Professional/Short course Community Specialist Practice
20 credit level 6 module
Page last updated 28 September 2023
On completion of this Community Specialist Practice level 6 (undergraduate level) module, you will be able to:
- Evidence the achievement of the NMC SPQ standards (District Nursing) and practice hours.
- Critically reflect on your learning and development over the course of the programme and identify how this will lead to improvements in care and services.
- Identify areas in which you can develop professionally and personally, and
strategies that will support your development.
- Have an active registration as an Adult Nurse on Part One of the register
- Be working in an area of practice that allows the student to meet the module learning outcomes.
If you are undertaking the Specialist Practitioner Qualification (SPQ), you must have completed a period of experience of sufficient length to have consolidated pre-registration outcomes and to have gained a deeper understanding in relevant professional practice.
Careers / Further study
This level 6 (undergraduate level) module can contribute towards:
- BSc(Hons) Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
- BSc(Hons) Health and Social Care
- MSc Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
- MSc Advanced Practice
- Professional Development Award
The module syllabus typically includes:
The theory and practice of Action Learning (AL) (online and in AL)
- As a tool for self-development
- Application in teams and with service users
- Using AL to improve services and care
Reflective practice (online and in AL)
- Theory and practice: key concepts
Learning and Teaching
A variety of learning approaches will be used, which may include:
- Action Learning (AL)
- ICT based platforms
- Formative assessment opportunity
A total of 48 hours in the form of seminars, Action Learning Sets and online activities.
- Completion of a portfolio evidencing the achievement of the NMC Specialist Practice (SP) standards (District Nursing) and 600 hours of supervised practice.
- A 10 minute oral presentation in which you will critically reflect on an aspect of your learning and development during the programme, and identify how this will lead to improvements in care and services.
Formative assessment will take place through supervision of group work and discussion, as well as tutorial support and review of draft work.
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Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts. Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding. Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.
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How to apply
How to apply
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If the course you are applying for is fully online or blended learning, please note that you are expected to provide your own headsets/microphones.