BSc Specialist Nurse Qualification

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About the course

The University of Wolverhampton offer this BSc (Hons) Specialist Practice Nursing Post Graduate Diploma which starts in September of each year.

This Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) programme allows you to work towards the NMC Specialist qualification in Practice Nursing in addition to an honours degree. There is also an option of undertaking the recordable V100 Non-medical prescribing qualification.

It may be studied full-time or part-time. Full-time study takes one year, part-time study takes two years.

Course content

  • Aims to develop a specialist practitioner who combines theory and practice to improve and develop knowledge and skills in practice nursing
  • At the end of the course the student will be a Specialist Practitioner, proficient in practice nursing and fit for purpose and practice
  • You will be able to demonstrate intellectual skills to evaluate the economic, social and political influences that affect all aspects of health care
  • You will be academically and professionally prepared to practice as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • You will be able to innovate and be proactive in your specialist area of practice
  • The course comprises of 6 modules.

Entry requirements

Applicants must be on Part 1 of the NMC Professional Register and will have a full diploma or 120 level 5 diploma academic credits or hold a first degree for post graduate study.

Students will be required to provide evidence of a DBS check live within 3 years) and occupational health clearance which is arranged by the sponsoring or seconding organisation. A reference is required from the practice offering to support the nurse during the course.

The course is 50% theory and 50% practice within a primary care setting and as well as being supported by an academic tutor, you will need a qualified practice assessor to support you in practice in order to meet the NMC Standards of Proficiencies/ QNI Voluntary Standards.

Next steps

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