Oxford Brookes University
Community District Nursing
This course aims to produce community specialist practitioners, able to lead and bring about change in their practice environments. Students who successfully fulfil the required criteria within the Community Children's Nursing PGDip course can qualify for the relevant NMC Community Specialist Practitioner (CSP) Award, which includes being a non-medical prescriber able to prescribe from the community practitioners� formulary.
Applicants for the PGDip in Community Children�s Nursing course will normally be health care professionals with a minimum of 1 year�s professional (ie post-qualification) practice. In addition, students must normally: be registered on the relevant nursing part of the NMC register and demonstrate evidence of Advanced Level study on entry, have the support of their manager or sponsorship from a Primary Care or Hospital Trust, have access to a community practice teacher, have a source of funding to enable them to meet the course fees, evidence of being currently on the NMC register will also be required. Students also need to obtain funding and sponsorship from their strategic health authority through their local trust. All applicants will be screened for fitness for practice and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be made.
Core modules: leadership in health and social care, community specialist practice 1 (CCN), community specialist practice 2 (CCN), work-based learning (with a community children's nursing (CCN) focus). Optional modules: community practitioner nurse prescribing (V100), advanced health promotion, risk and protection of children.
A variety of assessments is used, including written assignments, a practice portfolio and examinations.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Headington Campus||Oxford||OX3 0BP||South East|
|Marston Road Campus||Oxford||OX3 0FL||South East|