M.Sc. On Campus

Advanced Practice (Nursing)

24 months
6000 EUR/year
6000 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Advanced Practice (Nursing) programme at the University College Dublin will prepare suitably qualified nurses to practice both autonomously and collaboratively in a defined area of advanced nursing practice.


On successful completion of the Advanced Practice (Nursing) programme at the University College Dublin nurses will be eligible to apply for registration as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) and a Registered Nurse Prescriber (RNP) with the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI). This programme provides students with an opportunity to avail of an optional module in Prescription of Ionising Radiation.

Who is the programme for?

The course is for registered nurses interested in developing advanced practice knowledge and leadership skills to plan, implement, coordinate and evaluate health care, in a defined setting and role.

Careers/where can I go?

Advanced Nurse Practitioners are highly skilled practitioners and clinical leaders delivering quality care to an agreed group of patients/clients. They are committed to gathering and disseminating nursing research, mentoring nurses, and sharing information in the classroom, clinical environment, on national/international stages and professional publications. Advanced Nurse Practitioners also serve as change agents who coordinate and evaluate health care, and formulate policy which advances nursing practice and improves patient/client outcomes.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Health Assessment
  • Leadership, Quality Improvement and Governance
  • Referring for Radiological Procedures
  • Pharmacology: Nurse-Mid Prescribing
  • Prescribing Practice Context
  • Clinical Practicum Prescribing

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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 active registration on a division of the professional register maintained by the NMBI or be eligible for such registration as required for individual pathways
  • Provide evidence of support from an employer and a completed Site Declaration Form, signed by the Director of Nursing/Public Health/ authorised Nurse Manager containing confirmation of a designated medical practitioner mentor and/or Advanced Nurse Practitioner mentor who will provide supervision

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6000 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Dublin

1100 - 1800 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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Advanced Practice (Nursing)
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