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Course content

The Specialist Practitioner (District Nursing) programme is designed for nurses who wish to pursue a career in district nursing.

The programme aims to integrate the study of health, policy, research and evidence-based practice within the context of district nursing practice. It will enable you to explore and debate policy, theory and research related to district nursing within the public health context.

The aims of the programme are:

- The course aims to provide the knowledge and skills to deliver evidenced based care to patients eligible for District Nursing services care and for the student to have the required skills to lead the team of staff responsible for this provision.

- Through a combination of theory and practice, students will be supported to develop the practical skills and knowledge required to deliver District Nursing services within the context of contemporary local and national policy.

- The programme aims to fully prepare practitioners to deliver and lead district nursing services safely and effectively in order to proactively and innovatively promote health and wellbeing and prevent ill health at individual, group and community levels.

Visit the website http://www2.gre.ac.uk/study/courses/pg/hsc/district-nursing

Health and Social Care

With over 20 years’ experience as a trusted provider of health and social care training and education, we are committed to providing our students with the knowledge and skills to become valued members of the community and to the continuing professional development of qualified professionals.

We are at the forefront of research and innovation in the field of health and social care and our teaching staff have both practical know-how and academic expertise.

What you'll study

Full time
- Year 1:
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

V100: Community Practitioner Nurse Prescriber (10 credits)
Specialist Practitioner (District Nursing): Physical Assessment Skills (L6) (20 credits)
Foundations for District Nursing Practice (L7) (20 credits)
Community Specialist Practitioner: Complex Care Management (20 credits)
Developing Leadership Skills for District Nursing Practice (20 credits)
Research & Development 1 (H&SC) (30 credits)

Part time
- Year 1:
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Foundations for District Nursing Practice (L7) (20 credits)
Community Specialist Practitioner: Complex Care Management (20 credits)
Developing Leadership Skills for District Nursing Practice (20 credits)

- Year 2:
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

V100: Community Practitioner Nurse Prescriber (10 credits)
Specialist Practitioner (District Nursing): Physical Assessment Skills (L6) (20 credits)
Developing Leadership Skills for District Nursing Practice (20 credits)
Research & Development 1 (H&SC) (30 credits)

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our:
- Postgraduate finance pages (http://www.gre.ac.uk/finance/pg)
- International students' finance pages (http://www.gre.ac.uk/finance/international)

Assessment

The course is assessed through presentations, written assignments, exams and in practice through a practice assessment document.

Professional recognition

Recordable with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a Specialist Practitioner (District Nursing) and Community Practitioner Nurse Prescriber.

Career options

On successful completion of the programme you will be eligible to work in a wide range of community based settings, mainly within health and education sectors.

Find out how to apply here - http://www2.gre.ac.uk/study/apply

Visit the Specialist Practitioner (District Nursing), PGDip page on the University of Greenwich website for more details!

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