Taught course

Specialist Community Public Health Nurse - Health Visiting or School Nursing

Institution
University of Central Lancashire · School of Health
Qualifications
PGDip

Entry requirements

all applicants must have: - An effective current registration on either part one or two of the NMC register. - Normally the equivalent of at least one years post-registration practice experience. - The equivalent of 360 credits of which 120 must be at level 3 (degree level) in a relevant Nursing Practice or Social Sciences related subject.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course prepares registered nurses and midwives to meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) professional standards for specialist community public health nurses (Health Visiting or School Nursing or Sexual Health Adviser) and is suitable for those who wish to develop a career in public health nursing. The course content will cover the four principles of public health practice and students will be involved in: the search for health needs; the stimulation of awareness of health needs; the influence on policies affecting health; the facilitation of health enhancing activities. The course comprises 50% theory and 50% practice. Assessment methods vary and include: examinations, essays, presentations and business reports in addition to practice assessment by a named practice teacher.
The course will enable registration as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse on the third part of the Nursing and Midwifery register. The course has also been mapped to the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework to assist with career progression.
The course will enable registered nurses and midwives to develop professional proficiency underpinned by sound, evidence based theoretical knowledge, within the practice of specialist community public health nursing. The course promotes independent, shared and autonomous learning in the development of a specialist community public health nurse who is fit for practice, purpose and award and who is equipped as a clinician, educator, manager and leader, to proactively meet changing public health care needs and the expectations and demands of individuals, groups and populations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic society.
The course will enable registration as a specialist community public health nurse on the third part of the Nursing and Midwifery register. The course has also been mapped to the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework to assist with career progression.

Qualification and course duration

PGDip

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Post-registration Recruitment
Email
nursingcpd@uclan.ac.uk
Phone
01772 893836