You'll develop a combination of theoretical and practical skills, including critical thinking, knowledge and application of research methods, and efficient approaches to time management, prioritisation and workload planning.
You’ll also learn to recognise and manage the personal stresses of the profession, and become proficient in the use of the latest technologies in the practice of your role.
The course will also enable you to apply your knowledge and skills to achieve advanced levels of practice and influence decision making at both and strategic levels.
The School of Health & Social Care is one of the largest in Scotland, providing education and training to nurses and midwives, both at pre- and post-registration level. We offer a supportive environment to encourage your personal and professional development.
Delivered over one year, the course is conducted as a blended learning process, involving a combination of lectures, tutorials, online study, workshops and independent study.
What you study
Research approaches in health and social care
Leadership for innovation and practice
Advanced decision making across the lifespan
Two optional modules
Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.
Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.
On successful completion of the course, you’ll be well-equipped for advancement in your nursing career, or move to a research-based role.
Applicants must be a qualified health or social care practitioner, with a degree or equivalent experience. We look for candidates to have a background in health or social care in order to be eligible for the programme.
Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.
If your qualifications aren't listed above, visit our country pages to get entry requirements for your country.
Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
BN Nursing/Masters in Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability)
BM Midwifery/Masters in Midwifery
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