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Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (School Nursing) Postgraduate Diploma

University of the West of Scotland

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    Paisley Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21, JAN-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

OVERVIEW

Our Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (School Nursing) will prepare you for 21st century School Nursing practice and entry to the third part of the professional NMC register.

While studying, you will acquire the theoretical knowledge and practical experience required to promote and improve the health and wellbeing of children, young people, families and communities.

The programme of study leads to both an academic award and professional qualification. It consists of equally distributed theoretical learning and practice based experience.

Upon completion of our PgDip you will gain critical understanding of a range of specialised theories, principles and concepts influencing contemporary school nursing practice. You’ll be equipped to work in the dynamic role of School Nursing and practise legally, safely and effectively without direct supervision.

Professional Approval and Accreditation

Our course is recognised by the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC)

Teaching & Assessment

Our course consists of 50% practice based learning that will be undertaken in Health Boards in NHS Scotland.

Modules that you will study are taught on campus, online and on practice placement over three trimesters (full-time and the equivalent on a part-time basis).

CAREER PROSPECTS

On completion of our course you will be eligible for employment at a specialist practitioner level.

Upon completion, you will have the required intellectual and observable skills to practise legally, safely and effectively without direct supervision. You will have competencies in:

  • advanced assessment practice
  • leadership
  • public health

Tuition fees

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£ 13,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of the West of Scotland

  • University League Table

    103rd

  • Campus address

    University of the West of Scotland, Paisley Campus, High Street, Paisley, Renfrewshire, PA1 2BE, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    31st out of 58 11

    8th out of 84 3

    37th out of 77 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    n/a

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90.0 90%

    26th

    2
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%

    22nd

    25
  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    183 89%

    5th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100.0 100%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.28 86%

    9th

    4
  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    121 58%

    53rd

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    95.0 95%

    55th

    11
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.23 85%

    8th

    4

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