Course details

Study options

Full-time: 1 year, Part-time: Up to 3 years

UK/EU fee

£9,250 per year (2018/19)

UCAS code

UB7BG

Course level

Undergraduate

Qualification

BSc (Hons)

Start date

September

Location

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Course description

Change the lives of children and their families within a meaningful profession.

This course is for NMC registered nurses who want to gain a professional qualification in health visiting or occupational health nursing or school nursing. If you have either a Diploma or Advanced Diploma in nursing studies this course can be studied at degree level to top up your qualification.

During this course you will:

Practice Assessment will encompass all the four domains of care, facilitation of learning, leadership and management, research and development.

We’re proud to say that our courses are closely mapped against the health and social care sector. This ensures that our curriculum is up-to-date, providing you with the assurance that your learning is current and relevant. This does mean that we do have to respond to national changes such as government policy. As a result, some of the information about our courses may change. 

What you will study

By completing this programme you will be able to demonstrate a critical understanding of clinical practice, care and caseload management, clinical practice leadership and clinical practice development to enable you to become an independent prescriber. Whilst studying on this programme you will spend equal amounts of time in practice and the learning environment.

You’ll also have the opportunity to go on an additional placement of your choice for three weeks.

You will study modules such as:

  • Evidence Based Project.
  • Leading for Quality
  • Principles of Practice Assessment
  • Public Health and Health Promotion

You will also have the opportunity to choose two other modules from a range of options including V100 Prescribing, V300 Non Medical Prescribing, Child Development, Clinical supervision and many more.

How you will learn

You’ll be taught in a variety of ways, such as clinical practical sessions, group discussions and lectures. You’ll spend half of your time on practice placement, so you’ll get the hands-on experience as well as learning the theory at University.

How you're assessed

You will be assessed through exams, observations, assignments, a presentation and a practice portfolio. You will also be assessed on your placement by your practice teacher.

Real world learning

External specialists in their field of practice actively the support the delivery of the programme. Examples include guest lecturers in the following areas:  Safeguarding, Child and Infant Feeding, Children in Care, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Commissioning and many more.

Who you will meet

Trudy Cowan is the programme leader and a pathway leader for School Nursing. Her research interests include sex education and parenting support of vulnerable families.

Suzanne Le Blond is a Health Visitor, nurse and senior lecturer. Her research interests include teenage pregnancy, Health Visiting and Prescribing.

Navjot Virk is a Health Visitor and the HV pathway leader, with interests in child development, education and vulnerable families

Wendy Shaw is a Health Visitor. Her research interests are in pregnancy, birth and beyond and prescribing.

Vikki Price is a lecturer in Occupational Health Nursing and has interest in health protection and risk management and sickness absence management.

Entry requirements

This course is for NMC registered nurses who want to gain a professional qualification in either health visiting, occupational health nursing or school nursing. If you have either a Diploma or Advanced Diploma in nursing studies this course can be studied at degree level to top up your qualification.

An Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service certificate cleared by the University is required for this course. We will contact you with information on how to complete this once you have applied. More information.

Our entry requirements for this course should be read together with the University's general entry requirements, which details subjects we accept, alternative qualifications and what we're looking for at Derby.

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Fees and funding

2018/19 Fees

 Full-timePart-time
UK/EU

£9,250 per year

£1,155 per module

International

N/A

N/A

Further information about our fees and support you may be entitled to.

How to apply

UK/EU students

Full-time students applying to start in September should apply for this course through UCAS or you can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year.

Part-time students should apply directly to the University.

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Careers

When you have completed this course, you will be able to apply for registration on part three of the Nursing and Midwifery Council register. This will allow you to practice as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse in the UK.

When you graduate you will:

Contact us

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Course: Trudy Cowan (Programme leader) t.cowan@derby.ac.uk +44 (0)1332 591773

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† Additional information about your studies

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Teaching hours

Like most universities, we operate extended teaching hours at the University of Derby, so contact time with your lecturers and tutors could be anytime between 9am and 9pm. Your timetable will usually be available on the website 24 hours after enrolment on to your course.

Please note: Our courses are refreshed and updated on a regular basis. If you are thinking about transferring onto this course (into the second year for example), you should contact the programme leader for the relevant course information as modules may vary from those shown on this page.

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