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PGDip Specialist Practitioner Qualification (District Nursing)

Buckinghamshire New University

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    High Wycombe Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course Overview

District nurses perform essential work, caring for housebound patients in their own homes and keeping them out of hospital for longer. Approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), this postgraduate diploma gives you the advanced grounding to specialise in this ever-changing and vitally-important area of nursing.

Gain specialist skills and knowledge

District nursing is rewarding and challenging work that requires different skills and knowledge to those needed in a hospital. Studying at specialist practitioner level will hone your critical thinking and leadership capabilities, so that you become highly skilled at caring for patients in their own homes, and leading large teams of nurses in this area of practice.

Who is it for?

This course is for qualified nurses with a degree. You will be sponsored by a health organisation or trust and achieve a postgraduate diploma, while gaining advanced skills and knowledge in an area of community nursing you want to specialise in.

Course Details

This course covers all the areas needed to meet the NMC professional requirements for district nurses.

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the complexities of working in a community setting
  • Develop appreciate strategic influences on policy
  • Take a critical approach to nursing care in the community, with a strong emphasis on providing holistic, evidence-based care to patients in their homes
  • Analyse how decisions about care are made, drawing on relevant research
  • Work at the forefront of caring for people with a range of healthcare needs, including highly complex ones.

Employability

As a graduate of this course, you will be well equipped to advance your career as a team leader in community children’s nursing. Your specialist skills and knowledge will also be sought after in areas such as managing community services, or practice or academic teaching.

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University information

Buckinghamshire New University

  • University League Table

    124th

  • Campus address

    Buckinghamshire New University, Queen Alexandra Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 2JZ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    70th out of 72 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    95 48%

    71st

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    91 91%

    69th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.09 82%

    32nd

    18

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