For those interested in a career in Nursing, there are many specialisms one can take. Our Specialist Community Nursing Practice programme is designed to give you the knowledge and skills to develop confidence and competency in your area. This course will focus on encouraging you to think, read and write critically around contemporary issues with Community Learning Disabilities Nursing, showing how research can influence innovative practice.
Our course is taught by experts in their field, both at the university and in clinical settings, whose many years of experience will provide you with all the knowledge you need for a successful career. The excellent working relationships we have built with our Partner Trusts provide you with a supportive learning environment, letting you work in practice to advance your knowledge and skills around Community Learning Disabilities Nursing. You can combine the theory learnt at university with the skills you develop in practice to improve your qualifications as a specialist practitioner.
Many of our full-time programmes can be studied over a longer period on a part-time basis. Please contact the course enquiries team for further details.
Completing the course will enable you to work in Community Learning Disabilities Nursing, giving you the skills to progress to Team Leader status. You will also be eligible to be recorded on the NMS Nursing Register in Community Learning Disabilities Nursing, recording this qualification as a V100 Community Practitioner Nurse Prescriber.
You will be in a position to move onto a Masters degree, focusing on courses based on Practice Development.
You will take part in a challenging and flexible learning environment to develop as a competent and reflective nurse in community specialist practice. We will facilitate development of broad knowledge and skills relating to public health, evidence-based practice, leadership, change management and collaborative working. You'll develop specialist knowledge and skills in aspects such as health assessment, clinical care and case management, and actively encouraged to work with other health professionals to enhance your knowledge and understanding.
You can choose to study full-time (40 weeks) or part-time (80 weeks). The course comprises 120 credits of learning at level 6, and qualifies you for practice in your specialist pathway. Our course is a half theory, half practice, facilitated in an area specific to your Community Learning Disabilities Nursing. You'll have the opportunity to gain alternative practice experience in another relevant setting during the course (we encourage 5 days on an alternative placement) to provide a wider perspective of what the course will teach you.
All students will undertake a 40-credit module in relation to their specialist pathway.
HPHG 6114 Leading Evidenced Based Community Learning Disabilities Nursing
Students will study the following core 20-credit modules:
- HLLG 6018 Evidence Based Practice
- HPHG 6050 Public Health Practice
- HPHG 6028 Facilitating Health Behaviour Change
- HLLG 6053 Multi-Agency Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults
- HPHG 9006 Qualificatory Practice Unit- Community Specialist Practice
- HPHN 9001 Qualificatory Unit of Study: Community Practitioner Nurse Prescribing (V100) (optional)
- HPHN 9002 Qualificatory Unit of Practice: Community Practitioner Nurse Prescribing (V100) (optional)
For detailed summary of all course content please read our programme specification for this course.
Assessment, Feedback, and Teaching and Learning methods
Full details are available in the programme specification.
The teaching timetable should be available from the end of August. Access to the timetable is through the Student Hub – you will be able to access the Student Hub after you have completed online registration. The teaching day is 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday; please keep your other commitments open until confirmation of your teaching timetable, and bear in mind that many courses will offer placements or fieldwork which sometimes extends into the evenings and weekends.
Have a question about our entry requirements?
120 Level 5 credits.
Making your application
Applications should be made online directly to the university via the apply button above. For further details and guidance, contact email@example.com. There is no official closing date but we would encourage you to apply as early as possible, as many courses are competitive.
What makes a good application?
We consider all aspects of your application, not simply your qualifications and grades. We look at your academic background and performance, relevant experience (particularly for professional courses where some voluntary or paid experience is required) and your reference. Above all, we look for motivation, commitment and potential-evidence that you can benefit from study at higher education level.
Make sure you include:
- Relevant qualifications/evidence of ability: check our website for the specific entry requirements required for each course. Tell us your previous academic results and your projected grades.
- A supportive reference, from an employer or your school or college.
- A good personal statement.
- Explain clearly what attracts you to the course and tell us about your wider interests and experience. If you are applying for a course that incorporates professional training and placements, you should include any relevant experience or visits you have made in the workplace. Highlight your individual strengths and qualities, personal skills, capacity for teamwork, contribution to the community and your enterprise, originality and determination. Select some activities which bring out these qualities.
When we receive your application, we will send you an acknowledgement and if you are successful at this stage you will get either an offer (with an invitation to visit the campus to which you have applied), or an invitation to interview on a particular date. If we are not able to offer you a place on your chosen course we will usually try to offer you a place on a similar course and will contact you to discuss this. Alternatively, if we think you are suitable, but cannot offer you a place on your preferred campus because of the level of competition, we will offer you a place at another campus if one is available.
And if I accept?
The admissions team will contact you and send further information from February onwards about accommodation, and from May/June onwards about preparing to join the university. If you have any other queries, please telephone the admissions offices for information and advice on 0845 6061144.
We welcome applications for deferred entry on some courses. If you have specific plans during your year out, indicate these on your personal statement as they may be relevant to your course and could enhance your application.
Applications for full-time undergraduate study are made through UCAS. Please see the international pages of our website for full details of our entry requirements (including English-language skills) as well as contacts for advice and support.
From 2009 the UK Border Agency introduced a Points-Based Immigration System (PBS) for students coming to the UK from outside the European Economic Area (EEA). Students entering higher education will need to obtain a Confirmation of Acceptance (CAS) plus finance confirmation to obtain a Tier 4 student visa. UK education providers are licensed by the UK Border Agency. When students apply for their visa (or entry clearance) they will need a valid Certificate of Acceptance of Studies from the university. Please note that a CAS is not a guarantee that a visa will be issued.
See the following websites for further details: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/studyingintheuk
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