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

Students must be a level 1 registered nurse or midwife on either part 1 or part 2 of the nursing and midwifery council register. They must be sponsored by their employer or primary care trust. Applicants should apply direct to the university.

Course modules

The course is 50 per cent theory and 50 per cent practice. The programme steers strongly towards health promotion, triage and physical assessment. The theoretical modules are underpinned with evidence based practice and application to practice is highlighted throughout.

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
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

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

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