London South Bank University

Course Introduction

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). 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. Students can exit here with a Post Graduate Diploma (PGDip) Children's Advanced Nurse Practitioner, OR continue with a Dissertation / Systematic Review / Journal Review for the full MSc.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Part Time
MSc £10,008 Home Fees
3 years
Part Time
MSc £10,008 European Fees
3 years
Part Time
MSc £13,125 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students 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); They will also require evidence of employer support; an identified expert practitioner educated to Masters level as their facilitator; and dedicated clinical time to focus on practice based requirements.
  • International entry requirements: Students whose first language is not English need an IELTS score of minimum 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each individual component.