About the Community Specialist Practitioner - District Nursing Postgraduate course
You will develop a co-ordinated and holistic approach to your practice as a district nurse, helping you to meet the healthcare needs of the wider community and maximise life chances. As a specialist practitioner, you will have the confidence to make high-level clinical decisions in the provision and management of quality care.
By analysing clinical practice and development, care and programme management and leadership, you will gain a thorough grounding in the effective delivery of complex health and social care services. Providing an equal balance of theory and practical experience, you will undertake a number of relevant work placements. These placements will help you to apply your knowledge and skills effectively and build your career networks.
Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: 20% of our research in the Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care unit is world leading or internationally excellent.
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IELTS:IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature ApplicantsOur University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.
If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.
Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.
MODULES & LEARNING
- Getting it Right for Adults with Complex Care Needs
Increase your skills and knowledge required for both the personal and professional development in the current modernisation agenda.
You will be prepared to meet the NMC standards for specialist practice, specifically standards that relate to your role in leading and managing specialist practice.
You will develop the skills to build sustainable capacity and resources for health improvement and aid the reduction of health inequalities by identifying priority community health needs and writing a business plan.
You will develop your interpersonal capacities and skills, gaining theoretical knowledge of people's emotional/mental health and wellbeing in relation to being service users/patients.
You will gain a theoretical, methodological and practical foundation for social research enabling you to act as a social researcher to resolve practice based problems.
You will produce a substantial research project on a self-selected topic of interest, demonstrating developmental learning in breadth and depth, in addition to a variety of academic and practical skills.
Once you've successfully completed the Leadership, Management and Enterprise module, you'll also have the opportunity apply to the Chartered Management Institute to receive their level 7 Certificate in Management and Leadership, adding another professional hallmark to your portfolio.
Paul Mackreth Paul MackrethSenior Lecturer
Completing this course will give you the skills to work as a specialist in your field and allow you to reach your career aspiration. You can expect high-quality teaching from a committed and enthusiastic lecturing team, who all have a passion for Community Specialist Nursing.
Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.
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