BSc (Hons) Health Visiting (Specialist Community Public Health Nursing)

BSc (Hons) Health Visiting (Specialist Community Public Health Nursing)

In general terms, Level 4 provides the broad platform for a thorough knowledge of the main economic and business-related disciplines in an international context. Beyond Level 4, the structure enables you to make a more detailed journey to an understanding of economics, building on your strengths and interests. Methods of assessment for course overall: 71% coursework.

Entry requirements

Registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), and 120 credits at Level 5. Applications are accepted from newly qualified nurses or those who are due to qualify. Applicants must have sponsorship from an employing organization that provides a practice placement and practice teacher to fulfil NMC standards.

English language

If your first language is not English, you must have the following minimum International English Language Test Score (IELTS) results at the time of applying:

  • 7.0 overall or equivalent
  • 7.0 in the listening and reading sections
  • 7.0 in the writing and speaking sections.

Numeracy and literacy test

As part of the selection process, you’ll be expected to undertake an assessment on campus which identifies your attributes for the course and gives you an indication of various scenarios you might face. Applicants must book a numeracy and literacy test and pass this as part of their preparation for applying.

Course Details

BSc (core units)

  • Developing professional practice for health visiting
  • Evaluating research for health care
  • A public health approach to promoting health and well-being
  • Mental health and well-being of children and families
  • Protecting vulnerable children
  • Developing leadership and management skills for SCPHN

Optional component

  • Community practitioner nurse prescribing (V100).