Leeds Beckett University

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: Leeds Beckett University (formerly Leeds Metropolitan University)

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

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Course summary

Train to be a community public health nurse with a specialism in school nursing. This course is approved by Nursing & Midwifery Council With a strong theoretical grounding coupled with the practical experience developed on your placements, you will have the necessary expertise to meet the Nursing & Midwifery Council's high standards of care as a specialist nurse. There will be the opportunity to explore concepts of health behaviours and promotion in the public health arena, and you will also consider how to effectively meet the wellbeing needs of individuals, groups and wider communities. By exploring leadership and management in clinical practice, you will examine the challenges of delivering health and social care services in the current climate especially in relation to professional school nursing. At the end of your course as a qualified school nurse you will have the skills to deliver effective healthcare to children, young people and their families. Visit the Men into Nursing Together Twitter page @MINTnursing for information on this initiative. Find out more You'll have a close partnership with practice teachers, and will develop in practice through leadership, multi-disciplinary working, implementing public health policies and influencing practice. You will have the chance to progress to our MSc, which incorporates a dissertation, systematic review or work based study, and offers you the opportunity to pursue research as a scholarly activity and influence practice. Why study Community Public Health Nursing at Leeds Beckett University...

  • Professionally approved course
  • Specialist facilities
  • Practice based learning
  • Expert supervision


Common core modules:

  • Building Community Capacity in Public Health
  • Understanding Social Research & Evaluation
  • Leadership, Management & Enterprise
  • Therapeutic Relationships for Healthcare Practitioners
Specialist Focus School Nursing modules:
  • Professional Development in Practice
- Getting it Right for Children & Families, 5-19 years

Entry requirements

Applicants should have NMC 1st level registration, at least a 2nd Class Honours degree in the cognate subject of health and be able to evidence recent professional development. Applicants who do not meet this academic requirement are advised to undertake the professional profile development module in order to apply for recognition of prior (experiential) learning. Applicants will also need to secure a suitable practice placement in order to undertake the course. All applications should be supported by 2 references, either academic or professional. We recruit to this course jointly with our placement partners in the West Yorkshire region. Applications are made through the NHS jobs website in the first instance and applicants will complete their application based on a job description and person specification. Satisfactory enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum 5.5 in each component) or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Please see www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk for fee information.
Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (School Nursing) at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS