Taught course

Community Specialist Practice (District Nursing)

University of Cumbria · Faculty of Health and Wellbeing

Entry requirements

1st or 2nd class honours degree. If you apply for this course you must be currently on the NMC Nursing register and you will need to provide evidence of study at level 5/6 within the last five years or complete an approved study skills course. Please see course page for more detailed entry requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

If you work as a nurse and want to specialise in District Nursing, then this is the right course for you! We'll provide you with everything you need to become a specialist practitioner in this area, learning how to think, read and write critically around contemporary issues involving district nursing.

Our teaching staff are experts in a wide range of health subjects, and thanks to our working partnerships with partner trusts, you'll have a supportive learning environment that allows you to put your skills to work. By combining the theory you learn with the skills you develop in practice, you're sure to enjoy progression to higher levels of employment in your workplace, so get started on your new career with our course.

Our course is half theory, half practice, facilitated in an area specific to your subject. There will also be opportunities to gain alternative practice experience in another relevant setting during the course - you will be encouraged to undertake five days alternative placement to provide a wide perspective of District Nursing. Students are also actively encouraged to work with other health professionals to enhance their knowledge and understanding.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Enquiry Centre
0845 606 1144