London South Bank University

Course Introduction

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.

Start Date:

The study period is between 1-3 years..

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Part Time
MSc Home Fees
3 years
Part Time
MSc European Fees
3 years
Part Time
MSc Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic 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.
  • 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.