University of Wolverhampton

University of Wolverhampton

Specialist Community Nursing (General Practice Nursing)

This course aims to develop students as safe, competent and professional specialist community nurses , fit for practice in the field of general practice nursing. On successful completion of the course students are able to register as a specialist practitioners on the NMC register. The course also equips students with the knowledge, skills and understanding to evaluate, enhance and develop their practise; develop and enhance their leadership and management skills within the context of practice nursing to support others within the general practice team.

Entry requirements

Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip: You must already have a health related degree and have access to a practice placement in the community in your chosen pathway. You must be registered on the appropriate part of the NMC Register and ideally have a minimum of 2 years post-registration experience. You must be sponsored by your employer or NHS Trust.

Course modules

Research and Inquiry in Specialist Practice; Specialist Community Nursing Practice General Practice and District Nursing; Advanced Perspectives of Public Health and Social Policy in Specialist Practice; Health assessment and Examination Skills within Clinical Practice; Advancing Practice Through Leadership and Innovation.

Assessment methods

The course will involve both assessments in theory and practical elements. Theoretical assessments involve measuring academic knowledge at Master's level which will underpin professional practice. Practical assessments are aimed at measuring knowledge, skills, expertise and attitudes to ensure that an appropriate theory/practice balance is achieved.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 - 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2019 - 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus WV1 1SB West Midlands

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