If you care about children, and supporting their development, public health nursing gives you the chance to help give young people the best start at life.
This Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)-approved course covers everything you need to qualify in either health visiting or school nursing, so that you can take your career forward, and lead large teams of nurses working in these areas.
Take your career in the direction you want to go in
As a school nurse, your additional training allows you to work with children and young people. Your role would provide a vital link between home, school and the community with the ultimate goal of improving wellbeing.
On the other hand, as a health visitor, you would be working with children from birth to five years old and their families. You would be responsible for providing support to families, assessing their health needs and monitoring growth and development.
Take a bigger picture view
This specialist course takes you through key aspects of current community practice, from protecting children and the vulnerable, and supporting developmental needs through their lifespan, to effective caseload management.
Developing the leadership and management skills needed for effective healthcare, you will also learn to take a more strategic view of community healthcare provision, drawing on the latest research, ideas and policy in relation to health visiting or school nursing practice.
Well known for our community nursing training
Highly regarded by students and practice partners for our teaching in this area, Bucks has a strong reputation for its health visitor and school nurse training. You will work with highly skilled academics, who have worked in the community – and spend 50% of your time in practice yourself, consolidating and deepening your understanding and skills.
Who is it for?
This course is for qualified nurses to diploma level. You will be sponsored by a health organisation or trust and achieve a degree, while gaining advanced skills and knowledge in a rewarding and dynamic area of public health nursing.
You can choose to study this course either full-time or part-time.