University of Wolverhampton

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: The Nursing and Midwifery Council

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (School Nursing) (Taught)

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Course summary

This course aims to develop you as safe, competent and professional a 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 as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse School Nursing. 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.


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 method

The course will involve both assessments in theory and practical elements. Your theoretical assessments involve measuring academic knowledge at masters 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.

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 NHS Trust or equivalent employer. The minimum academic entry requirement is a first degree. Students will be required to undertake a DBS check and occupational health clearance which is arranged by the sponsoring or seconding organisation. Applicants should apply direct to the University.

Fees and funding

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Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (School Nursing) at University of Wolverhampton - UCAS