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PgDip Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting/School Nursing)


Course Description

Nursing is a demanding, yet rewarding profession. Our undergraduate programmes have been designed, developed and are delivered to recognise the core values of the NHS and the required standards of our accrediting body the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
We are one of the largest university trainers of Nursing and Health Professionals in the north west of England and are very proud of our strong associations and partnerships with the local NHS trusts and other stakeholders. Our award-winning pre-registration Adult Nursing programme has been developed in partnership with practice colleagues and service users to provide a high quality, flexible, student-centred and patient-focused educational experience.

This course is designed to lead to careers in

Health Visiting or School Nursing

. Applicants must be a first level nurse or midwife with a current or pending registration on the NMC Professional register and must have a supported practice placement. All aspects of the course focus on the development of skills, knowledge and attributes required for the SCPHN role. There is a focus on public health, community development, health needs assessment and health inequalities.

The programme builds on the core values of the NHS constitution and is approved by the NMC to offer students the opportunity to gain a specialist practitioner qualification in School Nursing or Health Visiting.

Visit the PgDip Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting/School Nursing) page on the Manchester Metropolitan University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants should hold a first level qualification on part one or two of the NMC register.Applicants for PgDip will normally have a UK honours degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject, with a minimum of a 2:2 classification and demonstrate the ability to study independently at level 7.Applicants for the BSc (Hons) will normally have 120 level 5 credits in a relevant subject, or a relevant diploma, and demonstrate the ability to study independently at level 6.

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