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Birmingham City University: Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (School Nurse)

Institution Birmingham City University
Department School of Nursing and Midwifery View department profile
Web www.bcu.ac.uk/hels
Email courseenquiries@bcu.ac.uk
Telephone 0121 331 6295
Study type Taught

Summary

Do you have a desire become a School Nurse? Our programme will help you fulfil your career ambitions. This engaging course will train you to become a knowledgeable and skilled health care practitioner and successful completion makes you eligibility for entry onto the Specialist Community Public Health Nurse part of the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s register.

Delivered as 50 per cent theory and 50 per cent practice, you'll develop a broad knowledge of the complex issues of specialist practice.

What's covered in the course?

The aim of this course is to train you as a practitioner who can maintain and improve the health of defined social groups and populations through the use of best available evidence, reflective practice and practical, hands-on experience.

You’ll work to ensure protection of the public is assured by using best practice that works within the boundaries of the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s Code of Professional Conduct. We and our trust partners will ensure that you are fit for practice, fit for the award and fit for professional standing.

You’ll promote public health practice, develop evidence-based public health knowledge and skills, and promote inter-professional learning. We will prepare to practice safely and effectively from a health focus, within a public health context.

The knowledge and skills you develop will be reflected in your ability to meet the NMC standards of proficiency, incorporating the ten key areas of public health practice. You will gain the skills you’ll need to influence policies affecting health and facilitate health-enhancing activities.

Graduates from this Specialist Community Public Health Nursing School Nurse course have progressed into roles with organisations such as Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust, working as public health nurses and school nurses.

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip

Birmingham City University
Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences

 

The Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences has a long and established history of delivering training for the education and healthcare sectors. The Faculty benefits from close links with local NHS Trusts and healthcare providers, as well as schools and colleges throughout the Midlands, which ensure that our students are at the heart of innovation and developments in the health, social care and education sectors.

We are committed to teaching quality and have been awarded the Skills for Health Quality Mark, in recognition of the high standard of learning …

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