Taught course

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting or School Nursing)

University of Derby · College of Health and Social Care

Entry requirements

Have an entry on an appropriate part of the NMC Register; be employed by the Primary Care Trusts providing sponsorship; have 120 credits at degree level or equivalent academic credits or Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL); be working in an area which enables achievement of the individual pathway aims and module learning outcomes. If you're undertaking a registerable pathway, you must have completed a period of sufficient length to have consolidated pre-registration outcomes and to have gained a deeper understanding in relevant professional practice. This will normally be one year. It will be the employer's responsibility to ensure that any necessary CRB and health checks are carried out before confirming the offer of a course place.

PGCert, PGDip, MSc

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Study modules linked to clinical practice and gain a breadth of understanding in key areas such as:

  • public health;
  • specialist professional issues;
  • research methods;
  • and child development.

Develop and build on your existing knowledge to ensure that you meet the competencies set by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, so that you’re eligible togain a recordable qualification.

Choose to study individual modules as stand-alone courses as part of your professional development.

Gain hands-on experience through engaging practical placements.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

College of Health and Social Care
+44 (0)1332 591703