2019 start

General Practice Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Health Sciences School, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health

We’ll help you develop as an expert generalist and practitioner who can work well within a skill-mix team to provide effective primary care.
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Course description

This programme has been developed to meet the changing skill-mix required in the primary care workforce. It's informed by recent work to clarify professional career pathway stages and competencies for advanced practice in primary care.

You'll cover core competencies relating to advanced practice including:

  • Direct clinical competence as a generalist
  • Leadership and collaborative practice
  • Improving quality and developing practice
  • Developing self and others

The course aims to develop expert generalists who are able to provide accessible, first contact preventive care, and diagnosis and management of acute and long-term conditions. It produces practitioners who are able to work well within a skill-mix team to develop a responsive and effective person-centred primary care. It also facilitates the development of a portfolio of competencies across clinical areas.

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Core modules

  • Consultation and Person-Centered Primary Care
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Advanced Clinical Assessment
  • Nurse Independent Prescribing
  • Complex Needs and Primary Care Development
  • Critical Development of Clinical Practice


You’ll learn through:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Small group work
  • Practical clinical skills teaching


You’ll be assessed on:

  • An observed structured clinical exam
  • Case study presentations
  • Short answer exam paper and MCQs (multiple choice questioning)
  • Essay writing


2-5 years part-time

Entry requirements

You will need to be a registered nurse with experience of working in a primary care setting 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

Fees and funding


If you already work with NHS patients in NHS Yorkshire and the Humber or in the East Midlands, funding may be available. Contact us for more information.

Financial information for postgraduate taught courses


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.