Postgraduate Diploma On Campus Blended

Community Specialist Practitioner (District Nursing)

12 months
10000 GBP/year
7800 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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At Community Specialist Practitioner (District Nursing) from University of Cumbria with a blend of theory and practice, you will develop your knowledge to become a safe, autonomous and competent Community Specialist Practitioner District Nurse. 


Community Specialist Practitioner (District Nursing) from University of Cumbria offers the advanced level of training you need to prepare you for 21st century District Nursing. Approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), this course will give you specialist skills and knowledge to improve your practice and take your career forward. On successful completion, you will be recorded as a District Nurse on the NMC register.


Postgraduate students who complete the CSP will be encouraged to complete a further 60 credits to qualify as MSc in their chosen field of practice.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Leading Evidence Based District Nursing
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Public Health in Practice
  • Facilitating Health and Behaviour Change
  • Consultation and Physical Examination: Health Assessment Skills
  • Community Specialist Practice
  • Community Practitioner Nurse Prescribing 

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus, Blended

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Be registered with the NMC as a Registered Nurse Adult
  • Have at least 120 credits at level 5 (Project 2000 students awarded Diploma which is 120 level 5 credits)
  • A preferable recent study at level 5 or 6
  • Be seconded from a Health Trust or be sponsored if applying externally
  • English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    7800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7800 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Lancaster

660 - 1140 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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