This programme has been developed as part of the national consortium for Advanced Nurse Practitioner. In conjunction with the other consortium members (UCC, UCD, TCD), it aims to meet the educational requirements of nurses who seek to become Advanced Nurse Practitioners. It provides not only the theoretical requirements but supports the clinical development, particularly in relation to the physical assessment and pharmacology of the specialist area of advanced practice.
Outcomes of the programme include the development of the competencies of advanced practice and the Master’s qualification, as required by An Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann. The programme also leads to registration as a nurse prescriber. The programme is part-time over two years and is delivered in a blended format.
Graduates have found employment in the health services, and can pursue accreditation with An Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann to register as an Advanced Nurse or Midwife Practitioner.