All applicants must be registered nurses or midwives (registrants on part 1 or 2 of the NMC professional register) who will have normally completed a minimum of one year’s experience in professional practice, of sufficient length to have consolidated pre-registration outcomes and to have gained a deeper understanding of an area of practice.
BSc (Hons) applicants should have a minimum of 120 credits at Level 2 (Diploma) including Research and Critical Appraisal at Level 2 or equivalent.
Students entering with a first degree who have achieved the degree classification of 2:2 can follow a Postgraduate Diploma route with the possibility of progressing to complete a Masters degree.
On successful completion, this programme leads to the award of BSc (Hons), Postgraduate Diploma or Masters in Public Health and Specialist Community Public Health Nursing, with associated community specialist awards in the following areas:
This pathway will provide practitioners with a dynamic, innovative approach to public health nursing to promote health and well-being throughout the population. Practitioners will be prepared to work with people of all ages throughout the lifespan, by using different practice approaches for use with individuals, families, groups, populations or communities, in a variety of health care settings and contexts. The course supports the ethos of the Welsh Assembly Government commitment to public health practice and reducing inequalities in health.
School Health Nursing:
This pathway will provide practitioners with a dynamic, innovative child-centred public health approach to school health nursing which includes working with individual children, young people and families, schools and communities. A flexible and inventive attitude and an ability to work successfully in partnership with all stakeholders will be encouraged to prepare practitioners for their role of tackling pressing health challenges in the population. This supports the ethos of the Welsh Assembly Government’s commitment to public health practice and reducing inequalities in health.
This course includes core and specialist practice modules relating to the specialist discipline and the practice component. The course is structured as 50% theory and 50% practice. All modules are compulsory and have to be passed for registration on part 3 of the NMC professional register. The course is one year full-time (52 weeks) or two years part-time (School Health Nursing only).
The award of BSc (Hons) or Postgraduate Diploma can be achieved during the 52 week course. Completion to Masters level requires and additional period of time.