Taught course

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting)

Institution
University of South Wales · Faculty of Life Sciences and Education
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Applicants need professional and academic qualifications. You must have NMC professional registration on Part One and/or Part Two of the NMC Register as a Registered Nurse and/or a Registered Midwife.

Applicants should usually have an Honours degree, although consideration will be given through the accreditation of prior and experiential learning (APEL) mechanism if you do not possess these qualifications.

Prospective candidates will be interviewed by the course team, which in most cases would include a member of the NHS trust that provides student placements for 50% of the course duration and a service user.

In addition a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check is required (additional cost applies, no offences are considered spent).

Months of entry

April

Course content

The MSc (Hons) Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting) will prepare nurses and midwives to become Specialist Community Public Health Nurses. You will gain the knowledge, interpersonal skills and managerial capabilities to practice confidently, competently and effectively.

This Masters course has been developed to meet the demands of this rapidly changing field, providing you with a professional qualification that recognises your expertise.

Registered specialist community public health nurses (SCPHNs), such as health visitors, aim to reduce health inequalities by working with individuals, families and communities to promote good health and prevent ill health. We place emphasis on partnership working that cuts across disciplinary, professional and organisational boundaries.

Funding is available via the Welsh Government. Please note, candidates must work for the NHS in Wales to receive funding from WEDS (Workforce, Education, and Development Services).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Enquiries and Admissions
Email
enquiries@southwales.ac.uk