University Certificate in Community Public Health Nursing

The aim of this short course is to provide the knowledge, skills and attributes required for working effectively as a community public health nurse within either a health visiting or a school nursing team.

This new short course has been designed to support nurses undertaking Community Staff Development posts within Kent Community Health Foundation Trust. Community Public Health Nurses will work within health visiting and school nursing teams led by Specialist Community Public Health Nurses (SCPHNs). The course provides nurses with the opportunity and choice of entering public health nursing at staff-nurse level and provides excellent preparation for progression to undertaking a SCPHN qualification later, if they wish.

The next planned cohort will commence in January 2020


The course will consist of two consecutive modules; total of 40 credits at Level 6

Module 1 Early Intervention Public Health will be delivered in semester 1 (20 credits)

Module 2 Child Development and Assessment 0 to 19 will be delivered in semester 2 (20 credits)

Class-based attendance will normally be a minimum of 4 hours per week per semester.

Students will be in employment as community public health nurses, receiving the normal employer support for someone new to post. The course will include at least ten days of protected learning time in practice (per module) where students will be supervised and supported by a practice teacher or mentor (health visiting or school nursing). The aim is to integrate the classroom and practice learning. 

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Location Length Start  
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Canterbury 1 year part-time August 2020

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