Manchester Metropolitan University

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

Explore public health, community development, health needs assessment, and health inequalities. Critically examine safeguarding issues, factors affecting emotional wellbeing, and ethics in public health. As a health visitor, you'll usually work in the community with families and young children up to the age of five. As a school nurse, you'll work with children in education, from primary schools to secondary schools and colleges. Our Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) course is for nurses and midwives who already hold a first level qualification on part one or two of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register. You'll spend half of this course in a clinical setting, so you'll also need to have a supported practice placement when you apply, this is obtained by applying to NHS Trusts via NHS jobs. You'll spend 50% of the timetabled course in a health visiting or school nursing community placement depending on the field you've chosen. When you graduate, you're eligible to register on part three of the NMC register as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse. **Features and Benefits** - You can choose to specialise as a health visitor or school nurse. - Our course is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). - You'll spend 50% of the course in practice and 50% studying theory at Manchester Met. - To help you develop the communication and teamwork skills to be part of a multidisciplinary team, you'll study some units with students from the other pathway. - As a graduate, you can register for on three of the NMC register as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse.

Entry requirements

Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip: Applicants should hold a first level qualification on part one or two of the NMC register. Applicants for PgDip will normally have a UK honours degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject, with a minimum of a 2:2 classification and demonstrate the ability to study independently at level 7. Applicants for the BSc (Hons) will normally have 120 level 5 credits in a relevant subject, or a relevant diploma, and demonstrate the ability to study independently at level 6.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 - 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2019 - 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site M15 6BH North West

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