Advanced Nurse Practitioners
Available in the Armagh & Dungannon & Craigavon GP Federations
The MSc programme is a two-year programme with the University Ulster (UU) who are the academic partners alongside the GP Federation and your practice. The role of the trainee ANP is to successfully undertake the 2- year academic course of study leading to the MSC in Advanced Nursing Practice. Alongside this academic course they will be allocated a GP clinical supervisor who will support them, work through the competencies and confidence required to complete the course to become a clinically sound independent practitioner.
The academic course will require the trainees to be released one day per week as determined by UU. The programme also allocates one day a week for self- directed learning . Additionally when there are significant assignments and exams to be undertaken there may be some extra study leave agreed which will be on their timetable in advance .
The ANPs are employees of the GP Federation and are supernumerary in the practices they are placed in by the Federation who is responsible for their salary and terms and conditions of employment. They will spend the 2 years in your practice to gain a wide range of experiences to help develop their skills as ANP’s. This course is very intensive requiring the trainees to avail of every opportunity provided to gain the knowledge and skills required to be an ANP.