Taught course

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

University of Greenwich · School of Health and Social Care

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Entry requirements

Applicants should have a relevant degree, normally at 2.1 or above.

You also need to be currently registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Applicants should be post registration graduate level nurses or midwives who wish to pursue a career in health visiting or school nursing.

Months of entry


Course content

Health visitors and school nurses lead on the delivery of progressive universal services to improve the life chances of children, young people and their families.

Our one year postgraduate course is suited to qualified nurses and midwives who already hold a degree and wish to undertake the specialist community public health nursing course at the higher academic level. During the year you will develop the knowledge and skills required to deliver a range of services including prevention, early intervention and safeguarding for children aged 0-19 and their families. These are set within the context of local community and contemporary national policy.

We deliver this course in partnership with local community healthcare organisations. It is intended to meet the needs and expectations of the contemporary public health agenda so you can make a difference to the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities. Our course leads to a nationally recognised qualification and registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

We deliver this degree in partnership with local community service provider organisations.

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

020 8331 9000