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Advanced Nursing Practice MSc

Ulster University

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Jordanstown Campus

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

The MSc Advanced Nursing Practice programme is aimed at students who wish to develop a career as an advanced nurse practitioner. It is underpinned by the Advanced Nursing Practice Framework for Northern Ireland (DoH 2016). This co-produced programme has been designed to equip registered experienced nurses with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, values and competencies to make a meaningful contribution to patient care in a safe and professional manner.

The unique commissioning arrangement within Northern Ireland means that students undertaking the MSc Advanced Nursing Practice are commissioned by their employer to a Band 7 Advanced Nurisng Practice Trainee post. On successful completion of this course, they are eligible to apply for a Band 8a Advanced Nursing Practitioner post. Graduates of this course are also eligible to apply for PhD study.

Students are appointed to full-time ANP trainee posts within the HSCTs or GP Federations in Northern Ireland and undertake the course on a part time basis. They will complete the practice learning component, (totalling 258 days), by working as a trainee ANP for 3 days per week in practice under the supervision of a Clinical Practice Supervisor and spend 2 days per week with university learning.

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University information

Ulster University

  • University League Table

    44th

  • Campus address

    Ulster University, Cromore Road, Coleraine, Northern Ireland, BT52 1SA, Northern Ireland

Renowned for its warm welcome, Ulster recruits international students from over 100 countries across the globe and has over 200,000 alumni worldwide.
Ulster delivers a world-class UK university experience with the added benefit of being one of the UK's most affordable locations.
An international student experience team delivers a bespoke orientation programme and offers pastoral support to international students during their studies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    36th out of 77 28

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    132 63%

    31st

    15
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    96 96%

    52nd

    51
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%

    34th

    30

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