This is a Nursing and Midwifery Council approved course which leads to registration on Part 3 of the register as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (School Nursing). A public health approach to health-care provision requires particular knowledge and skills.This Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (School Nursing) (Hons) programme, offered by Teesside University, is designed to educate nurses and midwives to become public health nurses so that they can contribute positively to the new public health agenda and gain employment as school nurses.
How you learnTheory encompasses a range of teaching methods which include lectures, seminars, problem-based learning scenarios, peer review and presentations. Learning in practice placement is supported with the development of a practice portfolio, which includes self-assessment activities, learning contracts and reflective dialogue and discussion.
How you are assessedAssessment strategies include examinations, case study analysis, reflective essays, written assignments progress file and a dissertation. Practice is assessed via the progress file and the development of the practice project, through the mechanism of tripartite visits where you, your practice teacher and your academic mentor meet to assess your progress and competence in practice.
Career opportunitiesIncreased employment opportunities are available in the public health sector including public health nursing and school nursing.
On successful completion of the course you’ll gain a professional qualification registrable on Part 3 of the NMC register as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (School Nurse) and annotated as a Community Practitioner Prescriber.
The course outcomes reflect the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Standards for Specialist Community Public Health Nursing and encapsulate the ten principles which underpin public health nursing. The course is a practice-centred course. It is delivered on a 50% taught theory and 50% practice basis over 52 programmed weeks for the one-year full-time route and 104 programmed weeks for the two-year part-time route. Practice-based learning is central and you are allocated a practice teacher by your sponsoring organisation who facilitates your learning in practice and is responsible for the assessment of your competence in practice.
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
The main UCAS closing date is 29 January. You are encouraged to apply by then although late applications are accepted through UCAS until 30 June.
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
You're expected to
- have 120 credits at certificate level and 120 credits at diploma level (or equivalent)
- have a valid registration on Part 1 or Part 2 of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) professional register (defined area of practice regulations apply)
- be sponsored by an employing organisation that guarantees your supernumerary status throughout the course
- have a nominated practice teacher who contributes to your teaching and assessment process, providing you with the opportunities to develop the knowledge and skills you need for complex and professional practice and to lead as a specialist community public health nursing practitioner.
International13000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13000 GBP per year during 12 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Middlesbrough
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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