Health visiting – Evidence-based Practice for Public Health – Introduction to Public Health – Leadership and Management in Public Health – Promoting the Health of Children and Families – Assessing the Health Needs of Populations (Health Visiting) – Safeguarding Children and Families – Developing Practice Through Work-based Learning (Health Visiting) – Practice Unit including Nurse Prescribing (Health Visiting)
School Nursing – Evidence-based Practice for Public Health – Introduction to Public Health – Leadership and Management in Public Health – Promoting the Health of Children and Families – Assessing the Health Needs of Populations (School Nursing) – School Health in Action: Safeguarding Children – Developing Practice Through Work-based Learning (School Nursing) – Practice Unit including Nurse Prescribing (School Nursing)
Assessment methods Examination, assignment, poster presentation and presentations.
This programme focuses on public health nursing and prepares qualified nurses for registration on the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) part of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register.
Applicants will choose a defined area of practice – either health visiting or school nursing. Both of these pathways promote the health of individuals, groups and populations and prevent ill health through taking a proactive approach to practice.
Through partnership working, health visitors and school nurses seek to enable clients to take control of their lives whilst safeguarding vulnerable individuals and populations. Public health work that promotes social inclusion and reduces inequalities in health is central to practice.
You will be encouraged to identify your learning needs in professional practice, in partnership with your practice teacher, and to develop competencies in areas that will enable you to meet the course learning.
On graduation from this programme you can expect to work in a range of settings dependant on your chosen specialist pathway. These settings include working with families, in schools and workplaces including the primary and secondary settings within the NHS, commercial and industrial settings or in a consultancy role.