Taught course

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing

Anglia Ruskin University · Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education

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)

Take your nursing or midwifery qualifications a step further with our challenging public health course. It leads to a Postgraduate Diploma that you can then ‘top up’ to a Masters Degree.

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.

Our course is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council

Information for international students

This course is not available for international students.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Anglia Ruskin Applicant Enquiries Team
01245 686868