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Course OverviewAre you ready to take the next steps in your nursing career? Do you want to increase your expertise? As a nurse it is good practice to keep building on your skills, so you can consistently deliver high quality, evidence-based care.This course will expand your knowledge, help you make decisions more effectively, and enhance your existing qualifications and experience in either health visiting or school nursing.Deepen your knowledge and skillsApproved by the Nursing and Midwifery
Are you ready to take the next steps in your nursing career? Do you want to increase your expertise? As a nurse it is good practice to keep building on your skills, so you can consistently deliver high quality, evidence-based care.
This course will expand your knowledge, help you make decisions more effectively, and enhance your existing qualifications and experience in either health visiting or school nursing.
Deepen your knowledge and skills
Approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), the course covers key areas of contemporary community nursing practice, from protecting children and the vulnerable, and supporting developmental needs through their lifespan, to effective caseload management. Students will also achieve PGDip award.
Honing your critical thinking and leadership capabilities, you will build the capabilities needed to become highly successful at leading large teams of nurses in your chosen area of practice.
You will also learn to take a more strategic view of community healthcare provision, drawing on the latest research, ideas and policy - as well as carrying out your own piece of research.
Well known for our community nursing training
Highly regarded by students and practice partners for our teaching in this area, Bucks has a strong reputation for its health visitor and school nurse training. You will work with highly skilled academics, who have worked in the community and spend 50% of your time in practice yourself, consolidating and deepening your understanding and skills.
Who is it for?
This course is for qualified nurses with a postgraduate diploma in nursing. You will be sponsored by a health organisation or trust and achieve a master’s, while gaining advanced skills and knowledge in the area of public health nursing you want to specialise in.
You can choose to study this course either full-time or part-time.
This course covers all the areas needed to meet the NMC professional requirements for specialist community public health nurses, with a focus on either health visiting or school nursing.
By the end of the course, you will be able to:
Understand the complexities of working in a community setting
Better appreciate strategic influences on policy
Take a critical approach to identifying the health needs of individuals, groups and populations in the community.
Flexible, practice-based learning
The course makes use of a range of flexible learning and assessment approaches, to ensure you learn in the way that suits you best. We will be looking, in particular, at how well you apply the theory to your own nursing and leadership practice.
By the end of the course, you will have developed the higher level of skills and knowledge you need to become a leader in this specialist field of nursing. Your e-portfolio will provide evidence of this, to validate your learning with the NMC.
What are my career prospects
As a graduate of this course, you will be well equipped to move forward as a team leader in either health visiting or school nursing. Your career trajectory may also include management, practice teaching or teaching in higher education.
Buckinghamshire New University is an employability-driven institution, with strong ties to regional industry networks. The university works in close contact with its network of industry partners, and its curriculum is informed by these relationships, ensuring that the course content is always at the cutting edge of the field.
The university has been recognised by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in 2018 with a Silver Award, for cultivating an inclusive and personalised learning environment with interactive teaching methods and small class sizes.
Buckinghamshire New University is continually investing in the future of its students. There are comprehensive facilities on site, ensuring the most up-to-date equipment is available, as well as everything its students need to experience a welcoming social climate, with convenient on-site amenities.
Where you'll study
Queen Alexandra Road