University of Greenwich
Specialist Practitioner (District Nursing) PgDip
University of Greenwich

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Do you have the leadership qualities to become a district nurse and inspire your own team in the community? Our postgraduate diploma will support your ambitions.

This one-year qualification is for nurses who wish to pursue a career as a specialist practitioner in district nursing. We combine the study of health, policy, research and evidence-based practice to focus your career. You will explore and debate policy, theory and research related to district nursing.

Our expert tutors help you develop the required knowledge and skills to deliver patient care in district nursing services. You will learn essential leadership skills and how to head up your own team of staff responsible for this provision. Nursing skills theory is taught and assessed in our four laboratories on campus, which provide a safe and protected environment for your learning.

"Like all universities, the University of Greenwich must develop its pre-registration nursing and midwifery courses in line with the requirements as stated in the Nursing and Midwifery Council's (2018) standards framework for nursing and midwifery education. These standards underpin all education for nurses, midwives and nursing associates. To do this, we have a schedule of programme re-approvals, and this course and the module content is currently subject to this review process. We anticipate this to be finalised by Jan 2021 and will consult you of any further changes should they arise before the start date."

What you should know about this course

  • Nursing and Midwifery at Greenwich is number one in London for satisfaction with teaching (Guardian League Tables 2021).

  • Graduates of the course can record with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a Specialist Practitioner (District Nursing) and Community Practitioner Nurse Prescriber.

  • Benefit from 50:50 theory and practice. We provide on-the-job training as well as theoretical learning in our state-of-the-art laboratories.

  • All our placements have resulted in employment. Students are usually recruited by the trusts to which they are seconded/sponsored.

You will be assessed through presentations, written assignments, exams and in practice through a practice assessment document

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Specialist Practitioner (District Nursing), PgDip.

Applicants should have honours degree normally at 2:2 or above. Plus, Current NMC Registration for nursing (first level) and community experience (minimum 6 months, preferably 2 years). Students for this programme require a mentor or practice teacher and are usually seconded or supported by their employer to undertake the programme For more information, contact [email protected] or 020 8331 9000.

Costs

Tuition Fees Specialist Practitioner (District Nursing) PgDip

EU £9250 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1

Additional fee information

These fees were set for the 2020/2021 intake. For more information regarding fees and finance, please visit www.gre.ac.uk/finance

Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

University Rankings

Positions of University of Greenwich in top UK and global rankings.

See all university rankings of University of Greenwich

What students say about studying Adult Nursing in the UK?

  • The Placement Experience - Adult Nursing
  • Adult Nursing - documentary short
  • Nursing students share their placement experiences
  • Nursing: Course Content - Adult Nursing
  • Clare, Adult Nursing student
  • Adult Nursing student Heather's journey to Herts

About University of Greenwich

The University of Greenwich operates on government funding, and is based in London and Kent, England. The university’s main campus, the Old Royal Naval College, as well as its Avery Hill campus are located in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, in Greater London. Its satellite campus in Medway, Kent is part of a collaboration with the University of Kent.

  • Cara's first day at International Welcome Week | University of Greenwich, London & Kent
  • Top reasons to study at the University of Greenwich, London and Kent | Student Review
  • Reasons to Study at the University of Greenwich | University of Greenwich, London and Kent
  • Chemical Engineering | University of Greenwich, London & Kent
  • I made it! | University of Greenwich, London & Kent
  • 60 seconds with a Primary Education student at the University of Greenwich | London & Kent

Where is this programme taught

University of Greenwich (Avery Hill Campus)
map marker Show on map

Similar courses

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
Buckinghamshire New University - - - £9250 £16000 - High Wycombe On campus Full-time
University of Huddersfield 42% 0% 15% £9250 £18000 129 Huddersfield On campus Full-time
University of Huddersfield 65% 0% 10% £9250 £18000 154 Huddersfield On campus Full-time
Sheffield Hallam University 58% 0% 2% £9250 £16415 130 Sheffield On campus Full-time
University of the West of Scotland 58% 0% 2% £5500 £10600 130 Paisley On campus Full-time
University of Bradford 83% 0% 3% £9250 £9250 £20118 £21124 141 Bradford On campus Full-time
The University of Nottingham 59% 0% 6% £92650 £26500 137 Nottingham On campus Full-time
University of Hull 100% 0% 0% £9250 £17550 145 Hull On campus Full-time
Buckinghamshire New University 100% 0% 0% £8950 £13000 145 High Wycombe On campus Full-time
University of Sunderland 68% 0% 6% £9250 £13000 129 Sunderland On campus Full-time