University of Wolverhampton
Specialist Community Nursing (General Practice Nursing) PgDip
University of Wolverhampton

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

The course aims to develop you as safe, competent and Professional Specialist Community Nurse, fit for practice in the field of General Practice Nursing. On successful completion of the course you will be able to register as a Specialist Practitioner on the NMC register.

The course will also:-

  • equip you with the knowledge, skills and understanding to evaluate, enhance and develop your Practice.
  • develop and enhance your leadership and management skills within the context of Practice Nursing to support others within the General Practice team.
  • enable you to adopt critical reflective practice and lifelong learning that fosters a spirit of scientific enquiry and research promoting personal and professional development.
  • equip you with cognitive skills and knowledge to lead, innovate, advocate change and contribute to an evidence base of practice in order to benefit the health of General Practice Patients.
  • support you to work with codes and standards of professional practice to protect human rights, promote equality and manage risk to deliver safe, effective health care.

The course will involve both assessments in theory and practical elements. Theoretical assessments involve measuring academic knowledge at Master's level which will underpin professional practice. Practical assessments are aimed at measuring knowledge, skills, expertise and attitudes to ensure that an appropriate theory/practice balance is achieved.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

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

    • 6.0
    • All Degrees
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You must already have a health related degree and have access to a practice placement in the community in your chosen pathway. You must be registered on the appropriate part of the NMC Register and ideally have a minimum of 2 years post-registration experience. You must be sponsored by your employer or NHS Trust. Applicants should apply direct to the University.


Average student cost of living in the UK

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

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What students say about studying Community Nursing in the UK?

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About University of Wolverhampton

The University of Wolverhampton (UWO) is a government funded university divided into four campuses across the West Midlands, Shropshire and Staffordshire in England. The main campus is situated in Wolverhampton city centre, with the other campuses being in Walsall and Telford. Specifically for Nursing students, the university runs a Health Education Centre in Burton-upon-Trent.

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Where is this programme taught

City Campus
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