Taught course

Specialist Practitioner Qualification (District Nursing)

Institution
Bucks New University · Bucks New University
Qualifications
PGDipMSc

Entry requirements

You need to be registered as a level 1 nurse on the appropriate part of the NMC register.

You also need to be working in UK clinical practice, so this course is just available to UK students.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

District nursing is rewarding and challenging work that requires different skills and knowledge to those needed in a hospital. Studying at specialist practitioner level will hone your critical thinking and leadership capabilities, so that you become highly skilled at caring for patients in their own homes, and leading large teams of nurses in this area of practice.

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. You can also top up to a full master’s, either straight away or later.

This specialist course will take you through key aspects of contemporary district nursing practice, from mental health across the lifespan and safeguarding to effective caseload management.

Developing strong leadership, critical thinking and research skills, you will also learn to take a more strategic view of the way healthcare is delivered in the community, drawing on the latest research, ideas and policy.

Highly regarded by students and practice partners for our teaching in this area, Bucks has a strong reputation for its district nurse training. You will work with highly skilled academics, who have worked in the community – and spend 50% of your time in practice yourself, consolidating and deepening your understanding and skills.

Fees and funding

Please see the fees and funding page.

Qualification and course duration

PGDip

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Enquiries Team
Email
advice@bucks.ac.uk
Phone
0330 123 2023