PG Dip Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting or School Nursing)

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Introduction

Specialise in improving the health and wellbeing of children and families while developing your leadership and research skills, with our NMC-approved postgraduate course in Cambridge.

Find out more about studying Specialist Community Public Health Nursing at ARU

Why study Specialist Community Public Health Nursing?

Hear from Specialist Community Public Health Nursing course leader Dr Mandy Wagg and student Ellie about the course and why you should apply.

Take your nursing or midwifery qualifications a step further by learning to provide support for children and families at household, school and population level.

As a specialist community public health nurse, you’ll focus on preventing ill-health, improving health and wellbeing, and reducing health inequalities.

By studying at ARU, you’ll learn how to assess, identify and manage health conditions and developmental issues in 0-19 year-olds. You’ll have the opportunity to expand your responsibilities too, with our Nurse Prescribing module.

With an eye on your future career, you’ll also develop leadership skills that will help you advocate on behalf of children and families, and commission services.

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Facilities and accreditation

Outstanding student support

As a postgraduate student at ARU you’ll benefit from:

  • award-winning learning facilities
  • expert staff who will guide your research interests and career development
  • full use of our IT and library facilities, with library resources accessible 24/7 online
  • support, should you need it, with study skills, careers advice, health and wellbeing, and more.

Nurse Education Provider of the Year

We’re proud to have been shortlisted for Nurse Education Provider of the Year in both 2019 and 2020.

Nursing & Midwifery Council

Our PG Dip Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting or School Nursing) is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Upon successful completion of the course, you’ll be qualified to work as a specialist community public health nurse and be eligible for part three NMC registration.

Careers

Upon successful completion of our postgraduate course, you’ll be qualified to work as a specialist community public health nurse and be eligible for part three NMC registration.

As a specialist community public health nurse you’ll be ready to work in the community, promoting the health of children and families; or as a school nurse.

You might also work in the wider field of public health, for example, in community development work. Or you could use your new research and leadership skills, and knowledge and understanding of policy, in other roles in public health, safeguarding, and primary care and community agencies.

As a specialist community public health nurse you’ll be ready to work in the community, promoting the health of children and families; or as a school nurse. Explore the role of the SCPHN further and some of the community work underway.

Graduation doesn’t have to be the end of your time with us. You could choose to ‘top up’ your Postgraduate Diploma to a full Masters degree.

Application advice from course leader Dr Mandy Wagg and student Mel

How to apply for Specialist Community Public Health Nursing at ARU

Apply now for PG Dip Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting or School Nursing)

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Placements

As a student at ARU, you’ll spend 50% of your time in practice with a qualified SCPHN as your Practice Assessor. It’s a great way to refine and develop your skills.

Benefits of postgraduate study

Improve your employability, progress in your career, and take on an intellectual challenge with our flexible postgraduate degrees.

Postgraduate study at ARU

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