Full-time undergraduate (1 year)
Please note: this course is open to UK and EU applicants only, as it is a work-based course.
Applications should be made to local Primary Care Organisations (PCOs) who will undertake joint selection with us. Visit NHS jobs to find suitable vacancies.
This course places you at the heart of the family. You’ll develop public health skills while specialising in providing support for children and families at household, school and population level. You’ll focus on preventing ill-health, improving health and reducing health inequalities.
Our innovative one-year course will develop your skills in evidence-based public health practice, topping up your existing nursing or midwifery qualifications to a specialist honours degree. You’ll divide your time between Anglia Ruskin and practice placements as you learn to specialise in family based public health nursing within the community.
When you graduate, you’ll be able to work as a school nurse or health visitor, or to specialise in other aspects of public health. You’ll also be able to register to prescribe from the community practitioners' formulary.
The course is divided equally between theory and practice, so you’ll learn both in Anglia Ruskin and in the workplace. It has been approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and meets their professional standards for Part-3 registration.
Your practice placements will teach you the art and skill of health visiting or school nursing. These placements may range from one to five days per week throughout the course, and you’ll have the support of experienced practice teachers. At the end of the course, you’ll draw together everything you’re learned by doing a full-time ten-week placement, working with a case load under the supervision of a practice teacher.
Throughout the course, you’ll have the support and guidance of our helpful and friendly lecturers and tutors. You’ll use innovative learning methods such as our Virtual Learning Environment. This lets you learn flexibly from a distance and at any time, and means you’ll need access to a computer and the internet.
Course contact: Louise Perrin
Our course is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Graduating will open up a wide range of interesting and rewarding specialisms. You could extend your practice into helping people in primary care settings as well as in schools or people’s homes. For example, you could:
Throughout the course, a range of assessments will help you and your tutors to be sure you’re on track. These will include exams, essays, case studies, a competency-based portfolio, critical incident analysis and an extended literature review.
The Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education is the largest provider of health, social care and education courses in the East of England, with over 6,000 students from more than 20 countries.
With 95% of our students finding full-time employment within six months of graduating, you can be sure that our courses have been designed with your career in mind. We’ve been educating nurses, midwives and social workers for over 25 years.
At the cutting edge of research, we offer a range of internationally recognised undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses taught by friendly, supportive and experienced staff. With over 150 research students across our three doctoral programmes (PhD; DProf and EdD), we provide the multi-disciplinary perspective and potential for academic debate that reflects our position as a leader in practitioner-focused and practice-led research studies.
Designed to enhance your learning experience, our facilities include state-of-the-art simulated skills laboratories that mirror real-life clinical situations and UK hospital wards. Our students also benefit from our Early Childhood Research and Resource Centre; a space in which they can experiment with equipment and play activities.
You’ll study in an exciting, modern faculty which has strong links with regional, national and international organisations, including healthcare trusts, social services, local and regional authorities, schools and academic institutions.
Your enthusiasm. Our passion. Your best foot forward.
Most new undergraduate students can apply for government funding to support their studies and university life. This includes Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans. There are additional grants available for specific groups of students, such as those with disabilities or dependants.
We also 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.
From September 2018, EU students starting an undergraduate degree with us can access an £800 bursary.
Meanwhile, our £400 Books Plus scheme helps with the costs of study. There's no need to apply for this: if you're eligible you can simply collect a Books Plus card when you start your course.
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 email@example.com for further information.
We don't accept AS level qualifications on their own for entry to our undergraduate degree courses. However for some degree courses a small number of tariff points from AS levels are accepted as long as they're combined with tariff points from A levels or other equivalent level 3 qualifications in other subjects.
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