Specialist Community Practitioner (District Nursing), Postgraduate Diploma | Liverpool John Moores University | Liverpool, United Kingdom
Postgraduate Diploma On Campus

Specialist Community Practitioner (District Nursing)

12 months
16900 GBP/year
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The Specialist Community Practitioner (District Nursing) programme offered by the Liverpool John Moores University combines theory and primary care practice, preparing practitioners to lead service development.


The Specialist Community Practitioner (District Nursing) programme offered by the Liverpool John Moores University is made up of a number of core modules which are part of the course framework. Some programmes also have optional modules that can be selected to enhance your learning in certain areas and many feature a dissertation, extended report or research project to demonstrate your advanced learning.

The course’s student-centred approach values prior learning and experience and builds on existing clinical and theoretical knowledge. 

Many sessions are co-taught with other community nursing programmes enabling you to gain a better understanding and appreciation of the roles played by, and the challenges faced by, other healthcare specialists.


 Our applied learning techniques and strong industry connections ensure our students are fully prepared for the workplace on graduation and understand how to apply their knowledge in a real world context.

This District Nursing programme is specifically designed to balance academic content with practical experience. It is geared towards securing motivating and rewarding employment. Underpinning all aspects of the training offered is a commitment to: ethical and anti-oppressive values, the values and principles of the NHS Constitution and Professional Body requirements.

As a graduate you may go on to lead and develop future services, follow a career in public health, work as a community educator, in a safeguarding role or a healthcare leadership/management position. There is also, of course, the opportunity to progress to further study.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Public Health
  • Advancing Leadership through Action Learning
  • Contemporary Issues in District Nursing: Part  with V100 Nurse Prescribing
  • Contemporary Issues in District Nursing: Part 
  • Long Term Conditions: Context, Assessment and Management
  • Research for Specialist Practice
  • Contemporary Issues in District Nursing: Part  (without V100 Nurse Prescribing)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • to be practising as an Adult nurse
  • current level one registration on the NMC professional register (part one)
  • a minimum of one year’s post-registration experience
  • 120 credits at Level 5 (to study at Level 6) or 120 credits at Level 6 (to study at postgraduate level) in nursing

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16900 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Liverpool

556 - 1035 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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