2020 start
MMedSci

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 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.

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Modules

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

Teaching

You’ll learn through lectures, seminars, small-group work, workshops and clinical instruction.

The course is taught by academic staff and clinical experts.

Assessment

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.

Duration

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.

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

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Contact

snm.enquiries@sheffield.ac.uk
+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.