Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) Top-up BSc (Hons)

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
45 Weeks
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 07/11/2018

This course is designed to enable you to study at academic Level 6 (BSc Hons) whilst also preparing you to become proficient practitioners within specialist community public health nursing/practice and work at specialist practitioner level within complex primary health care arenas.

This course provides a programme of preparation and learning for registered nurses and midwives who wish to become registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) on Part 3 of the register as a SCPHN Health Visitor (HV) or School Nurse (SN) (NMC 2004).

Course

Highlights

  • Top up to complete BSc (Hons).
  • For NMC registered Nurses or Midwives.
  • 50% practice 50% theory.

Additional

Information

Methods of Learning

The course comprises of 45 programmed weeks for full-time students (50% of which is in practice, 50% in theory), or no more than 208 weeks for part-time students which is in accordance with NMC 2004 SCPHN regulations. An initial theory (university based) induction programme is timetabled at the beginning of the course, followed by a practice induction period. Following this induction, the course integrates both practice and theory, so for those students following the full-time course, they can expect to be in practice for part of the week and at university for the remainder of the week. One study day per week is also timetabled whenever possible. There are block weeks in practice which usually occur at least once per term, and block study weeks which, wherever possible, are timetabled to coincide with preparation for assignment submission dates. The final 10 weeks of the programme is consolidating practice as per NMC standards (2004).

Course Details

You will have the opportunity to gain the additional qualification of Community Practitioner Nurse Prescriber with the Nursing and Midwifery Council upon successful completion.

There is a focus on work based learning throughout the course which ensures clear integration of practice-based learning, assessment and university based work. A shared learning approach is encouraged with inter-professional modules and integrated working incorporated within the overall programme structure.

The course will be delivered by a range of teaching methods such as core lectures, group work, online activities, use of case studies and directed learning approaches. Shared learning with other professionals will be a focus of this course and you will be encouraged to develop a critical, evaluative approach to the knowledge which underpins present day specialist community public health practice.

Read more…

Open Days

See for yourself

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

The specialist nature of this award will enhance graduates opportunities to extend their responsibilities and undertake new roles in practice within clinical teams. On successful completion of this course you will be registered with the NMC on third part of the register and will be able to apply for band 6 and 7 posts as Specialist Community Public Health Practitioners working within a wide variety of settings.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be registered with the NMC as either a nurse or midwife, and will need to provide evidence of sponsorship from an NHS Trust prior to commencing the course. University applications can be made prior to obtaining an offer of sponsorship.

Applicants must have attained 240 credits of which 120 must be at level 5 (Diploma).

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
    for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Course Content

  • Children, Young People and Family Well-being ( Credits)
    Module code: NUR3032P
    Core Module Y
  • Children, Young People and Family Well-being (2) ( Credits)
    Module code: NUR3033P
    Core Module Y
  • Applied Public Health ( Credits)
    Module code: NUR3019
    Core Module Y
  • Health and Social Research Methods for the Evidence Based Practitioner ( Credits)
    Module code: PSC3001
    Core Module Y
  • Enhanced Communication Strategies for Patients and Clients ( Credits)
    Module code: NUR3031
    Core Module Y
  • Leading Clinical Teams ( Credits)
    Module code: PSC3005
    Core Module Y
  • Community Practitioner Nurse Prescribing ( Credits)
    Module code: NUR3023P
    Core Module Y

Facilities &

Special Features

  • registered qualification with the NMC on part 3 of the register
  • practice-based learning
  • robust mentorship programme in place to support students in practice
  • shared learning on some modules
  •  sponsored programme through local NHS Trust

How to apply

Applicants must have attained 240 credits of which 120 must be at level 2 (Diploma). Applicants who do not have the required 120 credits at level 2 through certificated learning will be credited with 60 credits at level 2 if employed in contemporary clinical practice. Applicants may also make an additional claim for APEL for a maximum of 60 credits at level 2.

For application information please see our how to apply page.

Research

at the University of Northampton

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

Opportunities Available

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

NHS funded students only*

*Applicants must be registered with the NMC as either a nurse or midwife, and will need to provide evidence of sponsorship from an NHS Trust prior to commencing the course.

You are advised to contact the course leader as soon as possible if you require information as to which NHS Trusts are likely to offer sponsorships.

If you choose to study this course full-time course (over 45 weeks), you will not usually have annual leave during the course as this is given predominantly at the end of the course (six weeks annual leave over the summer period). Over Christmas and Easter, however, block weeks of study leave are expected to be timetabled on both occasions.


