District nursing is vital to the sustainability of the NHS, now and in the future. Our course delivers education and training to enhance your practical and theoretical knowledge of working and caring for people in the community, and to qualify you as a community specialist practitioner.
In particular, you'll focus on population and caseload management; on supporting individuals to achieve and sustain independence; and on supporting and caring for those who are either unwell, recovering or at end of life. Multidisciplinary working is integral to community work and is reflected throughout our course, both in the classroom and in the practice field.
The course is 50% theory and 50% practice.
Graduates in this programme can expect to achieve a role as a Community Specialist Practitioner (District Nurse).
Links with industry and professional recognition
This is an NMC recordable qualification as a Community Specialist Practitioner (District Nursing).
Year one, core modules
- Fundamentals of District Nursing
You will choose one of the following modules:
- Community Practitioner Nurse Prescribing - see notes below
- Advanced Non-Medical Prescribing
Year two, core modules
- Leadership and Management in the Community
- Holistic Assessment Skills for Community Nurses
- Integrated Care in the Community
- Law & Ethics in Health & Social Care
- Research Proposal
You will take one module from the above list. The choice will depend on modules you may have completed in the past and on availability. The course leader will discuss your options with you at the beginning of the course. Modules are subject to change.Assessment
Assessment includes essays, examinations, case studies, poster presentations and a competency-based portfolio.