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Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting) Professional Graduate Certificate


Teesside University School of Health & Life Sciences

Full time See Course Other Full-time - 1 year

About the course

This Nursing and Midwifery Council-approved course leads to registration on Part 3 of the register as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visiting). If you are a nurse or midwife looking to become a health visitor, this course is ideal for you.

A public health approach to healthcare provision requires particular knowledge and skills.

This course educates you, as a nurse or midwife, to become a public health nurse so that you can contribute positively to the new public health agenda.

The course outcomes reflect the Nursing and Midwifery Council standards for Specialist Community Public Health Nursing, encapsulating the ten principles underpinning public health nursing.

This is a practice-centred course. It is 50% taught theory and 50% practice based over 52 programmed weeks for

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Entry Requirements

Have 120 credits at certificate level and 120 credits at diploma level (or equivalent).

Have a valid registration on Part 1 or Part 2 of the Nursing and Midwifery Council professional register (defined area of practice regulations apply).

Be sponsored by an employing organisation that guarantees your supernumerary status throughout the course (see standards of proficiency for specialist community public health nurses, pp19-20, NMC, 2004)

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