*Course data provided by Unistats

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Updated 07/11/2018

  • This course is designed to enable you to study at academic Level 6 (BSc Hons) whilst also preparing you to become proficient practitioners within specialist community public health nursing/practice and work at specialist practitioner level within complex primary health care arenas.

    This course provides a programme of preparation and learning for registered nurses and midwives who wish to become registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) on Part 3 of the register as a SCPHN Health Visitor (HV) or School Nurse (SN) (NMC 2004).

    Course

    Highlights

    • Top up to complete BSc (Hons).
    • For NMC registered Nurses or Midwives.
    • 50% practice 50% theory.
  • You will have the opportunity to gain the additional qualification of Community Practitioner Nurse Prescriber with the Nursing and Midwifery Council upon successful completion.

    There is a focus on work based learning throughout the course which ensures clear integration of practice-based learning, assessment and university based work. A shared learning approach is encouraged with inter-professional modules and integrated working incorporated within the overall programme structure.

    The course will be delivered by a range of teaching methods such as core lectures, group work, online activities, use of case studies and directed learning approaches. Shared learning with other professionals will be a focus of this course and you will be encouraged to develop a critical, evaluative approach to the knowledge which underpins present day specialist community public health practice.

    Read more…

    Additional

    Information

    Methods of Learning

    The course comprises of 45 programmed weeks for full-time students (50% of which is in practice, 50% in theory), or no more than 208 weeks for part-time students which is in accordance with NMC 2004 SCPHN regulations. An initial theory (university based) induction programme is timetabled at the beginning of the course, followed by a practice induction period. Following this induction, the course integrates both practice and theory, so for those students following the full-time course, they can expect to be in practice for part of the week and at university for the remainder of the week. One study day per week is also timetabled whenever possible. There are block weeks in practice which usually occur at least once per term, and block study weeks which, wherever possible, are timetabled to coincide with preparation for assignment submission dates. The final 10 weeks of the programme is consolidating practice as per NMC standards (2004).

    • See for yourself

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      The specialist nature of this award will enhance graduates opportunities to extend their responsibilities and undertake new roles in practice within clinical teams. On successful completion of this course you will be registered with the NMC on third part of the register and will be able to apply for band 6 and 7 posts as Specialist Community Public Health Practitioners working within a wide variety of settings.

  • Applicants must be registered with the NMC as either a nurse or midwife, and will need to provide evidence of sponsorship from an NHS Trust prior to commencing the course. University applications can be made prior to obtaining an offer of sponsorship.

    Applicants must have attained 240 credits of which 120 must be at level 5 (Diploma).

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
      for study at undergraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Children, Young People and Family Well-being ( Credits)
      Module code: NUR3032P
      Core Module Y
    • Children, Young People and Family Well-being (2) ( Credits)
      Module code: NUR3033P
      Core Module Y
    • Applied Public Health ( Credits)
      Module code: NUR3019
      Core Module Y
    • Health and Social Research Methods for the Evidence Based Practitioner ( Credits)
      Module code: PSC3001
      Core Module Y
    • Enhanced Communication Strategies for Patients and Clients ( Credits)
      Module code: NUR3031
      Core Module Y
    • Leading Clinical Teams ( Credits)
      Module code: PSC3005
      Core Module Y
    • Community Practitioner Nurse Prescribing ( Credits)
      Module code: NUR3023P
      Core Module Y
    • Applicants must have attained 240 credits of which 120 must be at level 2 (Diploma). Applicants who do not have the required 120 credits at level 2 through certificated learning will be credited with 60 credits at level 2 if employed in contemporary clinical practice. Applicants may also make an additional claim for APEL for a maximum of 60 credits at level 2.

      For application information please see our how to apply page.

    • at the University of Northampton

      We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • Opportunities Available

      We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • NHS funded students only*

    *Applicants must be registered with the NMC as either a nurse or midwife, and will need to provide evidence of sponsorship from an NHS Trust prior to commencing the course.

    You are advised to contact the course leader as soon as possible if you require information as to which NHS Trusts are likely to offer sponsorships.

    If you choose to study this course full-time course (over 45 weeks), you will not usually have annual leave during the course as this is given predominantly at the end of the course (six weeks annual leave over the summer period). Over Christmas and Easter, however, block weeks of study leave are expected to be timetabled on both occasions.

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour