Postgraduate (1 year full-time)
Course duration: 1 year
Please note, this course is open to UK and EU applicants only, as it is a work-based course.
Build on the community knowledge, skills and experience you’ve gained as a qualified nurse with this Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)-approved course
District nursing is vital to the sustainability of the NHS, now and in the future. Our course delivers education and training to enhance your practical and theoretical knowledge of working and caring for people in the community, and to qualify you as a community specialist practitioner.
In particular, you'll focus on population and caseload management; on supporting individuals to achieve and sustain independence; and on supporting and caring for those who are either unwell, recovering or at end of life. Multidisciplinary working is integral to community work and is reflected throughout our course, both in the classroom and in the practice field.
The course is 50% theory and 50% practice.
Trimester 2: Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Trimester 3: Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Trimester 2: Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Trimester 3: Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Graduates in this programme can expect to achieve a role as a Community Specialist Practitioner (District Nurse).
Links with industry and professional recognition
This is an NMC recordable qualification as a Community Specialist Practitioner (District Nursing).
Assessment includes essays, examinations, case studies, poster presentations and a competency-based portfolio.
The Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care is the largest in ARU, with over 7,000 students. Our Faculty is teeming with expertise and primed to meet the demand for creating health professionals, teachers, doctors, scientists and educators for the three districts we serve: Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough.
We have been training undergraduates for professional roles for over 25 years, with a reputation for quality, dedication and ambition balanced with student satisfaction.
We know that to give our students the very best experiential learning, prior to getting into the workplace, simulation is second to none, for safe, realistic, learning environments. We have invested heavily in purpose built simulated wards, science labs and skills space, to support our students through their learning.
It’s important to decide how to fund your course before applying. Use our finance guide for postgraduate students to learn more about postgraduate loans and other funding options.
We offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you're at university. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
This course is fully funded
Places on this course are fully funded by Health Education East of England and the sponsoring employers.
Important additional notes
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
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