University of Huddersfield
Community Nursing Practice (District Nursing)
Applicants must hold current registration on part 1 of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Register. A period of post-registration nursing experience will be required, appropriateness of length of time normally being assessed on an individual basis at interview. Hold a 1st degree in nursing or other relevant health related subject or provide other evidence of the ability to study at post-graduate level. Examples of indicators of ability to study at Master's level that may be accepted as evidence including 1 or more of the following: Successful completion of a module(s) at Master's level; a report (written or verbal) of an aspect of practice role development or of clinical practice in which the applicant played a prominent role, identifying strategies utilised at key stages and academic skills required for successful completion of the project. Ideally this will include evidence of ability to undertake electronic searches and critically review relevant literature. Successful completion of a substantial amount of relevant study at Honours level for which credit has been awarded, as evidenced by an educational transcript, that indicates readiness to progress to studying at a more advanced level. Requests by applicants for accreditation of prior certificated learning (APL) and / or for accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL) to enable entry to the course with credit will be considered by the admissions tutor and where considered appropriate. Entry to the course is subject to passing an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, which is undertaken by the University. Applicants who meet the entry criteria will be invited to attend for an interview and are required to undertake a numeracy assessment as part of the selection process. Applicants must be released by their current NHS employer for 2 and a half days per week and have a named practice teacher.
Modules include: Critical appraisal of research literature; leadership and management for healthcare practice; principles of managing complex care; managing complex care in community nursing practice; nurse prescribing from the community practitioners formulary (V100 mode 2) and (V150); operational frameworks for community based practitioners; promoting health and wellbeing in community nursing practice; project (health related); research project preparation.
Assessment is a combination of coursework, practice and examination. The nature of the assessment varies from module to module, and mirrors the modes of communication expected of graduates in this field, for example, report writing, case presentation and debate. 50% of the assessment is based on theoretical work and 50% is based on practice work assessed by a practice teacher, both of which must be passed.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2016||-||3 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|University of Huddersfield||Huddersfield||HD1 3DH||Yorkshire and the Humber|
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