This course prepares registered nurses and midwives to meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) professional standards for specialist community public health nurses (Health Visiting or School Nursing or Sexual Health Adviser) and is suitable for those who wish to develop a career in public health nursing. The course content will cover the four principles of public health practice and students will be involved in: the search for health needs; the stimulation of awareness of health needs; the influence on policies affecting health; the facilitation of health enhancing activities. The course comprises 50 per cent theory and 50 per cent practice. Assessment methods vary and include: examinations, essays, presentations and business reports in addition to practice assessment by a named practice teacher.
The course will enable registration as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse on the third part of the Nursing and Midwifery register. The course has also been mapped to the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework to assist with career progression.
All applicants must have:
An effective current registration on either part one or two of the NMC register
Normally the equivalent of at least one year´s post-registration practice experience
The equivalent of 360 credits of which 120 must be at Level 3 (degree level) in a relevant Nursing Practice or Social Sciences related subject.
You are required to have a current DBS clearance which will be organised through your employing organisation.
Community and Social Policy Practice
Concepts of Public Health
Introduction to Postgraduate Research
Context of Health Visiting or School Nursing or Sexual Health Practice
Application of Public Health in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing
Leadership in Practice
Context of Health Visiting or School Nursing or Sexual Health Adviser Practice
Consolidation of Health Visiting or School Nursing or Sexual Heath Adviser Practice
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