Community Specialist Practitioner (District Nursing) PG Dip

Anglia Ruskin University
In Cambridge, Chelmsford (England)

£ 4,733 - (Rs 3,88,659)

Important information


Build on the community knowledge, skills and experience you’ve gained as a qualified nurse with this Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)-approved course

District nursing is vital to the sustainability of the NHS, now and in the future. Our course delivers education and training to enhance your practical and theoretical knowledge of working and caring for people in the community, and to qualify you as a community specialist practitioner.

In particular, you'll focus on population and caseload management; on supporting individuals to achieve and sustain independence; and on supporting and caring for those who are either unwell, recovering or at end of life. Multidisciplinary working is integral to community work and is reflected throughout our course, both in the classroom and in the practice field.

The course is 50% theory and 50% practice.

Important information
What are the course objectives?

Graduates in this programme can expect to achieve a role as a Community Specialist Practitioner (District Nurse).

Links with industry and professional recognition.

Requirements: Applicants must hold 240 credits (120 level 4, 120 level 5 or 6). Applicants will be required to be registered on Part 1 of the Nursing and Midwifery Council Register and will normally have completed a period of experience of sufficient length to have consolidated preregistration outcomes and to have gained a deeper understanding in relevant professional practice.


Where and when

Starts Location
Cambridge Campus, East Road, CB1 1PT, Cambridgeshire , England
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Bishop Hall Lane, CM 1sS, Essex, England
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What you'll learn on the course

Community Nursing
Palliative Nursing
Health Management
Decision Making
Palliative care
Home nursing
Nurse training
Nursing Care
Nursing Health
Nursing Practice
IT Management
Skills and Training
District Nursing

Course programme

Core modules
  • Fundamentals of District Nursing
  • Leadership and Management in the Community
You will choose one of the following modules:
  • Community Practitioner Nurse Prescribing - see notes below
  • Advanced Non-Medical Prescribing
Optional modules
  • Holistic Assessment Skills for Community Nurses
  • Advancing Decision Making for Healthcare Professionals
  • Law & Ethics in Health & Social Care
  • Research Studies
  • Advanced Communication Skills
  • Facing Death: Patients, Families and Professionals
  • Advanced Clinical Practice in Palliative Care
  • Integrated Care in the Community
You will take one module from the above list. The choice will depend on modules you may have completed in the past and on availability. The course leader will discuss your options with you at the beginning of the course. Modules are subject to change.Assessment

Assessment includes essays, examinations, case studies, poster presentations and a competency-based portfolio.

Additional information

Course duration: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time.

Course fees: 

UK & EU students, 2016/17 (per year) £4,733

UK & EU students, 2016/17 (per year part time) £2,367