Teesside University

Teesside University

Nursing in the Home/District Nursing

Graduates of this programme will be ideally suited for advanced practice roles and leaders within healthcare organisations. This preparation reflects the current demands of the National Health Service (NHS) and prepares students to be both person-centred and innovative as well as leading teams in complex organisations. Teaching will be both in practice placement which will be coordinated by the employing organisation and supported by a practice teacher/sign-off mentor and also within university on the Middlesbrough campus. Students develop skills in leadership, prescribing, patient safety, clinical practice and the field of district nursing as a speciality as well as strong research skills. Students spend equal amounts of time studying in practice as in the University as developing clinical competencies in district nursing is core to the course.

Entry requirements

A degree of 2.2 or above; students with a degree below 2.2 would normally be expected to have demonstrated the ability to have successfully studied at Master's level; have an NMC-valid registration as a registered adult nurse; successful interview and subject to support of an employing organisation who will be responsible for the following essential elements: access to the appropriate learning opportunities, and normally, supernumerary status throughout the programme; a nominated sign-off mentor or practice teacher; a satisfactory work-based risk assessment; current satisfactory enhanced Data Barring Service (DBS) check. There are AP(E)L regulations which can be applied if relevant qualifications (e.g. prescribing) have already been achieved.

Course modules

Core modules: advancing a culture of patient safety in teams; advancing community practitioner prescribing; advancing district nursing practice through a policy context; advancing leadership in the context of specialist practice; designing research projects; evidence-based practice; principles and practice of advanced management of long-term health conditions; specialist nursing in the home/district nursing practice. Modules offered may vary.

Assessment methods

There are a variety of assessment methods used to facilitate the students diversity of learning styles. These include written assignments, exams, simulations and assessment of practice competencies.

Sponsorship information

Please note that due to current anticipated changes to NHS education and HE funding, information relating to funding will be updated on Teesside University website.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Teesside University Middlesbrough TS1 3BA North East

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School of Health and Social Care
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