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Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (School Nursing), PGDip

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (School Nursing), PGDip

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

School Nursing Community Medicine Problem Awareness / Counselling (For Teachers) Health Promotion

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

COURSE OVERVIEW

This Master’s Degree/Postgraduate Diploma aims to develop Specialist Community Public Health Nursing practitioners to work autonomously in a range of public health community settings.

Specialist Community Public Health Nurses play a crucial role in ensuring that children have the best start in life. They work in partnership with individuals and families and work together with a range of different health professionals including nursery nurses, social workers, GPs and education.

The course will prepare you for work in complex and varied settings including homes, schools and the wider community. You will become a knowledgeable practitioner with excellent managerial and interpersonal capabilities.

SCHOOL NURSING CAREERS

On successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma, you will gain the recordable qualification of Specialist Community Public Health School Nurse. There will be an option to progress to part 2 of the programme in order to complete the dissertation module and to graduate with an MSc in SCPHN practice. Additional funding will be required in order to complete the final 60 credit dissertation module to gain the full Master’s degree.

Our career support services include:

  • Employability workshops, employers’ talks, bespoke events and careers fairs
  • Individual advice and guidance from professionally qualified Careers Advisers
  • Help with finding jobs, internships, work placements and volunteering opportunities
  • Access to information resources on a wide range of career management topics
  • Funding to support student internship opportunities and Student Society/Club events.

Modules

The NMC (2004) Standards of proficiency for specialist community public health nurses (SCPHN) dictate in Standard 3 that ?a consolidating period of practice equivalent to at least 10 weeks at the end of the programme is required to enable students to consolidate their education and competence in the practice field? (p.14). This module will be primarily practice based and students will be supported by an appropriately qualified practice teacher within their defined area of practice to ensure fitness for practice prior to registration as a SCPHN practitioner.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

Funded by NHS

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

Students will need to be: first level nurse / midwife registered with NMC; successful completion of Honours degree in UK; enhanced current DBS disclosure; appropriate Health Board host organisation and the availability of a suitable practice placement that has a current educational audit and the support of a Practice Assessor & Supervisor that meets the NMC requirements; and negotiated secondment. Secured funding (HEIW funded places only apply to nurses or midwives working for the NHS in Wales). Nurses / midwives working outside the NHS or outside Wales must provide evidence of funding on application.