Postgraduate PG Dip

Community Specialist Practitioner - District Nursing

Build on your expertise as a qualified nurse. You’ll specialise as a district nurse on this practical course.

Community Specialist Practitioner - District Nursing

Course Overview

  • Institution code

  • Main location

    City Campus
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    52 Weeks
  • Start date

    11 Sep 2023

If you’re a qualified adult nurse, this qualification will enable you to specialise as a district nurse and register as a specialist practitioner in district nursing and community practitioner nurse prescribing with the Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC).

As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Prepare to use your discretion and judgement to make high-level clinical decisions in the management and provision of quality care
  • Learn how to apply your knowledge and practical experience in-line with the NMC's core standards for safe and effective specialist practice. This will include clinical practice, care and programme management, clinical practice leadership and clinical practice development 
  • Complete clinical placements that will develop your practice as an effective district nurse
  • Build a network of contacts as you work through your placements

Working with the MINT initiative 

Leeds Beckett is proud to be working with the Men into Nursing Together initiative. MINT is a national support network of nurses, student nurses, support workers and healthcare assistants who aim to encourage more men into the profession. For more information on this project, visit the MINT Twitter page.

Your learning experience

We have a long history of providing postgraduate courses in health and social care. You’ll consider district nursing practice in significant depth, whilst also focusing on your personal development and academic progression. 

Enhance your skillset

You'll develop skills useful in your working environment, including:

  • Critique
  • Analysis
  • Reasoning
  • Communication
  • Team working
  • Time management
  • Prioritising

Why study District Nursing at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Professionally approved course
  2. 100% of students from PG Dip Community Specialist Practitioner - District Nursing were in work or further study 15 months after graduating*
  3. Specialist facilities
  4. Practice based learning
  5. Expert supervision

* 2018/19 graduating students, Graduate Outcomes

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PGDip Specialist Community Public Health | Leeds Beckett University Course Leader Dawn Taylor talks about the Community Public Health Nursing course.

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