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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 optional modules support consolidation of clinical knowledge and skills reflecting the Advanced Practice Framework. The programme offers two routes: Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) or Advanced Professional Practice (APP) and is provided by the Department of Nursing and Midwifery. The main study mode is supported online learning with some face to face learning delivered at 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 are available, however for PgDip ANP, all modules are pre-specified. Students intending to complete a Quality Improvement dissertation must undertake the Quality Improvement module ◾Opportunity to study individual modules for personal or professional development as CPD, or work towards academic awards including PgCert, PgDip, or 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) For some modules, face-to-face study days and assessment attendance at one of our campuses may be required e.g. Clinical assessment for advanced practice, Non-medical prescribing, and Minor injuries. Study day attendance is highly recommended, although there may be an option to connect remotely You will be invited to attend an online induction at the start of the programme. This may be recorded for those who cannot attend online

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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