Public Health with Professional Registration as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visiting) Postgraduate Diploma
The course aims to promote the evolution of an adaptable, reflexive and responsive practitioner who promotes the highest standards of client health care. The course incorporates the key principles of specialist practice within the domains of clinical practice; care and programme management; clinical practice development and clinical practice leadership. The course comprises of 50% theory and 50% practice. Assessment methods vary and include: examinations, essays, presentations, business report, and practice assessment.
All applicants must have:
An effective appropriate 1st level registration on the NMC professional in respect of the route they wish to take, as follows:
General Practice Nursing: entry on sub part 1: Adult - RN1 or RNA or Child - RN8 or RNC
Community Children´s Nursing: entry on sub part 1: Child - RN8 or RNC
Community Nursing in the Home: entry on sub part 1: Adult - RN1 or RNA.
The equivalent of at least one year´s post-registration practice experience.
Experience of practicing within a healthcare environment for a minimum of 18 hours per week (or equivalent part-time) clinical activity.
Hold the equivalent of 360 credits of which 120 must be at Level 6 (degree level) in a relevant Nursing Practice or Social Sciences related subject.
Have the commitment of your employer to support your course fees.
Your manager’s support for the course (where appropriate).
You are required to have a current DBS clearance which will be organised through your employing organisation.
Principles of Public Health and Social Policy
Introduction to Postgraduate Research
Community Specialist Practice in Perspective
Community Practitioner Prescribing and 10 credit option OR 20 credit option module
Clinical Leadership for Practice Innovation, Perspectives of Community Specialist Practice
Consolidation of Specialist Practice