24 months
6435 EUR/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The aims of the Master of Advanced Practice Nursing programme at National University of Ireland, Galway are to enable experienced registered nurses to develop an expert knowledge base, complex decision-making skills, and clinical competencies for an expanded autonomous scope of practice the characteristics of which are shaped by the: context in which the individual practices.


About Advanced Practice Nursing programme offered by National University of Ireland, Galway

The Advanced Practice Nursing programme offered by National University of Ireland, Galway is designed to prepare the students as autonomous practitioners, who are clinically competent and skilled in the delivery of high quality direct care to a specific patient /client group. In particular, the Advanced Nurse Practitioner will be empowered to promote wellness, offer healthcare interventions and advocate healthy lifestyle choices for patients/clients, their families and carers in a wide variety of settings in collaboration with other healthcare professionals, according to agreed scope of practice guidelines.  


Students who successfully complete this programme are eligible to apply to the Nursing and Midwifery Board (NMBI) to register as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner (RANPs).

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Decision Making, Nursing and Advanced Practice Professional Roles
  • Leadership, Quality Improvement and Governance
  • Advanced Research Methods for Healthcare Professionals
  • Physical Assessment Skills
  • Drugs, Patients and Illness

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


110 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Have a minimum of an honours primary degree in Nursing or equivalent.
  • Hold current active registration on a nursing division of the professional register maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI).
  • Comply with current minimum entry requirements for admission to the programme of education for nurse prescribing, and must have three years’ recent post-registration clinical experience in nursing (this must be within the past five years) with the equivalent of ‘one year’ full time experience in the specific area of clinical practice.
  • Provide evidence of support from an employer and completed Site Declaration Forms containing confirmation of a clinical supervisor who will provide supervision, support and learning opportunities, including shadowing opportunities to gain the required competencies and clinical competence to practice at an advanced level in nursing (including nurse prescribing).

Tuition Fee

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  • EU/EEA

    6435 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6435 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Galway

800 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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