Cert/Dip/MMedSci Advanced Paediatric Nurse Practitioner

School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health

We provide you with the skills employers are looking for so you can move forward with your career.

Being on placement is one of my favourite parts of the course. Whilst on placement I feel really well supported both by the academic staff at the University and my mentor.

Samantha Treloar, Postgraduate student in the School of Nursing and Midwifery

About the course

September 2018 start

Course description

This course equips paediatric nurses with 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.

Samantha Treloar, postgraduate student in the School of Nursing and MidwiferyCore 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 and assessment

You’ll learn through lectures, seminars, small group work and 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.

Course 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 grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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

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Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:

Mac Macintosh
E: m.j.macintosh@sheffield.ac.uk
T: 0114 222 2054

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