Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Pg.Dip., M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English
Approved by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), this Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner programme from London South Bank University 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 Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner course from London South Bank University 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.


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.

Programme Structure

Year 1
  • Underpinning physiological principles for ANPs
  • Advanced assessment of the presenting neonate
  • Advanced clinical skills for the ANNP
  • Non-medical prescribing
  • Managing the complex presenting neonate
  • Step-off at Year 1 for the PgCert.
Year 2
  • Research methodology and strategy
  • Non-medical prescribing or
  • Innovations for excellence - leading service improvement
  • Step-off at Year 2 for the PgDip
Year 3
  • Research preparation
  • Systematic Review
  • Dissertation or practice development project
Complete the dissertation for the full MSc award.

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

Normally students are registered nurses, with a Bachelor Honours degree. There are other specific entry requirements, but as the emphasis is on clinical expertise and leadership, you must be able to implement your acquired skills in your clinical role.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    12500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    10665 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10665 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1000 - 2600 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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