course develops your skills in critical thinking, analysis and self-awareness. You’ll take part in workshops that use real clinical scenarios.
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Course description

This course combines theory and practice, and you’ll develop skills in critical thinking, analysis and self-awareness. You’ll take part in workshops using real clinical scenarios. You’ll learn how to work across traditional boundaries and how to deal with the uncertainty that is inherent in an advanced neonatal nurse practitioner role.

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Core modules

  • An In-Depth Review of Biosciences and Pathophysiology as Applied to the Neonate
  • Neonatal Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning
  • Advanced Clinical Skills Acquisition
  • Complex Neonatal Nursing
  • Evidence Base for Practice
  • Leadership, Autonomy, Advocacy, Accountability and Responsibility


You’ll develop a portfolio of learning including:

  • Skills log
  • Case study presentations
  • Professional conversations and reflective workshops
  • Objective structured clinical exam
  • Formative and summative EMSQs (multiple choice-style questions under exam conditions)
  • Report writing


2-5 years part-time

Entry requirements

Minimum of a 2:2 in a relevant health care subject.

You must also have worked in a neonatal environment since achieving QIS status or equivalent.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students


You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

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Liz Crathern

+44 114 222 2070


The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.