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BSc Hons Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting and School Nursing) (Top Up) | P12529 | Level 6 | Credits 120 | 2022/23
Faculty of Education, Health and Human Sciences
Application Portal
BSc Hons Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting and School Nursing) (Top Up) | P12529 | Level 6 | Credits 120 | 2022/23
Availability
3rd January 2023

  • NURS-1407 - Developing Proficiency for Professional Practice
  • NURS-1563 - Developing Leadership for Professional Practice
  • NURS-1409 - Promoting Health of Children and Young People in Community Practice
  • NURS-1411 - Project for Specialist Community Nursing
  • NURS-1410 - Safeguarding Children and Young People in Community Practice
  • NURS-1412 - V100 Community Practitioner Nurse prescriber
  • NURS-1561 - Foundations for Professional Practice
Description

This course is for qualified nurses and midwives who wish to work as specialist community public health nurses (health visiting or school nursing). You should be currently registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

The Specialist Community Public Health Nurse course (SCPHN) is designed for nurses and midwives who wish to pursue a career in health visiting or school nursing. The course leads to a UK wide recognised qualification and registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (health visitor or school nurse). The course aims to integrate the study of health, policy, research and evidence-based practice within the context of SCPHN practice. You will have the opportunity to review and critically analyse many of the issues that impact on service delivery and outcome from a theoretical and practice perspective.

You will develop your evidence-based knowledge and skills in order to respond and contribute to local and national contemporary public health policy and practice.

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

Developing Proficiency for Professional Practice 20

Developing Leadership for Professional Practice 20

Promoting Health of Children and Young People in Community Practice 15

Safeguarding Children and Young People in Community Practice 15

Project for Specialist Community Nursing 30

 

Optional module:

The V100 prescribing module is for community practitioners and is part of a dual curriculum.  Students will only register for this module if it is a requirement of the employing NHS Trust.

PreRequisites

To meet present NMC requirements, you must:

Be a qualified nurse or midwife.

Hold current NMC registration.

Normally have a minimum of 120 credits at Level 5.

How to Apply

NHS Trusts will advertise for student health visitors or school nurses.  Search: jobs.nhs.uk for student health visitor/school nurse vacancies to apply.

Optional module:

The V100 prescribing module is for community practitioners and is part of a dual curriculum.  Students will only register for this module if it is a requirement of the employing NHS Trust.

Recruitment will be in partnership with local healthcare organisations (NHS trusts), which will employ successful applicants for the length of the course. 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.

Venue
Avery Hill
Learning Outcomes
  • On successful completion of the course you will be eligible to work in a wide range of NHS and Local Authority commissioned community services.
  • If you successfully complete this course, you will be awarded a BSc Hons and be entered on to the specialist community public health nursing part of the NMC register as either a health visitor or school nurse.
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Course Leader
Name: Helen Elliott
Administrator
Name: Lynda Parker Brown
Mode of Delivery
On campus
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