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Northumbria University has an established reputation for excellence and innovation in nursing education to build on the future nurse standards in meeting the SCPHN standards Standards of proficiency for specialist community publichealth nurses (SCPHN) - The Nursing and Midwifery Council (nmc.org.uk).

As an registered nurse or midwife from the NMC standards, you will graduate from the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting / School Nursing) post registration programme and you will build on existing nursing knowledge to advance evidence-based practice, and it will enable you to make a genuine impact on the health and wellbeing of your clients and patients. You will be able to apply critical thinking and synthesis in the expert learning within the field of health visiting and will learn specialist skills for public health and community working and be supported to develop effective leadership skills and advanced partnership working across all areas of practice. 

SCPHN school nurses (SN) are autonomous practitioners who uphold the rights of school-aged children and young people at all times, Working collaboratively across health, education and other agencies, and as an integral part of a broader public health service, school nurses advocate for optimum health for all school-aged children and young people.

After successfully completing this post registration programme, you will be recognised as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse, on the third part of the Nursing and Midwifery Council register. You will also receive a Postgraduate Diploma from Northumbria University.

You will study partially at our Coach Lane Campus, and partially on placement, with both strands running alongside each other to give you an integrated approach to theory and practice.

If your looking for something else in nursing then take a look at our wide range of NHS Funded Nursing Courses

Course Information

Level of Study
Postgraduate

Mode of Study
1 Year Full Time

Location
Coach Lane Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2024

Fee Information

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NMC are the nursing and midwifery regulators for the UK. Watch the videos below to help you understand what is expected of nurses and the key aspects of the role.

Caring with Confidence is a series of bite-sized animations about key aspects of your role as a nursing or midwifery professional, and how the Code can support you. In this animation we look at professionalism and what this means for you as a registered professional. Visit our website to find out more: https://fal.cn/3axu6

It's important that everyone feels confident about the care they can expect from the nurses and midwives on our register. We've introduced new standards for nurses and midwives in the UK, supporting them to deliver kind, safe and effective care now and in the future. As a result, our nurses and midwives are at the forefront of improving people's health and wellbeing. We've made two short animations to help you understand what you can expect from your nurse or midwife.

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Fees and Funding 2024/25 Entry

Full UK Fee: £6,166

Full EU Fee: £12,166

Full International Fee: £12,166



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Accessibility and Student Inclusion

Northumbria University is committed to developing an inclusive, diverse and accessible campus and wider University community and are determined to ensure that opportunities we provide are open to all.

We are proud to work in partnership with AccessAble to provide Detailed Access Guides to our buildings and facilities across our City, Coach Lane and London Campuses. A Detailed Access Guide lets you know what access will be like when you visit somewhere. It looks at the route you will use getting in and what is available inside. All guides have Accessibility Symbols that give you a quick overview of what is available, and photographs to show you what to expect. The guides are produced by trained surveyors who visit our campuses annually to ensure you have trusted and accurate information.

You can use Northumbria’s AccessAble Guides anytime to check the accessibility of a building or facility and to plan your routes and journeys. Search by location, building or accessibility feature to find the information you need. 

We are dedicated to helping students who may require additional support during their student journey and offer 1-1 advice and guidance appropriate to individual requirements. If you feel you may need additional support you can find out more about what we offer here where you can also contact us with any questions you may have:

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Full time Courses are primarily delivered via on-campus face to face learning but could include elements of online learning. Most courses run as planned and as promoted on our website and via our marketing materials, but if there are any substantial changes (as determined by the Competition and Markets Authority) to a course or there is the potential that course may be withdrawn, we will notify all affected applicants as soon as possible with advice and guidance regarding their options. It is also important to be aware that optional modules listed on course pages may be subject to change depending on uptake numbers each year.  

Contact time is subject to increase or decrease in line with possible restrictions imposed by the government or the University in the interest of maintaining the health and safety and wellbeing of students, staff, and visitors if this is deemed necessary in future.

 

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