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BSc HonsSpecialist Community Public Health (Health Visiting and School Nursing) (top-up)

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You should consider this programme if you are a qualified nurse or midwife who wishes to work as a specialist community public health nurse in health visiting or school nursing.

This programme has been developed in response to the Government’s Health Visitor Implementation Plan 2011-15 and ongoing work by the Department of Health to re-affirm the essential role of the school nurse and health visitor in delivering a universal and early intervention service to children, young people and their families.

The School of Health & Social Care has developed this programme with local partner healthcare organisations. It is intended to meet the needs and expectations of the new agenda and make a difference to the health and well-being of individuals and communities.

Please note that the course Prescribing for Specialist Community Public Health Nurses is not core to the programme. However, most NHS employers will require you to complete this within your programme of study.

The aims of the programme are:

To enable you to integrate the study of health, policy, research and evidence-based practice within the context of specialist community public health nursing (SCPHN) practice
To prepare you to meet the demands of delivering a service that meets the contemporary SCPHN agenda
To provide you with eligibility to work in a wide range of community-based settings, mainly in health and education sectors.

Programme structure

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing 1: Foundations for Practice (Level 6) (20 credits)
Specialist Community Public Health Nursing 2: Developing Proficiencies (Level 6) (20 credits)
Specialist Community Public Health Nursing 3: Developing Leadership (Level 6) (20 credits)
Promoting Health of Children and Young People in Practice (15 credits)
Safeguarding Children and Young People in Community Practice (15 credits)
Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Project Course (30 credits)

Career opportunities

Graduates may pursue opportunities in the NHS and primary care trusts and education locally and nationally.

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Application start
Aug 1, 2018
Application deadline
Aug 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States