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PgDip Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting)

Course Description

The Specialist Community Public Health Nursing course is designed to prepare practitioners for the role of health visitor through meeting the professional standards laid down by the NMC for registration on part 3 of the professional register. It is of interest to you if you are a nurse or midwife and wish to further develop your career through working with clients and communities to improve health.

Why choose to study this course at Bolton? The University is one of the best places in the country to study health courses. Health visiting has been within the educational portfolio of the University of Bolton for many decades. The University is currently in the process of seeking accreditation of the UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative standards to the programme.

The University has a long-standing and excellent reputation for producing effective and innovative health visitors and offering quality, supportive learning opportunities in partnership with primary health care trusts.

Quality assurance processes within the University and through external professional bodies, ensure that courses continue to a high standard and are directly relevant to professional practice.

Visit the PgDip Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting) page on the University of Bolton website for more details!

Student Profiles

Masters Taught Excellence Scholarship - 3 Awards

The Masters Taught Excellence Scholarship can be awarded to full-time UK, EU, and International Masters students, irrespective of their financial means.In order to receive this Scholarship, applicants must have completed and submitted an application form which can be downloaded from http://www.bolton.ac.uk/pgfinance Please note that this Scholarship is only available to students undertaking their first Masters course.For more information about this scholarship please visit http://www.bolton.ac.uk/pgfinance or contact the Student Funding Advisor, Karen Bentley on 01204 903497

Value of Scholarship(s)



You must have been awarded a First-Class Honours Degree (or equivalent) from a UK or EU institution.
You must be studying a full-time taught masters at the University of Bolton campus in Bolton.
You must not be in receipt of any other offer, i.e. Alumni Discount or any other fee reduction.
You must not be in receipt of any other kind of sponsorship towards your tuition fees, for example from an employer.
The course of study must have commenced in September 2014 or later.

Application Procedure

In order to receive the scholarship towards fees students must have completed the Masters Excellence Scholarship application form, which can be downloaded from http://www.bolton.ac.uk/pgfinance Please return the form with photocopies of your certificates to:Masters Excellence Scholarship Scheme,
Student Centre,
Chancellor's Mall,
University of Bolton,
Deane Road, Bolton. BL3 5ABTel: +44 (0)1204 903497 / +44 (0)1204 903499
Email: [email protected]

Further Information


Entry Requirements

For entry onto the PgDip Specialist Community Public Health Nursing programme you must provide evidence of recent professional and academic development. Furthermore, in order to be considered for admission to the PgDip programme, you will: have an active entry on part 1 or part 2 of the NMC's professional register; have one year's post-registration experience of professional practice; require accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) of at least a lower second class honours degree (2.2) in a relevant subject; and comply with occupational health screening procedures and CRB check.

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