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PG Dip Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting or School Nursing)

UK

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What will I learn?

Introduction

Take your nursing or midwifery qualifications a step further by learning to provide support for children and families at household, school and population level. As a specialist community public health nurse, you’ll focus on preventing ill-health, improving health and wellbeing, and reducing health inequalities. By studying at ARU, you’ll learn how to assess, identify and manage health conditions and developmental issues in 0-19 year-olds. You’ll have the opportunity to expand your responsibilities too, with our Nurse Prescribing module. With an eye on your future career, you’ll also develop leadership skills that will help you advocate on behalf of children and families, and commission services.

As a Public Health Nursing student at ARU, your focus will be on supporting children, young people and their families in the community. As well as learning how assess and manage vulnerability and risk, you’ll advance your communication skills in order to provide the best possible care. Alongside studying the fundamentals of health visiting and school nursing, you’ll refine your research skills and understanding of policy and legislation, and apply these to your practice. Our innovative postgraduate course combines theory and practice, with one to two days each week on campus in Cambridge, and one to three days out on placement. There’s also a ten-week consolidatory placement at the end of the course. Upon successful completion of our PG Dip Specialist Community Public Health Nursing, you’ll be eligible for part three NMC registration – and ready to start work as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse.

How you'll be assessed

We’ll assess you using essays, case studies, a critical incident analysis, a competency-based portfolio and a critical policy reviews.

Careers

Upon successful completion of our postgraduate course, you’ll be qualified to work as a specialist community public health nurse and be eligible for part three NMC registration. As a specialist community public health nurse you’ll be ready to work in the community, promoting the health of children and families; or as a school nurse. You might also work in the wider field of public health, for example, in community development work. Or you could use your new research and leadership skills, and knowledge and understanding of policy, in other roles in public health, safeguarding, and primary care and community agencies.

Which department am I in?

Anglia Ruskin University

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£14,300.00 (US$ 17,593) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2023

Venue

Cambridge Campus

East Road,

Cambridge,

Cambridgeshire,

CB1 1PT, England

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£14,300.00 (US$ 17,593) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2023

Venue

Chelmsford Campus

Bishop Hall Lane,

Chelmsford,

Essex,

CM1 1SQ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have Bachelor degree with final GPA of 2.7. Those who hold a recognised pre-Masters course is also considered. Our standard entry criteria for postgraduate courses is IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, with nothing lower than 5.5 in any of the four elements (listening, speaking, reading and writing).

For international students

Applicants would normally hold a Bachelor's degree of a good standard and have current NMC registration on part 1 or 2 of the register. Our standard entry criteria for postgraduate courses is IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, with nothing lower than 5.5 in any of the four elements (listening, speaking, reading and writing). TOEFL iBT with 88 overall and a minimum of 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Anglia Ruskin University

Placing within the top 350 institutions in the world, the multicultural Anglia Ruskin University is home to students from more than 185 countries.

  • Among the top 20 universities for its teaching excellence
  • Investment of GBP 100 million in facilities
  • Study options are closely aligned to industry needs
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