Do you have the leadership qualities to become a district nurse and inspire your own team in the community? Our postgraduate diploma will support your ambitions. This one-year qualification is for nurses who wish to pursue a career as a specialist practitioner in district nursing. We combine the study of health, policy, research and evidence-based practice to focus your career. You will explore and debate policy, theory and research related to district nursing. Our expert tutors help you develop the required knowledge and skills to deliver patient care in district nursing services. You will learn essential leadership skills and how to head up your own team of staff responsible for this provision. Nursing skills theory is taught and assessed in our four laboratories on campus, which provide a safe and protected environment for your learning. What you should know about this course
- Nursing and Midwifery at Greenwich is number one in London for satisfaction with teaching (Guardian League Tables 2021).
- Graduates of the course can record with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a Specialist Practitioner (District Nursing) and Community Practitioner Nurse Prescriber.
- Benefit from 50:50 theory and practice. We provide on-the-job training as well as theoretical learning in our state-of-the-art laboratories.
- All our placements have resulted in employment. Students are usually recruited by the trusts to which they are seconded/sponsored.
All degree courses are made up of modules – individual units of study on different topics. Some modules are compulsory; others can be chosen from a list of options. Our website has full details of your degree structures, module content, and how each module is assessed. The direct link to this course on our website, can be found at the bottom of this page.
You will be assessed through presentations, written assignments, exams and in practice through a practice assessment document
An honours degree normally at 2:2 or above. Current NMC Registration for nursing (first level) Community experience (minimum 6 months, preferably 2 years). Students for this programme require a mentor or practice teacher and are usually seconded or supported by their employer to undertake the programme.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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