Advanced Practice Nursing

MSc
Nursing and midwifery

Overview

Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) and Advanced Midwife Practitioner (AMP) roles in Ireland have evolved and expanded in recent years, in response to Ireland’s healthcare service needs. A clear policy framework for advanced practice nursing now exists that is responsive to heath service needs and aligns with national nursing health policy (DOH, 2017) and professional nursing regulation (NMBI, 2017).

The educational programmes that prepare nurses to practice at an advanced level in clinical settings must complement the requirements of such health policy and profession standards criteria while meeting the healthcare needs of the population.

RCSI's approach to advanced practice nursing

The advanced practice nursing programmes at RCSI School of Nursing and Midwifery provide innovative and practical frameworks to guide the educational and professional development of nurses and midwives progressing to ANP/AMP roles. The programmes offer nurses and midwifes the opportunity to develop the appropriate knowledge and clinical skills required for ANP/AMP roles through reflection and practice experience, clinical learning, online learning, face-to-face learning and clinical simulation practice.

RCSI's advanced practice nursing programmes acknowledge and prioritise the mentoring and clinical support requirements for each student to realise their full potential as ANP/AMPs. These programmes are suitable for nurses and midwives working within and between a variety of healthcare settings and services.

Advanced practice nursing programmes at RCSI

  • Suitable for: Nurses/midwives who have completed the prescribing programme but have not completed a PgDip/MSc
  • Level: 9
  • ECTs: 100
  • Award: Major
  • Duration: Two years, part-time
  • Code: C3281M1
  • Next intake: September 2021
  • Closing date for applications: 20 August 2021

Learn more about the MSc in Advanced Practice Nursing.

  • Suitable for: Nurses/midwives who have not completed the prescribing programme or a PgDip/MSc
  • Level: 9
  • ECTs: 120
  • Award: Major
  • Duration: Two years, part-time
  • Code: C3281MP1
  • Next intake: September 2021
  • Closing date for applications: 20 August 2021

Learn more about the MSc in Advanced Practice Nursing (Prescribing).

  • Suitable for: Nurses/midwives who have have completed an MSc and the prescribing programme
  • Level: 9
  • ECTs: 50
  • Award: Major
  • Duration: One year, part-time
  • Code: C3281A1
  • Next intake: September 2021
  • Closing date for applications: 20 August 2021

Learn more about the Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Practice Nursing.

  • Suitable for: Nurses/midwives who have completed an MSc but have not completed the prescribing programme
  • Level: 9
  • ECTs: 70
  • Award: Major
  • Duration: Two years, part-time
  • Code: C3281MP1
  • Next intake: September 2021
  • Closing date for applications: 20 August 2021

Learn more about the Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Practice Nursing (Prescribing).


Contact us

The various entrance and exit strategies depend on prior academic achievements and professional registrations and are arranged on an individual basis. Interested candidates are advised to contact the RCSI School of Nursing and Midwifery to discuss individual requirements. The Programme Director for the ANP/AMP programmes, Dr Jarlath Varley, is a Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Emergency Care and welcomes enquires from nursing colleagues to advise on the most suitable pathway for individual nurses. Please find contact details below: