Advanced Nursing Practice - Clinical Practice

Robert Gordon University


If you are an experienced registered Nurse or Midwife looking to develop a higher level of knowledge and skills required for specialist and advanced practice, then this course is for you. It will equip you with contemporary knowledge to take forward the rapidly changing healthcare agenda, and make a positive difference.

Clinical Practice:
This will be the preferred route if you are working in acute care, out of hour’s services, hospital at night services and in medical and surgical support posts. This route is linked to the teaching, development and assessment of the nationally recognised benchmarks for advanced clinical practice (RCN 2012).

You can exit after Stage 1 with PgCert Advanced Nursing Practice - Clinical Practice.

You can exit after Stage 2 with PgDip Advanced Nursing Practice - Clinical Practice.

Entry 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.

You must be a registered nurse or midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, or the equivalent for international students. Students electing to undertake the module NUM015 Non Medical Prescribing module have additional entry criteria to meet (NMC 2006).

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

18 months


School of Nursing and Midwifery

SCQF Level