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University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI): Advanced Nurse Practitioner/Professional Practice

Institution University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)
Department Applied Life Studies
Telephone 01463 279190
Study type Taught


What is special about this course? Developed in partnership with expert clinical partners, and taught by subject experts, this course will equip nurses and allied health professionals to lead and deliver advanced healthcare for patients and clients. This innovative and clinically current programme is relevant to a variety of healthcare settings including remote and rural contexts. You will develop advanced knowledge and skills in clinical practice, leadership, facilitation of learning and evidence based research and development. A combination of core and option modules will support consolidation of clinical knowledge and skills reflecting the Advanced Practice Framework. The programme offers the two routes of: Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) or Advanced Professional Practice (APP) and is available at the Department of Nursing and Midwifery. The programme is studied mainly through supported online learning with some face to face learning days delivered at the department campuses, in Inverness and Stornoway.

Special features ◾Exclusive arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for core modules ◾Innovative and clinically current curriculum developed and taught by subject experts ◾Designed in partnership with expert clinical partners ◾Practice-led and research-based curriculum ◾Accessible and flexible learning that combines innovative technologies for e-learning ◾Core and option modules available ◾Opportunity to study individual modules for personal or professional development, or work towards a PgCert, PgDip, or full masters degree

How will I study my course? You will study mainly through supported online learning, accessing materials via the university's virtual learning environment (VLE). Some face-to-face study days require attendance at one of our campuses, for example, Clinical Assessment for Advanced Practice; attendance at these is highly recommended, although there is the option of connecting to these remotely through video conference.

You will be invited to attend a campus-based induction at the start of the programme. Alternative arrangements will be made for those who cannot attend the campus-based event.

If you have any questions or need further information, please email or call 01463 279279.

How long will my course last? Part-time (structured): ◾PgCert: normally 12 months ◾PgDip: normally 24 months ◾MSc: normally 36 months


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