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ANP Education and Programmes

The professional development of an ANP requires significant educational commitment and investment to underpin the provision of high quality safe and effective practice. Key to this is a Masters level qualification in Advanced Practice, with core educational focus on the development of competence:-

• Clinical assessment;

• Clinical reasoning, judgement and diagnostic decision making;

• Anatomy and pathophysiology;

• Non medical prescribing- V300;

• Leading, delivering and evaluating care;

• Practice learning/transferable work based learning. For further information on the ANP role in Scotland please see the Transforming Nursing Roles Phase 1 paper (link in the introduction).

ANP Education Programmes

Local ANP education providers include the University of the West of Scotland (for neonatal, paediatric and adult ANP education) and Glasgow Caledonian University (for adult ANP education).Napier University provides role specific training for ANPs in Critical Care.



Information on the ANP Education Pathways currently being used in NHSGGC can be found here

Information on the new UWS programme and the programme provided at GCU can be found below, together with contact details for the Programme Leaders for more information.

Please discuss your education requirements with the Consultant Nurse for Advanced Practice before enrolling trainees.

([email protected])

Financial support for education is available, but must be discussed and agreed prior to enrolment. 

University of the West of Scotland, MSc Advanced Clinical Practitioner Programme

University of the West of Scotland, MSc Advanced Clinical Practitioner Flyer

Please note that this programme is only for trainee ANPs and has pathways for training neonatal, paediatric or adult ANPs.


Glasgow Caledonian University, MSc Advancing Professional Practice Programme 

Please note that this programme contains many modules. Please discuss the appropriateness of specific modules for a trainee ANP with the Consultant Nurse for Advanced Practice and the Programme Leader.


Further information on both programmes can be downloaded here

Last Updated: 03 November 2021