Degree programme

Advanced Nursing Practice

Course details

2 years
MSc in Health Sciences, Advanced Practice Nurse
120 ECTS credits
4,920 EUR per year
Taught in English

The aim of the study program (s) - is to prepare a competent advanced practice nurse with acquired modern knowledge, practical skills and considerable critical thinking who would rely on the system of professional and personal values formed and is able to apply advanced nursing practice solutions based on scientific research, to work independently in various health care institutions and to take leadership in a dynamic multi-professional environment in order to effectively deal with the problems of health care system.


Advanced practice nurse can provide care for patients at home within in- and outpatient health care institutions at palliative care centers etc

Provide emergency medical aid

Programme structure

What you will learn each year:

Year 1

Health care system management, law and quality, Clinical ethics, Preparation of final thesis: Research Methodology I and II; Pathophysiology (advance level); Clinical pharmacology (advance level); Assessment of health condition and management of chronic and acute diseases (conditions); Health promotion and disease prevention programs Clinical practice

Year 2

Specialization’ subjects in Advanced nursing practice in primary care; Advanced nursing practice in emergency and Advanced nursing practice in anesthesiology and intensive care. Clinical practice Defense of Master Thesis and The final qualifying exam (clinical competencies)


Clinical skills developed in the largest clinical hospital in the Baltic States

Small groups (up to 10 students) in clinical courses

Multicultural environment and student community: international students from 87 different countries make up over 23 % of the total student body at LSMU

Work experience in University Hospital for 12-24 months (depending on further career)

Master degree and professional qualification of advanced practice nurse

Benefits – flexibility and adjustment to changing environments

Better career opportunities, higher salary, more autonomous practice

Support system for student adaptation: mentoring, tutoring and psychological counselling


Milda Mankelevičienė


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