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Specialist Community Public Health Nursing

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Achieve both the professional and academic competencies required for the practice of Specialist Community Public Health Nursing course from De Montfort University, with Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registration of either Health Visiting or School Nursing.

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The Specialist Community Public Health Nursing course from De Montfort University aims to ensure that students are prepared to promote health and social well- being through the achievement of the standards of proficiency of specialist community public health nursing (NMC 2004) and adherence to The Code (NMC, 2018).

Practitioners are challenged to consider the socio-economic, political and professional factors that influence and reflect health care demands and provision. They are facilitated in developing their knowledge and skills to enhance the provision of health care, by applying appropriate theory, research and evidence, to reflect contemporary perspectives. Emphasis is placed upon acknowledging the multi-dimensional nature of human beings and providing health promoting care through collaborative working.

Health visitors and School Nurses as Specialist Community Public Health Nurses will have the scope to develop strategies to expand their capacity to lead public health practice and participate in local health plans. The role for health visitors and school nurses focuses on individual, family and community centred public health to improve and tackle health inequalities.The ultimate aim is for you to mature into someone with the skills, knowledge and understanding to function as a valuable member of the community, and become a reflective, evidence-based and innovative practitioner as you deliver a client-centred programme of care.

Graduate careers

A postgraduate academic qualification and NMC registration in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Heath Visiting or School Nursing) will enhance your professional portfolio and support your career progression in providing high-quality patient, family, group and community public healthcare. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Contemporary Approaches to child Development 0-19

  • Promoting the wellbeing of Children and Young people 0- 19
  • Public Health
  • Using Research Evidence in Practice
  • Organisational Development and Change in Contemporary Healthcare
  • An Assest Approach to Support Effective Parenting
  • Protecting and Safeguarding Children and Adults
  • Complex Health Needs

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 13 months

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180 alternative credits

You must complete 180 credits for the MSc or 120 credits for the PG Dip.


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All students must have an effective registration on either the Nursing or Midwifery part of the NMC professional register as a first level nurse. 
  • Also possess a Bsc (Hons) 2:2 or above or professional qualification deemed by the University as equivalent

Tuition Fee

  • Part-time tuition fees will be £6408 over 2 years.
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