A Community Children’s Nurse (CNN) needs high-level clinical skills and an in-depth understanding of the context within which primary and community care is delivered.
Our programme will provide these, in addition to nurturing the values required in modern healthcare such as compassion, advocacy, good communication and teamwork skills, and respect for patients’ privacy, dignity and individuality.
Our programme allows shared learning with practitioners from other specialities and draws on Surrey’s excellent research base within the School of Health Sciences. Students benefit from strong links with practice, and programmes are designed to be responsive to changing practice needs.
This programme is studied full-time over one academic year and part-time students must study at least two taught technical modules per academic year. It consists of eight taught modules and a dissertation.
Students are sponsored for the NMC Specialist Practice Award by a health care provider organisation. Please contact the pathway leader for further details of this.
Example module listing
These aims have been guided by the NMC Standards of proficiency for specialist practitioners.
The programme aims to enhance the student’s understanding, knowledge and expertise to lead and develop primary and community care practice. The programme will develop a critical and discerning practitioner who will be able to innovate and evaluate change in health and social care practice based on a sound knowledge and evidence base.
It will provide the opportunity to develop clinical leadership necessary to achieve effective provision of care through and inter-professional approach to education across disciplines and organisations.
It aims to enhance students’ competence in complex decision making to enable them to make a significant contribution to service development through innovation, leadership and research.
Knowledge and understanding
Intellectual / cognitive skills
Professional practical skills
Key / transferable skills
We often give our students the opportunity to acquire international experience during their degrees by taking advantage of our exchange agreements with overseas universities.
In addition to the hugely enjoyable and satisfying experience, time spent abroad adds a distinctive element to your CV.
Visit the Primary and Community Care (Community Children's Nursing) MSc page on the University of Surrey website for more details!