Masters | Postgraduate Course - Community Specialist Practice (District Nursing) - Distance Learning Grad Dip Course Details within University of Cumbria

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Community Specialist Practice (District Nursing) - Distance Learning Grad Dip

Study Details

GradDip: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Whether you're new to the field of District Nursing or an experienced District Nurse looking to enhance your skills and achieve a degree level qualification, our Community Specialist Practice District Nursing programme can help you achieve your goals.

Community Specialist Practice in District Nursing is a recordable qualification with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) which allows you to tailor your learning needs to your client population. For example, undertaking the Public Health module will allow you to consider a public health issue within your field of practice, such as smoking cessation and diabetes. The Consultation and Physical Examination Skills module will enable you to improve your patients’ experience when assessing and formulating a treatment plan for a range of issues from a long term condition to the care of a wound.

Module details

Year One

Compulsory Modules

  • HPHG 6110 Leading Evidence Based District Nursing
  • HLLG 6018 Evidence Based Practice
  • HPHG 6050 Public Health in Practice
  • HPHG 6028 Facilitating Health Behaviour Change
  • HLLG 6012 Consultation and Physical Examination: Health Assessment Skills
  • HPHG 9006 QPU - Community Specialist Practice
  • HPHN 9001 QPU - Community Practitioner Nurse Prescribing
  • HPHN 9002 QPU - Community Practitioner Nurse Prescribing

Entry Requirements

1st or 2nd class honours degree.

If you apply for this course you must be currently on the NMC Nursing register and you will need to provide evidence of study at level 5/6 within the last five years or complete an approved study skills course.

Student Destinations

Successful completion of the course will allow you to apply for the NMC Nursing register, recording this qualification as a V100 Community Practitioner Nurse Prescriber. This will enable you to work as a District Nurse and progress to work as a team leader in your field.

If you wish to take your learning further, you could use your qualification to study at a Masters level.