Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Specialist Community Practitioner (Community Children's Nursing)

This programme has been developed to enable qualified children�s nurses to transfer their existing skills, knowledge and experience to provide holistic nursing care to children, young people and their families at home, or closer to home. The course will also enable you to develop the ability to lead and develop community children�s services in the light of contemporary policy. This will involve specialist practice experience and theoretical learning which will equip you to deliver seamless, high quality, holistic care to children and young people using health services. You will be able to improve the experiences of ill and disabled children and their families by examining how care is delivered across integrated pathways of services: Primary, secondary and, in some cases, tertiary care; transition into adult services and health; children�s social care; education and housing services. Those whose needs will be considered during the course include children with: Acute and short term conditions; long-term conditions; disabilities and complex conditions, including those requiring continuing health care and neonates; life-limiting and life-threatening illness, including those requiring end of life care. You will also be challenged to consider your specialist role within the wider context of public health and the organisation and strategic development of services.

Entry requirements

Applicants must have current level one registration on the NMC professional register (part one or part two); a minimum of a year�s post-registration experience; 120 credits at Level 5 (to study at Level 6) or 120 credits at Level 6 (to study at post graduate level) in nursing or social science related subject; employment within a Community Children�s Nursing team or Hospital at Home Service for children and be seconded by your current employer.

Course modules

You will study the following shared modules: Public health; leadership and management; research in health and social care; vulnerability; integrated practice. You will also study specific community children�s nursing modules: Delivering contemporary community children�s nursing; managing and developing community children�s nursing services; community children�s nurses including paediatric clinical examination and minor illness.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time - 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University Liverpool L3 2AJ North West

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