This course at Leeds Metropolitan University has been designed to provide opportunities to become a specialist public health nurse on the third part of the nursing register, enabling students to undertake leadership roles, working in partnership with wider multi-disciplinary and multi-agency teams and to influence, drive and implement public health policies.
This is one of three possible pathways – health visiting, school nursing and occupational health nursing. The course is full time, lasting for one year, but there is also an option to study part time. Start date for the next course is September 2008.
Registered nurses with a minimum of two years’ post registration professional experience are welcome to apply. Entry requirements normally include 120 Level 2 CATS points.
Students on all pathways study four common core modules which are designed to develop multi-disciplinary working and intra-professional learning. These include: leadership and management public health therapeutic relationships and skills for evidence-based practice. They also study four professional focus modules on the skills required of the specialist in that area. For Occupational Health Nursing these are: professional development health, safety and environment health promotion and managing health in the workplace.
The course is validated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. The cost will be in the region of £34.90 per credit point.