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Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Cardiff University

Department name
School of Healthcare Science
Qualification, duration, mode
MSc 24-48FT 36-60PT*PGDip 12FT 24PT
Further qualification details
Offers knowledge and expertise to further your career in the nursing sector. Enables the nurse to develop a deeper understanding of the dimensions of public health nursing practice and to apply this knowledge to their chosen discipline pathway.
Months of entry
Entry requirements
Candidates must be registered on either parts one or two of the Nursing and Midwifery Council register. Candidates can enter the programme either with a diploma (120 credits at level 2) or with a degree Adult, children, mental health or learning disability nurses as well as practitioners who qualified as midwives via the three year direct entry route can undertake the programme and become health visitors.
Information for International Students
They must satisfy the English and Welsh Language requirements for entry to the university by attainment of a minimum score of 7.0 on the IELTS no more than 3 years before the proposed date of entry.
Course description

Course Aims

This programme is designed to prepare nurses and midwives to become Specialist Community Public Health Nurses.

The programme will lead to the professional award of Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (health visitor) or Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (school nurse) with subsequent registration on the Specialist Community Public Health Nurse part of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register.

Only by completing the Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) programme will practitioners be eligible to have their names recorded on the third part of the NMC register.

Special Features
Enables registration as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse, annotated as either health visitor or school nurse on the third part of the Professional Register
  • Students will spend 50% of the programme on placement (this placement may not be in their local area and students will be expected to travel)
  • Funding available via the Welsh Assembly Government for students undertaking the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) programme, candidates must work for the NHS in Wales to receive funding
  • For more information please click here
Contact name
Ms Lorraine Joomun
Contact email
Contact phone
+44 (0)1633 436109
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