PgDip Specialist Community Nursing (Community Childrens Nursing)

About the course

  • The MSc Specialist Community Nursing course will give you specialist skills and knowledge in community nursing in the areas of health needs assessment, clinical practice, care and programme management, clinical practice leadership
  • It is suitable for all registered nurses who want to achieve registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a Specialist Community Nurse
  • It gives you the option to specialise in children's nursing, district nursing and practice nursing
  • Focuses on the multi-professional and multi-agency approaches to care
  • Combines on campus learning at the University with hands on experience in a practice environment, with an equal allocation of practice and theory hours

The programme is designed to enable practitioners to adopt a strategic approach to the provision of specialist community nursing care, working effectively with individuals, families, groups and communities, involving, where appropriate, an active collaboration with other disciplines and agencies. It fulfils the professional standards for the education and preparation of specialist community practitioners developed by the UKCC [2001] and is endorsed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. The programme leads to a professional recognition in community children’s nursing, community nursing in the home – district nursing or general practice nursing preparing students for an enhanced, specialist role with specific patient/client groups in the community with either an Independent Nurse prescribing award or community nurse prescribing award. The programme also prepares specialist community practitioners to effectively contribute to the current health policy agenda through the provision of quality specialist community nursing interventions that promote the health and well-being of individuals, families, groups and communities.

Teaching methods

You'll experience a wide variety of learning styles on the BSc Specialist Community Nursing course. During your studies you'll develop your capacity for self-directed study and your interpersonal skills.

We particularly emphasise the importance of structured research: well-prepared written and verbal presentations and computer literacy. Alongside elements of standard lectures, seminars, tutorials and laboratories, you also learn through case studies, individual and group projects and other student centred activities.

In your final year you will normally have the opportunity to practice your independent study skills by completing a Major project or dissertation.

You will develop your capacity for independent study and interpersonal skills on this programme. There is an emphasis on structured research, well-prepared written and verbal presentations and computer literacy.

Dates

2022

Start DateEnd DateLink
21/09/202225/09/2023Apply online (Full Time)
20/01/202313/02/2024Apply online (Full Time)
21/09/202225/09/2023Apply online (Part Time)
20/01/202313/02/2024Apply online (Part Time)

2023

Start DateEnd DateLink
21/09/202325/09/2024Apply online (Full Time)
20/01/202413/02/2025Apply online (Full Time)
21/09/202325/09/2024Apply online (Part Time)
20/01/202413/02/2025Apply online (Part Time)

Course fees

Fees 2022

UK Students

Full time
  • £9750 for the 2022/2023 academic year
Part time
  • £810 per 15 credits for the 2022/2023 academic year

EU Students

Full time
  • £14750 for the 2022/2023 academic year
Part time
  • £1230 per 15 credits for the 2022/2023 academic year