Specialist Community Public Health Nurse

Health Visiting or School Nursing
2 Years
September 2024
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As a registered nurse or midwife this course meets the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) professional standards for specialist community public health nurses (Health Visiting or School Nursing). It can also lead to a new and rewarding career in public health nursing.

Why study with us

  • You can register as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse on the third part of the Nursing and Midwifery register.
  • And, as the course is mapped to the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework, it will help with career progression.
  • The course promotes independent, shared and autonomous learning developing you as a specialist community public health nurse.

What you'll do

  • You’ll develop your professional proficiency underpinned by sound, evidence based theoretical knowledge, within the practice of specialist community public health nursing.
  • You’ll cover the four principles of public health practice; the search for, and stimulating awareness, of health needs, policies and health needs and health enhancing activities.
  • It’s 50 percent theory and 50 percent practice and you’ll be assessed in a number of ways.


Please note modules will vary depending on your chosen pathway.

Course delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.


Please note the delivery information for this course is accurate for the academic year 2023/24. The information displayed in this section may not yet accurately reflect how the course will be delivered in 2024/25 but this information will be updated by December 2023.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Academic expertise

Lisa Ashworth
Lecturer in District Nursing
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Lisa is a Lecturer in District Nursing and is Pathway Leader for the District Nurse pathway on the BSc (Hons)/Postgraduate Diploma Community Specialist Practitioner Course. Lisa also acts as Academic Assessor for those on the District Nurse pathway.


  • This course is validated by the NMC, the nursing and midwifery regulator for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Future careers

As a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse you’ll be equipped to develop your role as a clinician, educator, manager and leader, proactively meeting changing public healthcare needs. 

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,000 per year
Part-time£1,000 per 20 credits
Full-time£16,900 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Nursing and Midwifery

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