Clinical practice at an advanced level is a demanding and challenging role. We'll help you develop the skills and expertise you need in order to provide advanced clinical care. Alongside this, you'll transform your existing academic qualifications into an MSc in Advanced Practice (Clinical) accredited by the RCN (for nurses only).
With the choice to study in Cambridge or Chelmsford, you'll learn amongst other students with a particular interest in your chosen area of advanced practice. It's a great opportunity to learn from each other. Together, you'll explore and apply the current policies, laws and procedures that apply to caring patients at this advanced level.
We'll encourage you to delve into all areas of this field to extend your knowledge as much as possible. You'll not only strengthen your leadership and clinical decision-making skills, but also your ability to research, making effective use of evidence to support clinical practice.
You'll work with professionals from other disciplines which, together with the level of knowledge you'll gain from our course, will empower you to develop others through teaching and education.
When it comes to work placements, you'll need to already be employed in a care environment suitable to your chosen route through our course. Your manager should agree to provide you with a designated clinical supervisor, who will support and nurture your clinical practice while also ensuring it can be fully assessed.
Our course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to work at this higher level of clinical practice within the regional locality.
Upon successful completion of our course, you'll have the opportunity to remain in clinical practice within your chosen speciality, whether it's acute, emergency, critical or primary care. You'll also have the potential to take your career in alternative directions such as healthcare leadership, research or education.
Accreditation with the RCN also makes our course attractive to employers. It provides effective governance to assure that you have their fitness to practice as this higher level verified as purposeful, planned and supported by measurable and safe education. Such accreditation will empower employers to plan service redesign whilst developing new advanced clinical roles in a meaningful and targeted manner.
Chelmsford, Peterborough (Guild House), Cambridge
Teaching times Part-time. Timetables may vary depending on optional module choice
- Advanced Skills in Clinical Assessment
- Advanced Non-Medical Prescribing
- Advanced Practice in Context
- Research Proposal
- Major Project
- Adult Acute Care
- Advanced Management of Minor Injuries
- Advanced Practice in Diabetes Care
- Emergency Care
- Advanced Principles of Respiratory and Thoracic Care
- Specialist Mental Health Care
- Minor Illness Assessment and Management
- Cardiac Care
- Pain Management
- Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice (for ACP trainees)
- Palliative and end of life Care - Management of Symptoms in Advanced Disease (subject to contract)
- Wound Management