University of Cumbria

University of Cumbria

Community Specialist Practice (District Nursing)

This course will prepare you for the role of Community Specialist Practitioner within District Nursing. Successful completion entitles you to record your qualification with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). The course facilitates development of broad knowledge and skills in relation to public health, evidence-based practice, leadership, change management and collaborative working. It also develops specialist knowledge and skills in aspects such as health assessment, clinical care and case management.

Entry requirements

1st or 2nd Class Honours degree. You must be current on the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) nursing register and you will need to provide evidence of study at level 6 within the last 5 years or complete an approved study skills course.

Course modules

All students will undertake a 40-credit module in relation to their specialist pathway: Leading evidence based district nursing. Core modules: Evidence based practice; public health practice; facilitating health behaviour change; consultation and physical examination: health assessment skills; community practitioner nurse prescribing; qualificatory unit of study; community practitioner nurse prescribing; qualificatory practice unit are professional qualificatory requirements for District Nurse students.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include: Competence profile; patchwork text portfolio; health needs assessment briefing paper; examination; essay; verbal presentation to and assessed by peers and lecturer; OSCEs; mentor assessment of competence in practice, through a process of formative; summative assessment.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,333 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,900 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,900 per Whole course (England) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 10,333 per Whole course (International) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,900 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,900 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 10,333 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,900 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,900 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,900 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,900 per Whole course (England) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 10,333 per Whole course (International) 2 years
Graduate Diploma Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,600 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
Graduate Diploma Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,600 per Whole course (England) 1 years
Graduate Diploma Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,600 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
Graduate Diploma Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,600 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
Graduate Diploma Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,600 per Whole course (England) 2 years
Graduate Diploma Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,600 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
Graduate Diploma Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,600 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
Graduate Diploma Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,600 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
Graduate Diploma Full-time September 2017 GBP 3,600 per Whole course (England) 1 years
Graduate Diploma Full-time September 2017 GBP 3,600 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
Graduate Diploma Full-time September 2017 GBP 3,600 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
Graduate Diploma Full-time September 2017 GBP 3,600 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
Graduate Diploma Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,600 per Whole course (England) 2 years
Graduate Diploma Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,600 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
Graduate Diploma Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,600 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
Graduate Diploma Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,600 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lancaster Campus Lancaster LA1 3JD North West

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Key information

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