Taught course

Community Health Nursing Specialist Practitioner Programme

Institution
Birmingham City University · Faculty of Health
Qualifications
BSc(Hons) PGDip

Entry requirements

For the BSc (Hons) award you will need the equivalent of 240 credits of which a 120 must be at level 5 (diploma level).

For the PGDip award you will need to provide evidence of successful completion of accredited Level 6 study within the last 5 years.
  • Have a minimum of 1-2 years professional experience where appropriate.
  • Securing secondment/sponsorship from a Primary care Trust.
  • You will require an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and Occupational Health Clearance.

Professional District Nursing,Professional Community Mental Health Nursing

Months of entry

September

Course content

If you’re a community nurse that wants to progress into work as a Specialist Practitioner, our specialised course will provide you with the resources and teaching you need to become a clinical leader in your community.

We’ll expand your knowledge, as well as the way you think, helping you to reflect, solve problems and think independently, all of which are essential attributes in this challenging but highly rewarding career.

Half theory and half practical in approach, this course ensures you gain important knowledge as well as first-hand experience. There will also be an extended period of practice to ensure you participate in vital management of real-life situations and challenges.

You will learn to apply the skills and qualities of a specialist practitioner to meet the needs of clients, communities and purchasers, as well as work in a team, creating strong work partnerships.

You’ll discover how to evaluate the professional, ethical and legal context of the specialist practitioner role, as well as evaluate sources of information to support the assessment and management of long term conditions, the provision of inter-professional palliative care and effective and efficient case management.

Information for international students

Sorry, this course is not available to international students.

Fees and funding

Employer/self or sponsor.

Qualification and course duration

BSc(Hons)

full time
12 months
part time
24-60 months

PGDip

part time
24-60 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Pre-entry Enquiries Team
Email
courseenquiries@bcu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)121 331 5595