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MSc Community Health Studies (Practice Nursing)

MSc Community Health Studies (Practice Nursing)

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Study mode

Part time

Duration

3 years

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Studies Community Medicine Practice Nursing

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The MSc Community Health Studies (Practice Nursing) is a natural progression route for graduate nurses who desire to develop mastery in specialist practice, in line with the Post Registration Nursing Career Framework (WAG, 2010). The Practice Nursing course aims to develop professionals who can independently access information and use the information to critically assess, evaluate and disseminate the evidence base for community nursing care. It will develop problem-solving skills and prepare you to take a leadership role in the community context.

The degree meets the specific requirements set by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for community nursing competence. The NMC states that to achieve specialist practitioner status, graduates must have achieved prescribed standards, both core and community-specific. When you successfully complete this practice nursing course, you will have a recordable specialist practice qualification in Community Health Studies Practice Nursing. The first two years of the course are funded by the Welsh Government.

Assessment

You will be assessed by a range of methods including writing essays and case studies, formal presentations, poster presentations, examinations, dissertation, literature reviews and clinical practice assessments.

Careers

Undertaking the MSc Community Health Studies (Practice Nursing) ensures you will graduate with the knowledge, skills, competencies and capacity to provide safe and effective nursing care in community settings. Additionally, having employees with a specialist practitioner qualification is valued by nursing managers, commissioners and the Welsh Government.

Modules

Specialist Practitioner
Fundamentals of community practice
Decision making
Research methods - Core
Dissertation

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

These courses are normally supported by Welsh Government commissioners in collaboration with NHS University health Boards

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

These courses are normally supported by Welsh Government commissioners in collaboration with NHS University health Boards

Entry requirements

Students must have a first level registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). They must have acquired a credit rating of 120 credits at Level 6 (Degree) or studied previously at Level 7, e.g. postgraduate diploma.

University information

The University of South Wales (USW) is progressive and career-oriented university, which provides high quality tuition and course content developed in collaboration with key employers and industry-leading professional partners. The university offers a huge selection of courses, over 500 in total, and a comprehensive selection of postgraduate taught and research programmes which are internationally regarded. Courses are designed with the needs of...more