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
The next available course starts in September 2018 and the application process for trust sponsorship will be open through NHS jobs between 1 February and 28 February 2018.
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 30 Level 6 credits APL / AP(E)L / RAWL may be brought into the course if they meet the 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/or experience
Candidates will have their name on the Parts of the NMC register as identified below:
Field of practice Health visiting RN1, RNA; RN3, RNMH; RN5, RNLD; RN8, RNC, RM (Previously parts 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15)
Field of Practice school nursing RN1, RNA; RN3, RNMH; RN5, RNLD; RN8, RNC, RM (Previously parts 1, 3, 5, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15)
Applicants to the course are expected to:
1. Have a health or social care-related diploma of higher education, or foundation degree (minimum of 120 level 5 credits).
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 PSRB.
2. Normally have successfully completed study within the last five years at Level 5 or 6.
Successfully complete a Level 6 module prior to registering on the award.
3. Demonstrate some knowledge of community health and practice.
4. Have appropriate clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service, organised by the sponsoring organisation.
For non-native speakers of English
IELTS 6.5 overall, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.