This course is for qualified nurses who wish to work as specialist practitioners (district nursing). You should be currently registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
The course will develop your professional knowledge and skills so you can meet the demands of contemporary practice in district nursing.
The course comprises a total of 52 weeks with 50% theory and 50% practice.
The selection process will include a joint interview with the University and NHS Trust.
What modules will I study?
Full-time Modules (at Level 6) Credits
Foundations for Professional Practice 20
Assessment for Clinical Care 20
Clinical Care Management 20
V100 Community Practitioner Nurse prescriber 10
Developing Leadership for Professional Practice 20
Project for Specialist Community Nursing 20
To meet present NMC requirements, you must
Be a qualified nurse (adult branch).
Hold current NMC registration.
Have a minimum of, typically, 120 credits at Level 5.
Recruitment will be in partnership with local healthcare organisations (NHS trusts), which will employ successful applicants for the length of the course. NHS Trusts will also advertise for external candidates for Student District Nurses via NHS jobs. Search www.jobs.nhs.uk for Student District Nurse vacancies to apply. As an employee of the healthcare organisation, you will be required to have an occupational health assessment and undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service police disclosure.
If you were educated in a language other than English and/ or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each skill) or an equivalent rating in another Secure English Language Test.