Develop your nursing skills by learning in a practical work-based environment on our Community Specialist Practitioner (District Nursing) BSc (Hons) course. To apply for this course, you must already be approved to do so by your funding organisation and a Registered Nurse.
District nurses care for people in their home and in the community.
Our one-year Top-up Degree combines university study with experience in practice with the support of Practice Assessors and Supervisors to enhance your knowledge of working and caring for people in the community.
In particular, you'll focus on population and caseload management; on supporting your patients to achieve and sustain independence; and on caring for those who are either unwell, recovering or at end of life.
As a district nursing student at ARU, you’ll explore how individuals and their families can care for themselves at home, enhancing people’s dignity and reducing hospital admissions. Our course will give you the skills you need to take on this rewarding role, with an understanding of legal and ethical issues.
Our BSc (Hons) Community Specialist Practitioner (District Nursing) degree course features a mix of classroom and online learning, with 120 days on placement. You’ll receive support from your tutors at all times and be assigned a Practice Supervisor who’ll help you to develop a personalised programme of learning.
By the end of the year, you’ll record your qualification with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a Community Specialist Practitioner (District Nursing) with a prescribing qualification.
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With our Community Specialist Practitioner (District Nursing) course, you’ll:
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Our Community Specialist Practitioner (District Nursing) BSc (Hons) degree is NMC-validated and you’ll be linked to one of our eight NHS healthcare trust partners for your placements.
Once you have graduated, you’ll be able to record your qualification with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a Community Specialist Practitioner (District Nursing) with a prescribing qualification.
We work with employers to ensure you graduate with the knowledge, skills and abilities they require. They help us review what we teach and how we teach it – and they offer hands-on, practical opportunities to learn through work-based projects, internships or placements.
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Top-Up courses are a great way to gain a full degree, while learning more about a subject or developing your professional knowledge.
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