University of Huddersfield

University of Huddersfield

Community Nursing Practice (District Nursing)

This course is specifically aimed at qualified registered nurses and has been designed to meet all NMC standards for this area of specialist practice. The course also meets all of the competencies required by case managers for supporting people with long-term conditions, for example leadership and management of complex care; supporting self care; collaborative working; and managing care at the end of life.

Entry requirements

Be a registered nurse on the NMC Register, with a period of post-registration nursing experience. Complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Be released by current NHS employer for 2� days per week and have a named practice teacher. A 1st degree in nursing or other relevant health related subject. Evidence of the ability to study to postgraduate level, including successful completion of a Master's level module, for example Nurse Prescribing from the Community Practitioners Formulary. A report of an aspect of practice role development or clinical practice in which the student played a prominent role.

Course modules

Modules include: critical appraisal of research literature; principles of managing complex care; operational frameworks for community based practitioners; promoting health and wellbeing in community nursing practice; leadership and management for healthcare practice; managing complex care in community nursing practice; nurse prescribing from the community practitioners; formulary research project preparation; project (health related).

Assessment methods

Assessment involves a combination of written assignments including analysis of case studies on real world practice, examination of both seen and unseen papers and practice portfolio work. 50 per cent of the assessment is based on theoretical work and 50 per cent is based on practice work assessed by a practice teacher, both of which must be passed.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 4,800 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 800 per Credit module (home fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Huddersfield Huddersfield HD1 3DH Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

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