To access this course you must have successfully achieved a secondment by a provider onto this programme.
This innovative course has been designed to support a wide range of registered nurses who wish to undertake health visiting /school nursing through theSpecialist community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) programme.
Following successful completion of the programme you will be awarded either:
Both awards will allow registration onto part 3 of the NMC register with recordable V100
The course offers modules that are 50% theory and 50% practice comprising of core and optional modules
To access the BSC (Hons) route you must have:
To access the PG Dip/ MSc route you must have:
Applicants must apply through an advert advertised through NHS jobs and be successful at a joint interview process.
You must complete a declaration form and enhanced CRB disclosure application form prior to commencing the course.
The course adopts a range of teaching and learning strategies designed to facilitate the learning of a professional group; aiming to be efficient and motivating in the transfer of theoretical and practical knowledge, and to engage positively in actively negotiating, constructing and evaluating learning. Strategies include;
A total of 120 credits at level 6 will allow both the professional qualification and academic award
A total of 120 credits for the PG Dip will allow the professional SCPHN award.
This module must be taken by all students undertaking the SCPHN programmeCommunity Formulary prescribing (V100) (semester 3)
Additional final core module for all MSc students only Service Development Project (60 credits)
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 nurse 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 BSc (Hons) or PG Dip academic award and professional qualification (recommended to the NMC part 3 of the register) will allow you to practice as either as a health visitor or school nurse (dependant on field undertaken) in providing high quality child, family, group and wider community specialist public health nursing care in clinical practice.
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All students will be required to attain a secondment from the sponsoring NHS Trust funded from the Education Commissioning Unit of the East Midlands Strategic Health Authority.
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Accreditation of Prior Learning
Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) can be considered where there is a shortfall in entry requirements. A maximum of 45 credits can be brought to this programme via APL.
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