The programme is consistent with current thinking on advanced practice and complies with both the competencies provided by the Royal College of Nursing, 2012 (RCN) and their high standards of course delivery. Students will develop their critical and creative thinking skills in relation to clinical practice to an advanced level. Additionally, they will develop their knowledge and skills with regard to their roles as researchers, educators, managers and leaders.
The Advanced Practice programme at Swansea University commenced in 1992. Since then it has undergone several changes in order to remain at the forefront of contemporary practices. The modules are designed to enable the clinician to develop knowledge and skills essential to the role of an advanced practitioner (Scottish Government, 2008). Students may also undertake studies for non-medical prescribing.