Specialist Practitioner (District Nursing)
University of Greenwich
Key Course Facts
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.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
- Graduate Degrees
- Undergraduate Degrees
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Specialist Practitioner (District Nursing), PgDip, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.
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).
Tuition Fees Specialist Practitioner (District Nursing) PgDip
|England UK||£9250||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||year 1|
Additional fee information
Average student cost of living in London
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|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|
|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.
Positions of University of Greenwich in top UK and global rankings.
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.
Student composition of University of Greenwich