Combining practice with taught modules, this dynamic programme leads to qualification as a school nurse and will advance your academic, profession and clinical skills.
It will also develop your ability to critically analyse the challenges you’ll face and lead on innovation and change in the constantly evolving and complex public health environment.
Our MSc Public Health Practice with SCPHN (School Nursing) programme will enable you to obtain an academic award and, through completing a specified period of practice, to register on the Nursing and Midwifery Council register.
Our programme is responsive to the dynamic and evolving nature of healthcare and has strong links with practice, addressing the high-level clinical skills and in-depth understanding of healthcare delivery that school nurses require.
It also encourages shared learning, draws upon an innovative research base and will guide you in displaying the values required in modern healthcare such as compassion, advocacy, good communication and teamwork skills, and respect for patients’ privacy, dignity and individuality.
Students are sponsored for the NMC Specialist Community Public Health Practice award by a health care provider organisation.
This programme is studied full-time over one academic year. Students then consolidate their practice and complete their dissertation over a further three years.
Students can also study part-time over two academic years, then consolidate their practice and complete their dissertation over a further three years.
Example module listing
The following modules are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that not all modules described are compulsory and may be subject to teaching availability and/or student demand.
The programme aims to advance the critical and analytical skills of the students to allow critical evaluation of current public health policy and practice, to equip students to initiate, lead and manage change, and to problem solve across disciplines and organisations, drawing on a breadth of knowledge from an inter-professional approach to education.
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 Public Health Practice with SCPHN (School Nursing) MSc page on the University of Surrey website for more details!