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Community Health Studies Specialist Practice Award in District Nursing

Swansea University

12 months
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This Community Health Studies Specialist Practice Award in District Nursing programme from Swansea University is traditionally studied part-time over a two-year period; where you have one theoretical study day and one practice related study day per week.  You will be required to return to your substantive community post for the remaining days of each week.


Following a successful interview, you are likely to join peers who work across other Health Boards within Wales providing excellent opportunities of shared learning and areas of innovation.

Many aspects of student learning will continue to develop through the digital platform whilst it is envisaged that some didactic learning and engagement within the classroom will start to return for all students soon.

Career after the Community Health Studies Specialist Practice Award in District Nursing programme from Swansea University

The Specialist Practitioner – District Nurse with integrated V100 Nurse Prescribing, is an approved specialist qualification that is recorded against your nurse registration with the NMC. As a result you will be able to apply for a District Nurse caseload holder post.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Community Practice

  • Research and Development in Community Nursing Practice

  • Enhancing Skills in District Nursing Practice  

  •  Developing District Nursing Practice   

  • Consolidation of District Nursing Practice

  • Community Practitioner Nurse or Midwife Prescribing (V100)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To apply for this course you must be a registered nurse with usually one year’s professional practice.  You must already be working within the community setting.
  • You will need to have 120 credits at Diploma level (level 5).  If you already hold a first degree and aim to seek the Specialist Practitioner qualification, then you will follow the same route and level as the BSc (Hons) and will be awarded a Graduate Diploma.
  • Subject to you meeting the entry criteria, you will be invited to attend for interview.  The  interview panel usually comprises of course lecturers, Health Board personnel, Service Users and either a current or previous student. In most cases the interview takes the form of a multi modal interview selection day where you will meet other applicants and asked to complete designated tasks that showcase your ability to work closely with others and to demonstrate effective communication skills.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Swansea

727 - 1379 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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