University of Brighton
Community Specialist Practice
Degree and/or experience: registration as nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council under General Practice Nursing RN1, RNA; Nursing in the Home (District Nursing) RN1, RNA. And normally hold a health-related degree at 2:1 or above; have successfully completed study within the last five years; normally have a minimum of six months' post-registration experience, preferably in the community; demonstrate the potential to benefit from masters-level study. For non-native speakers of English: IELTS 6.5 overall, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.
Research Methods: this module, shared with other students in the graduate programme, facilitates the development of knowledge and skills required to inform evidence-based practice, and prepares students for completion of a dissertation.
Research Evidence in Practice:This is a practice-based module focusing on the evidence underpinning clinical practice and theory - practice relationships.
Transforming Practice: the challenges of change: The aim of this module is to develop practitioners who will take a lead role in the management and development of effective strategies for health and social care interventions. This module is shared across the community nursing programmes with level 6 students.
Nurse Prescribing from the Community Nurse Prescribers Formulary:
This module is mandatory for those undertaking the Nursing in the Home / District Nursing pathway.
In addition to the core modules mentioned above, you can choose from a wide choice of optional modules which allow you to study topics of personal and professional interest, including:leadership and management; practising public health; assessing individuals and families; practice development through work-based learning; investigating health and social care.
With the guidance of a tutor, you will set out a professional development plan (PDP) from the initial interview, which will be reviewed throughout the course. The PDP helps to integrate your personal areas of advancement with the existing requirements of the knowledge and skills framework. It also serves as evidence of your expanded skill set in order to boost your future employability. The PDP also ensures that your needs are assessed on an ongoing basis and adjustments made accordingly, particularly useful if an extended part-time route is taken.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2016||-||1 years|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2016||-||2 years|
|PgDip||Part-time||September 2016||-||1 years|
|PgDip||Part-time||September 2016||-||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Falmer Campus||Brighton||BN1 9PH||South East|
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