BSc (Hons) Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting)

The BSc (Hons) Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting) will prepare nurses and midwives to become Specialist Community Public Health Nurses. You will gain the knowledge, interpersonal skills and managerial capabilities to practice confidently, competently and effectively.

Registered Specialist Community Public Health Nurses (SCPHN) aim to reduce health inequalities by working with individuals, families, employees and communities, to promote health and prevent ill health. The emphasis is on partnership working that cuts across disciplinary, professional and organisational boundaries.

Graduates of this health visiting course can apply to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for Part Three registration as an SCPHN Health Visitor. This Health Visiting course may attract Welsh Government funding for Welsh NHS staff.

Funding is available via the Welsh Government. Please note, candidates must work for the NHS in Wales to receive funding from WEDS (Workforce, Education, and Development Services).

UCAS Code Study Mode
2023
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
Full-time 1 Year April Glyntaff A
N/A Part-time 2 Years April Glyntaff A
  • Contemporary Developments in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Practice - 20 credits
  • Promoting the Public Health of Populations - 20 credits
  • Evidence Based Public Health - 20 credits
  • Law, Ethics and Safeguarding - 20 credits
  • Governance and Leadership - 20 credits
  • Foundations of Specialist Community Public Health Nursing - 20 credits

Successful completion of the above modules and the 16 clinical learning outcomes enables you to apply to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for Part Three registration as an SCPHN (health visitor) and exit the course with a BSc at the end of one year if studying full-time or year two if studying part time.

Teaching

You will spend 50% undertaking theoretical study and 50% in clinical practice. Teaching and learning methods include lectures, tutorials, self-directed study and workshops, as well as clinical assessments.

You will be assigned a practice tutor who will assess your clinical skills, knowledge and understanding in a range of clinical environments.

Assessment

You will be assessed by a range of methods including a 3000 word essay and case studies, formal presentations, poster presentations, examinations, literature reviews and clinical practice assessments.

Accreditations

The University of South Wales is an NMC Approved Education Institution (AEI).

Placements

Placements are undertaken within the employing/hosting health board. Students may undertake a week-long alternative placement in a different geographical location. Please note, there is no funding for this.

The placements are within health boards in Wales and students are expected to work in Health Visiting in Wales once the course is completed.

Facilities

Through our Hydra Simulation Centre and Clinical Simulation Centre, we can effectively replicate practice experiences in a safe and supported environment.

 

Lecturers

We regularly revalidate courses for quality assurance and enhancement

At USW, we regularly review our courses in response to changing patterns of employment and skills demand to ensure we offer learning designed to reflect today’s student needs and tomorrow’s employer demands.

If during a review process course content is significantly changed, we’ll write to inform you and talk you through the changes for the coming year. But whatever the outcome, we aim to equip our students with the skillset and the mindset to succeed whatever tomorrow may bring. Your future, future-proofed.

Applicants are required to have 120 credits at Level Four (higher education diploma or equivalent).

You must have NMC professional registration and be on Part One and/or Part Two of the NMC Register as a Registered Nurse and/or a Registered Midwife.

Two work/academic references are also required.

An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check on the Child & Adult Workforce and Child and Adult Barring Lists and subscription to the DBS Update Service. 

 

This Health Visiting course may attract Welsh Government funding for Welsh NHS staff.

Applications for the April 2023 intake will be accepted until the closing date of 31st October 2022. Interviews will take place during /Nov/Dec 2022

 

 

 

Full-time fees are per year. Part-time fees are per 20 credits. Once enrolled, the fee will remain at the same rate throughout the duration of your study on this course.

August 2022 - July 2023 Fees


  • Full-time UK: TBC

  • Full-time International: TBC

  • Part-time UK: TBC

Student Perks

At the University of South Wales, you’re investing in so much more than a degree. We strive to provide our students with the best possible experience, no matter what you chose to study. Whether it’s access to top of the range mac books and PCs, state-of-the-art facilities packed with industry-leading equipment and software, masterclasses and events led by industry experts, or a wide range of clubs and societies to meet likeminded people, better tomorrows start with extra perks.

Each course also has their own unique student benefits to prepare you for the real word, and details of these can be found on our course pages. From global field trips, integrated work experience and free course-related resources, to funded initiatives, projects working with real employers, and opportunities for extra qualifications and accreditations - at USW your future, is future-proofed.

Click here to learn more about student perks at USW.

Additional Costs

As a student of USW, you’ll have access to lots of free resources to support your study and learning, such as textbooks, publications, online journals, laptops, and plenty of remote-access resources. Whilst in most cases these resources are more than sufficient in supporting you with completing your course, additional costs, both obligatory and optional, may be required or requested for the likes of travel, memberships, experience days, stationery, printing, or equipment.

* Obligatory

Item Cost
DBS * £55.42
This fee includes £40 for the enhanced DBS certificate, the Post Office Administration fee and the online administration fee.
DBS Updating Service * £13
Subscription required for each year of the course for a yearly fee of £13. Please note the service has to be joined within 30 days of receipt of your enhanced DBS certificate.
Other: Placement
Year 1 FT and Year 1 & 2 PT. Placement costs will vary depending on where the student is placed, but some costs can be reclaimed.
Other: Poster Printing £40
Year 1 FT and Year 2 PT
Other: Extra-curricular opportunities
Costs of conference attendance and extra- curricular activities are changeable, with some being free. However these are optional and extra-curricular opportunities. Costs will vary depending on location and activity.

Please apply directly to the University for this SCPHN course.

Admissions statement

Graduates of this SCPHN course can apply to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for Part Three registration as an SCPHN Health Visitor. SCPHN practitioners are usually employed by local health boards and public or private organisations, such as local government.