Advanced Nursing Practice - Clinical Practice

Robert Gordon University


This programme 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.

Clinical Practice: is directly linked to the teaching, development and assessment of the nationally recognised benchmarks for advanced clinical practice (RCN 2010). This will be the preferred route for practitioners working in acute care, out of hours services, hospital at night services and in medical and surgical support posts.

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