University of Wolverhampton

University of Wolverhampton

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (School Nursing)

This course aims to develop you as safe, competent and professional specialist community public health nursing practitioner, fit for practice in the designated field of school nursing. On successful completion of the course you will be able to register on the third part of the nursing and midwifery register. The course will also: equip you with the knowledge, skills and understanding to evaluate, enhance and develop your public health practice; develop and enhance your leadership and management skills within the context of public health nursing practice to support others and to benefit the health of children, families and communities; enable you to adopt critical reflective practice and lifelong learning that fosters a spirit of scientific enquiry and research promoting personal and professional development; equip you with cognitive skills and knowledge to lead, innovate, advocate change and contribute to an evidence base of practice in order to benefit the health of children, young people, families and communities; support you to work with codes and standards of professional practice to protect human rights, promote equality and manage risk to deliver safe effective health care.

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 seconded or sponsored by a primary care trust or equivalent employer; the minimum academic entry requirement is a 1st degree; students will be required to undertake a CRB check and occupational health clearance which is arranged by the sponsoring or seconding organisation; applicants should apply direct to the university.

Course modules

The course is 50 per cent theory and 50 per cent practice and so learning experiences also take place in a community setting. The programme steers strongly towards public health and health promotion. 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. Your theoretical assessments involve measuring academic knowledge at Master's level which will underpin your professional practice. Practice assessments are aimed at measuring knowledge, skills, expertise and attitudes to ensure that an appropriate theory/practice balance is achieved.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time - 1 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

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

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Course Enquiry Unit
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