Designed to prepare nurses for working in a complex and dynamic community setting, this programme will produce competent and effective community nurses with knowledge, skills and leadership capabilities for a community setting.
Part-time study: This programme is available to study part time over two to four years.
SHG3041; All Wales Fundamentals of Community Practice; 30 Credits
The module looks at fundamental professional and policy issues for working within the community setting.
SHN3042; Research and Development in Community Nursing Practice; 20 Credits
Aims to expand their knowledge and understanding of the research process, how practice and research are interrelated, and its application to community nursing practice.
SHN3045; Nurse Prescribing for Community Nurse Practitioners(V100 community formulary); 10 Credits
Provides appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes for safe effective prescribing from the Nurse Prescribing Formulary.
SHN3043; Enhancing Skills in District Nursing Practice; 30 Credits
This module is designed to enable students to achieve higher levels of judgment, discretion and decision making in the provision of clinical care.
SHN3044; Developing District Nursing Practice; 30 Credits
The module will enable the student to evaluate practice in the context of policy and professional practice so that development can be initiated according to local needs.
Provide the knowledge and skills for family centred nursing care to children and young people and their families within the home and wider community context.
In addition there are two specialist community children’s nursing modules running at 30 credits each. Both specialist modules can be accessed as part of the SPQ or as standalone modules.
SHN3046; Principle and Practice of Community Children’s Nursing; 30 Credits
There are three themes incorporated:
• Community as the context of care
• Professional challenges of the community children’s nursing role
• Decision making and higher level assessment
SHN3047; Community Children’s Nursing Essential Skills; 30 Credits
There are five themes incorporated in the module:
• Community care of vulnerable children and young people
• Palliative and end of life care
• Care of children and young people with short term care needs
• Continuing care
• Integrated care of children and young people with chronic conditions
All prospective candidates must be registered nurses who will have completed a minimum of one year’s experience in professional practice. Candidates should have established pre-registration outcomes and gained a deeper understanding of an area of practice.
Practitioners who have already undertaken the All Wales Fundamentals in Community Nursing Module should contact the course leader for more information.
Applicants for Children’s Community Nursing should be registered child nurses.
Applicants should possess a minimum of 120 credits at Level 1 (Certificate), plus 120 credits at Level 2 (Diploma) including Research and Critical Appraisal at Level 2 or equivalent.
If you are unsure of your eligibility for this course please contact us.
In previous years this course has been funded by the Welsh Government (WG), with students accepted onto the course having their course fees paid. At time of print no funding agreement has been confirmed for the 2012/13 academic year, however it is anticipated that the programme will be running via a modularised part time basis with a time scale of 2- 4 years for completion of the full programme. Please contact us for further information.
MPhil and PhD programmes are available at the College of Human and Health Sciences. Please see the College's section for further information.
This course consists of three shared modules and two specialist practice modules from your chosen pathway. All modules comprise 50% theory and 50% practice. For the practice component each student is allocated a Community Practice Teacher/Sign off Mentor.
Information regarding dates and times for Enrolment can be found on the Student Records webpages.
Applications should be made through UCAS.
Please see this page for information on studying at Swansea University
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District nursing: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Children’s community nursing: email@example.com