Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting or School Nursing)

Students learn through a structured series of taught modules, which are interspersed with high-quality placements guided by experienced practice teachers. The curriculum covers the theory and practicalities of working with children and families, as well as wider public health challenges such as critical policy review and strategic leadership and commissioning. Students can also expand their nursing responsibilities with the nurse prescribing module. On completing the course students can register to prescribe from the community practitioners' formulary.

Course modules

Core modules: research in public health theory; leadership, commissioning and public health practice; fundamentals of specialist community public health nursing (health visiting or school nursing); enhanced specialist community public health nursing (health visiting or school nursing); critical policy review; consolidated practice; community practitioner nurse prescribing. Plus 1 optional module: understanding contraception and sexual health (school nursing only); work-based learning. It may be possible to replace the community practitioner nurse prescribing module with 1 of the 2 optional modules. This is only applicable for those who already have a nurse prescribing qualification recorded with the NMC (health visiting students) or if the nurse prescribing module is not relevant to the student's future qualified role (school nursing students).

Assessment methods

Assessment will be through a variety of methods, including, essays, case studies, a critical incident analysis, competency based portfolio and a critical policy review.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time GBP 6,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time GBP 6,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time GBP 6,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgDip Full-time GBP 6,100 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
PgDip Full-time GBP 6,100 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
PgDip Full-time GBP 11,200 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
PgDip Part-time GBP 3,050 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
PgDip Part-time GBP 3,050 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time GBP 3,050 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time GBP 3,050 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

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