GCU has a long established history of delivering education for Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN). This course provides education and training in the promotion of health and well-being at individual, group and community level to meet the challenging and diverse needs of individuals, families and communities of the future.
Working in the field of preventative and anticipatory care, the SCPHN Nurse occupies a unique position within the health service. It is a child and family centred public health role with a collaborative and empowering approach.
The expertise of the Health Visitor lies in rapidly assessing client needs, while building rapport and supporting and encouraging people in making the adaptations and changes associated with becoming parents. As such good communication skills are essential.
Leading a team of skill mix healthcare workers, a key part of the health visitors’ role involves a collaborative approach which enables clients to take ownership of their own healthcare needs and get the best healthcare outcomes for the child and family.
Some of the modules included are: Evaluating Evidence to Develop Research and Inform Practice Contemporary Leadership and Change Implementation in Community Settings Public Health Theory into Social Action Enhancing Health Visiting Practice Consolidation of SCPHN Practice Masters Framework Research Dissertation