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O que eu aprenderei?

This course prepares practitioners to work in defined areas of community public health practice, for registration as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) Health Visitor.

Why study BSc/PG Dip Public Health Nurse (Health Visiting) at BU?

  • On this course, you'll demonstrate achievement of the ‘Standards of Proficiency’ required by the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) for registration as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) Health Visitor
  • You’ll be exposed to the breadth and depth of public health working and demonstrate your ability to participate safely in the practice of Health Visiting
  • Prepare to lead and manage the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme (DH 2009) provision in collaboration with other health and early year providers
  • The course is an equal split of theory and practice-based study, with theory learning at BU and practice learning supported by a practice teacher within your seconding NHS Trust
  • Applicants should apply via their local 0-19 years’ service provider adverts for Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) Health Visitor studentships/training contracts.


Nursing & Midwifery Council

Course details

On this course you will usually be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners, demonstrators, technicians and research students.

Your studies will be supported through a web-based learning environment, where additional resources, help and advice are signposted. Applicants will need to apply via local NHS job adverts. Shortlisted applicants will be jointly interviewed by the NHS Trust and the BU Programme Leader.


By completing this course, you will be satisfying the NMC criteria for registering for Part 3 of the NMC Register and will be qualified and prepared to work in the community as a health visitor. This role is in high demand and employment is highly likely.

Career progression may ultimately lead to you becoming a:

  • Health visitor
  • Academic researcher
  • Academic lecturer.

De qual departamento farei parte?

School of Health & Social Care

Opções de estudo

Período integral (1 ano)

This course is commissioned by the local NHS trust so there are no fees.
Data de início

19 Setembro 2022


Lansdowne Campus


Christchurch Road,


BH1 3JJ, England

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes do(s)/da Estados Unidos

Students must hold a US Bachelor's (Honours) degree in a relevant subject and may need some relevant work experience, depending on the course.

Para estudantes internacionais

Students need to have a bachelors honours degree with 2:2 or equivalent in any subject or equivalent. IELTS (Academic) 7.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading or equivalent and TOEFL IBT with an overall score of 94.

Os requisitos para o IELTS podem variar de acordo com o curso que você escolher.

Opções de Pathways

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Esta universidade aceita cursos preparatórios de
  • Kaplan International College (KIC) London

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