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Postgraduate Diploma Specialist Community Nursing (District Nursing)

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  • Objectives
    The aim of this Postgraduate Diploma-level course is to develop your skills as a specialist practitioner who can conbine theory and practice to improve and develop knowledge and skills in General Practice Nursing. You will gain the necessary intellectual insight needed to evaluate the economic, social and political influences that affect all aspects of healthcare. The course will prepare you to play a proactive role within your specialist area of practice. This is a professional course and it incorporates a practice component. The practice placement takes place throughout the programme and culminates in a 10-week block at the end of the course. Practice is normally carried out within your place of work. There are core modules that are shared by all students and specialist modules for the distrist-nursing pathway. It may be possible to undertake the programme over a longer period of time. The course is modular in design and consisits of eight modules.
  • Entry requirements
    You must be a registered first level nurse Applicants will already have a first degree
  • Academic Title
    Postgraduate Diploma Specialist Community Nursing (District Nursing)
  • Course description
    Future prospects

    This awards equips you with the skill required to become a Specialist Community Healthcare Nurse, proficient in Specialist Practice Nursing.

    You'll be both academically and professionally prepared to practice as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.

    Typical modules may include

    -Developing clinical practice
    -Research methods and their application to nursing
    -Collaborative working
    -Creativity, leadership and innovation
    -Assessment and physical examination of the adult
    -Contemporary issues in public health
    -Critical appraisal of healthcare delivery
    -Specialist community practice
    -Consolidation of prescribing
    -10 weeks consolidated practice

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