Ulster University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) (Taught)

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Course summary

Only offered for health visiting and school nursing students, this course is designed to prepare students to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to meet the Standards of Proficiency for Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (NMC 2004) Health Visitor or School Nurse. You will acquire the skills and knowledge required to deliver a practice that is safe and effective in maintaining and improving the health of the public and communities and acknowledges the responsibilities and accountabilities necessary for public protection. You will also develop the methods to reflect systematically upon and develop your practice through analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. The SCPHN programme embraces diversity on a local and global level and, reflecting a changing society, recognises the challenges of migrating populations and facilitates the student knowledge in recognising and responding to the needs of clients/families during resettlement periods. Ulster is the sole provider in Northern Ireland of this course. The completion of this course allows you to progress your career and practice at a specialist level. Professional Recognition - Accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Professional bodies

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

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

Entry requirements

Applicants must have current Part 1or 2 registration in either nursing or midwifery with the Nursing & Midwifery Council BSc Hons/BSc degree in Nursing or a health related area OR A Diploma of Higher Education in Nursing/midwifery which is equivalent to 240 academic credits OR Applicants without a Diploma Higher Education in nursing/midwifery must have successfully completed a portfolio of evidence for Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) which demonstrates the achievement of all Level 4 and Level 5 learning outcomes. Please note this APL portfolio must be successfully completed and assessed by Ulster University before applicant can proceed to interview. Health Visiting students are required to apply through a Regional Recruitment and Selection process and pass the standard set at interview Occupational Health Nurses and School Nurses apply directly to the HSCT and must pass the standard set at interview Provide an Access NI Enhanced Disclosure certificate, which is current on application to Ulster.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) at Ulster University - UCAS