BSc (Hons) Community Specialist Practitioner District Nursing

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Duration Full-time
Start date September 2021
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Features of the programme:

  • The programme is 50% theory and 50% practice within District Nursing under the supervision of a qualified Practice Assessor and Practice Supervisor
  • The programme can be studied full time over 52 weeks or part time over 104 weeks / Distance Learning
  • The programme can be studied at BSc (Hons) if you hold a Diploma or at Post-Graduate Diploma if you hold a degree (1st or 2:1 classification) and wants to advance to level 7 (Master’s level)
  • Successful students will have a specialist practitioner qualification recorded with the NMC
  • The programme utilises an integrated theory and practice approach that will develop skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary for safe and effective specialist practice

 

Staff highly regarded by students and practice placement partners for our teaching in this area, the University of Cumbria has a strong reputation for its District Nurse training. You will work with skilled academics who have held senior roles in DN.

  • Dr Susan Harness - CSP Programme Lead; module lead for Leading and Advancing District Nursing and Leadership and Change for Community Specialist Practitioners
  • Senior Lecturer Sarah Ward Senior Lecturer Lisa Dorrington Senior Lecturer Lisa Smith Senior LecturerJanine Hill

Graduate destinations

Successful students have typically progressed their career into District Nursing Sister/Charge Nurse; District Nurse Team Leader; Clinical improvement lead; Clinical Service Manager; Risk and Safety Manager with some students choosing to develop their careers within other NHS specialist roles.

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