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Specialist Community Public Health Nursing/ Health Visiting/School Nursing MSc/PG Dip

    Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care Logo
  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Nursing & Health

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    Typically students take one year to complete the Postgraduate Diploma, or two years if studies are undertaken part-time.

  • Course Type

    PgDip

  • Course Fees

    website

  • Last Updated

    26 June 2019

This MSc/PG Dip is the professional qualification for nurses who wish to gain entry to part three of the NMC nursing register as a health visitor or school nurse. Places on this programme are sponsored centrally through service commissioners and in partnership with health visiting and school nursing service providers.

The course information sheet is a printable version of the information on this web page, which you can download here.

  • Benefits of the Postgraduate Diploma include:
  • No.1 Nursing Faculty in the UK and 2nd in the world (2019 QS World University Rankings)
  • Completion of clinically-focused evidence-based core modules.
  • Access to lecturers who are active researchers in health visiting and school nursing.
  • Access to extracurricular seminars and lectures given by leaders in healthcare from around the world.
  • Located in the heart of London, across four of King's Thames-side campuses (Waterloo, Strand, St Thomas' and Guy's) and the Denmark Hill Campus in south London.

Description

You will undertake core modules in leadership in public health, evidence-based practice, healthcare research, child protection, specialist practice and for health visiting students, nurse prescribing. School nursing students may choose a clinically focussed option after discussion with the pathway leader. 

Course purpose

These pathways are designed to furnish qualified nurses with the evidence to demonstrate eligibility to register their specialist practitioner status with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC). They may also suit registered practitioners who are supporting autonomous practice, supporting educational and practice development or exercising clinical leadership and who seek further educational opportunities to further this.

Further literature

For further information about our postgraduate opportunities, please visit our Faculty Postgraduate Study handbook here.

Course format and assessment

The programme begins in mid-September. Assessment is predominantly by coursework but at least one module is assessed by examination. Most modules have a single assessment and in addition students write up a project that analyses the research base or policy in an area of their choice.

Following successful completion of this course, students can opt to take a 60 credit dissertation as part of the MSc Specialist Community Public Health Nursing: Health Visiting/School Nursing course, where they can seek credit exemption (APL) for their 120 credits completed throughout this course.

Required Modules

  • Delivering the Healthy Child Programme
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Child Protection: Assessment & Intervention
  • Prescribing from the Community Nursing Formulary
  • Leadership skills for Public Health Nursing
  • Child & Adolescent Mental Health Nursing: Assessment & Treatment
  • Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Practice Portfolio

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