BSc (Hons) Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (School Nursing)
Registered Specialist Community Public Health Nurses (SCPHN) School Nursing 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.
This Specialist Community Public Health Nursing / School Nursing course has been developed to meet the rapidly changing field of public health, providing you with a professional qualification that recognises your expertise.
Designed to meet the NMC (2004) SCPHN requirements of a balance of theory and practice, you will gain the knowledge, interpersonal skills and managerial capabilities to practice confidently, competently and effectively in your chosen discipline and sector. Graduates of this School Nursing course can apply to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for Part Three registration as a SCPHN School Nurse. Funded places are available for April.
These courses are normally supported by Welsh Government commissioners in collaboration with Welsh NHS University Health Boards.
You will study six modules from the following:
- Foundations of Specialist Community Public Health Nursing - 20 credits
- Contemporary Developments in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing - 20 credits
- Evidence Based Public Health - 20 credits
- Promoting the Public Health of Populations - 20 credits
- Law, Ethics and Safeguarding - 20 credits
- Governance and Leadership - 20 credits
N.B. Part-time students will complete three modules per year.
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 assessor and practice supervisor who will assess your clinical skills, knowledge and understanding in a range of clinical environments. Where appropriate, some clinical placements may involve the use of the Welsh language.
You will be assessed by a range of methods including a written assignments, a case studies, oral presentations, poster presentation, examinations and clinical practice assessments.
The University of South Wales is an NMC Approved Education Institution (AEI).
Students will use the Hydra Minerva Suite and Clinical Simulation Centre.
- Dwynwen Spargo, course leader
- Michelle Thomas
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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).
Applicants must also have NMC professional registration on Part One and/or Part Two of the NMC Register as a Registered Nurse and/ or a Registered Midwife.
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.
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: £9000
Full-time International: £14000
Part-time UK: TBC
August 2023 - July 2024 Fees
These courses are normally supported by Welsh Government commissioners in collaboration with Welsh NHS University Health Boards
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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.
This fee includes £40 for the enhanced DBS certificate, the Post Office Administration fee and the online administration fee.
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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.
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.
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Year 1 FT and Year 2 PT
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Costs of conference attendance and extra- curricular activities are changeable, with some being free. However these are optional and extra-curricular opportunities. Costs vary depending on activity and location.
Funding to help pay for (or cover) course tuition fees and living costs
Whilst you’re studying, you’ll have two main financial obligations – tuition fees and living costs. There’s lots of financial help available from the University of South Wales and external funding sources, that may provide loans (which have to be paid back) and grants, scholarships and bursaries (that don't).
To learn about course fees, funding options, and to see if you are eligible for financial support, visit our Fees and Funding pages.
Practitioners will usually be employed by local health boards and public or private organisations, such as local government.
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As a USW student, you will have access to advice from the Careers and Employability Service throughout your studies and after you graduate.
This includes: one-to-one appointments from faculty based Career Advisers, in person, over the phone or even on Skype and through email via the "Ask a Question" service. We also have extensive online resources for help with considering your career options and presenting yourself well to employers. Resources include psychometric tests, career assessments, a CV builder, interview simulator and application help. Our employer database has over 2,000 registered employers targeting USW students, you can receive weekly email alerts for jobs.
Our Careers service has dedicated teams: A central work experience team to help you find relevant placements; an employability development team which includes an employability programme called Grad Edge; and an Enterprise team focused on new business ideas and entrepreneurship.