Birmingham City University
Specialist Community Public Health Nurse
1st level registration with the NMC (1 year's post-registration experience ideal) If awaiting confirmation of registration, there must be evidence of successful completion of a pre-registration nursing or midwifery programme and evidence of application for NMC registration. To access BSc (Hons): You need the equivalent of 240 credits of which 120 must be at level 5 (higher diploma level). To access PG Diploma: If you have previously studied at level 6, you may be eligible for entry onto the postgraduate award. It is essential that students obtain an organised practice placement with a Primary Care Trust (PCT) and an allocated practice teacher in the defined area of Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Practice. Without a qualified practice teacher we regret that we cannot offer a place on this course. Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and Occupational Health Clearance is required prior to course entry.
Modules include: evidence based practice/research; introducing the principles and practice of specialist community public health nursing; leadership innovations in public health; safeguarding vulnerable people; V100 (nurse prescribing); consolidation for professional practice; sexual health awareness and practice.
There are a variety of assessments, which include assignments, and invigilated examinations. The pathway modules are assessed through written work and achievement of the Nursing and Midwifery Standards of Proficiency in Practice, which is viewed together as a portfolio. Students will also complete a workbook and undertake an invigilated examination to enable them to prescribe from the Nurse Prescribing Formulary.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|PgDip||Full-time||September 2016||-||1 years|
|PgDip||Part-time||September 2016||-||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Westbourne City South Campus||Birmingham||B15 3TN||West Midlands|