When you study with us on this course, you will focus on the provision of healthcare and social care to individuals, groups and communities within specialist community services. The focus is on developing your competence, confidence and expertise in assessing the needs of your clients, and working in partnership with them to make informed, holistic health choices.
The ultimate aim is for you to mature into someone with the skills, knowledge and understanding to function as a valuable member of the community, and become a reflective, evidence-based and innovative practitioner as you deliver a client-centred programme of care.
This course offers the opportunity to study for the Specialist Practitioner Community District Nursing (incorporating the V100 Community Nurse Prescribing) qualification, with the addition of the V300 Nurse and Midwife Independent and Supplementary prescribing qualification.
The course can be taken on a full-time basis over one year or as a part time course over two years. For the full time course, success in the first year leads to the award of PGDip in Specialist Practitioner Community District Nursing and provides the professional qualification and eligibility to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a Specialist Practitioner Community District Nurse with V100.
For the part time course, success in years one and two leads to the award of PGDip in Specialist Practitioner Community District Nursing and provides the professional qualification and eligibility to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a Specialist Practitioner Community District Nurse with V100.
The V300 Nurse and Midwife Independent and Supplementary Prescribing unit is embedded within both the full time and part time Specialist Practitioner Community District Nursing courses. Success in this unit leads to a further qualification of Nurse and Midwife Independent and Supplementary Prescriber (recordable with the NMC).
Emphasis throughout the course is placed on your continuing personal and professional development with the aim of improving your employability prospects. You will focus on issues of direct relevance to the achievement of Specialist Practitioner Community District Nursing and the V300 status whilst pursuing a postgraduate course of study in a supportive learning environment.
There are opportunities for conference attendance and presentations. Studentfocused, self-directed and guided learning, small group tutorials, encouragement of peer support, using a variety of teaching methods e.g. e-learning, work based learning, problem based learning, simulation, role play, studentled seminars. There is an emphasis on continuing personal and professional development (lifelong learning).
During the course you will acquire a range of professional and transferrable skills which are intended to prepare you for working as a Specialist Practitioner Community District Nurse with V300. The course provides a student- focused process for integrating personal, academic and career development. You are encouraged to undertake self-assessment to identify your strengths, interests and development needs in relation to your learning needs. Through negotiation with your personal academic tutor you will be enabled to identify your areas of interest and the areas in which you feel you need to develop. Towards the end of your studies you will be actively supported and advised regarding potential career development.