Taught course

Specialist Practitioner Qualification (District Nursing)

Buckinghamshire New University

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Entry requirements

The academic criteria for admission to this programme are a degree (120 credits at level 6) in child or adult nursing. The NMC professional requirements are for applicants to be entered on the appropriate part of the NMC Register.

Applicants will be a level 1 nurse and have a qualification in child or adult nursing, and have completed a period of experience of sufficient length to have consolidated pre-registration outcomes. This will be assessed at interview.

Months of entry


Course content

District nurses perform essential work, caring for housebound patients in their own homes and keeping them out of the hospital for longer.

Approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), this postgraduate diploma gives you the advanced grounding to specialise in this ever-changing and vitally-important area of nursing.

Fees and funding

Please see the fees and funding page.

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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