A flexible course in OH nursing is available at the University of Wolverhampton, leading to a BSc (Hons) degree or postgraduate diploma.
At both levels, core modules explore issues in public health, collaborative working, and evidence-based practice. Among specialist modules is a project that aims to help students develop innovative practice.
Courses can be taken full-time or part-time. The full-time course requires attendance at university two days a week over one academic year, and two days per week in practice. The part-time option involves attendance at university for one day per week over two years, with equivalent time in practice.
Postgraduate students have an opportunity to undertake a further dissertation module, leading to an MSc in primary healthcare nursing.
This Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)-accredited programme allows students, on completion, to register on the third part of the NMC register as a specialist community public health nurse. Applicants should be registered as a level-one nurse, and ideally have relevant post-registration experience, although this has recently become less rigid. For the degree, they should have a minimum of 120 academic credits at Level 2, and for the postgraduate diploma, they should already have a good first degree. At both levels, the course costs around £5,000.