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Public Health Nurse (Health Visiting)

Bournemouth University

12 months
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This Public Health Nurse (Health Visiting) course from Bournemouth University prepares practitioners to work in defined areas of community public health practice, for registration as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) Health Visitor.

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Why study BSc/PG Dip Public Health Nurse (Health Visiting) at BU?

  • On this Public Health Nurse (Health Visiting) course from Bournemouth University , you'll demonstrate achievement of the ‘Standards of Proficiency’ required by the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) for registration as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) Health Visitor
  • You’ll be exposed to the breadth and depth of public health working and demonstrate your ability to participate safely in the practice of Health Visiting
  • Prepare to lead and manage the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme (DH 2009) provision in collaboration with other health and early year providers
  • The course is an equal split of theory and practice-based study, with theory learning at BU and practice learning supported by a practice teacher within your seconding NHS Trust
  • Applicants should apply via their local 0-19 years’ service provider adverts for Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) Health Visitor studentships/training contracts. 

Professional development

By completing this course, you will be satisfying the NMC criteria for registering for Part 3 of the NMC Register and will be qualified and prepared to work in the community as a health visitor. This role is in high demand and employment is highly likely.

Career progression may ultimately lead to you becoming a:

  • Health visitor
  • Academic researcher
  • Academic lecturer.


Nursing and Midwifery Council

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Professional Role (Health Visiting)
  • Context & Scope of Public Health
  • Exploring & Evaluating Evidence
  • Public Health Leadership & Management (Health Visiting)
  • Public Health Management Strategies
  • Health Promotion & Partnership Working

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

No application deadline. If you will need a visa, think carefully about the length of time it will take for your visa application to be processed.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject. 
  • Part One or Part Two registration on the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) register; training contract or secondment from a 0-19 years' service provider/NHS employer.

Tuition Fee

  • This course is commissioned by the local NHS trust so there are no fees.
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Living costs for Bournemouth

700 - 1000 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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