MSc Advanced Nursing
The MSc Advanced Nursing is an innovative programme that offers advanced study for nurses working within a global context to enhance practice at the local level.
|Start date||September 2021|
|Length of study||One year full-time, or two to three years part-time (PgCert and PgDip exit options available)|
|Programme director||Dr Fiona Cuthill|
|Closing date for applications||August 2021|
About the Programme
The MSc Advanced Nursing is an innovative and new programme that offers advanced study for nurses working within a global context to enhance practice at the local level. The programme is designed with career prospects in mind, so students have the flexibility to shape their programme depending on whether they would like to develop their careers further in clinical practice, education, research or leadership. The programme draws on current theory, practice, research and innovation in nursing, health and social care practice to develop a critical understanding of contemporary health care. The programme will equip nurses to develop advanced specialist knowledge and skills and to enhance skills to be a professional and critically reflective practitioner able to provide evidence-based practice in both a local and international context.
This course will facilitate career progression for those working in any branch of Nursing to develop advanced nursing knowledge, skills and understanding. All students will develop research skills to enable them to apply for progression to doctoral level study upon successful completion of the programme. In addition, students taking a specific pathway will develop specialist skills in leadership, education and clinical research to progress careers in these areas.
The conversations I took part in at Edinburgh expanded my world-view, both generally and within the healthcare arena. This type of knowledge would not have been accessible to me elsewhere.