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PGDIP Specialist Practice District Nursing

Sheffield Hallam University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    Collegiate Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course summary

  • Enhance and develop your leadership and management skills.
  • Foster excellence in practice to meet the challenges involved in complex care provision.
  • Develop detailed knowledge and meet the Standards for Specialist Practice.
  • Develop personal resilience as an autonomous and independent decision maker.

Aimed at students who can demonstrate their ability to study at the required level, this course helps you to extend and develop a critical understanding of the advances in district nursing practice. You will learn how to maximise relationships with key partners and coordinate care for people in their own homes and other environments.

How you learn

You will be allocated a supervisor to support you. Communication may be face to face, via email, via telephone or Skype.

You will be required to submit a proposal for the study, which is reviewed by the supervisor and a second reviewer who in time acts as the second marker for the dissertation.

While masters dissertation projects may be very diverse and may combine different elements, five broad types are defined. These definitions should help you choose the most appropriate proposal to inform the dissertation project. They are

  • research projects
  • evaluation projects
  • service development projects
  • advanced professional practice projects
  • theoretical or literature based projects

Future careers

Further opportunities, usually with experience or further study include

  • leading and managing district nurse teams
  • leading and managing integrated care teams
  • working in other areas, such as general practice, independent sector, voluntary and charitable organisations
  • in complex case management
  • as a community matron

On completion we encourage you to continue your professional career development. This can be achieved by undertaking our MSc Specialist Practice District Nursing. Additional funding is required for you to go on and complete a further 60 credit dissertation module for the award of MSc.


Successfully completing the course allows you to be on the NMC register as a

  • • specialist practitioner – district nursing
  • • community practitioner – nurse prescriber

Tuition fees

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University information

Sheffield Hallam University

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  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.
Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    40th out of 72 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    131 66%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    98 98%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%



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