2020 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

Applications will reopen in early 2020.

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

A dynamic combination of theory and practice will equip 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.

Workshops focus on real clinical scenarios and are complemented by clinical teaching.

Queries about applying

We're currently refreshing our advanced practice programmes. We'll relaunch our specialist advanced clinical practice pathways and our new MSc apprenticeship routes in early 2020. If you have any queries or you'd like to find out more about our 2020 courses, please contact us.


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, workshops and clinical instruction.

The course is taught by academic staff and clinical experts.


You’ll be assessed 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 score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.


Applications will reopen early 2020. Please contact the department if you'd like to find out more.


Queries about 2020 advanced practice courses

We'll relaunch our specialist advanced clinical practice pathways and our new MSc apprenticeship routes in early 2020. If you'd like to find out more, please contact:

Sara Morris
Advanced Practice Lead

General enquiries

Health Sciences School
+44 114 222 2030

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