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Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practice Online MSc

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Start your journey to becoming an Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner at a prestigious London University

Join a Russell Group university with excellent links to Barts Health NHS Trust and a wealth of clinical expertise

This programme is subject to final approval which will be confirmed this year.

Prepare for the role of Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner with an innovative curriculum at Queen Mary University of London and its partner Barts Health NHS Trust, which houses the medico-surgical tertiary neonatal unit at the Royal London Hospital and the London Neonatal Transfer Service (NTS).

This online MSc will build upon your existing neonatal experience to develop skills in each of the four pillars of Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practice:

  • Clinical Practice
  • Leadership and Management
  • Education
  • Research

The programme is designed to develop the following capabilities:

  • Provide and promote safe and effective clinical care to newborn infants in partnership with individuals, families, carers and stakeholders
  • Provide values-based facilitative and strategic leadership across the neonatal clinical care pathway
  • Advocate and contribute towards a positive learning culture that enables individuals and teams to continuously develop and improve care for newborn infants
  • Advocate and contribute towards implementing evidence into practice and facilitating continuous quality improvement of local, regional, national neonatal care delivery and outcomes

All students enrol for the MSc and can choose to exit in year two without writing a dissertation to attain the Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practice.


The course is designed for engaging distance learning while also allowing you to study at your own pace and in your own time. It offers an excellent learning platform for group seminars with problem-based learning at its core, regular one-to-one online coaching by expert neonatal specialists and builds close working relationships with sponsoring neonatal services and local mentors. Learning will be further supported with the development of clinical competencies within your local neonatal units.

The course modules promote critical thinking in the context of advanced clinical practice. For the dissertation, you will plan, carry out and report on an independent, original project that is relevant to future practice. This can take the form of a literature review, quality improvement or research project.

Start your studies in September 2024

If you'd like to start your studies next September, you can register your interest or submit your questions to the programmes team. We will contact you again once applications open this October:

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