Specialist community practitioner course
• BSc (Hons) Specialist Community Public Health Nursing
• BSc (Hons) Specialist Practice Community Nursing
• Post Graduate Diploma Specialist Community Public Health Nursing
• Post Graduate Diploma Specialist Practice Community Nursing
This programme is delivered in partnership with the University of Chester and is validated and awarded by the University of Chester. The programme provides opportunities for the development of a critically informed understanding of contemporary issues in community and primary care and emphasis is placed upon the development of critical and analytical skills and a reflective approach to professional practice.
The programme takes account of the rapidly changing emphasis within the community and aims to equip students with a portfolio of knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes applicable to work in a variety of community settings.
The following pathways are available on the Island:
- Health visiting
- School nursing
- District nursing
Programme and structure (core and option modules)
The programme is 50% theory and 50% practice and this is integrated across the duration of the course. The theoretical component is undertaken in Keyll Darree, and the practice component in a community setting under the supervision of a qualified Practice Teacher from the defined area of practice. The programme is full-time and modular in structure, taken over one academic year.
The programme consists of assessed practice and six assessed theoretical modules of 20 credits each.
Students are encouraged to assume responsibility for their own learning, as well as for the utilisation of learning resources available to them. Varied teaching and learning strategies are employed in meeting programme objectives. Emphasis is placed on group work, discussion, seminar presentations, project work and case discussions.
Duration of study
The programme is a full time, one year programme.
The practice component is assessed in a community setting via a practice-learning portfolio under the supervision of a qualified Practice Teacher.
Taught modules are assessed in a variety of ways, for example, written reports, assignments, seminar presentation, oral examination and portfolio.
The admission criteria for student entry to the BSc (Hons) Specialist Community Practitioner programme will normally be:
- registration on the appropriate part of the NMC register
- 120 credits at level 5 or equivalent
The admission criteria for student entry to the Post Graduate Diploma Specialist Community Practitioner Programme will normally be:
- Registration on the appropriate part of the NMC register
- 120 credits at level 6 or equivalent
For further information, please contact:
+44 1624 651422