Nursing (Specialist District Nursing) with NMC Recordable SPQ MSc
The course specifically caters for clinically experienced nurses seeking a flexible route to a master’s level qualification that has a recordable Specialist Practitioner Qualification (PG Diploma only) with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
Reasons to study Nursing (Specialist District Nursing) with NMC Recordable SPQ at DMU:
- With an integrated theory and practice approach, you will develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary for safe and effective specialist practice to patients and clients, as well as the confidence to deliver higher level clinical decision making, make consistent developments and advancements in clinical healthcare, and drive through strategic or operational change within your workplace
- Our strong links with clinical practice, combined with direct input and teaching from experienced colleagues in clinical settings, ensures your learning is relevant to current practice
- You will benefit from experienced visiting lecturers, ensuring your learning is at the cutting-edge of developments in the sector
- Our practitioner, researchers, and academic staff are experienced specialists in clinical areas of practice and will offer a unique perspective to your learning
- Inter-professional learning develops your ability to work as part of a multi-professional team
- You will obtain a specialist practitioner recordable qualification with the NMC
- Through the form of a project you can undertake a service development initiative to positively impact upon the patient experience as part of the master's qualification
This course is only available for UK/EU students.
- A UK honours degree (2:2 or above in a relevant subject, or equivalent)
- A minimum of 60 credits (inclusive of research) at level 6 plus three years’ clinical experience
- Effective registration on the NMC professional register
- At least two years’ clinical experience in nursing in a chosen field of practice, and demonstration of experience in leadership, within your clinical area either through continued professional development (CPD) or publication of clinical articles/material
- You should also be able to demonstrate that you have the requisite clinical skills and relevant CPD required and therefore be in a position to develop higher level skills
- Demonstration of direct and continuing contact with clients who have specialist care needs, prior to and continuing throughout the duration of the course
- Provide two references, one giving emphasis to academic ability and the second relevant to clinical experience
- You will be expected to attend an interview
You must complete a declaration form and enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (if you are overseas you will also need to submit a criminal records certificate from your home country), before starting the course, which need to be cleared in accordance with DMU’s admission policy. Contact us for up-to-date information.
English language requirements:
If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent when you start the course is essential. English language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning (CELL), is available both before and during the course.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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MSc core modules full-time route (NMC recordable) - all modules to be undertaken by all students:
- Developing Expertise in District Nursing
- The Community Agenda
- Research Methods for Health Professionals
- Physical and Psychosocial Examination and Consultation Skills for Specialist Practice
- Accountable Practitioner
- Influencing/Innovating and Problem Solving in Clinical Practice
- Community Formulary prescribing
MSc - additional final core module for all MSc students only
Semester one or two, year two
- Service Development Project
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
The course adopts a range of teaching and learning strategies designed to facilitate the learning of a professional group; aiming to be efficient and motivating in the transfer of theoretical and practical knowledge and to engage positively in actively negotiating, constructing and evaluating learning. Strategies include:
- Teacher-led sessions
- Student-led seminars and presentations
- Discussions and tutorials
- Independent study
- Focused reflection
- A range of experiential teaching methods
Nursing practice provides an essential aspect of your professional portfolio and career development; supporting your career progression through the advancement of your own practice in providing high-quality patient, family, group and community specialist nursing care in clinical practice.
About this institute
De Montfort University
De Montfort University (DMU) in England welcome hundreds of European students every year for one of our 300 courses at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate level. We have approx. 25,000 students studying in our 4 faculties; Business & Law; Health &...
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