You must have an active entry on Part 1 of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Professional Register.
You’ll also need at least 120 credit points at Level HE4, 120 credit points at Level HE5, and 120 credit points at Level HE6, or AP(E)L equivalent (see explanation below). For instance, you may have an Honours degree or an Ordinary degree plus relevant experience.
You must also have one year's post-registration experience of professional practice.
You’ll be required to produce satisfactory professional and academic references, pass Occupational Health screening and a DBS.
You’ll be required to successfully complete an online numeracy test, unless you already have a current Nursing and Midwifery Council recorded prescribing qualification.
Months of entry
If you want the chance to make a difference in community healthcare, apply for the University of Bolton’s Postgraduate Diploma in Community Specialist Practice (District Nursing). Approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and developed in line with the NMC’s Standards of Specialist Education and Practice and the Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI/QNIS) Voluntary Standards for District Nurse Education and Practice, this course aims to equip you with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to develop and influence community nursing services.
Working in a multidisciplinary team, you’ll be supported to complete core content that covers the topics of public health, innovation in healthcare management and leadership, critical evaluation for evidence-based practice, the principles of district nursing and non-medical prescribing (V100), as well as take on an elective module that you’ll select in conjunction with your employer.
You’ll have the opportunity to explore policy and legal frameworks, learn more about collaborative and proactive working, and use self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems. Course content is designed to be relevant to your current and future roles, and you’ll be expected to apply your knowledge in practice though clinical, educational and public health interventions that demonstrate the relevant skills and sensitivity.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
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