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PG Diploma Public Health Nursing and District Nursing options - At the institution - Paisley - Renfrewshire
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS * Applicants must be First Level Registered Nurses on a part of the Nursing & Midwifery Council’s professional register: Public Health Nursing – Part 1 or 2; Community Nursing in the Home – District Nursing – Part 1 (RN1 & RNA). In addition, candidates must have a minimum of two years’ postregistration experience. (please also see contents page for more details)
PG Diploma Public Health Nursing and District Nursing options
These courses – Graduate Diploma Specialist Community Public Health Nursing and Graduate Diploma Specialist Practitioner District Nursing – are modular academic programmes designed to enhance the education and training of First Level Nurses wishing to gain a Community Specialist Practitioner qualification.
The courses will enable First Level Nurses to obtain both an academic qualification and a professional qualification in Community Nursing in the Home – District Nursing; or Public Health Nursing – Health Visiting/School Nursing. All programmes start each year in September.
The courses comprise six modules: three common core modules and three discipline-specific modules:
Common Core modules: (each worth 20 credits at SCQF Level 9):
* Community Needs Assessment
* Perspectives of Public Health
* Developing Primary Care Leaders
(each worth 20 credits at SCQF Level 9):
* Principles of Public Health Nursing or Principles of District Nursing
* Practice of Public Health Nursing or Practice of District Nursing
* Consolidation of Public Health Nursing or Consolidation of District Nursing
The common course modules are delivered by blended learning which combines university teaching with practice-based learning. The discipline-specific modules are taught modules which also incorporate practice-based learning. The final module at the end of the programme is the consolidation module which entails a 10 week full-time period in the defined area of practice (public health nursing or district nursing).