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MSc Specialist Practice Community

University of Chester Health and Social Care

Full time & Part time October PgDip, MSc 2 years full-time; 4 years part-time

About the course

Specialist practitioners are defined as leaders who are able to exercise higher levels of judgement and discretion. This course provides student-centred and interdisciplinary opportunities for the development of a critically informed specialist practitioner in community nursing who will be instrumental in changing and developing nursing practice, and who will be a leader of their profession.

Why study this course with us?

The overarching aim of our course is to produce a competent, independent community practitioner working at postgraduate level, capable of promoting the development and delivery of community nursing practice across a variety of settings.

Pathways include:

  • District Nursing
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Learning Disability Nursing
  • General Practice Nursing
  • Community Childrens’ Nursing


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Entry Requirements

Registration on the appropriate part of the NMC register
Completion of an honours degree in nursing or a health-related field
Normally, a minimum of two years’ post-registration experience
Successful/undertaking completion of a Level 6 Mentorship module
Support from the sponsoring trust or organisation
Evidence of practice in a closely related area of specialism

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