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Specialist Community Public Health Nursing BSc


Student Health Visitor opportunities:

London North West Healthcare NHS Trust is offering sponsorship opportunities to undertake the Specialist Community Practitioner programme leading to a qualification in Public Health Nursing – Health Visiting. This offer is for the academic year of 2017-2018.   This sponsorship opportunity is subject to funding being made available from Health Education North West London Local Education Training Board. Recruitment process is undertaken jointly with Brunel University applications will only be required if you are offered a SCPHN HV Sponsorship placement.

Interviews will take place in the week of 23rd January 2017.

Please see NHS jobs for further information

About the course

This course is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), granting a licence to practise. It is designed for those with initial nurse or midwife registration who wish to become specialist community public health nurses in one of three areas of practice:

  • health visiting
  • occupational health nursing
  • school nursing.

Brunel University London also offers some modules from this programme as a CPPD (Continuing Personal and Professional Development). To find out more and to apply, please click here.

The primary aim of the programme is to combine a thorough professional education with academic excellence, reflecting the ability to respond to changing and challenging healthcare needs in the community.

Literacy and Numeracy Tests

Literacy and Numeracy tests as part of the centralised application process for Health Visiting and School Nursing applicants will be held.  Please check back on this page for 2017 dates.

Candidates will be notified of further arrangements.

To gain sponsorship for the Health Visiting and School Nurse pathways most Trusts will require a numeracy and literacy assessment undertaken at a participating university. Click here for further information and to book your place.

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This course will enable you to practise safely and effectively to improve public healthin health visiting, school nursing and occupational health settings.

It will increase your career prospects, as nurses who successfully complete the programme are eligible to apply for posts as Specialist Community Public Health Nurses within their pathway specialism.

Health Visiting develops practitioners who are proactive and innovative in the promotion of health and the prevention of ill health at the individual, group and community level, within the context of national and international considerations. You will gain Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Occupational Health Nursing
equips you to function competently in the specialist area of occupational health. This involves responsibility for health and safety at work, risk assessment, management of occupational disease and the promotion of physical and psychological health among the workforce. You will gain Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

School Nursing will prepare you to lead a school nursing team of variable skill mix, to promote school health and meet the health-related needs of children and adolescents at school and their families and carers. You will gain Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

If you are considering studying Specialist Community Public Health Nursing at Brunel University London then you are committed to working jointly with the NHS to demonstrate the values and beliefs of the constitution.

NHS values
Patients, public and staff have helped develop this expression of values that inspire passion in the NHS and that should underpin everything it does. Individual organisations will develop and build upon these values, tailoring them to their local needs. The NHS values provide common ground for co-operation to achieve shared aspirations, at all levels of the NHS.

Values and Contributions


Please note: Open Days are not applicable for Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) applicants who will be invited to attend for interview.

SCPHN Course Administrator

Department of Clinical Sciences
College of Health and Life Sciences
Brunel University London

Tel: +44 (0)1895 268833