This course has been developed to fulfil the standards for Specialist Community Public Health Nurses (SCPHN) (NMC 2004) for registration as a practitioner in a distinct area of nursing practice.
- Preparing students for working in complex and varied settings including homes, schools and the wider community, students become knowledgeable practitioners with excellent interpersonal and managerial capabilities - specialising in either Health Visiting or School Nursing.
- There are two specialist pathways from which students can choose: Health Visiting or School Nursing.
- The 52 week course to gain the professional registration is funded by the Welsh Government.
- Each module is assessed by a summative assessment for example presentation, exam, essay and in clinical practice via a portfolio.
- The clinical placement is supported by a community practice teacher.
- Full time students will attend both University & Clinical practice each week until the consolidation period when they attend clinical practice for five days per week.
- Part-time study is also available for School Nursing.
- Please be aware that this course may vary in structure throughout.
Identifying and fulfilling self-declared, recognised and unrecognised health needs of individuals and social groups. Students of this course will discuss health inequalities and factors that contribute to health and wellbeing in the context of people's lives, and learn how different factors contribute to policies that affect health.
There are two specialist pathways from which students can choose:
This pathway will provide practitioners with a dynamic, innovative approach to public health nursing to promote health and well-being throughout the population. Practitioners will be prepared to work with individuals, families, groups, populations and communities, in a variety of contexts.
This pathway will provide practitioners with a dynamic, innovative, child-centred approach to school nursing which includes working with individual children, young people and families, schools and populations.
A flexible and inventive attitude and an ability to work successfully in partnership with all stakeholders will be encouraged to prepare practitioners for their role of tackling pressing health challenges in the school-age population.