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Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (School Nursing), Postgraduate Diploma

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (WUR) Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
On successful completion of the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (School Nursing) course at University of Wolverhampton, you will be able to register on the third part of the Nursing and Midwifery register as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse School Nursing.

Overview

The Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (School Nursing) course at University of Wolverhampton will:

  • equip you with the knowledge, skills and understanding to evaluate, enhance and develop your public health practice
  • develop and enhance your leadership and management skills within the context of public health nursing practice to support others and to benefit the health of children, families and communities.
  • enable you to adopt critical reflective practice and lifelong learning that fosters a spirit of scientific enquiry and research promoting personal and professional development.
  • equip you with cognitive skills and knowledge to lead, innovate, advocate change and contribute to an evidence base of practice in order to benefit the health of children, young people, families and communities.
  • support you to work with codes and standards of professional practice to protect human rights, promote equality and manage risk to deliver safe effective health care.

Career opportunities

You will by the end of the course be able to apply to the third part of the NMC register to practice as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse / School Nurse.

Further career opportunities are available in specialist clinical roles; Education and Management.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Advanced Perspectives of Public Health in Specialist Practice 
  • Research and Inquiry in Specialist Practice 
  • Contemporary issues in child and adolescent health 
  • Critical perspectives of safeguarding children, young people and families 
  • Critical perspectives of leadership, management and innovation in specialist practice 
  • Specialist Community Public Health Nursing -School Nursing and Health Visiting

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Direct applications can be made any time prior to the start date but we will need sufficient time to get the documents from you and process the application.
  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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.

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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General Requirements

  • Students must be a Level 1 Registered Nurse or Midwife on either Part 1 or Part 2 of the Nursing and Midwifery Council Register.
  • They must be seconded or sponsored by a NHS Trust or equivalent employer.
  • The minimum academic entry requirement is a first degree.
  • Students will be required to undertake a DBS check and occupational health clearance which is arranged by the sponsoring or seconding organisation.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Wolverhampton

  • 550 - 900 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

  • Postgraduate Loans
    • Professional and Career Development Loan
    • Charitable Funding
    • University Postgraduate Loyalty Discount
    • Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund

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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