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 develop your knowledge, understanding and skills to meet professional standards.

You will acquire the expertise to deliver a practice that is safe and effective in maintaining and improving the health of the public and communities, and which acknowledges the responsibilities and accountabilities necessary for public protection.

The programme embraces diversity on both a local and global level and is reflective of a changing society. The programme recognises the challenges of migrating populations and facilitates the student knowledge in recognising and responding to the needs of clients/ families during resettlement periods.

The completion of this course allows students to progress their career and practice at a specialist level.

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.

- Applicants must have current Part 1or 2 registration in either nursing or midwifery with the Nursing & Midwifery Council

- BSc Hons/BSc degree in Nursing or a health related area OR

- A Diploma of Higher Education in Nursing/midwifery which is equivalent to 240 academic credits OR

- Applicants without a Diploma Higher Education in nursing/midwifery must have successfully completed a portfolio of evidence for

Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) which demonstrates the achievement of all Level 4 and Level 5 learning outcomes. Please note this APL portfolio must be successfully completed and assessed by Ulster University before applicant can proceed to interview.

- Health Visiting students are required to apply through a Regional Recruitment and Selection process and pass the standard set at interview

- Occupational Health Nurses and School Nurses apply directly to the HSCT and must pass the standard set at interview

- Provide an Access NI Enhanced Disclosure certificate, which is current on application to Ulster.

Application dates

Your Application

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

Enrolment dates

Please contact Ulster University Belfast for the next start date.

Post Course Info

Career options

Career prospects of graduates from this programme are excellent with the majority moving rapidly into permanent posts with their specialist area.

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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma at UK Level 7

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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