The course aims to develop you as safe, competent and Professional Specialist Community Nurse, fit for practice in the field of General Practice Nursing. On successful completion of the course you will be able to register as a Specialist Practitioner on the NMC register.
The course will also:-
You are normally sponsored by the NHS Trust to study on this pathway. You will focus on educational issues that are related to Practice Nursing and Primary Healthcare. The course is 50% theory and 50% practice and so learning experiences also take place in the practice . The programme steers strongly towards health promotion, triage and physical assessment and is designed to encourage the empowerment of patients. The theoretical modules are underpinned with evidence based practice and application to practice is highlighted throughout. Other key aspects of the course are inter-professional working, leadership and management and innovation.
The course will involve both assessments in theory and practical elements. Your theoretical assessments involve measuring academic knowledge at Masters level which will underpin your professional practice. Practical assessments are aimed at measuring knowledge, skills, expertise and attitudes to ensure that an appropriate theory/practice balance is achieved.
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
Students accessing this course are from a wide range of areas from within the West Midlands. Networking between students is encouraged and the extensive support offered to students is considered to be a strength of this course. Students are also visited individually in practice by a member of the course team to provide additional support.
The Practice Nursing course has a designated full time member of staff who acts as a course leader and who has expertise in the specific field of practice that the student is studying and as well as having experience of working as a practitioner in the same specialist area. In addition the award, course leader and course team have engaged in research, published books and journal articles within Practice Nursing.
Innovation on the course is strongly encouraged and Practice Nursing students have won the Innovation Award from the University of Wolverhampton.
You will by the end of the course be able to apply to be recorded as a Specialist Practitioners with the NMC.
On completion of the course you will:
This course is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
You must already have a health related degree and have access to a practice placement in the community in your chosen pathway.
You must be registered on the appropriate part of the NMC Register and ideally have a minimum of 2 years post-registration experience. You must be sponsored by your employer or NHS Trust.
Applicants should apply direct to the University.
Please note students on this course must be sponsored by their employer or Primary Care Trust for this course