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Course summaryAttain a recorded professional award as a specialist practitioner of health visiting or student nursing.Undertake assessments to have your qualification recorded with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.Identify and meet the needs of children and families as a health visitor or student nurse.Build on your existing knowledge as a registered professional nurse.Learn practical and theoretical skills to excel as a valuable and respected community health specialist.This course is aimed
Attain a recorded professional award as a specialist practitioner of health visiting or student nursing.
Undertake assessments to have your qualification recorded with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Identify and meet the needs of children and families as a health visitor or student nurse.
Build on your existing knowledge as a registered professional nurse.
Learn practical and theoretical skills to excel as a valuable and respected community health specialist.
This course is aimed at post-registration nurses or midwives who wish to become specialist practitioners. You'll develop your professional nursing practice and become a registered health vistor or student nurse.
How you learn
In this course, you'll study to attain valuable credentials as a specialist practitioner, either as a health visitor or student nurse. You can also complete the assessments for the prescribing from the community practitioner formulary to become a nurse prescriber. The course is 50% practice and 50% theory. You'll work under the close supervision of the SCPHN teaching team in each instance, who utilise dynamic approaches to teaching practice.
You learn through
lectures, seminars and workshops
simulated role plays
conducting real consultations under exam conditions
producing written records of consultations
Completing the course enables you to be registered with the NMC as a registered specialist community public health nurse - as either a health visitor or school nurse. It also enables you to be annotated on the NMC register as a community practitioner nurse prescriber.
This course prepares you for a career in
A specialist role - working with early interventions, homeless, asylum seekers, safeguarding, looked after children (LAC), domestic violence (DV), child sexual exploitation (CSE)
Practice education – community practice educator, mentor
Family nurse partnership nursing (FNP)
Sexual health advice
Overseas with the voluntary overseas service
This course is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
Students will normally have: 120 credits at level 6 (or pending results prior to the course starting); Current registration on part 1 (Nursing) or part 2 (Midwifery) of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register; Enhanced level of disclosure Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
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