Are you concerned about helping people learn more about sexual health? Then why not become a specialist practitioner of sexual health advising? Our expert teaching staff will give you all the knowledge you need to enter the field, and practice placement opportunities will allow you to put what you learn to the test in a relevant setting. Thanks to excellent working partnerships with partner trusts and employers, you'll have a supportive learning environment in which to hone your skills to the proper level of proficiency. With many years of experience in teaching this course, you can be confident that we can develop you into a specialist sexual health advisor.
We will prepare you for the role of Specialist Community Public Health Nurse within Sexual Health Advising, allowing you to register with the NMC. We'll give you a broad level of knowledge and skills in relation to public health, evidence-based practice, leadership, change management and collaborative working. You'll develop specialist knowledge and skills in aspects such as health assessment, clinical care and case management.
This course contains an even spread of theory and practice, which is facilitated by practice experience in an area specific to Sexual Health Advising. You can also take opportunities to gain alternative practice experience in other relevant settings during the course.
You will be able to work as a Sexual Health Advisor and eligible for registration on the NMC Nursing register in your named pathway. Additionally, if you opt to study NMLB 9001, you can apply to record this qualification as a V100 Community Practitioner Nurse Prescriber.
Alternatively, you may wish to continue onto a Masters Degree. We recommend the MSc Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Practice, though you might also look at an MSc in Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care, Nursing or Primary Health Care.
Other admission requirements
You will be interviewed for selection for this programme. The interview panel may include trust staff, employers, mentors/practice teachers and university staff. During the interview you will be offered advice on the suitability of the award dependent on factors such as recency of prior learning, and your personal and professional development needs.
You will need support from a Primary Care Trust or your employer and be able to secure a placement in your chosen area of practice, with access to a Practice Teacher. You will need to have completed a Criminal Records Bureau clearance, and this will be checked prior to your commencement on the course.
International applicants can find out more about entry requirements on our dedicated webpages: https://www.cumbria.ac.uk/study/international/
If you apply for this course you must be current on the NMC Nursing register and you will need to provide evidence of study at level 5/6 within the last five years or complete an approved study skills course. See course description for further admission details.