Achieve both the professional and academic competencies required for the practice of Specialist Community Public Health Nursing, with Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registration of either Health Visiting or School Nursing.
Inter-professional learning alongside other healthcare professionals develops your ability to work as part of a multi-professional team
Duration: PG Dip two years part-time or one year full-time. MSc – three to six years part-time
Location: De Montfort University
Attendance: Differs between modules and attendance mode chosen. Please visit our website for more information
Start date: January and September 2014 or January 2015
Applicants must apply through an advert advertised through NHS jobs and be successful at a joint interview process.
You must complete an occupational health check, declaration form and enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check before starting the course (if you are overseas you will also need to submit a criminal records certificate from your home country), which needs to be cleared in accordance with DMU’s admissions policy. Contact us for up-to-date information.
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Our student-centred approach to learning includes a wide variety of learning and teaching strategies, including:
Through integrated practice and a course portfolio, you will develop your skills to critique and synthesise ideas, evaluate and reframe arguments and apply the knowledge to clinical practice. The ability of the student to be able to evaluate the evidence base for public health nursing is a core theme that runs throughout the course.
To recognise the importance of the partnership approach between the university and our practice partners to this course, the programme leader, personal tutor, pathway leaders and practice teachers will work together to provide support and guidance for the student while on placement. The personal tutor allocated (SCPHN registered) will be involved in the monitoring of the students’ progress through a tripartite approach.
Throughout the course, you will be challenged to consider the socio-economic, political and professional factors that influence and reflect healthcare demands and provision.
You must complete 180 credits for the MSc or 120 credits for the PG Dip.
Core modules include:
A key strength of our team is that pathway leads are experienced Specialist Community Public Health nurses registered on part 3 of the NMC register in health visiting and school nursing fields of practice; familiar with the evidence-based informing specialist Community Public Health Nursing and a wide range of accompanying issues and debates.
Visiting lecturers will also contribute to the modules to broaden your perspective of public health nursing regionally and nationally. In addition, many staff members are actively involved in undertaking research within this area of practice.
A postgraduate academic qualification and NMC registration in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Heath Visiting or School Nursing) will enhance your professional portfolio and support your career progression in providing high-quality patient, family, group and community public healthcare.
if you work in the NHS you may be eligible for funding from the Education Commission Unit of the East Midlands Strategic Health Authority.
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It is likely there will be some additional costs wherever you choose to study. Here at DMU, we provide excellent learning resources, including the Kimberlin Library and specialist laboratories and studios. However, you should be aware that sometimes you may incur additional costs, which vary from course to course. We provide full details of all course fees, but these extra costs may include general living expenses, field trips, travel for work placement opportunities, materials, additional text books and others such as supplementary printing.
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