University of South Wales

University of South Wales

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting)

Registered specialist community public health nurses (SCPHNs), ie, health visitors or school health nurses, aim to reduce health inequalities by working with individuals, families and communities to promote good health and prevent ill health; there is emphasis on partnership working that cuts across disciplinary, professional and organisational boundaries.

Entry requirements

Applicants need professional and academic qualifications; students must have NMC professional registration of at least 1 year�s duration and be on part 1 and/or part 2 of the NMC register as a registered nurse and/or a registered midwife; applicants should usually have an Honours degree, although consideration are given through the accreditation of prior and experiential learning (APEL) mechanism if students do not possess these qualifications.

Course modules

Modules include: Foundations of specialist community public health nursing; contemporary developments in specialist community public health nursing; evidence based public health; promoting the public health of populations; law, ethics and safeguarding; governance and leadership.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Glyntaff Campus Pontypridd CF37 4BD Wales

Key information

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