Taught course

Public Health Practice with SCPHN (School Nursing)

University of Surrey · Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Entry requirements

Students will normally hold a previously accumulated credit volume of 360 FHEQ Level 4-6 credits, of which at least 120 will be at FHEQ Level 6, and be named on Part One or Part Two of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Register (NMC 2006a).

Students applying for the Postgraduate Diploma Public Health Practice/MSc Public Health Practice with SCPHN endorsement will also need to secure sponsorship from a community healthcare provider.

Advertisements for sponsorship will be on NHS Jobs. There is a joint selection process between the providers and the University.

Months of entry


Course content

Combining practice with taught modules, this dynamic programme leads to qualification as a school nurse and will advance your academic, profession and clinical skills.

It will also develop your ability to critically analyse the challenges you’ll face and lead on innovation and change in the constantly evolving and complex public health environment.

Programme overview

Our MSc Public Health Practice with SCPHN (School Nursing) programme will enable you to obtain an academic award and, through completing a specified period of practice, to register on the Nursing and Midwifery Council register.

Our programme is responsive to the dynamic and evolving nature of healthcare and has strong links with practice, addressing the high-level clinical skills and in-depth understanding of healthcare delivery that school nurses require.

It also encourages shared learning, draws upon an innovative research base and will guide you in displaying the values required in modern healthcare such as compassion, advocacy, good communication and teamwork skills, and respect for patients’ privacy, dignity and individuality.

Students are sponsored for the NMC Specialist Community Public Health Practice award by a health care provider organisation.

Information for international students

IELTS 7.0 overall, 7.0 in each component (or equivalent).

Qualification and course duration


full time
48 months

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