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Course summary

Study for LJMU's Registered Specialist Community Practitioner Children’s Nursing course and have your NMC professional competencies assessed in practice.

  • Study for a recorded qualification in Community Children’s Nursing.
  • Learn from expert nurses and specialists on this contemporary programme.
  • Benefit from a curriculum praised for its enhanced practice perspective and ‘outstanding’ fitness for practice from the NMC
  • Have your professional competencies, as set out by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), assessed in theory and practice
  • Experience 17.5 or 22 weeks (dependent on the length of your programme) of practical placements
  • This course will only run subject to minimum numbers
Accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a recordable qualification, this programme meets the aims of all four groups of children within the NHS at Home (DH2011) document. The course covers the treatment of children with: acute and short term conditions; long-term conditions; disabilities and complex conditions, including those requiring continuing health care and neonates and life-limiting and life-threatening illness, including those requiring end of life care. As a community children’s nurse you must be able to demonstrate flexibility and creativity, working collaboratively with children, young people and their families and demonstrating high quality practice leadership to maximise patient independence in collaboration with partner organisations. The specialist practice experience and theoretical learning provided by this course will enable you to deliver seamless, high quality, holistic care. You will use your existing skills, knowledge and experience to provide holistic nursing care to children, young people and their families at home, or close to home. The course will also equip you to lead and develop community children’s services. Informed by the very latest developments, the course examines: the role of the Community Children's Nurse, transition care from children's to adult services and leading and developing CCN services for the future. You will explore the development of Continuing Health Care Funding for Children; children's palliative care; clinical supervision and risk management. This course is currently undergoing its scheduled programme review, which may impact the advertised modules. Programme review is a standard part of the University’s approach to quality assurance and enhancement, enabling us to ensure that our courses remain up to date and maintain their high standard and relevancy. Once the review is completed, this course website page will be updated to reflect any approved changes to the advertised course. These approved changes will also be communicated to those who apply for the course to ensure they wish to proceed with their application.

Assessment method

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic. To gain the credits required for each module you must be able to demonstrate that you have achieved all of the learning outcomes for that module and completed the Practice Evidence Tool. Formal grading, which counts towards your final module results, involves essays, seminar presentations, reflective diaries, reports and essays, exams and clinical skill observations. You will also receive feedback on your progress throughout the course. Theory assessments are awarded pass, refer or fail and practice assessments are classed as competent or not competent in each specific area.


Entry requirements

-DipHE in Nursing -Applicants without a DipHE may gain entry to the programme by evidencing 120 credits at level 4 and 120 credits at level 5 either through study or RPEL, against this programme's stated level 4 and 5 learning outcomes Relevant work experience: -Current level one registration on the NMC professional register (part one or part two) -A minimum of a year’s post-registration experience Extra Requirements: -Satisfactory DBS and references required -Students who wish to undertake V300 Independent and Supplementary Non-Medical Prescribing (NMP) as part of the PgDip Specialist Community Practitioner Community Children's Nursing Programme must have at least one years’ post registration experience. Students wishing to undertake this module must also be deemed competent by, and obtain permission and support from their employer. -RPL is accepted on this programme


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Fees for this programme are to be confirmed.
Specialist Practitioner: Community Children's Nursing at Liverpool John Moores University - UCAS