Public Health with Professional Registration as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visiting) (Postgraduate Diploma)

Bournemouth University

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The award
Postgraduate Diploma

How long you will study
1 year

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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

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About Public Health with Professional Registration as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visiting) at Bournemouth University

This course will prepare practitioners to work in defined areas of community public health practice. You'll demonstrate achievement of the ‘Standards of Proficiency’ required by the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC 2004) for Registration as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) Health Visitor.

During the course you will be exposed to the breadth and depth of public health working and demonstrate your ability to participate safely in the practice of Health Visiting. You will be prepared to lead and manage the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme (DH 2009) provision in collaboration with other health and early year providers.

The course is equally divided between theory and practice based study, with attendance required at BU. 50% of the programme is practice based where your learning will be supported by a Practice Teacher within your seconding NHS Trust.

Applicants should apply via the local DHUFT NHS Jobs adverts. Shortlisted applicants will be jointly interviewed by DHUFT service representatives and the BU Programme Leader. The academic application will follow your initial interview.

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Notes about fees for this course

This course is commissioned by the local NHS trust so there are no fees.

Entry requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 or equivalent in a required subject; Part One or Part Two registration on the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) register; Secondment from your employing DHUFT. If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 7.0 (Academic) or equivalent. 

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