Taught course

Community Health Studies, Specialist Practice Award in District Nursing

Institution
Swansea University · College of Human and Health Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGDip

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Entry requirements

o apply for this course you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be registered with the NMC on part 1 of the register
  • Have graduated with a BSc/BA/BN Honours degree or equivalent
  • Provide evidence of post-registration experience within the specialised area of practice
  • Provide confirmation of any recent study (e.g. continuing professional development module preferably within the last 5 years).
  • Present an up-to-date enhanced DBS disclosure
  • Provide copies of academic qualifications and any other documents required by the admissions department, for verification during the selection process.
  • If you are considering transferring any prior learning, a full transcript of the module outline is required at interview.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MSc Community Health Studies, Specialist Practice Award in District Nursing aims to prepare district nurses to work independently and autonomously in a complex, rapidly changing environment; our aim is to help you become inspirational leaders of the future, transforming practice, contributing to the wider health care agenda.

As a result of this Master's Degree you will be able to:

  • Work as part of a Primary Health Care Team to provide skilled nursing care to patients in a variety of community settings.
  • Take responsibility for managing the caseload and the team.
  • Act as the patient's advocate to facilitate the patient's own choices with regard to nursing care, promoting independence and self-care, as appropriate.
  • Actively monitor, maintain and develop service/practice innovation through supervision, reflection, skilled professional leadership and integration with other allied health professionals.
  • Follow a complex framework of legislation, policy and standards for safe effective medicine management and prescribing practice.
  • Conduct a practice-based project in order to add to the evidence base for district nursing practice.
  • Seek opportunity to apply for a band 7 Team Leader post.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Swansea University Postgraduate
Email
study@swansea.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1792 295358