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Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner PgDip / PgCert / MSc

Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner PgDip / PgCert / MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Nursing Specialisms Nursing Studies Children's Nursing

Course type


Course Summary

The course has been designed to ensure you develop and demonstrate all of the competencies detailed in the RCN Guidance on Nurse Practitioners (2008) and the standards of the course meet those required by the RCN Accreditation Unit. The course consists of two types of modules: core modules units, which are not paediatric specific, and pathway modules that are neonatal specific to this course. The programme content reflects the complexity of the clinical environment and acknowledges your experience. The main approach is problem-based. Problem-based learning (PBL) enables the development of analytical reasoning and synthesis skills. It also helps develop the group skills necessary to function in the clinical environment. Approved by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), this programme is aimed at experienced neonatal nurses who expect their career to remain in neonatal professional practice, and who are working in neonatal intensive care units. The combination of clinical and leadership skills will lead to employment in a variety of roles such as nurse consultants/advanced neonatal nurse practitioners and shape the future of neonatal intensive care nursing.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


3 years

Start date



Advanced Clinical Skills for the ANNP
Advanced Assessment of the Presenting Neonate
Non-Medical Prescribing
Underpinning Physiological Principles for ANPs
Managing the Complex Presenting Neonate
Innovations for excellence - leading service improvement
Non-medical prescribing
Research Methodology and Strategy
Dissertation or Practice Development Project
Research Preparation
Systematic Review

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a Bachelor Honours degree. There are other specific entry requirements, but as the emphasis is on clinical expertise and leadership, they must be able to implement their acquired skills in their clinical role.

University information

London South Bank University (LSBU) is a cosmopolitan university with over 15,000 students, from over 130 countries – and a global alumni network of over 80,000. LSBU is one of London’s oldest universities; since 1892 the University has focused on providing professional opportunity for all who can benefit. The University has strong links with business and employers in the private and public sectors, which feed into courses and help students...more