Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University

Community Specialist Practitioner (District Nursing)

This course is designed to enhance and build upon the community knowledge, skills and experience applicants will have gained as a qualified nurse. The course is 50 per cent theory and 50 per cent practice and includes a five weeks' continuous practice placement.

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold 240 credits (120 level 4, 120 level 5 or 6). Applicants will be required to be registered on Part 1 of the nursing and midwifery council register and will normally have completed a period of experience of sufficient length to have consolidated preregistration outcomes and to have gained a deeper understanding in relevant professional practice. Students would normally have a 1st degree, but non-graduates with extensive relevant practical and continuing professional development experience will be offered the opportunity to complete the non-graduate entry profile in accordance with the University regulations with guidance from the course leader. Further requirements include satisfactory references, disclosure and barring service screening, literacy and numeracy screening.

Course modules

Core modules: Fundamentals of district nursing; leadership and management in the community. 1 of the following modules: Community practitioner nurse prescribing; advanced non-medical prescribing. Optional modules: Holistic assessment skills for community nurses; advancing professional decision making; law and ethics in health and social care; research studies; advanced communication skills; facing death (patients, families and professionals); advanced clinical practice in palliative care; integrated care in the community.

Assessment methods

Assessment will take varied forms and include essays; examinations; case studies; poster presentations; a competency-based portfolio and extended literature review.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time GBP 4,733 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time GBP 4,733 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgDip Full-time GBP 4,733 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
PgDip Full-time GBP 4,733 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgDip Part-time GBP 2,367 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
PgDip Part-time GBP 2,367 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time GBP 2,367 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time GBP 2,367 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Chelmsford Campus Chelmsford CM1 1SQ South East
Cambridge Campus Cambridge CB1 1PT East of England

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01245 493131