Taught course

Community Specialist Practice

Institution
University of Brighton · School of Sport and Health Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGDip

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Entry requirements

Academic requirements are as for the SHS postgraduate education programme and the requirements of the NMC. In order to enter the chosen pathway, candidates must have their names on the parts of the NMC register as identified below.

Registration as nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council under:

  • General Practice Nursing RN1, RNA
  • Nursing in the Home (District Nursing) RN1, RNA.

    and
  • normally hold a health-related degree at 2:1 or above
  • have successfully completed study within the last five years
  • normally have a minimum of three years' post-registration experience, preferably in the community
  • demonstrate the potential to benefit from masters-level study
  • have appropriate clearance from the Criminal Records Bureau, organised by the sponsoring organisation.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Successful completion of this course will give you access to second-level registration on the NMC register as either a qualified general practice nurse, district nurse, or as a nurse in a home setting.

The course provides registered nurses with the opportunity to gain both a professional qualification and an academic award at degree level.

On graduation, you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to become a capable and confident general practice nurse, district nurse, or home nurse.

We are known for our flexible approaches to practice-based learning, with course durations and intensities that can be adapted to your individual needs and outside commitments.

The recognition that patients come first in everything the NHS does, and the values of the NHS constitution – respect, dignity, compassion and working together for patients – are embedded in our curriculum.

Our high quality teaching and research are renowned, and have an applied focus. We have established strong links with community specialist practice educators to ensure the provision of support and guidance both within the university and in community practice.

We have a dedicated team of academic staff who are actively engaged in internationalising the nursing and midwifery curriculum.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    24-60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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Course enquiries
Email
connect@brighton.ac.uk
Phone
01273 644644