BSc (Hons)/Graduate Diploma in Community Specialist Practice (Community Children’s Nursing)

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Glyndŵr University has extensive experience in delivering healthcare courses. These post-registration nursing courses can top up your study to degree level or, if you are already a graduate can be studied as a graduate certificate or diploma. Modules are both practical and theory-based and offer a means of continuing professional development appropriate to the needs of multi-disciplinary work.

These professional development programmes are ideal for those wishing to expand their general or specific clinical knowledge in relation to their area of healthcare practice.

Key facts

  • All courses have a practice-based or practice-related element which aids learning and develops your skills in rea…

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Glyndŵr University has extensive experience in delivering healthcare courses. These post-registration nursing courses can top up your study to degree level or, if you are already a graduate can be studied as a graduate certificate or diploma. Modules are both practical and theory-based and offer a means of continuing professional development appropriate to the needs of multi-disciplinary work.

These professional development programmes are ideal for those wishing to expand their general or specific clinical knowledge in relation to their area of healthcare practice.

Key facts

  • All courses have a practice-based or practice-related element which aids learning and develops your skills in real situations
  • You will be taught by experienced healthcare practitioner lecturers who have additional specialist higher qualifications
  • On some modules or programmes, if you are employed within Wales you may, by application to both the university and an NHS employer, be given a Welsh Government (WG) funded place. Further details on application.
  • The Specialist Community Public Health Nursing degrees lead to registration on Part III of the United Kingdom Nursing and Midwifery Council Register. Successful completion of the BSc (Hons) Community Specialist Practice allows you to record your qualification with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Successful completion of either course allows you to record the V100 Community Nurse Prescribing qualification

ou will specialise in your chosen area of district nursing, general practice nursing or children’s community nursing by undertaking both generic professional and specialist modules which include community nurse prescribing.

Throughout the course your competence in practice will be assessed. The course will enable you to enhance your practice skills, leadership skills and professionalism. Students successfully completing this course may record their qualification with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. This programme is also offered as a Graduate Diploma for those already holding a bachelor degree. 

The course is normally taken on a two year part time basis or on a modular basis over a maximum period of six years.  Both routes require theoretical and practical elements comprising study at Glyndŵr University and supervised practice time in clinical practice with a current sign off mentor. Applicants must hold current registration as a Nurse and educated to at least diploma level. They should either be employed in a community nursing role or be able to secure a placement and be willing to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance .

 Foundations of Community Practice 

Students will normally undertake the Foundations of Community Practice module (30 credits) at the start of the modular route.   There may also be a number of places available for this module to be undertaken as an individual module. This may be of particular interest to nurses wishing to expand their understanding of community practice and can be accessed by nurses with less than two years experience. If candidates do not have access to a community placement we may be able to support you in this process.

Modules

Level 3

Core modules

  • Process of Enquiry (20 credits)
  • Leadership and Professional Issues (20 credits)
  • Community Nurse Prescribing (V100) (10 credits)
  • Health Promotion and Education (10 credits) 

Specialist modules

  • Specialist Practice in District Nursing (focussing on Chronic Disease Management and Palliative Care) (40 credits)

or

  • Specialist Practice in General Practice Nursing (during which students focus on 3 of the three themes Minor Illness, Chronic Disease Management or Management of Coronary Heart Disease in the Community) (40 credits)

or 

  • Specialist Practice in Children’s Community Nursing (which incorporates Working with Families and Management of Sick Children in the Community) (40 credits) 

Additional module (practice portfolio)

  • Continuing Professional Development (20 credits)

Course duration

Full-time

38 weeks

Part-time

76 weeks

Entry requirements and applying

If you wish to access the Community Specialist Practice and Specialist Community Public Health Nursing programmes you must be a registered nurse or midwife and have access to a practice placement relevant to the route that you wish to pursue. See general entry requirements.

Before you are offered an unconditional place on these degrees you will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance (previously known as CRB) and pay the appropriate fee, so that a check can be made on your suitability for working with children and/or vulnerable adults.

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