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Community Specialist Practitioner (District Nursing) (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #301 (WUR) Cambridge, United Kingdom
The Community Specialist Practitioner (District Nursing) (Hons) programme at Anglia Ruskin University will teach you how to lead teams in delivering excellent patient-centred care, improve your caseload management and independent working skills, and gain a prescribing qualification.
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Caring for people in their own homes is different from caring for them in hospital. District nursing is a specialist role, a key part of which is to lead teams that provide support and care in the community. You’ll be working with patients (and their carers) in their own home or in care homes, helping to avoid hospital stays where possible.

With an ageing population, specialist district nurses are likely to be vital to the future of the NHS. They must provide community-based care compassionately and effectively to broad mix of people.The Community Specialist Practitioner (District Nursing) (Hons) programme at Anglia Ruskin University will give you the skills you need to take on this rewarding role, including a prescribing qualification.

You’ll learn to work with other agencies, including social services, commissioners, charities, and other health and social care organisations. This will help you build your teamworking skills as you experience the challenges and opportunities of multidisciplinary, multi-agency working.


When you graduate, you’ll be able to record your qualification with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a Community Specialist Practitioner (District Nursing) with a prescribing qualification.

Employers will be impressed by the practical experience you gain on this course. You’ll have 120 days’ practical clinical experience under your belt, including a five-week consolidated practice placement. You’ll also have managed a small caseload under the supervision of your mentor, a qualified district nurse.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Caring for People with Dementia
  • Clinical Assessment Skills for Health Professionals
  • Holistic Assessment Skills for Community Nurses
  • Integrated Care in the Community
  • Law and Ethics in Health and Social Care
  • Management of the Person with Diabetes
  • Research Methodology
  • Wound Management

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements.

Tuition Fee

  • International

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    Based on the original amount of 0 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
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Living costs for Cambridge

  • 846 - 1470 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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