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Advanced Nursing Practice

Robert Gordon University

18 months
12480 GBP/year
6900 GBP/year
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This MSc Advanced Nursing Practice programme offered at Robert Gordon University is aimed at registered nurses and midwives, with experience in acute or primary care settings, who wish to build on their experience and transfer their learning in order to develop the higher level of knowledge and skills required for specialist and advanced practice.


At the Robert Gordon University studying the MSc Advanced Nursing Practice will be prepared to function at master's level through the programme and will have the unique opportunity to develop practice at a higher level. In the past 'advanced practitioner' posts have tended to be characterised principally by clinical competence; however, this programme accepts that advanced practice is a 'level' of practice rather than a particular role. This Advanced Nursing Practice programme from Robert Gordon University takes into account the four pillars of practice: clinical practice; leadership; facilitation of learning; and evidence research and development. Therefore, some practitioners will focus on leading and managing services; others will focus on clinical practice and be able to diagnose and treat healthcare needs; and others will have advanced roles within public health.

There are five routes within the programme:

  • Clinical Practice
  • District Nursing
  • Health Visiting
  • Leadership
  • School Nursing
There are exit points within this award to allow you to complete with a postgraduate certificate, diploma or an MSc. The professional qualification of district nurse, health visitor or school nurse will be recorded on completion of stage 1 but you may choose to continue to complete the whole MSc.

Job Prospects

The programme recognises the accepted international benchmark for advanced practice and trains you to be highly experienced and educated member of care teams who can diagnose and treat healthcare needs or make a referral to an appropriate specialist.

This programme will prepare you for an advanced clinical role in a range of healthcare settings. You will develop the decision-making, research and leadership skills required to deal with complex clinical situations. The programme is designed to allow you to continue and develop your knowledge and skills within your own areas of practice, enabling you to accelerate your career progression.It also allows you to continue to develop knowledge and skills within your own areas of practice to accelerate your career progression.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Clinical Leadership
  • Advanced Concepts Of Improving Health And Wellbeing
  • Pathophysiology, investigations and immediate management in advanced practice
  • Managing Long Term Conditions
  • Clinical Practice Elective
  • Advanced Concepts of Improving Health and Wellbeing
  • Clinical History Taking and Examination Skills for Advanced Practice
  • Pathophysiology, Investigations and Immediate Management in Advanced Practice
  • Safeguarding: Protecting Children, Vulnerable Individuals and Groups
  • Workforce Planning and Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

The minimum entry requirement for this programme will normally be an honours degree or its equivalent. In addition, because of the work based nature of the programme, all students must be working in clinical practice or sponsored by a Health Board and have access to a practice teacher/ practice facilitator.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12480 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12480 GBP per year during 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6900 GBP per year during 18 months.

UK/EU Students

DL Part-time

  • £2,590 for year 1,2
  • £1,720 for year 3

International Students

DL Part-time

  • £4,680 for year 1,2
  • £3,120 for year 3

Living costs for Aberdeen

729 - 1069 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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