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Specialist Community Public Health Nursing - School Nursing Pathway

Keele University · School of Nursing and Midwifery

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Entry requirements

Please note this programme is available for Home students only.

Months of entry


Course content

The School Nursing pathway reflects the current standards and initiatives for School Nursing, developing public health awareness and the understanding of key health challenges using a social model of health and well-being. The course has a particular in-depth focus on the physical, social and emotional aspects of school-age health and well-being, recognising how these contribute to social capital and life chances.

The programme will support students in applying their skills of critical reflection to enhance their professional, personal and academic development. It will encourage the development of sound School Nursing Practice based on the critical application of research and evidence and will introduce students to theories and practice of leaderhship and partnership-working. Students' clinical placement experience will enable them to gain expertise in the full range of School Nursing skills, through observation and practice supervised by a Practice Teacher.

Through undertaking the award, you will be prepared to work with communities, families and individuals to improve health and reduce health inequalities, to optimise life chances, in partnership with people and organisations, in support of the government health and social agenda. On successful completion of this course you are able to register with the NMC on the third part of the register as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse.

For information on how to apply please contact our administration team at nursing.cpd@keele.ac.uk.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    full time
    (secondment) 12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    You will achieve the recordable qualification through the Postgraduate diploma; however, there is the opportunity to undertake a dissertation through a part-time route to convert this post-graduate diploma to a Master’s Degree. Students who have met the requirements for the award of a Postgraduate Diploma will be eligible to proceed into year 2, onto the Masters’ award, subject to the rules of progression. The award of MSc Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (School Nursing) requires successful completion of the 60 credit NUR-40037: Advanced Work Based Practice Project module on a part-time basis.

Course contact details

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