MSc - Master of Science
District Nursing Practice Nursing
This course will enable you, as an experienced NMC Registered Nurse, to expand your knowledge, skills and proficiency in your role as a Community Specialist Practitioner, and to progress to independent scholarship. This course will enable you, as an experienced NMC Registered Nurse, to expand your knowledge, skills and proficiency in your role as a Community Specialist Practitioner, and to progress to independent scholarship.
By completing this programme you will be able to demonstrate a critical understanding of clinical practice, care and caseload management, clinical practice leadership and clinical practice development, to enable you to become and independent prescriber. You will be assessed through assignments, exams, presentations, and the production of a practice portfolio. You will also be assessed on your placement by your practice teacher. You will gain a qualification which meets the standards of proficiency, and fits with the current health agenda in the area of community specialist practice, so it will really boost your career.
Students need to be registered on part one of the Nursing and Midwifery Council register; Have gained a student District Nurse or General Practice Nursing position from a seconding/sponsoring organization; Have a first degree at 1:1 or 2:1 having 120 credits at degree level or equivalent academic credits or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL); Have at least one year of post-registration experience due to the requirements for the V100 prescribing and two years if taking the V300 Non-medical prescribing qualification (NMC 2006). The student will have successfully applied for a clinical secondment/sponsorship with a local Care Provider/employer prior to applying for this Programme.
The University of Derby is spread across two campuses in Derby and Chesterfield. Derby is proud to welcome students from more than 100 countries around the world, so you’ll be part of a diverse, international community. Whether you are progressing from undergraduate study, want to change or develop your career, or simply study the subject you love in more depth, the University offers a wide range of courses and flexible study methods...more
Full time | 1 year | SEP