BSc (Hons) Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting)

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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

BSc (Hons) Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting)

For practitioners wishing to register a qualification with the NMC as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (health visiting or school nursing).

You will study the general principles of public health nursing practice and will also undertake specialist modules to include integrated community nurse prescribing in your chosen area of health visiting or school nursing. 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 register as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. This programme will also be offered as Graduate Diploma for individuals already holding a bachelor degree (subject to validation April 2012).

The course can currently be taken on a full or two year part time basis. Both routes require theoretical and practical elements comprising study at Glyndŵr University and supervised practice time in clinical practice with a current sign off practice teacher. Applicants must hold current registration as a Nurse or Midwife and be educated to at least diploma level. They will be required to undertake enhanced criminal records disclosure.

Modules

Level 3

Core modules

  • Research Methods in Health and Social Care
  • Leadership in Healthcare Practice
  • Family approaches to health for health visitors and school nurses
  • Individual approaches to health for health visitors and school nurses
  • Population approaches to Specialist Community Public Health Nursing

Specialist modules

  • Specialist Practice Health Visiting with integrated Community Nurse Prescribing (40 credits) or
  • Specialist Practice School Nursing with integrated Community Nurse Prescribing (40 credits) or
  • Specialist Practice Occupational Health Nursing with integrated Community Nurse Prescribing (40 credits)

Additional module (practice portfolio)

  • Continuing Professional Development (30 credits)

Course duration

Full-time

52 weeks

Part-time

104 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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