Taught course

Advanced Practice (District Nursing)

King's College London · Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care

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Entry requirements

The normal entry requirement for graduate study is a Bachelor's degree with minimum 2:1 honours (or overseas equivalent).

Months of entry


Course content

Have clinical experience but want to take the next step in community nursing? Build on your existing skills and learn to lead and manage a responsive district nursing service. Clinical knowledge is essential to your work. But to reach your full potential you need to build on that foundation with high quality research and the latest thinking.

At King’s our expert tutors will help you support care closer to home. You’ll learn to manage increasing complexity of care, working towards becoming a leader or manager. Explore the latest developments in your lectures at King’s. Then put them into practice straight away in your district nursing placement.

This District Nursing specialist practice qualification is linked to the PG Diploma which can be taken full-time. Students then have the option to return to complete the dissertation and gain the MSc award.

Key benefits

  • We’re the number one nursing faculty in the UK and 2nd in the world (2019 QS World University Subject Rankings)
  • Our links with renowned hospitals and other leading schools provides an incredible range of opportunities
  • Our central London campuses have top-of-the-range facilities and resources
  • We provide extracurricular seminars and lectures by experts from around the world

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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