Taught course

Specialist Practitioner Qualification (District Nursing)

Bucks New University · Bucks New University

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

January, September

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.

This course is for qualified nurses with a degree. You will be sponsored by a health organisation or trust and achieve a postgraduate diploma, while gaining advanced skills and knowledge in the area of community nursing you want to specialise in.

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

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Enquiries Team
0330 123 2023