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PgDip Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting) with Integrated Nurse Prescribing

University of Bolton

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    University of Bolton

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    52 weeks

Course summary

Are you seeking to train as a health visitor and build the knowledge and skills to achieve your career ambitions? Our PgDip SCPHN (Health Visiting) programme is NMC approved and delivered by our expert academic team working in in partnership with a number of local NHS organisations.

Course Details

The Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) (Health Visiting) course from the University of Bolton is designed to provide you with a comprehensive overview of the health visiting profession, with the aim of equipping you with both the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to succeed in your career. Our programme was the first in the country to be accredited by the UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative, which recognises programmes that support mothers in effective breastfeeding. We also provide training in the Solihull Parenting Approach, which supports practitioners in promoting emotional health and wellbeing in children and families.

Studying a course curriculum developed in line with the professional standards of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), you’ll cover subjects like leading health promotion practice, collaborative working for health improvement and safeguarding children. You’ll also have the opportunity to get hands-on and build your practical skills in partnership with primary healthcare trusts and within our state-of-the-art healthcare teaching and research facility, Bolton One.

Career Opportunities

This Specialist Community Public Health Nursing course is designed to prepare practitioners for the role of health visitor. If you’re a nurse or midwife and wish to further develop your career through working with clients and communities to improve health it should be of interest to you.

Health Visiting consists of developing, leading and managing activities that aim to promote health and social well-being, prevent health breakdown and improve ill health through working with individuals, families and communities. Health visitors seek to help clients take control of their lives and protect vulnerable members of society, by promoting social inclusion and reducing inequalities.

The course aims to help you gain a wide range of skills and supporting knowledge, including leadership, communication, enquiry, advocacy, critical reflection and analysis skills. We’ll support you as you learn how to think, read and write critically around contemporary issues, in order to become a flexible, autonomous and highly-skilled practitioner.

What Can I Do With This Qualification?

This course is designed for future Health Visitors. As a successful graduate, you’ll have your name registered on part 3 of the NMC's professional register.

Health visitors are employed mainly by the NHS within a range of settings. Some are attached to general practices and undertake home visits, as well as seeing patients within the surgery. The role may also involve organising and attending clinics and sessions in community and children's centres.

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University information

University of Bolton

  • University League Table

    127th

  • Campus address

    University of Bolton, Deane Road, Bolton, Bolton, BL3 5AB, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    57th out of 57 1

    71st out of 72

  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    114 51%

    51st

    14
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60 60%

    54th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.51 70%

    57th

    1
  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    118 59%

    57th

    17
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65 65%

    70th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.33 87%

    6th

    4

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