Taught course

Community Specialist Practice (General Practice 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 current 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 want to get involved with General Nursing Practice, then we're here to help you gain confidence and competence! You'll gain a greater knowledge that builds on your nursing experience, combining the theory of the course with your own practical skills to ensure success in your field. We encourage you to think, read and write critically around contemporary issues in General Nursing Practice, looking at how research and influence innovative practice. Our excellent working relationships with our Partner Trusts provide you with a supportive learning environment in which you can work in practice. Advance your skills and knowledge of this subject and help progress in your career.

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 General Practice 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