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Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting) With Integrated Nurse Prescribing PgDip

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting) With Integrated Nurse Prescribing PgDip

Key information
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Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Health Visiting Community Medicine Health Promotion Environmental Health (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Are you seeking to train as a health visitor and build the knowledge and skills to achieve your career ambitions? Our PgDip SCPHN (Health Visiting) programme is NMC approved and delivered by our expert academic team working in in partnership with a number of local NHS organisations.

Course Details

The Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) (Health Visiting) course from the University of Bolton is designed to provide you with a comprehensive overview of the health visiting profession, with the aim of equipping you with both the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to succeed in your career. Our programme was the first in the country to be accredited by the UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative, which recognises programmes that support mothers in effective breastfeeding. We also provide training in the Solihull Parenting Approach, which supports practitioners in promoting emotional health and wellbeing in children and families.

Studying a course curriculum developed in line with the professional standards of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), you’ll cover subjects like leading health promotion practice, collaborative working for health improvement and safeguarding children. You’ll also have the opportunity to get hands-on and build your practical skills in partnership with primary healthcare trusts and within our state-of-the-art healthcare teaching and research facility, Bolton One.

On successful completion of this course, you’ll be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting) and have your name registered on part 3 of the NMC's professional register.

Career Opportunities

This Specialist Community Public Health Nursing course is designed to prepare practitioners for the role of health visitor. If you’re a nurse or midwife and wish to further develop your career through working with clients and communities to improve health it should be of interest to you.

Health Visiting consists of developing, leading and managing activities that aim to promote health and social well-being, prevent health breakdown and improve ill health through working with individuals, families and communities. Health visitors seek to help clients take control of their lives and protect vulnerable members of society, by promoting social inclusion and reducing inequalities.

The course aims to help you gain a wide range of skills and supporting knowledge, including leadership, communication, enquiry, advocacy, critical reflection and analysis skills. We’ll support you as you learn how to think, read and write critically around contemporary issues, in order to become a flexible, autonomous and highly-skilled practitioner.

What Can I Do With This Qualification?

This course is designed for future Health Visitors. As a successful graduate, you’ll have your name registered on part 3 of the NMC's professional register.

Health visitors are employed mainly by the NHS within a range of settings. Some are attached to general practices and undertake home visits, as well as seeing patients within the surgery. The role may also involve organising and attending clinics and sessions in community and children's centres.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

52 weeks

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

Community Nurse Prescribing (V100)
Safeguarding Children, Young People and Families
Early Intervention for Working with Children, Young People and Families
Professional Practice (Public Health Nursing)
Exploring Public Health
Critical Evaluation for Evidence Based Practice

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£5,400

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Tuition fee per year: £12,450 - £13,950 (estimated cost for International Students). Please contact the university for more accurate fees at the time of admission.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

You must have an active entry on Part 1 or Part 2 of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Professional Register (or have applied for the same). You’ll also need at least 120 credit points at Level HE4, 120 credit points at Level HE5, and 120 credit points at Level HE6, or AP(E)L equivalent (see explanation below). Academic credits (APL) should normally be for recent studies in the areas of nursing and health studies, or the behavioural or social sciences. For instance, you may have an Honours degree. You’ll be required to produce satisfactory professional and academic references and pass Occupational Health screening. You’ll also be required to successfully complete an online numeracy test unless you already have a current Nursing and Midwifery Council recorded prescribing qualification.

University information

The University of Bolton dates back to 1825 and has a long and distinguished history of providing a quality education. Situated on a modern friendly campus near the centre of Bolton, the University is home to 11,000 students who have ranked the University as No.1 for student satisfaction in the North West, Complete University Guide 2020. Many of our Postgraduate courses are professionally accredited. Postgraduate study is challenging,...more