School of Health and Life Sciences  

Advanced Nursing

The MSc Advanced Nursing programme offers nurses working in acute or critical care environments and those dealing with clients with lifelong illnesses the opportunity to extend their knowledge, skill and understanding for advanced nursing practice and nursing leadership roles.

UK & EU Students

Course Details

Classification:MSc

Course Duration:1 Year

Course Start Date:15 September 2014

Course Mode:Full Time

Subject Area:Nursing and Midwifery

Course Fees

Students from England, Wales or Northern Ireland

Year Fee Description/Notes
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Students from Scotland and the rest of the EU

Year Fee Description/Notes
2014/15 Contact us Fees at GCU include all tuition, library, examination & administrative costs. A guide to fees at GCU.

Information about Scholarships and Bursaries

Minimum Entry Requirements

Entry RequirementsAvailable to qualified nurses with a UK honours degree (or equivalent). Candidates must be capable of independent learning and be able to demonstrate evidence of recent (within the last five years) academic or post-qualification study. Non-standard applications with previous experience and learning may be considered. In these circumstances applicants may be advised to register for one module to assess suitability to study at Masters level prior to registering for the entire programme and may also be asked to produce a piece of work as a measure of ability to study at Masters level.
English Language RequirementsIELTS score of 6.5 with no element below 6.0

If you do not meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for the English for University Study programme.

Non UK/EU Students

Course Details

Classification:MSc

Course Duration:1 Year

Course Start Date:15 September 2014

Course Mode:Full Time

Subject Area:Nursing and Midwifery

Course Fees

Year Fee Description/Notes
2014/15 Contact us Fees at GCU include all tuition, library, examination & administrative costs. A guide to fees at GCU.

Information about Scholarships and Bursaries

Minimum Entry Requirements

Entry RequirementsAvailable to qualified nurses with a UK honours degree (or equivalent). Candidates must be capable of independent learning and be able to demonstrate evidence of recent (within the last five years) academic or post-qualification study. Non-standard applications with previous experience and learning may be considered. In these circumstances applicants may be advised to register for one module to assess suitability to study at Masters level prior to registering for the entire programme and may also be asked to produce a piece of work as a measure of ability to study at Masters level.
English Language RequirementsIELTS score of 6.5 with no element below 6.0

If you do not meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for the English for University Study programme.

Further Education Students

Course Details

Classification:MSc

Course Duration:1 Year

Course Start Date:15 September 2014

Course Mode:Full Time

Subject Area:Nursing and Midwifery

Course Fees

Year Fee Description/Notes
2014/15 Contact us Fees at GCU include all tuition, library, examination & administrative costs. A guide to fees at GCU.

Information about Scholarships and Bursaries

Programme Structure

The MSc Advanced Nursing programme has been developed as a modular framework which comprises Scottish Masters (SM) level single modules (15 credits), SM Level double modules (30 credits) and a Research Dissertation (60 credits).

The combination and order of modules that you will study will depend on the study pathway followed. Please note that all students are required to undertake the following compulsory modules irrespective of which pathway they choose: Research Methods, Advanced Leadership and the Research Dissertation.

The mode of study is primarily by direct classroom teaching and there are a limited number of modules offered online.

Learning and Teaching Methods

Our range of modules will enable you to explore theories, concepts and research findings, broadening your understanding of the development and provision of healthcare delivery, whilst considering key issues relevant to professional practice. In all modules you will critically appraise up-to-date literature and research studies in order to advance your professional knowledge and understanding. Module assignments will require you to seek a wide range of information from appropriate sources.

Seminar presentations from other professionals will ensure issues are viewed from a range of perspectives, allowing you to articulate your opinion, engage in discussion and debate, and appreciate diverse points of view. A reflective, questioning approach will also be fostered in classroom discussions and in seminars presented by students.

Fees and Funding

Scholarships may be available for this programme. Visit www.gcu.ac.uk/study/scholarships for details.

Employment Opportunities

The programme will give you the skills and experience you need to develop your career and to act as a leader and innovator in the field of advanced nursing.
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