Taught course

Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (School Nurse)

Institution
Birmingham City University · School of Health Sciences
Qualifications
BScPGDip

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Entry requirements

First level registration with the NMC (one year's post-registration experience ideal) If awaiting confirmation of registration, there must be evidence of successful completion of a pre-registration nursing or midwifery programme and evidence of application for NMC registration

To access BSc (Hons): you need the equivalent of 240 credits of which 120 must be at level 5 (higher diploma level).
To access PG Diploma: if you have previously studied at level 6, you may be eligible for entry onto the postgraduate award. Please contact our Personal Development Department (PDD) or the Programme Director for further information.
It is essential that students obtain an organised practice placement with a Primary Care Trust (PCT) and an allocated practice teacher in the defined area of Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Practice.
Without a qualified practice teacher we regret that we cannot offer a place on this course.
Enhanced CRB and Occupational Health Clearance is required prior to course entry.

Months of entry

February, September

Course content

Do you have a desire become a School Nurse? Our programme will help you fulfil your career ambitions. This engaging course will train you to become a knowledgeable and skilled health care practitioner and successful completion makes you eligibility for entry onto the Specialist Community Public Health Nurse part of the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s register.

Delivered as 50 per cent theory and 50 per cent practice, you'll develop a broad knowledge of the complex issues of specialist practice.
The aim of this course is to train you as a practitioner who can maintain and improve the health of defined social groups and populations through the use of best available evidence, reflective practice and practical, hands-on experience.
You’ll work to ensure protection of the public is assured by using best practice that works within the boundaries of the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s Code of Professional Conduct. We and our trust partners will ensure that you are fit for practice, fit for the award and fit for professional standing.

Information for international students

This course is not open to International students.

Fees and funding

UK students
TBC
International students
N/A

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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