Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting or School Nursing) at Oxford Brookes University - UCAS

Oxford Brookes University

Degree level: Postgraduate

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

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Course summary

Our innovative Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting or School Nursing) course enables you to develop your practice as a specialist public health nurse. You will finish the course as a collaborative public health practitioner, who is able to lead practice forward. We believe that academic preparation is an integral part of practice development. So the course content reflects current issues in practice issues. And includes the exploration of high impact areas of contemporary public health across the fields of practice. You will be able to work in partnership with clients and other professions and agencies. You will strengthen your leadership attributes to become a high-quality practitioner who is a skilful public health nurse. Either in School Nursing or Health Visiting. On successfully completing this course, you are eligible for registration by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC):

  • on the third part of the register (specialist community public health nursing)
  • and as able to prescribe from the community practitioners formulary (V100).

Assessment method

You will critically analyse and evaluate SCPHN practice with your lecturers and community practice teachers (CPTs). Your assignments will provide a focus for analysing practice. The course is centred on practice with practice assessment is a key part of the assessment process. Many strategies are used to assess your overall practice competence. You will spend 50% of time in the practice environment. Your CPT is responsible for: facilitating your learning supervising your progress assessing your competence in practice.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

Entry requirements

Access to the SCPHN course is open to practitioners who meet the following criteria. This course is at level 7 (Master’s Degree) therefore evidence is required of recent study at level 6 (degree level). You must: be registered on either the nursing or midwife (parts one or two of the NMC register) be able to demonstrate evidence of recent study at level 6 on entry have secured a student place within an NHS Trust which will ensure the following: access to a community practice teacher and placement area a source of NHS funding (employment) to enable payment of the course fees. Self funding for this course is not an option Additionally: entry onto the course will be subject to satisfactory Disclosure Barring Service clearance evidence of being currently on the NMC register will also be required successful entry to this course is subject to satisfactory references.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Funding is secured via application to an NHS Trust for a student post (Student School Nurse or Student Health Visitor). This will involve an application to NHS jobs (https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/). You should not apply for this course at Oxford Brookes University until funding has been secured with an NHS Trust. Please note tuition fees may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting or School Nursing) at Oxford Brookes University - UCAS