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Year of Entry 2021/22
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Specialist Practice District Nursing

Registered nurse? Develop your skills in district nursing and learn to lead and manage multi-professional teams in an integrated setting.


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What is the fee? Home: £4,625 per year
How long will I study? 2 Years
Where will I study? Collegiate Campus
When do I start? September 2021

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Course summary

  • Enhance and develop your leadership and management skills.
  • Develop detailed knowledge in order to provide evidence-based care and meet the Standards for Specialist Practice.
  • Develop personal resilience as an autonomous and independent decision maker.
  • Coordinate care in complex and unpredictable situations.

This course is for registered nurses looking to develop skills and expertise in district nursing. It will enable you to lead and manage multi-professional teams within an integrated setting. You will learn how to maximise relationships with key partners in order to provide personalised care, empowering service users and promoting self-care.


How you learn

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Watch course leader Abi White talk about this course.

You have the opportunity to select full time or part-time study. You learn through a combination of University based and practice learning. The course is made up of 50% practice and 50% theory.

University-based and practice learning experiences are effectively combined in order to achieve the learning outcomes for the programme as a whole. This culminates in a consolidated block of learning at the end of the programme.

The teaching team consists of academics and experts in practice. The curriculum design is innovative in the way in which it integrates learning from practice and theory throughout.

You can study individual modules from this course and gain academic credit towards a qualification. Visit our continuing professional development website for more information.

Course leaders and tutors

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Abigail White
Senior Lecturer

I am Module Leader for Practice Learning on the Community Specialist Practice, Primary Care Nursing-District Nursing course, and contribute to other CSP modules, suc … Read more

Applied learning

Work placements

You must have sponsorship (employment) with a health care provider for the duration of the course. Students will be assigned a placement and practice teacher/mentor within their sponsoring healthcare organisation. Practice experience occurs as a combination of block and day placements. Alternative practice placements are negotiated with the practice teacher and would normally be spent in a different placement or organisational setting.

Networking opportunities

You have the opportunity to work with local community healthcare providers, offering a range of experiences in order to build professional networks and enhance your skills and employability. During the course our students have developed innovative resources which have made a difference to practice, directly improved and enhanced integrated and high quality health and social care.


Future careers

Further opportunities, usually with experience and/or further study include

  • leading and managing district nurse teams
  • leading and managing integrated care teams
  • working in other areas such as general practice, independent sector, voluntary and charitable organisations
  • in complex case management
  • as a community matron

Accreditation

This course is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. You must be registered with the NMC in order to practise as a Nurse in the UK.

Successfully completing the course allows you to be on the NMC register as a
• specialist practitioner – district nursing
• community practitioner – nurse prescriber

Accreditation

Successfully completing the course allows you to be on the NMC register as a
• specialist practitioner – district nursing
• community practitioner – nurse prescriber

Where will I study?

You study at Collegiate Campus through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.

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Collegiate Crescent
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S10 2BP

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Entry requirements

All students

To complete the course you typically need

• at least 120 credits at level 6 (or pending results prior to the course starting)
• current registration on part one (nursing) of the Nursing and Midwifery Council-s (NMC) register
• normally at least one year's post-registration experience
• to be working as a community staff nurse working in a community team
• self-declaration of good health and character as required by the NMC
• to have successfully applied for a student district nurse NHS training post
• to have a sponsoring health care organisation and be employed by the NHS for the duration of the course

If you are shortlisted you attend a joint NHS and Sheffield Hallam Interview. You must bring original copies of your qualifications, certificates, NMC registration, course application form and references with you. This interview is your opportunity to demonstrate that you have the personal, NHS values based and intellectual qualities to complete the course and meet the required standards to become a district nurse.

You must show how you strive to improve health and wellbeing and peoples experience of the NHS.

You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more

If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 7.0 in all skills, or a recognised equivalent. If your level of English language is currently below IELTS 7.0 we recommend you consider an appropriate Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve the required level of English.

Additional information for EU/International students

This course is not open to international students who require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK. If you are an international applicant but do not require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, contact our Admissions Team to find out whether you’re eligible to apply.


Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Advancing District Nursing Practice Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Enhancing Quality Of Services Through Effective Collaborative Practice Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Evidence Based Approaches To Long Term Conditions Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Fundamentals Of District Nursing Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Nurse Prescribing (V100) Credits: 15 Assessment: Exam
Module: Researching For Practice (Taught) Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: The Enhanced Critically Thinking Leader Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Advancing District Nursing Practice Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Enhancing Quality Of Services Through Effective Collaborative Practice Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Evidence Based Approaches To Long Term Conditions Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Fundamentals Of District Nursing Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Nurse Prescribing (V100) Credits: 15 Assessment: Exam
Module: Researching For Practice (Taught) Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: The Enhanced Critically Thinking Leader Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tution fee for UK students starting part-time study in 2021/22 is £4,625 per year.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

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How do I apply?

You apply for this course via our online application form.

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You can also use the application form above to apply for future years of entry. If you require an alternate version of the application form, please email directadmissions@shu.ac.uk.

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