If you want the chance to make a difference in community healthcare, apply for the University of Bolton’s full-time BSc (Hons) in Community Specialist Practice (District Nursing). Approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and developed in line with the NMC’s Standards of Specialist Education and Practice and the Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI/QNIS) Voluntary Standards for District Nurse Education and Practice, this course aims to equip you with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to develop and influence community nursing services.
Working in a multidisciplinary team, you’ll be supported to complete core content that covers the topics of public health, innovation in healthcare management and leadership, critical evaluation for evidence-based practice, the principles of district nursing and non-medical prescribing (V100), as well as take on an elective module that you’ll select in conjunction with your employer.
At the Community Specialist Practice (District Nursing) HE6 top-up (Hons) programme at the University of Bolton you’ll have the opportunity to explore policy and legal frameworks, learn more about collaborative and proactive working, and use self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems. Course content is designed to be relevant to your current and future roles, and you’ll be expected to apply your knowledge in practice though clinical, educational and public health interventions that demonstrate the relevant skills and sensitivity.
- Designed to promote flexibility, this course has also been developed to respond to policy developments and the demands of the changing healthcare climate.
- Our teaching staff have many years of experience in the NHS and in a variety of settings.
- You’ll have access to our 24/7 virtual learning environment, WiFi across campus and both group and one-to-one support.
- You’ll have the opportunity to study in our innovative health teaching and research facility, Bolton One.
- On successful completion of this course you will be awarded a BSc (Hons) in Community Specialist Practice (District Nursing).
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- Critical Evaluation for Evidence Based Practice
- Exploring Public Health
- Community Nurse Prescribing
- Professional Practice (District Nursing)
- Innovation in Health Care Leadership and Management
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- You must have an active entry on Part 1 of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Professional Register.
- You’ll also need at least 120 credit points at Level HE4 and 120 credit points at Level HE5, or AP(E)L equivalent (see explanation below). For instance, you may have a Foundation Degree, HND or Diploma in Nursing.
- You must also have one year's post-registration experience of professional practice.
- You’ll be required to produce satisfactory professional and academic references, pass Occupational Health screening and a DBS.
- You’ll will be required to successfully complete an online numeracy test, unless you already have a current Nursing and Midwifery Council recorded prescribing qualification.
The fees for a student’s course of study will be set for the normal duration of that course subject only to inflationary increases – measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded in March each year to take effect for subsequent start dates.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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