Taught course

Community Health Nursing Specialist Practitioner - District Nursing

Birmingham City University · School of Health Sciences

Entry requirements

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; require an enhanced CRB and Occupational Health Clearance prior to course entry.

Months of entry


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, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Community health nurse specialist practioner. District nursing and health visitor pathway students become qualified nurse prescribers.

Course contact details

Pre-entry Enquiries Team
+44 (0)121 331 5595