University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Primary and Community Care (General Practice Nursing)

General practice nurses (GNPs) provide a vital service in supporting people with long-term conditions, as well as providing a wide range of services and care such as screening, immunisation and health promotion. Our programme will teach you the necessary high-level clinical skills and in-depth understanding that is required to work successfully as a GPN. It benefits from strong links with practice, and is responsive to changing practice needs. Furthermore, it will guide you to display the values required in modern healthcare, such as compassion, advocacy, good communication and teamwork skills, and respect for patients' privacy, dignity and individuality.

Entry requirements

Normally, applicants will have completed a Bachelors degree or have recently studied at FEHQ level 6. Individual advice will be provided by the Director of Studies. Students will need to be entered on parts one or two of the NMC professional register, and will normally have at least two years' post-registration experience. IELTS 7.0 overall, 6.5 in each component (or equivalent)For taught Health and Social Care programmes, all students must achieve 7.0 in the IELTS writing component. Students going into a practice setting as part of their programme must achieve 7.0 in all IELTS components.

Course modules

Example module listing: Leadership and innovation; complex health assessment; primary and community care policy; specialist practice portfolio; research design and methodology; community nurse prescribing; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment includes a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 - 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2018 - 24 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site GU2 7XH South East

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