Taught course

Specialist Practice District Nursing

Sheffield Hallam University · Nursing and Midwifery

Entry requirements

To complete the course you typically need;

• to have completed the PgDip in Specialist Practice District Nursing

• to have the recordable NMC Specialist Practice District Nurse Qualification

• to have relevant work experience

• to have relevant workplace opportunities and organisational support

• to have current registration on part 1 (Nursing) of the Nursing and Midwifery Councils (NMC) register

• self-declaration of good health and character, as required by the NMC

Months of entry


Course content

Plan and conduct an in-depth investigation of a topic that contributes to specialist district nursing professional practice.

  • explore your chosen topic in-depth
  • learn how to critically and creatively apply research methods
  • develop your understanding of ethical and scientific practices
  • present your findings to your professional community
  • identify a pathway of learning that supports progression towards or within an advancing / specialist clinical role.

This dissertation course is a self-directed piece of work specific to your professional interests. Your findings will be used in the community to help improve district nursing practice.

On completion of the course, you’ll be prepared to shape and improve services for patients as part of a successful career in district nursing.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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