Ulster University

Ulster University

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN)

The programme is designed to prepare students to register on the 3rd part of the NMC Professional Register in the following areas - health visiting or school nursing. Students undertaking a programme leading to a Specialist Community and Public Health Nursing qualification complete 113 days of practice to permit you to attain the required specialist competencies and enable you to make the necessary links between theory and practice. Each student has a teacher practitioner identified who provides the support, guidance and facilitation necessary for the student to develop the competencies/attributes needed and assesses their achievement.

Entry requirements

Applicants must have current Part 1or 2 registration in either nursing or midwifery with the Nursing and Midwifery Council; BSc Hons/BSc degree in Nursing or a health related area; or a Diploma of Higher Education in Nursing/midwifery which is equivalent to 240 academic credits; or applicants without a Diploma Higher Education in nursing/midwifery must have successfully completed a portfolio of evidence for Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) which demonstrates the achievement of all Level 4 and Level 5 learning outcomes. Please note this APL portfolio must be successfully completed and assessed by Ulster University before applicant can proceed to interview. Health Visiting students are required to apply through a Regional Recruitment and Selection process and pass the standard set at interview. Occupational Health Nurses and School Nurses apply directly to the HSCT and must pass the standard set at interview. Provide an Access NI Enhanced Disclosure certificate, which is current on application to Ulster.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 52 weeks

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Jordanstown Campus Newtownabbey BT37 0QB Northern Ireland

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