Build on the community knowledge, skills and experience you’ve gained as a qualified nurse with this Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)-approved course
District nursing is vital to the sustainability of the NHS, now and in the future. Our course delivers education and training to enhance your practical and theoretical knowledge of working and caring for people in the community, and to qualify you as a community specialist practitioner.
In particular, you'll focus on population and caseload management; on supporting individuals to achieve and sustain independence; and on supporting and caring for those who are either unwell, recovering or at end of life. Multidisciplinary working is integral to community work and is reflected throughout our course, both in the classroom and in the practice field.
The course is 50% theory and 50% practice.
See the website http://www.anglia.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/community-specialist-practitioner-district-nursing
Graduates in this programme can expect to achieve a role as a Community Specialist Practitioner (District Nurse).
- Links with industry and professional recognition
This is an NMC recordable qualification as a Community Specialist Practitioner (District Nursing).
Modules & Assessment
Core modules -
Fundamentals of District Nursing
Leadership and Management in the Community
You will choose one of the following modules:
Community Practitioner Nurse Prescribing - see notes below
Advanced Non-Medical Prescribing
Optional modules -
Holistic Assessment Skills for Community Nurses
Advancing Professional Decision Making
Law & Ethics in Health & Social Care
Advanced Communication Skills
Facing Death: Patients, Families and Professionals
Advanced Clinical Practice in Palliative Care
Integrated Care in the Community
You will take one module from the above list. The choice will depend on modules you may have completed in the past and on availability. The course leader will discuss your options with you at the beginning of the course. Modules are subject to change.
Assessment includes essays, examinations, case studies, poster presentations and a competency-based portfolio.
Where you'll study
The Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education is the largest provider of health, social care and education courses in the East of England, with over 6,000 students from more than 20 countries.
With 95% of our students finding full-time employment within six months of graduating, you can be sure that our courses have been designed with your career in mind. We’ve been educating nurses, midwives and social workers for over 25 years.
At the cutting edge of research, we offer a range of internationally recognised undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses taught by friendly and experienced staff.
Designed to enhance your learning experience, our facilities include state-of-the-art simulated skills laboratories that mirror real-life clinical situations and UK hospital wards. Our students also benefit from our Early Childhood Research and Resource Centre; a space in which they can experiment with equipment and play activities.
You’ll study in an exciting, modern faculty which has strong links with regional, national and international organisations, including healthcare trusts, schools and academic institutions.
Your enthusiasm. Our passion. Your best foot forward.
Visit your faculty - http://www.anglia.ac.uk/health-social-care-and-education
Applicants must hold 240 credits (120 level 4, 120 level 5 or 6). Applicants will be required to be registered on Part 1 of the Nursing and Midwifery Council Register and will normally have completed a period of experience of sufficient length to have consolidated preregistration outcomes and to have gained a deeper understanding in relevant professional practice. Students would normally have a first degree, but non-graduates with extensive relevant practical and continuing professional development experience will be offered the opportunity to complete the Non-Graduate Entry Profile in accordance with the University regulations with guidance from the course leader.