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Specialist Community Public Health Nurse

Health Visiting or School Nursing
1 Year
September 2023
Campus Taught

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.

Module overview

Please note modules will vary depending on your chosen pathway.

Course delivery

Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus aside from a small amount of online teaching where we have learnt it works best.


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


  • 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£8,400 per year
Part-time£933 per 20 credits
Full-time£15,500 per year
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

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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