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Specialist Community Public Health Nursing MSc

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Nursing Health Promotion Environmental Health (General) Community Medicine

Course type


Course Summary

This course is made up of theory and practice based learning and is grounded in public health practice. This allows registered nurses and midwives to enhance their professional skills to a specialist level in one of the two routes offered. Successful completion of the course enables you to register on Part III of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register ad practice as a specialist community public health nurse. The course also includes the Community Nurse Prescribing V100 programme (integrated in the Specialist Practice modules), which you will be able to record with the NMC. This 52 week full-time (or part-time equivalent) programme comprises 22.5 weeks of theoretical study and 22.5 weeks of learning in the practice setting under the supervision of a Practice Teacher and specialist mentor. This full time route comprises 2 days attendance at Wrexham Glyndŵr University, 2 days in practice and 1 study day per week during term time. The course is funded by the Welsh Government and entry on to the programme is through joint application and interview by the sponsoring NHS Trust and Wrexham Glyndwr University. Successful completion of the programme enables you to register on Part III of the NMC register and practise as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse. The degree prepares you for practice through learning and assessment in the practice context. Health Visiting is a diverse, satisfying and challenging role that involves bonding with families over time. It suits nurses and midwives with an interest in health promotion, public health and working in the community. Health visitors are best placed to help families and young children. In fact, a growing body of evidence underlines the importance of the role in the first few years of a person's life and in recognition of these facts the Welsh Government have currently increased the recruitment numbers for Health Visitor training. The English Government have also increased recruitment of health visitors and therefore employment prospects with NHS Employers are good. School nurses provide a variety of services such as providing health and sex education within schools, carrying out developmental screening, undertaking health interviews and administering immunisation programmes. School nurses can be employed by the local health authority, community NHS providers or by a school directly. It may also be beneficial for individuals looking to pursue public health nursing as either a health visitor or school nurse to try and spend some time shadowing a current health visitor or school nurse in order to find out more about what the role entails.

Different course options

Full time | Glyndwr University, Wrexham | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Leadership in Health Care Practice
Research Methods at Level 7
Individual approaches to health for health visitors and school nurses (including consolidated practice period)
Population approaches to Specialist Community Public Health Nursing
Family approaches to health for health visitors and school nurses (with integrated nurse prescribing)
Process of Enquiry at Level 6
V100 Prescribing

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students who wishing to access this programme must hold current registration as a Nurse or Midwife, hold a diploma or degree in Nursing or Midwifery or a cognate discipline, there is a requirement to have access to a vehicle when in placement.

University information

Wrexham Glyndwr University offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses, along with part-time courses and professional qualifications. The university prides itself on its industry-led courses, offering links with employers. There are over 9,000 students at the university, with around 1,500 studying for a postgraduate qualification. The main campus in Wrexham is located on the edge of town and contains the majority...more

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