Cert/Dip/MMedSci Advanced Neonatal 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 combines theory and practice, and you’ll develop skills in critical thinking, analysis and self-awareness. You’ll take part in workshops using real clinical scenarios.

You’ll learn how to work across traditional boundaries and how to deal with the uncertainty that is inherent in an advanced neonatal nurse practitioner role.

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

  • An In-Depth Review of Biosciences and Pathophysiology as Applied to the Neonate
  • Neonatal Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning
  • Advanced Clinical Skills Acquisition
  • Complex Neonatal Nursing
  • Evidence Base for Practice
  • Leadership, Autonomy, Advocacy, Accountability and Responsibility


You'll be taught by both University staff and clinical experts.

Teaching includes: lectures, case study presentations and analysis, professional conversations with peers and reflective workshops.


You'll develop a portfolio of learning and a skills log. You'll also carry out an objective structured clinical exam, formative and summative EMSQs (multiple choice-style questions under exam conditions) and report writing.

Course duration

2–5 years part-time

Entry requirements

Minimum of a 2:2 in a relevant health care subject. You must also have worked in a neonatal environment since achieving QIS status or equivalent.

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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Any questions?

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

Liz Crathern

E: l.crathern@sheffield.ac.uk

T: +44 (0)114 222 2070

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