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Children's Advanced Nurse Practitioner PgDip / MSc

Overview

The programme aims to develop your ability to apply knowledge and understanding of the field of professional practice to complex issues, systematically and creatively, so that you may lead the continuing enhancement of the child's and their family's experience of health care.

In addition it aims to enhance life-long learning skills and personal development, to enable you to work with self-direction and originality and to contribute to professional practice and to society.

This is a Royal College of Nursing (RCN) accredited programme and is aimed at: Children's nurses who expect their career to remain primarily in health care professional practice. You will be working in primary, secondary or tertiary care clinical  settings that require advanced nurse practitioner role preparation and wish to continue your academic development to post-graduate level.

The programme is also designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills and attributes commensurate with the Nurse Practitioner level of nursing practice (as defined by the RCN, 2008).

Read this tumblr blog post of a women's experiences of being a paediatric nurse.

Key course information - ordered by mode
Mode Duration Start date Location
Mode
Part-time
Duration
MSc - 3 years, PgDip - 2 years
Start Date
January; September
Location

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Modules

Year 1:

  • Advanced Assessment of the Presenting Child Underpinning Principles of Physiology for ANP Non-Medical Prescribing.

Year 2:

  • Managing the Complex Presenting Child Research in Health and Social Care Practice Development through Individual Learning.

Year 3:

  • Dissertation/Work Based Project/Systematic Review.

Employability

This course provides focus and direction for nurses who wish to develop their career as a Children's Advanced Nurse Practitioner. It is essential that all nurses undertaking this course have the skills necessary to ensure that they provide a safe and optimal standard of care.

Placements

Facilities

Teaching and learning

A range of assessments are employed including Observed Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), Observed Structured Clinical Assessment (OSCA), seen examinations and written assignments. The assessment strategy employed is closely aligned with the RCN competencies needed to achieve RCN Advanced Nurse Practitioner status and the Knowledge and Skills Framework.

Entry requirements

  • Normally applicants will hold a Bachelor Honours degree
  • Current registration on the NMC register with a Children's Nursing qualification
  • Three years post-registration experience
  • Current employment in a professional practice (minimum 15 hours per week)
  • You will also require evidence of employer support; an identified expert practitioner educated to Masters level as your facilitator; and dedicated clinical time to focus on practice based requirements

How to apply

Instructions for Home/EU applicants
Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
Mode
Part-time
Duration
MSc - 3 years, PgDip - 2 years
Start date
January; September
Application code
3773
Application method

Apply for this course through the online CPPD prospectus.

Fees and funding

Fees are shown for new entrants to courses, for each individual year of a course, together with the total fee for all the years of a course. Continuing LSBU students should refer to the Finance section of our student portal, MyLSBU. Queries regarding fees should be directed to the Fees and Bursary Team on: +44 (0)20 7815 6181.

Part-time
The fee shown is for entry 2017/18.
UK/EU fee: £3555International fee: £4166.67
AOS/LSBU code: 3773Session code: 1PS03
Total course fee:
UK/EU £7110
International £8333.33
The fee shown is for entry 2017/18.
UK/EU fee: £3555International fee: £4166.67
AOS/LSBU code: 3773Session code: 1PS05
The fee shown is for entry 2017/18.
UK/EU fee: £4740International fee: £5555.56
AOS/LSBU code: 3773Session code: 1PS07
The fee shown is for entry 2017/18.
UK/EU fee: £3555International fee: £4166.67
AOS/LSBU code: 3773Session code: 1PS00
Total course fee:
UK/EU £10665
International £12500
The fee shown is for entry 2017/18.
UK/EU fee: £2370International fee: £2777.78
AOS/LSBU code: 3773Session code: 1PS01
The fee shown is for entry 2017/18.
UK/EU fee: £3555International fee: £4166.67
AOS/LSBU code: 3773Session code: 1PS06
The fee shown is for entry 2017/18.
UK/EU fee: £2370International fee: £2777.78
AOS/LSBU code: 3773Session code: 1PS02
The fee shown is for entry 2017/18.
UK/EU fee: £2370International fee: £2777.78
AOS/LSBU code: 3773Session code: 1PS04
Total course fee:
UK/EU £10665
International £12500

Speak with your employer/Trust regarding professional development funding that may be available to you.

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Select a case study and read about practical project work, students' placement experiences, research projects, alumni career achievements and what it’s really like to study here from the student perspective.

Prepare to start

We help our students prepare for university even before the semester starts. To find out when you should apply for your LSBU accommodation or student finance read How to apply tab for this course.

Enrolment and Induction

Enrolment takes place before you start your course. On completing the process, new students formally join the University. There will be an online data gathering exercise that you will complete yourself, then you will be invited to a welcome meeting. At LSBU, you will confirm your qualifications by showing relevant certificates, and also bring proof of identity.

In September, applicants who have accepted an unconditional offer to study at LSBU will be sent details of induction, which is when they are welcomed to the University and their School. Induction helps you get the best out of your university experience, and makes sure you have all the tools to succeed in your studies.

Read more about Enrolment and Induction on MyLSBU, our student portal.

 
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Tel: 0800 923 8888

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7815 6100

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