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BSc/PG Dip Public Health Nurse (Health Visiting)

Bournemouth University

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    Lansdowne Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This course will prepare practitioners to work in defined areas of community public health practice. You'll demonstrate achievement of the ‘Standards of Proficiency’ required by the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC 2004) for Registration as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) Health Visitor. During the course you will be exposed to the breadth and depth of public health working and demonstrate your ability to participate safely in the practice of Health Visiting. You will be prepared to lead and manage the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme (DH 2009) provision in collaboration with other health and early year providers.

The course is equally divided between theory and practice based study, with attendance required at BU. 50% of the programme is practice based where your learning will be supported by a Practice Teacher within your seconding NHS Trust. Applicants should apply via the local DHUFT NHS Jobs adverts. Shortlisted applicants will be jointly interviewed by DHUFT service representatives and the BU Programme Leader. The academic application will follow your initial interview. By completing this course, you will be satisfying the NMC criteria for registering for Part 3 of the NMC Register and will be qualified and prepared to work in the community as a health visitor. This role is in high demand and employment is highly likely. Career progression may ultimately lead to you becoming a: Health visitor; Academic researcher; Academic lecturer.

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Bournemouth University

  • University League Table

    86th

  • Campus address

    Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, Poole, BH12 5BB, England

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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    63rd out of 72 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    118 59%

    57th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    99 99%

    16th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.83 77%

    62nd

    19

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