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Specialist Community Public Health Nurse - Health Visiting or School Nursing

University of Central Lancashire · School of Nursing and Midwifery

Entry requirements

  • Applicants should hold at least a 2:2 degree in health related area or equivalent
  • Credits: 360 credits of which 120 must be at Level 6 in a relevant Nursing Practice or Social Sciences related subject
  • Applicants show have an effective current registration on either part one or two of the Nursing and Midwifery Council register
  • This programme is also offered at a BSc Hons level
  • A detailed admissions procedure will be forwarded on application
  • Have the commitment of their employer to support course fees
  • The equivalent of at least one year post-registration practice experience
  • This course will involve you working with vulnerable groups of individuals, including children. In order to ensure that the University offers places on their programmes to suitable candidates you will be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB).

Months of entry


Course content

As a registered nurse or midwife this course meets the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) professional standards for specialist community public health nurses (Health Visiting or School Nursing). It can also lead to a new and rewarding career in public health nursing.

You’ll be equipped with skills to act as a clinician, educator, manager and leader, to proactively meet changing public healthcare needs. And you’ll be better able to respond to the expectations and demands of individuals, groups and populations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic society.

Why study with us

  • You can register as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse on the third part of the Nursing and Midwifery register.
  • And, as the course is mapped to the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework, it will help with career progression.
  • The course promotes independent, shared and autonomous learning developing you as a specialist community public health nurse.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • 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

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)1772 892444