The course will prepare you for the role of Specialist Community Public Health Nursing within School Nursing. Successful completion entitles you to register your qualification with the NMC.
The course length is 52 weeks full-time or two years part-time. There is a balance of 50% theory and 50% practice. Practice experience is facilitated in an area specific to School Nursing. There will also be opportunities to gain alternative practice experience in another relevant setting during the course.
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- HPHG7102 Leading Evidence Based School Nursing
This module will enhance the research and scholarship skills of students, facilitating the development of critical, reflective practitioners who utilise a robust evidence base to inform and lead contemporary school nursing practice
- HLLG7004 Evidence Based Practice
This module will equip practitioners with the tools to enable them to critically appraise research findings and other sources of evidence, in order to inform practice
- HPHG7050 Public Health in Practice
This module will prepare practitioners undertaking public health in practice to critically assess the needs of a population/community, recognise health prioritises and apply a planning cycle to the development of public health interventions, using a systematic approach
- HPHG7018 Facilitating Health and Behaviour Change
This module will enable students to critically analyse the nature of health behaviour and apply this knowledge and understanding to the facilitation of behaviour change based on a sound theoretical evidence base
- HMFA7010 Critical Perspectives in Safeguarding and Child Protection
This module will enable you to achieve an in depth awareness and critical viewpoint about the issues underpinning the safeguarding of children agenda and the importance of multi agency working to this area of expertise
- HPHG 9004 Qualificatory Practice Unit- Specialist Community Public Health Nursing
This qualificatory practice unit is to enable students to undertake a period of practice development and to be summatively assessed as competent against the NMC (2004) Standards of Proficiency for Specialist Community Public Health Nurses in relation to their specialist field of practice
- HPHN 9001 Qualificatory Unit of Study: Community Practitioner Nurse Prescribing (V100)
This unit of study will prepare community specialist practitioners and specialist community public health nurses to prescribe safely, appropriately and cost-effectively from the Nurse Prescriber’s Formulary for Community Practitioners.
- HPHN 9002 Qualificatory Unit of Practice: Community Practitioner Nurse Prescribing (V100)
This qualificatory unit of practice is for students to develop skills in practice that demonstrate competence in prescribing as a Community Practitioner Nurse Prescriber
For detailed summary of all course content please read our programme specification for this course (PDF).
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See course specific entry requirements listed below.
More information about levels and credits.
If you apply for this course you must be current on the NMC Nursing register and you will need to provide evidence of study at level 5/6 within the last 5 years or complete an approved study skills course.
You will be interviewed for selection for this programme. The interview panel may include Trust staff, employers, mentors/practice teachers and University staff. During the interview you will be offered advice on the suitability of the award dependent on factors such as prior learning, and your personal and professional development needs.
You will need support from your Trust to be able to secure a placement in your chosen area of practice, with access to a Practice Teacher. You will need to have completed a Criminal Records Bureau clearance, and this will be checked prior to your commencement on the course.
If you work in Cumbria, Lancashire or Blackpool areas, you may be eligible to apply for a place on the programme funded and supported by one of the local Trusts. The Trust’s advertise places on the programme each year through NHS Jobs usually in spring/early summer. We advise you to contact your local Trust and ask to speak with the manager for the specialist pathway that you are interested in, in order to express your interest and discuss opportunities.
Occasionally students self-fund a place on this programme. However, you will still need to talk to the relevant manager in your local Trust in order to ask if they can provide you with a placement and a mentor/practice teacher in the relevant field of practice.
If you live further afield, you are able to undertake the programme with us if you can organise a practice placement with a mentor or practice teacher in the relevant field of practice. Your local Trust will be able to advise you as to whether this is possible.
International applicants can find out more about entry requirements on our dedicated webpages.