Cardiff University: Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting)

InstitutionCardiff University
Department School of Healthcare Sciences
Telephone 029 20870084
Study type Taught


This one-year, full-time Postgraduate Diploma course is designed to prepare nurses and midwives to become Specialist Community Public Health Nurses.

It leads to the professional award of Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visitor), with subsequent registration on the Specialist Community Public Health Nurse part of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register.

Half the course takes place on a clinical placement, and Welsh Government funding may be available.

Only by completing the Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) programme will practitioners be eligible to have their names recorded on the third part of the NMC register.

Please note that candidates will be selected through an interview process and will need to meet Health Board requirements.

Distinctive features: - Enables registration as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse, annotated as health visitor on the third part of the professional register

  • You will spend 50% of the course on placement (this placement may not be in your local area and you will be expected to travel)

  • Applicants may attract funding from the Welsh Government based on meeting HEIW eligibility requirements.

Accreditations: - Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip

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