Our programme will enhance your career prospects and train you to become a well-informed, evidence-based practitioner. You’ll be aware of the bigger picture, able to challenge the status quo and lead developments in your setting or beyond.
As an advanced practitioner you can choose to work in private practice, the commercial sector or for the NHS. You’ll be able to apply for Band 7 and Band 8 roles, working autonomously as an advanced practitioner in a community setting or in acute hospital care. You’ll be competent in complex decision making and contribute to service development through innovation, leadership and research. Your health promotion skills and understanding of the role of diet and nutrition in shaping the health of populations will be enhanced.
You’ll be able to work as a specialist caring for patients presenting with a range of conditions including urgent and acute episodes, and long-term chronic conditions. Your work will involve both individualised care and care co-ordination in collaboration with other healthcare professionals. Your work may also contribute to keeping people out of hospitals or referring patients to other health professionals as appropriate.
Your advanced skills in professional practice will give you the ability and confidence to move your career pathway to a new level.
A survey of our graduates revealed that their practice was enhanced by increased confidence, the ability to articulate a coherent argument and being better able to fulfil clients’ needs by being guided by research evidence.