This MSc course offers the opportunity for nurses and midwives who have completed the PG Diploma Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) to gain a Masters level qualification.
The MSc programme involves a taught element (one year full-time or two years part-time), leading to the professional award of Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visitor) with subsequent registration on the Specialist Community Public Health Nurse part of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register (Please refer to the Postgraduate diploma description). On completion of the taught stage (52 weeks / 104 weeks), students shall be eligible for a Postgraduate Diploma (exit award) OR to progress to the dissertation stage of the programme and complete the full MSc route in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing. The dissertation module has to be completed within three years of completing the PGDiploma. Students will need to seek funding for this element of the programma.
- Enables registration as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse, annotated as health visitor on the third part of the professional register.
- You will spend 50% of the course on placement (this placement may not be in your local area and you will be expected to travel).
- Funding available via the Welsh Government for students undertaking the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) programme.
Please note: Candidates must work for the NHS in Wales to receive funding from WEDS (Workforce, Education, and Development Services) which is currently available.