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MSc Advanced Clinical Practice

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  • Entry requirements
    A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject, or equivalent.

    A minimum of three years\' post-qualifying experience working as a qualified nurse, midwife, registered non-medical healthcare professional or allied health professional.

    Currently working in clinical practice for a minimum of 20 hours per week, where you are supported and able to undertake assessing and examining skills.

    If undertaking the Independent & Supplementary Prescribing unit, students must meet the entry criteria for this unit as outlined in the programme specification (found in the \'Course details\' section of this page).

    Applicants will be required to provide written evidence in the form of a pre-course learning contract that all parties, sponsoring managers, clinical supervisor assessors and students, are actively committed to an Advanced Clinical Practice role and the level of investment required in terms of time and resources.

    If you lack the formal academic qualifications needed to enter a postgraduate or post-experience degree, there are several alternative routes to follow - some based on experience. Contact the Future Students Enquiry Team for more information.
  • Course description
    Why study MSc Advanced Clinical Practice at BU?

    Advanced Clinical Practitioners are experienced clinicians with expertise in their scope of practice, managing defined episodes of clinical care independently, from beginning to end

    Build on your current registrant level of practice through academic and workplace-based learning, to attain advanced clinical practice competencies and capabilities, in-line with nationally recognised advanced level criteria (Health Education England)

    Extend your critical thinking, analytical and reflective skills, and integrate new, as well as enhance existing clinical practice skills, knowledge and competence, within your practice setting

    Gain the skills to support the provision of high-quality healthcare through a more autonomous, independent practice role within the multidisciplinary healthcare team

    Two pathways available: if you are a nurse, you will undertake the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (Advanced Nurse Practitioner) qualification; if you are an allied health professional, pharmacist, midwife, healthcare scientist or other registered non-medical healthcare professional then the MSc Advanced Clinical practice is appropriate for you, in supporting your advanced clinical practice role. 

    Apprenticeship route: We also offer an apprenticeship route for MSc Advanced Clinical Practice and MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (Advanced Nurse Practitioner). Applications for the apprenticeship route must be made via an employer; therefore prospective apprentices should be employed in a healthcare role and have the support of their employer. Please note: To be eligible for the postgraduate loan and Academic Excellence Scholarship, you must enrol onto the full MSc route.This course will support you to gain the knowledge and skills required for the development of an Advanced Nurse Practitioner or Advanced Clinical Practice role, both professionally and academically at Master’s level.

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