2020 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

Applications will reopen in early 2020.

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

The course covers 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.

This 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. The programme facilitates the development of a portfolio of competencies across clinical areas.

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

  • Evidence-Based Practice – online
  • Consultation and Effective Person-Centered Primary Care
  • Advanced Clinical Assessment
  • Clinical Episode Management in Primary Care
  • Managing Complexity in Primary Care
  • Nurse Independent Prescribing or Effective Advanced Practice for Independent Prescribers.


You’ll learn through lectures, seminars, small group work and 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 score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students


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:

Fiona Todd
Programme Lead

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.