Buckinghamshire New University

Specialist Practitioner Qualification (District Nursing) (PG Diploma entry)

High Wycombe Campus
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Rank: 124 (The Complete University Guide)

Location: High Wycombe Campus


Study mode full-time

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2021/09/01

Duration: 12 months

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Are you ready to take your nursing career to the next stage? This master's level course will build on your skills and experience in district nursing, to deepen your practice, and give you the leadership capabilities you need to excel in this field.Deepen your knowledge and skillsApproved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), the course covers all the key areas of contemporary district nursing practice, from mental health across the lifespan and long-term conditions, to effective caseload management and self care.Honing your critical thinking and leadership skills, you will learn to make better decisions, and be well equipped to lead large teams of nurses effectively in caring for patients in their own homes.You will also learn to take a more strategic view of community healthcare provision, drawing on the latest research, ideas and policy as well as carrying out your own piece of research.One of the few places to study thisHighly regarded by students and practice partners for our teaching in this area, Bucks has a strong reputation for its district nurse training. You will work with highly skilled academics, who have worked in the community and spend 50% of your time in practice yourself, consolidating and deepening your understanding and skills.Who is it for?This course is for qualified nurses with a postgraduate diploma in nursing. You will be sponsored by a health organisation or trust and achieve a master's, while gaining advanced skills and knowledge in an area of community nursing you want to specialise in.


Entry requirements

You need to be registered as a level 1 nurse on the appropriate part of the NMC register. You also need to be working in UK clinical practice, so this course is just available to UK students.

About this university

International students

There are a variety of resources on hand for international students who travel from around the world to study at Bucks. There are over 50 different countries represented and the university regularly has staff visit countries around the world. There is also the International Office in Bucks that can offer advice and assistance with matters such as applications, visas and immigration as well as bringing family to the UK while studying. As well as this is information about daily matters such as getting a bank account, a part time job or using health care services. The university runs a number of student services to help with the problems that can occur when studying, both academic and non-academics. There is a counselling service as well as careers and employability services while the students centre is the place to visit for all of this help. For extracurricular activities, these are provided by the student union and cover a vast range of interests. There are plenty of recreational activities to take up from one off sessions such as Thai cooking or mixology to regular classes including dancing and water sports. There are regular RAG events to get involved with and each year the union members vote on a charity to support for the twelve month period including Children in Need and Comic Relief in past years. Societies cover a range of interests from aviation enthusiasts to bloggers, cultural groups, religion and even games. In sports there are over 30 teams taking part in 20 different sports including traditional team and solo activities such as basketball, cricket, athletics and football to newer sports such as volleyball. Then there are the fitness activities such as karate and swimming as well as cheerleading.

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