Taught course

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting/School Nursing)

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

Entry requirements

The normal entry requirement for the BSc is a Diploma in Higher Education (120 Level 5 credits) (or overseas equivalent). Applicants with other backgrounds or qualifications can be considered.

If you do not meet the normal entry requirements or you have only the minimum academic standard, you should pay particular attention in preparing your supporting statement and CV to ensure that you draw attention to evidence of potential success at undergraduate level. This might include accreditation of prior experience.

Applicants wishing to enrol on this pathway must have secured sponsorship from a community healthcare organisation for the duration of the programme. These organisations advertise their sponsorships for health visiting and school nurse training through NHS Jobs.

Applicants must be a qualified or newly registered level 1 nurse (all branches) or midwife.

Your King's application is made in addition to the application for Trust sponsorship through NHS Jobs. You may complete the King's application form at any time but you can only obtain a place on the programme of study if you have obtained sponsorship from a Trust.

Months of entry


Course content

The Specialist Community Public Health Visiting/School Nursing BSc course is tailored to offer the professional qualification for qualified nurses who wish to gain entry to part-three of the National Midwifery Council (NMC) nursing register as a health visitor or school nurse.

  • You will be studying at the top nursing faculty in the UK, ranked second in the world (2020 QS World University Rankings).
  • King's College London offers exciting placement opportunities at world-class teaching hospitals.
  • Our study programmes are delivered by internationally renowned clinicians and academics.
  • 99% of our graduates find successful employment.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • BSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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