Students who successfully fulfil the required criteria within the Community Nursing in the Home / District Nursing PGDip course can qualify for the relevant NMC Community Specialist Practitioner (CSP) Award. This includes being a non-medical prescriber able to prescribe from the community practitioners formulary. If you wish to meet the minimum NMC mentorship requirements, evidence from your practice documentation can be considered through Accreditation of Prior Learning processes within the Faculty.
We will enable you to become a skilful community specialist practitioner, able to lead and bring about change in your practice environments. The course will challenge you and help you develop the knowledge and skills that you require in these exciting times.
These courses are centred on practice and you will spend a large amount of time in the practice environment. You will have a practice teacher who will support the development of your professional practice.
Full-time: 12 months
Part-time: 2 years
The community environments where health care is offered are undergoing great change. Achieving effective practice in these settings requires highly dynamic and flexible practitioners who can bring about positive change in relation to their community specialist practice.
For a service to be effective, it must be based upon ongoing assessment, planning and evaluation and involve an effective partnership between the patient/client, their carer, their family members and relevant population groups. This requires interdisciplinary, interprofessional and interagency collaboration. The importance of working collaboratively is therefore a central philosophy within the CSP PGDip course we offer.
The PGDip in Community Nursing in the Home / District Nursing (DN) comprises six single modules, four of which are compulsory and two of which are chosen from a possible four acceptable modules. You will be sponsored or seconded to study full-time over a period of 12 months, or two years part-time.
The four compulsory modules are:
The acceptable modules are:
Many opportunities are available to continue your studies. For example, you could take the credit you have achieved in the PGDip into the Student Designed Award and by completing a research module and a triple dissertation module to gain a master's degree.
Please note: as courses are reviewed regularly, the list of modules may vary from that shown here.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.
Applicants for the PGDip in Community Nursing in the Home / District Nursing course will normally be health care professionals with a minimum of one years professional (ie post-qualification) practice.
In addition, you must normally:
You need to obtain funding and sponsorship from your strategic health authority through your local trust.
If your first language is not English, you must demonstrate that your level of English is appropriate for study at postgraduate level - IELTS 6.5-7.0 overall, or equivalent.
No work experience is required.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS we offer you the chance to receive up to £10,000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
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