GCU has a long established history of delivering education for Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN).
This course provides education and training in the promotion of health and wellbeing at individual, group and community level to meet the challenging and diverse needs of individuals, families and communities of the future.
Working in the field of preventative and anticipatory care, the SCPHN Nurse occupies a unique position within the health service. It is a child and family centred public health role with a collaborative and empowering approach.
The expertise of the Health Visitor lies in rapidly assessing client needs, while building rapport and supporting and encouraging people in making the adaptations and changes associated with becoming parents.
As such good communication skills are essential. Leading a team of skill mix healthcare workers, a key part of the health visitors’ role involves a collaborative approach which enables clients to take ownership of their own healthcare needs and get the best healthcare outcomes for the child and family.
On completion of the SCPHN programme, students will exit with a PgD in SCPHN, a Recordable Community Practitioner Nurse Prescribing qualification and entry to 3rd part of the NMC register.
-Research -Public Health Theory to Social Action -Enhanced Health Visiting Practice -Contemporary Leadership and Change -SCPHN Consolidation of Practice -Integrated throughout the modules is Nurse Prescribing V100
Placed with a qualified health visitor whois a qualified practice teacher or isinterested in undertaking this role
Progression to MSc Health and Social Care
In recognising some students may desire to automatically continue and progress beyond Postgraduate Diploma (PgD) level, this programme articulates as a discrete pathway within the MSc Health and Social Care.
Attainment of the MSc Health and Social Care will be conferred following successful completion of a Masters Research Dissertation.