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

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

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Full time | Kedleston Road Campus | 1 year | SEP-23

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-23

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

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

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course is for NMC registered nurses who want to gain a professional qualification in health visiting or occupational health nursing or school nursing. If you have either a Diploma or Advanced Diploma in nursing studies this course can be studied at degree level to top up your qualification.

Course description

  • Gain a professional qualification in health visiting or occupational health nursing or school nursing
  • Build your understanding of clinical practice, wider public health and leadership and management
  • Develop specialist assessment, leadership and management skills.
  • Develop and build on your existing knowledge to ensure that you meet the competencies set by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, and you’re eligible to gain a registrable qualification
  • Become part of the public health workforce working toward improving people's lives and their health outcomes
  • Join with a degree at 1:1 or 2:1, having 120 credits at degree level or equivalent academic credits.

This course is for NMC registered nurses who want to gain a professional qualification in health visiting or occupational health nursing or school nursing. If you have either a Diploma or Advanced Diploma in nursing studies this course can be studied at degree level to top up your qualification.

During this course you will:

  • Develop the skills you need to become a practitioner in your own area of expertise, and work as a specialist public health nurse
  • Learn how to share the core values of a practitioner with your colleagues to help them with their professional development
  • Build up your skills in clinical practice, care and programme management, leadership, and public health, which will be essential when you become a practitioner
  • Enhance your research skills that will help you to look at the quality of care in your current practice and suggest improvements
  • Improve your understanding of professional roles and functions by networking, team building and communicating with other professionals.

The Specialist Community Public Health Nurse Programme leading to Health Visitor or Occupational Health Nurse or School Nurse qualification accessed at Masters level gives you 120 credits at level 7 (Post Graduate Diploma). You can undertake this full time (1 year) or part time (up to 3 years). To complete the full MSC (Masters) you will need to gain funding or self-fund to undertake the additional 60 credits needed at level 7, which will take an additional year post HV/OHN or SN qualification.

When you have completed this course, you will be able to apply for registration on part three of the Nursing and Midwifery Council register. This will allow you to practice as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse in the UK.

Modules

Principles of Practice Assessment
Leading for Quality
Independent Scholarship
Public Health and Health Promotion
Diagnostic Reasoning in Clinical Practice
Evidence Based Project

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

To be confirmed

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

This course is for NMC registered nurses who want to gain a professional qualification in either health visiting, occupational health nursing or school nursing. If you have either a Diploma or Advanced Diploma in nursing studies this course can be studied at degree level to top up your qualification. Students should hold a current nurse or midwife qualification and have a current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council; Possess a degree at 1:1 or 2:1 having 120 credits at degree level or equivalent academic credits or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL); Have gained a student Health Visitor or Occupational Health Nurse or School Nurse position from a seconding/sponsoring organisation.

University information

Located in the heart of England, the University of Derby is a modern institution offering applied, research-informed teaching in high-quality, technically advanced facilities. Whether you are progressing directly from undergraduate study, want to change your career, or pursue your passion for a subject you love, there are options to suit you. We cater for your personal circumstances, with full-time, part-time and online learning available in...more