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

InstitutionUniversity 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 work autonomously to lead and deliver advanced healthcare for patients/clients.

The course will support practitioners to develop advanced knowledge and skills that apply to the four pillars of advanced practice: clinical practice; leadership; facilitation of learning; and evidence based research and development.

The course is relevant for existing advanced practitioners or those who are working towards advanced practice across a range of healthcare settings, including remote and rural contexts.

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.

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**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 via the university's virtual learning environment (VLE) with some face-to-face delivery for certain modules. You will be invited to attend a campus-based induction at the start of the programme, alternative induction arrangements will be available for those who cannot attend the campus event.

If you have any questions or need further information, please email Joanna Smith, Lecturer/Head of Postgraduate Studies:

**How long will my course last?**
- PgCert: normally 12 months

- PgDip: normally 24 months

- MSc: normally 36 months


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