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: Amanda Wagg
We work with employers to make sure you graduate with the knowledge, skills and abilities they need. They help us review what we teach and how we teach it – and they offer hands-on, practical opportunities to learn through work-based projects, internships or placements.
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, 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.
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.
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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