University of Wolverhampton

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

Specialist Community Nursing (General Practice Nursing) (Taught)

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Course summary

The course aims to develop you as safe, competent and Professional Specialist Community Nurse, fit for practice in the field of General Practice Nursing. On successful completion of the course you will be able to register as a Specialist Practitioner on the NMC register. The course will also:-

  • Equip you with the knowledge, skills and understanding to evaluate, enhance and develop your Practice.
  • Develop and enhance your leadership and management skills within the context of Practice Nursing to support others within the General Practice team.
  • 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 General Practice Patients.
  • 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.


Research and Inquiry in Specialist Practice; Specialist Community Nursing Practice General Practice and District Nursing; Advanced Perspectives of Public Health and Social Policy in Specialist Practice; Health assessment and Examination Skills within Clinical Practice; Advancing Practice Through Leadership and Innovation.

Assessment method

The course will involve both assessments in theory and practical elements. Theoretical assessments involve measuring academic knowledge at Master's level which will underpin professional practice. Practical assessments are aimed at measuring knowledge, skills, expertise and attitudes to ensure that an appropriate theory/practice balance is achieved.

Entry requirements

You must already have a health related degree and have access to a practice placement in the community in your chosen pathway. You must be registered on the appropriate part of the NMC Register and ideally have a minimum of 2 years post-registration experience. You must be sponsored by your employer or NHS Trust. Applicants should apply direct to the University.

Fees and funding

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Specialist Community Nursing (General Practice Nursing) at University of Wolverhampton - UCAS