Teesside University

Teesside University

Nursing in the Home/District Nursing

You develop skills in leadership, prescribing, patient safety, clinical practice, the field of district nursing as a speciality, as well as a strong research skills including managing a project. You spend equal amounts of time studying in practice as in the University as developing clinical competencies in district nursing is core to the course. Learning is supported by the programme team throughout. A variety of approaches are taken including working alongside a clinical role model, lectures, clinical skills workshops, seminar groups, online packages, shared experiences within the group and self-directed study using the resources available. This could be from the tutor, the blackboard site, the library, in-house training sessions from the employing organisation or another source to which you have negotiated access and offers knowledge and expertise relevant to your development.

Entry requirements

Students will normally hold 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; 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 Disclosure and Disbarment.

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; evaluating practice; evidence-based practice; specialist nursing in the home/district nursing practice; the principles and practice of advanced management of long-term health conditions.

Assessment methods

There are a variety of assessment methods used to facilitate the students diversity of learning styles. These include written assignments, exams, simulations, project work 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 Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

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

Key information

School of Health and Social Care
Telephone number: 
01642 384176