Oxford Brookes University

Community Nursing in the Home or District Nursing

This course is aimed at community nurses wishing to prepare for (or consolidate) a leadership role.

Entry requirements

Applicants for the PGDip in Community Nursing in the Home / District Nursing course will normally be health care professionals with a minimum of 1 year�s professional (ie post-qualification) practice. This course is at level 7 (Master�s Degree) therefore evidence is required of recent study at level 6 (degree level). Applicants must be registered on the relevant nursing part of the NMC register and demonstrate evidence of Advanced Level study on entry; have the support of your 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. Additionally entry on the course will be subject to satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service clearance; evidence of being currently on the NMC register will also be required. Successful entry to this course is subject to satisfactory references.

Course modules

Leadership in health and social care; community specialist practice 1 (dn); community specialist practice 2 (dn); community practitioner nurse prescribing (v100). Optional modules include: work-based learning (with a district nursing - dn - focus); operational management in health and social care; advanced communication and supportive relationships; advanced symptom management.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on a developmental process of acquiring, modifying and refining skills and knowledge during each module. A variety of assessments is used, including written assignments, a practice portfolio and examinations.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time - 12 months
PgDip Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Headington Campus Oxford OX3 0BP South East

Key information

Programme Administrator
Telephone number: 
01865 488111