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PGDip Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (School Nursing)

PGDip Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (School 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

School Nursing Health Promotion Environmental Health (General) Community Medicine Problem Awareness / Counselling (For Teachers)

Course type


Course Summary

Why choose this course?

This course aims to develop you as safe, competent and professional a Specialist Community Public Health Nursing practitioner, fit for practice in the designated field of school nursing. On successful completion of the course, you will be able to register on the third part of the Nursing and Midwifery register as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse School Nursing.

The course will also:-

  • Equip you with the knowledge, skills and understanding to evaluate, enhance and develop your public health practice
  • Develop and enhance your leadership and management skills within the context of public health nursing practice to support others and to benefit the health of children, families and communities.
  • Enable you to adopt critical reflective practice and lifelong learning that fosters a spirit of scientific enquiry and research promoting personal and professional development.
  • Equip you with cognitive skills and knowledge to lead, innovate, advocate change and contribute to an evidence base of practice in order to benefit the health of children, young people, families and communities.
  • Support you to work with codes and standards of professional practice to protect human rights, promote equality and manage risk to deliver safe effective health care.

Career Paths

You will by the end of the course be able to apply to the third part of the NMC register to practice as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse / School Nurse.


This module aims to support the student to critically examine leadership and management within specialist practice and healthcare, enabling the student to synthesise the leadership skills and operational requirements required for change. Students will examine leadership theory, team and change management and collaborative working and its application to clinical practice. This module will support the student to consider their leadership and management skills within their specialist field of practice and enable the student to construct a sound proposal for an innovative change.

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

Students must be a Level 1 Registered Nurse or Midwife on either Part 1 or Part 2 of the Nursing and Midwifery Council Register. They must be seconded or sponsored by a NHS Trust or equivalent employer. The minimum academic entry requirement is a first degree. Students will be required to undertake a DBS check and occupational health clearance which is arranged by the sponsoring or seconding organisation. Applicants should apply direct to the University.

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