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You need to be a registered nurse or midwife and have current NMC validation. Applicants will normally be required to provide evidence of recent academic study (within the last 5 years) and/or demonstrate the ability to study at level 6.
How to apply.
This course starts in September. Applications are accepted in February of each year, which is also when the relevant application form is made available by the School of Sport and Health Sciences. For more information, contact the programme administrator on Falmer.Admissions@brighton.ac.uk.
The Trust and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) will shortlist the applications and, if successfully shortlisted, your details will be forwarded to the university where you will be asked to complete an online application form and invited to interview.
Please note that it will not be possible to make an application to the university unless you have applied and been shortlisted. Any applications that do not meet this criteria cannot be considered.
Normally, interviews are carried out with a representative from the university and representatives from the trusts (including a practice teacher representative).
At interview the following will be considered:
- knowledge of the role
- communication skills
- potential for development as a specialist community public health nurse
- potential for development to study at degree level.
Offers are subject to the identification and approval of a practice teacher. Offers may be held for a period of one year.
Module choice will be planned taking account of the requirements of your sponsoring trust and previous study.
A maximum of 40 level-6 credits RPL may be brought into the course if they meet the required learning outcomes and have been undertaken in the previous five years. For students who have obtained credit under the 4 HEI agreement, a maximum of 40 level 6 credits (not including dissertation module) may be brought into the course provided they meet the learning outcomes and have been undertaken in the previous five years.
Degree and experience
Candidates will have their name on the Parts 1 and/or 2 of the NMC register.
Applicants are expected to:
- Have a health or social care-related diploma of higher education, or degree (minimum of 120 level-5 credits) OR hold a current registered qualification in health or social care with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, the Health and Social Care Professions Council or equivalent PSR.
- Normally have successfully completed study within the last five years at level 5 or 6 OR successfully complete a level-6 module before registering on the award.
- Demonstrate some knowledge of community health and practice.
- Have appropriate clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service, organised by the sponsoring organisation.
- Where a nurse or midwife has not yet received confirmation of registration from the NMC, the university will require evidence before commencement of the course that the student has successfully completed their pre-registration nursing or midwifery programme and that they have made an application for NMC registration.