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Specialist Practice in District Nursing PgDip/MSc


Teesside University School of Health & Life Sciences

Full time September PgDip, MSc Full-time - 44 weeks

About the course

District nursing is a core service within the NHS. The Five Year Forward View (NHS England 2015) sets out an expectation that more care will be provided in the community in the future. This care will be to people with increasingly complex needs and the people working in these health and social care structures will have to be more flexible to accommodate this.

The district nurse must respond to these challenges and the Queen's Nursing Institute/Queen's Nursing Institute Scotland (QNI/QNIS) Voluntary Standards for District Nurse Education and Practice (2015) provide a strong framework for district nurses in the current NHS as well as the skills and knowledge base needed to respond to the dynamic nature of community nursing.

There are two programmes at master’s level: the postgraduate diploma

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Entry Requirements

You should have a first degree at a 2.2 (or above) or equivalent. If you don't have a first degree at this level, you must demonstrate that you can successfully study at master’s level.

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