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Specialist Community Practitioner District Nursing Postgraduate Diploma

University of Sunderland

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    University of Sunderland

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    APR

  • Duration

    21 months

Course summary

Overview

This postgraduate apprenticeship is delivered in partnership with local employers and has been designed to develop registered nurses (adult nursing) who wish to specialise in community district nursing practice. The programme equips you with the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to meet the occupational District Nurse standards (Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (2019) and Nursing and Midwifery Council professional standards for Community Specialist Practitioner in District Nursing/Home Nursing (2001).

You will undertake the apprenticeship with your employer, a local provider of community health services (NHS Trust). The apprenticeship involves an 18-month (78 week) programme of learning which includes a minimum of 20% ‘off-the-job’ university-based learning made up of 50% theory and 50% practice time. This apprenticeship also involves a 3-month period for the apprenticeship End Point Assessment (EPA).The Postgraduate Diploma Specialist Community Practitioner District Nursing will be awarded after successful completion of the End Point Assessment. Apprentices will then be eligible to record SPDN: Specialist Practitioner: District Nursing and V300: Nurse Independent/Supplementary Prescriber with the NMC.

Why us?

  • Patient, Carer and Public Involvement participants have been involved in the development of modules and will be involved in the delivery of content to support inclusion, diversity and service user perspectives as part of teaching and learning
  • You'll have opportunities for Interprofessional Learning (IPL) as you study with health professionals from other fields of practice and in specific IPL events as part of the University cross-curricular IPL programme

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University information

University of Sunderland

  • University League Table

    108th

  • Campus address

    University of Sunderland, Edinburgh Building, City Campus, Chester Road, Sunderland, Sunderland, SR1 3SD, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    43rd out of 72

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    131 66%

    34th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%

    39th

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