This Specialist Community Public Health Nursing course has been developed to meet the rapidly changing field of public health, providing you with a professional qualification that recognises your expertise.
Registered specialist community public health nurses (SCPHNs) such as school nurses, aim to reduce health inequalities by working with individuals, families and communities to promote good health and prevent ill health.
We place emphasis on partnership working that cuts across disciplinary, professional and organisational boundaries.
- Foundations of Specialist Community Public Health Nursing
- Contemporary Developments in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing
- Evidence Based Public Health
- Promoting the Public Health of Populations
- Law, Ethics and Safeguarding
- Governance and Leadership
Successful completion of the above modules and the 16 clinical learning outcomes enables you to apply to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for Part Three registration as an SCPHN (in school nursing) and exit the course with a Postgraduate Diploma at the end of one year if studying full-time.
If you wish to return and top up your credits to 180 and complete the MSc, we offer three 20-credit modules specifically for the SCPHN student.
Each of the three modules require critical examination of a key area of SCPHN theory and/or practice in school nursing, to develop and enhance your own practice and leadership ability.
You can study all three modules in one calendar year and are delivered through classroom based tutorials, distance learning and self-directed study. Please note that the Welsh Government does not fund these three modules.
The MSc Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (School Nursing) course has been designed to meet the NMC (2004) SCPHN requirements of a 50/50 ratio of theory and practice.
Learning and assessment will take place both at the University and in a range of clinical environments, and all modules involve theoretical and clinical assessments of equal weighting.
Where appropriate, there are work experience opportunities that may involve use of the Welsh language.
The Postgraduate Diploma is normally supported by Welsh Government commissioners in collaboration with Welsh NHS University Health Boards.
This school nursing course prepares SCPHNs to work in complex and varied settings and have the knowledge, interpersonal skills and managerial capabilities to practise effectively in today’s health service. Graduates are usually employed by NHS local health boards and wider employment opportunities are developing.