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PGDip Specialist Community Nursing (District Nursing)

PGDip Specialist Community Nursing (District Nursing)

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Full time | City Campus | 1 year | 12-SEP-22

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

District Nursing

Course type


Course Summary

Why choose this course?

The aim of this course is to develop your skills as a specialist practitioner who can combine theory and practice to improve and develop knowledge and skills in District Nursing, or General Practice Nursing. You will gain the necessary intellectual insight needed to evaluate the economic, social and political influences that affect all aspects of healthcare. Preparing you to play a proactive role within your specialist area of practice, this is a professional course and it incorporates a practice component.

Career Paths

This course equips you with the skills required to become a Specialist Community District Nurse. You will be both academically and professionally prepared to practice as a member of the multi-disciplinary team.


This module aims to enable you to understand and demonstrate how evidence informs practice by the critical application and analysis of theories to practice. The module also provides the opportunity for critical reflection on practice, and will enable you to develop the knowledge, skills and competencies to achieve the QNI Voluntary Standards for District Nurse Education and Practice (2015) or The QNI/QNIS Voluntary Standards for General Practice Nursing Education and Practice (2017) alongside the NMC standards for Specialist Community Nursing (2001) and for the V100 Nurse prescribing, the NMC Standards for Proficiency for nurse prescribers (2006) and NMC Part 3 Standards for prescribing programmes.

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

You must have a first degree in nursing / health related subject and have access to a practice placement within your chosen area. In order to access the course you must be registered on the appropriate part of the NMC register.

University information

The University of Wolverhampton prides itself on being a career-focused university, with extensive business links across a wide range of industries. It has a 98% employability rating for its postgraduate students and offers over 150 postgraduate qualifications. Located in the heart of England, Wolverhampton is within easy reach of the rest of the UK, less than 20 minutes to Birmingham with London, Manchester and Liverpool in easy reach on the...more