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Specialist Community Public Health Nursing - School Nursing Pathway (Hons)

Keele University

12 months
16800 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Would you like to train as a School Nurse? Keele University, School of Nursing & Midwifery developed an NMC - approved Specialist Community Public Health Nursing - School Nursing Pathway (Hons) programme at Keele University.

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This  Specialist Community Public Health Nursing - School Nursing Pathway (Hons) programme at Keele University has been designed to produce Specialist Community Public Health practitioners who are safe, competent, and deliver professional practice in a community public health setting, meeting Nursing and Midwifery council (NMC) standards for Specialist Community Public Health Nursing.

The course will prepare you to work with communities, families and individuals to improve health and reduce health inequalities, to optimise life chances, in partnership with people and organisations, in support of the government health and social agenda. On successful completion of this course you will be able to register with the NMC on the third part of register as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse.

We will also support you in developing your leadership skills on the programme, to plan and lead services and initiatives which promote health improvement, as well as community practitioner prescribing as applicable to your role.

School Nursing Pathway 

The School Nursing pathway reflects the current standards and initiatives for School Nursing, developing public health awareness and understanding of key health challenges using a social model of health and wellbeing. It has a particular in-depth focus on the physical, social and emotional aspects of school-age health and wellbeing, recognising how these contribute to social capital and life changes.

The programme will support you in applying your skills of critical reflection to enhance your professional, personal and academic development. It will encourage the development of sound School Nursing practice based on the critical application of research and evidence and will introduce you to theories and practice of leadership and partnership-working. Your clinical placement experience will enable you to gain expertise in the full range of School Nursing skills, through observation and practice supervised by an appropriate proficient professional.


The aim of this programme is to support you in the development and enhancement of essential knowledge and skills as a registered practitioner and equip you for a career in specialist community public health nursing. This will be actualised through building upon the theoretical and clinical basis of your specialised area of practice and developing your intellectual, personal and professional capabilities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Promoting Health and Wellbeing in Children and Young People (30 Level 6 credits)
  • Evidence-Based Practice (15 level 6 credits)
  • Clinical Leadership (15 level 6 credits)
  • Public Health and Social Policy (15 level 6 credits)
  • Specialist Community Practice (30 level 6 credits)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Current first level Professional Registration as a first level nurse (sub-part 1) on the NMC Register (Registered Nurse) or Registered Midwife.
  • Diploma of Higher Education (Dip HE) Award in related subject or academic equivalent.
  • Applicants without a Dip HE or equivalent may be considered on an individual basis through the APCL and APEL process.
  • Sponsorship from an authorised NHS Trust/Organisation.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    16800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16800 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Keele

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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


The following scholarships may be targeted at specific countries, subjects and talent areas. In some cases you may be required to make an independent application, for others the scholarship will be awarded automatically.


£2,500 per year for students exceeding published entry requirements.


£1,000 per year for students who are nationals of the least developed, low and lower middle income countries (as defined by the World Bank).


Keele University is certified to award Federal Stafford and PLUS loans. Federal Direct Loans are provided by the US government.


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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