Taught course

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting or School Nursing)

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

Entry requirements

You’ll be registered on part one or two of the NMC Register and will normally have an Honours degree in Nursing or Midwifery or a related subject.

All applicants must currently be working in a nursing role or one relevant to public health nursing. In addition,

if you’ve already completed the two modules: Universal Work with Children and Families (Practice) and Universal Work with Children and Families (Theory) through the Band 5 staff nurse preparation programme – you’ll be able to transfer this additional credit.

Months of entry


Course content

(Health Visiting and School Nursing)

Specialise in improving the health and wellbeing of children, family and populations. Combining theory and practice, our course will prepare you for part three Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) registration on completion.

You’ll learn through a structured series of taught modules, which are interspersed with high-quality placements guided by experienced practice teachers.

The curriculum covers the theory and practicalities of working with children and families, as well as wider public health challenges such as critical policy review and strategic leadership & commissioning.

You can also expand your nursing responsibilities with the Nurse Prescribing module. On completing the course you can register to prescribe from the community practitioners’ formulary.

You’ll be qualified to work as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse, with skills that are also applicable to other roles in public health, safeguarding or primary care and community agencies.

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Information for international students

This course is not available for international students.

Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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