Sheffield Hallam University: Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visitor)

InstitutionSheffield Hallam University
Department Sheffield Hallam University
Telephone (+44) 0114 225 5533
Study type Taught


- Attain a recorded professional award as a specialist practitioner of health visiting or student nursing

- Undertake assessments to have your qualification recorded with the Nursing and Midwifery Council

- Identify and meet the needs of children and families as a health visitor or student nurse

- Build on your existing knowledge as a registered professional nurse

- Learn practical and theoretical skills to excel as a valuable and respected community health specialist

This course is aimed at post-registration nurses or midwives who wish to become specialist practitioners. You'll develop your professional nursing practice and become a registered health visitor or student nurse.

**How you learn**

In this course, you'll study to attain valuable credentials as a specialist practitioner, either as a health visitor or student nurse. You can also complete the assessments for the prescribing from the community practitioner formulary to become a nurse prescriber. The course is 50% practice and 50% theory - you'll work under the close supervision of the SCPHN teaching team in each instance, who utilise dynamic approaches to teaching practice.

**You learn through**

- Lectures, seminars and workshops

- Simulated role plays

- Case studies

- Client stories

- Conducting real consultations under exam conditions

- Producing written records of consultations

You have the option to study individual modules from this course and gain academic credit towards a qualification. Visit ourcontinuing professional development website for more information.

**Applied learning
Work placements**

When it comes to putting what you have learnt into practice, you benefit from strong partnerships with health, education and local authority organisations in the region. The modern and diverse placements you undertake are designed to meet the changing needs of children, young people and families. Placements may be with social services, education or voluntary sector organisations.

**Live projects**

You'll undertake a community development project which involves meeting the identified health needs of a population. This shows the close integration of practice with public health theory.

**Networking opportunities**

Service users, nurses, students and lecturers all contribute to on-going development of this course and the student experience. These industry and community links, as well as your placements and projects, offer ample opportunity for networking.

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