Taught course

Community Specialist Practitioner (District Nursing)

Anglia Ruskin University · Faculty of Health, Education and Medical Sciences

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Entry requirements

You’ll need to have 240 credits (120 level 4, 120 level 5 or 6) and to be registered on Part 1 of the Nursing and Midwifery Council Register. You’ll normally have been in practice long enough to have consolidated preregistration outcomes and gained a deeper understanding in relevant professional practice. You’d normally have a first degree, but non-graduates with extensive relevant practical and continuing professional development experience will be offered the opportunity to complete the Non-Graduate Entry Profile, in accordance with the University regulations and with guidance from the course leader.

Further requirements: Satisfactory references, Disclosure and Barring Service Screening, Literacy and numeracy screening

Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email answers@anglia.ac.uk for further information

Months of entry


Course content

District nursing is vital to the sustainability of the NHS, now and in the future. Our course delivers education and training to enhance your practical and theoretical knowledge of working and caring for people in the community, and to qualify you as a community specialist practitioner.

In particular, you'll focus on population and caseload management; on supporting individuals to achieve and sustain independence; and on supporting and caring for those who are either unwell, recovering or at end of life. Multidisciplinary working is integral to community work and is reflected throughout our course, both in the classroom and in the practice field.
The course is 50% theory and 50% practice.

Graduates in this programme can expect to achieve a role as a Community Specialist Practitioner (District Nurse).This is a NMC-recordable qualification as a Community Specialist Practitioner (District Nursing).

Find out more on our course page.

Fees and funding

Places on this course are fully funded by Health Education East of England and the sponsoring employers.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Anglia Ruskin Applicant Enquiries Team
01245 686868