2019 start

Advanced Paediatric Nurse Practitioner

Health Sciences School, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health

Designed for paediatric nurses, this course gives you the skills to play a pioneering role in the future of paediatric nursing practice.
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Course description

This course equips paediatric nurses with the skills to become future leaders of paediatric nursing practice and to play a pioneering role in multi-disciplinary teams, making pivotal decisions about practice, leadership and management.

A dynamic combination of theory and practice will endow you with the knowledge and skills to develop critical thinking. A mastery of broader contemporary knowledge commensurate with your development as an APNP will prepare you to work effectively across traditional boundaries within the four pillars of advanced practice.

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Core modules

  • Paediatric Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning with Applied Pathophysiology
  • Work-based Learning in Specialist Practice
  • Advanced Paediatric Nursing: Contemporary Clinical Practice
  • Research Methods
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Non-Medical Prescribing


You’ll learn through:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Small group work
  • Clinical instruction


You’ll be assesssed on:

  • An observed structured clinical exam
  • Short answer exam paper and MCQs (multiple choice questions)
  • Independent learning pathway and bespoke skills log
  • Health assessments skills inventory with extended health assessment
  • Report writing


Part-time course, 1-5 years in duration

Entry requirements

You will need to be a registered nurse working in a relevant area of practice and have a minimum 2:2 degree in an appropriate subject.

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