36 months
430 GBP/module
Tuition fee
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Do you want to enhance your career opportunities and learning within the specialist field of neonatal nursing?  Our innovative new MSc Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner programme at University of Plymouth has been developed through close collaboration with key stakeholders, including University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust, to empower you to develop as an advanced practitioner.

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 The contemporary focus inspires efficiency, effectiveness and quality of practice to positively impact on neonatal care. The MSc Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner programme is offered at University of Plymouth .

Key features

  • Seize opportunities to study in an inter-professional setting with inter-professional core modules delivered by an academic team with extensive experience, as well as programme specific modules delivered by specialist neonatal practitioners.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the advanced clinical practice role and learn how this level of practice is used to enhance the patient journey.
  • Develop a critical understanding of the contemporary issues that impact on neonatal practice and how the advancing level of practice influences the provision of high quality, patient centred care.
  • Critically review trends in theory, practice and management relating to neonatal practice.
  • Develop a contemporary approach to health and social care through advancing and utilising knowledge and skills in professional practice, underpinned by a focus on excellence and sustainability by developing a critical, analytical and creative approach.
  • Promote an understanding of the philosophy and procedures involved in research and use of evidence, with the opportunity to design and undertake research that will enhance and develop patient care and/or service provision within the neonatal arena.
  • Be equipped to take on lead roles in management, clinical practice and/or education.
  • Part time programme offering flexible delivery and exit points to support a learner centred approach.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced concepts in research: methodology and methods
  • Advancing Practice in Context 
  • Holistic Neonatal Assessment and Clinical Management
  • Advanced Neonatal Nursing Practice
  • Substantive Professional Project

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You’ll normally have a first degree (BSc (Hons) at 2:2 or above or European first cycle equivalent plus a professional qualification in health or social care.
You will also need to be working in an environment where you can meet the module learning outcomes. Specific criteria includes:
  • attainment of a recognised QIS qualification
  • neonatal clinical experience of at least two years post QIS qualification (excluding maternity leave)
  • management experience within neonatal clinical practice
  • supernumerary practice of at least 7.5 hours per week (exclusive of taught contact time)
  • current NMC registration
  • access to an appropriate clinical mentor.

Tuition Fee

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  • National

    430 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 430 GBP per module during 36 months.

Part-time (Home) - £430 per 10 module

Living costs for Plymouth

731 - 1387 GBP /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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