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Primary Care District Nursing (PGDip)


Course Description

This is a health CPD course for registered nurses wishing to manage teams of nurses working in a primary care setting.

We have successfully revalidated our District Nursing programmes in 2013, in line with current changes happening in the National Health Service and in response to our stakeholders needs. Stakeholders requested that staff need a particular set of skills, knowledge and competence to work effectively in primary care, in particular the need for more advanced prescribing that will ensure that patients with long term conditions can be managed at home. Nurses are often working alone and in a range of settings that are not set up as health care environments, making complex decisions about patient care and dealing with a variety of collaborative relationships and professionals.

It is for these reasons that we are offering the following pathways:

- PgDip District Nursing with V100
- PgDip District Nursing with V300

See the website http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/courses/course-finder/primary-care-district-nursing-pgdip

Modules

PgDip District Nursing (V300):
- Developing Professional Practice for District Nursing 1 (20 credits L7)
- Developing Professional Practice for District Nursing 2 (20 credits L7)
- Advanced assessment skills for clinical practice (20 credits L7)
- Non-Medical Prescribing (V300) (60 credits L7)

PgDip Nursing (V100):
- Developing Professional Practice for District Nursing 1 (20 credits L7)
- Developing Professional Practice for District Nursing 2 (20 credits L7)
- Advanced assessment skills for clinical practice (20 credits L7)
- Prescribing from the community practitioners formulary (V100) (10 credits level 6)
- Prescribing in practice (V100) (10 credits L6)
- Plus two optional modules that meet personal and professional requirements from the cppd portfolio to equate to 40 credits.

Employability

District Nurses are key co-ordinators of care and as such best placed to support patients and their carers to develop strategies to manage their care needs whilst being alert to signs of deterioration or needing more support.

A number of key policy initiatives have informed the development of the curriculum to address the fitness for purpose of a modern district nurse working in primary care.

Roles and requirements are constantly evolving and the course produces practitioners that are not only clinically competent at a specialist level but are also visionary, innovative, able to problem solve, lead and manage both staff and resources.

Achieving one of the awards offer will enable participants opportunities to develop in their own role and seek promotional opportunities. The School of Health and Social Care has links with a large number of world-renowned health and social care providers who have contributed to the development of this programme and support students throughout the programme.

This programme is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council .

The Nursing and Midwifery Council regulates nurses and midwives in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Islands.

Teaching and learning

Teaching and learning strategies will include lectures, group work, seminars, blended learning, tutorials, discussion groups and clinical skills as well as a variety of assessments.

Visit the Primary Care District Nursing (PGDip) page on the London South Bank University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be registered nurses on the NMC register to apply for this course. Normally applicants will be required to have a Bachelor degree equivalent to Second Class Honours Upper Division (2:1). Applicants must have sponsorship from an employing organisation that provides a practice placement and practice teacher to fulfil NMC standards. Two years clinical experience is also desired. All applicants require managerial support to study this course.

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