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Overview of the programmeThe programme of study is made up of theory and practice based learning and is grounded in public health practice. This allows registered nurses and midwives to enhance their professional skills to a specialist level in one of the two routes offered.Successful completion of the course enables you to register on Part III of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register ad practice as a specialist community public health nurse. The course also includes the Community
Overview of the programme
The programme of study is made up of theory and practice based learning and is grounded in public health practice. This allows registered nurses and midwives to enhance their professional skills to a specialist level in one of the two routes offered.
Successful completion of the course enables you to register on Part III of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register ad practice as a specialist community public health nurse. The course also includes the Community Nurse Prescribing V100 programme (integrated in the Specialist Practice modules), which you will be able to record with the NMC.
This 52 week full-time (or part-time equivalent) programme comprises 22.5 weeks of theoretical study and 22.5 weeks of learning in the practice setting under the supervision of a Practice Teacher and specialist mentor. This full time route comprises 2 days attendance at Wrexham Glyndŵr University, 2 days in practice and 1 study day per week during term time. The course is also available as a part-time modular route.
The course is funded by the Welsh Government and entry on to the programme is through joint application and interview by the sponsoring NHS Trust and Wrexham Glyndwr University.
KEY COURSE FEATURES
Successful completion of the programme enables you to register on Part III of the NMC register and practise as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse.
The course includes the Community Nurse Prescribing V100 programme (integrated in the Specialist Practice modules) which you will be able to record with the NMC.
The degree prepares you for practice through learning and assessment in the practice context.
Students who follow the post graduate routes may have the opportunity to return to complete a Masters degree on a part-time basis if they exited with and postgraduate certificate or complete a dissertation on a part-time basis and gain the Masters degree. This will develop your skills of evaluation, originality in thinking and research, so if you decide to study through to Masters level you’d be able to go on to undertake Doctoral level study.
Modular route allows students to complete modules with full time students as and when they can join the programme.
ASSESSMENT & TEACHING
Assessment is via written assignments, reflections, short exams, presentations and a portfolio which assesses competence in practice.
Health Visiting is a diverse, satisfying and challenging role that involves bonding with families over time. It suits nurses and midwives with an interest in health promotion, public health and working in the community.
Health visitors are best placed to help families and young children. In fact, a growing body of evidence underlines the importance of the role in the first few years of a person's life and in recognition of these facts the Welsh Government have currently increased the recruitment numbers for Health Visitor training. The English Government have also increased recruitment of health visitors and therefore employment prospects with NHS Employers are good.
Wrexham Glyndwr University offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses, along with part-time courses and professional qualifications.
The university prides itself on its industry-led courses, offering links with employers. There are over 9,000 students at the university, with around 1,500 studying for a postgraduate qualification.
The main campus in Wrexham is located on the edge of town and contains the majority of student services, facilities and accommodation. There is an additional rural campus in Northop a short distance away that specialises in Animal Studies and Biodiversity as well as a cutting edge research centre in St Asaph that focuses on Opto Electronics Technology.