Nursing - Specialist Community Public Health Nursing

Ulster University - Belfast

Nursing - Specialist Community Public Health Nursing

Only offered for health visiting and school nursing students, this course is designed to prepare students to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to meet the Standards of Proficiency for Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (NMC 2004) Health Visitor or School Nurse.

You will acquire the skills and knowledge required to deliver a practice that is safe and effective in maintaining and improving the health of the public and communities and acknowledges the responsibilities and accountabilities necessary for public protection. You will also develop the methods to reflect systematically upon and develop your practice through analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. The SCPHN programme embraces diversity on a local and global level and, reflecting a changing society, recognises the challenges of migrating populations and facilitates the student knowledge in recognising and responding to the needs of clients/families during resettlement periods.

Ulster is the sole provider in Northern Ireland of this course. The completion of this course allows you to progress your career and practice at a specialist level.

For further course details please see "Course Web Page" below.

Entry requirements

To apply to our postgraduate taught programmes, you must meet the University's General Entrance Requirements and any course-specific requirements.

These vary depending on the course and are detailed online.

If English language is not your first language this course requires a minimum English level of IELTS 6.0, or equivalent. Visit for more details on English language requirements.

For full entry requirements please see "Course Web Page" below.

Application dates

Your Application
You can apply directly to Ulster any time of year. We advise that you submit your application two weeks prior to your course start date to ensure sufficient time to review your application and, should you be made an offer, complete all necessary enrolment admin.

To start an application, you must create an Ulster University account. Do not worry. You don't need to complete your application in one go. We understand that this is a big decision. Our admissions team are on hand to help you with both the form and any documentation that you may need as part of your application.

Application is through the University's online application system (see "Application Weblink" below).

More details
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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma at UK Level 7

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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