• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
The Nursing (Specialist District Nursing) with NMC Recordable SPQ course from De Montfort University is unique and innovative, designed to meet the needs of nursing practitioners who wish to advance their knowledge and skills to expert specialist level within their current practice domain.

About

The Nursing (Specialist District Nursing) with NMC Recordable course from De Montfort University specifically caters for clinically experienced nurses seeking a flexible route to a master’s level qualification that has a recordable Specialist Practitioner Qualification (PG Diploma only) with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Reasons to study Nursing (Specialist District Nursing) with NMC Recordable SPQ at DMU:

  • With an integrated theory and practice approach, you will develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary for safe and effective specialist practice to patients and clients, as well as the confidence to deliver higher level clinical decision making, make consistent developments and advancements in clinical healthcare, and drive through strategic or operational change within your workplace
  • Our strong links with clinical practice, combined with direct input and teaching from experienced colleagues in clinical settings, ensures your learning is relevant to current practice
  • You will benefit from experienced visiting lecturers, ensuring your learning is at the cutting-edge of developments in the sector
  • Our practitioner, researchers, and academic staff are experienced specialists in clinical areas of practice and will offer a unique perspective to your learning
  • Inter-professional learning develops your ability to work as part of a multi-professional team
  • You will obtain a specialist practitioner recordable qualification with the NMC
  • Through the form of a project you can undertake a service development initiative to positively impact upon the patient experience as part of the master's qualification

Graduate careers

Nursing practice provides an essential aspect of your professional portfolio and career development; supporting your career progression through the advancement of your own practice in providing high-quality patient, family, group and community specialist nursing care in clinical practice.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Accountable Practitioner 
  • Using Evidence to Develop Service and Advance Nursing Practice 
  • Physical and Psychosocial Examination and Consultation Skills for Specialist Practice 
  • Accountable Practitioner
  • Influencing/Innovating and Problem Solving in Clinical Practice

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      PG Dip - One year full-time (for district nursing pathway only) 

    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      • PG Dip - Normally two years part-time. 
      • MSc - normally two to six years part-time.
      • PG Diploma Nursing (Specialist) Practice with/without NMC SPQ : Normally two years part-time (or one year full-time for district nursing students only)
      • MSc Nursing (Specialist) Practice with/without NMC SPQ : Normally two to six years part-time
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
    • PgCert: 60 credits
    • PgDip: 120 credits
    • MSc: 180 credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A UK honours degree (2:2 or above in a relevant subject, or equivalent)
  • A minimum of 60 credits (inclusive of research) at level 6 plus three years’ clinical experience
  • Effective registration on the NMC professional register
  • At least two years’ clinical experience in nursing in a chosen field of practice, and demonstration of experience in leadership, within your clinical area either through continued professional development (CPD) or publication of clinical articles/material
  • You should also be able to demonstrate that you have the requisite clinical skills and relevant CPD required and therefore be in a position to develop higher level skills

Tuition Fee

  • International

    525 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 525 GBP per module and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    525 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 525 GBP per module and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Full-time 15 credit taught module £525 with 60 credit dissertation £2,100
  • Part-time 15 credit taught module £525 with 60 credit dissertation £2,100

Living costs for Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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