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Institute of Health

Specialist Community Nursing (General Practice Nursing) (Top Up)

BSc (Hons) Part-time 2 years, Full-time 1 year

This course aims to prepare you to become a competent Specialist Community Nurse, fit for practice in General Practice and primary care.

This course aims to prepare you to become a competent Specialist Community Nurse, fit for practice in General Practice and primary care.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code
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  • Start Date(s) 1 September 2020
  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time (2 years), Full-time (1 year)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School Institute of Health

Why choose this course?

This course aims to prepare you to become a competent Specialist Community Nurse, fit for practice in General Practice and primary care. You will develop a range of skills, including reflective practice and leadership, which will enable you to evaluate and enhance your area of practice within General Practice.

The programme has a strong focus towards triage and physical assessment, and is designed to encourage the empowerment of patients/clients

What happens on the course?

  • You are normally seconded by your employer to study for this pathway.
  • You will focus on educational issues that are related to Practice Nursing – study takes place in a community setting as well as at university.
  • Core modules will involve exploring issues in public health, collaborative working, preparing a detailed research proposal and a project module dedicated to innovating practice in primary care.

 

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Applicants who access this programme are actively seeking advancement in their career (or a change of career). This programme enables the student to meet the professional requirements for practice.

 The majority of nurses who work in primary healthcare follow a structured pattern of career development – following initial registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, the sequence is Primary Practice followed by Specialist Practice culminating with Higher Level Practice.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

This Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) programme allows you to work towards the NMC Specialist qualification in Practice Nursing in addition to an honours degree.

As a graduate you will be able to:

  • Develop your subject knowledge and understanding of the principles of primary care as well as the development of maintenance and health of individuals and communities.
  •  Understand the theories of research and evidence based practices that contribute to health care and identify trends in health policy and their effects on primary care.
 
  • Exercise high levels of judgement, discretion and decision making in areas of Clinical Practice, care and management, Clinical Practice Development and Leadership.
  • Apply a range of skills including communication, organisational, analytical, presentation and interpersonal skills and be able to approach situations with an open mind.
  • Draw on a wide range of evidence to support decisions and critically analyse them and be able to justify your actions and beliefs.
  • Practice competently and evaluate personal and professional performance as well as being able to lead others and work to deadlines in an efficient manner.

 

  • If you require the specialist practice qualification, you must be registered on the appropriate part of the NMC Register and ideally have a minimum of 2 years post-registration experience – preferably in more than one setting
  • You must have 120 Level 5 credits and have access to a practice placement in the community in your chosen pathway
  • Applicants should apply direct to the University

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

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