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The University of Wolverhampton

BSc (Hons)Specialist Community Nursing (General Practice Nursing) (Top-up)

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.
  • The modules you will study are:

7NH004 Research and Inquiry in Specialist Practice

7NH012 Specialist Community Nursing Practice General Practice and District Nursing

7NH009 Advanced Perspectives of Public Health and Social Policy in Specialist Practice

7NH007 Health Assessment and Examination Skills within Clinical Practice

7NH005 Advancing Practice Through Leadership and Innovation

7NH008 Clinical Appraisal of Primary Health care Provision or 7NH006 Triage in Practice.

Why Wolverhampton?

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.

What our students think

Career path

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.

What skills will you gain?

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.

Who accredits this course?

This course is accredited by the Nursing and Midiwfery Council (NMC)

Entry requirements

  • 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

Course fees and finance


2015/6 fees for this course have not yet been agreed. Please contact for further information.

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

These fees are applicable for new entrants in . If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact

These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

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