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Specialist Community Nursing (MSc)


Course Description

About the course

With the MSc Specialist Community Nursing course you will develop and demonstrate specialist skills and knowledge in community nursing in the areas of:
- health needs assessment

- clinical practice

- care and programme management

- clinical practice leadership

With the MSc Specialist Community Nursing course you learn about the strategies of working in partnership with patients and carers and evaluate current organisational and professional agendas that influence care delivery in primary healthcare settings. The main focus will be on multi-professional and multi-agency approaches to care.

In addition, you will be encouraged to develop participative leadership and management skills to ensure the delivery of quality care and professional standards in a commissioning environment. The course gives you the option to specialise in of the following areas: children's nursing, district nursing.

You will combine on campus learning at the University with hands on experience in a practice environment, with an equal allocation of practice and theory hours. Teaching takes place in specialist groups and, in some modules, learning is shared with other nursing students, i.e. students from the BSc(Hons) Specialist Community and Public Health Nursing course.

See the website http://www.herts.ac.uk/courses/specialist-community-nursing2

Why choose this course?

- The MSc Specialist Community Nursing course will give you specialist skills and knowledge in community nursing in the areas of health needs assessment, clinical practice, care and programme management, clinical practice leadership

- It offers registered nurses the opportunity to achieve registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a Specialist Community NurseIt gives you the option to specialise in children's nursing and district nursing

- Focuses on the multi-professional and multi-agency approaches to care

- Combines on campus learning at the University with hands on experience in a practice environment, with an equal allocation of practice and theory hours

Teaching methods

You'll experience a wide variety of learning styles on the MSc Specialist Community Nursing course. During your studies you'll develop your capacity for self-directed study and your interpersonal skills.

We particularly emphasise the importance of structured research: well-prepared written and verbal presentations and computer literacy. Alongside elements of standard lectures, seminars, tutorials and laboratories, you also learn through case studies, individual and group projects and other student centred activities.

In your final year you will normally have the opportunity to practice your independent study skills by completing a Major project or dissertation.

You will develop your capacity for independent study and interpersonal skills on this programme. There is an emphasis on structured research, well-prepared written and verbal presentations and computer literacy.

Professional Accreditations

The MSc Specialist Community Nursing leads to an NMC recorded specialist qualification in community children’s nursing or home-district nursing.

Graduates also achieve the V100 prescribing qualification, where local arrangements allow this.

Visit the Specialist Community Nursing (MSc) page on the University of Hertfordshire website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A first degree in a health related subject (excluding a specialist community degree leading to professional recognition as a specialist community practitioner). All applicants are required to demonstrate effective registration on parts 1 of the NMC register.

Course Fees

Full-time: UK/EU £5,750, International £12,000


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