Undergraduate prospectus

Specialist Practitioner (District Nursing), BSc Hons (Top up)

If you’re a nurse hoping to lead and inspire your own team, our top-up degree will help you become a specialist practitioner in district nursing and lead on care delivery in your community.

Our top-up degree is for nurses who wish to pursue a career as a specialist practitioner in district nursing. This course combines the study of health and policy with research and evidence-based practice to develop your skills in this specialist field of nursing.

You spend half of your learning time in practical work placements, where you are assessed by qualified practitioners. The other half is spent learning nursing theory in our state-of-the-art laboratories on campus. Our work placements often result in employment for students through the trusts they are sponsored by.

Duration

  • 1 years full-time
  • 2 years part-time

Start month

September

UK/international fees

2019/2020 fees

View fees

2020/2021 fees

TBA

2020/2021 fees

What you should know about this course

  • Nursing at Greenwich is number one in London for student satisfaction (2019 National Student Survey).
  • We provide the essential knowledge to lead a team of staff and provide care in the community.
  • This course is 50/50 theory and practice learning. If this appeals to you, our course provides on-the-job training as well as state-of-the-art laboratories to support your studies.
  • Our placements often result in employment, as our students are regularly recruited through the trusts they are sponsored by.

What you will study

Loading...

Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

About the course team

You will be taught by an experienced team of experts, which includes senior academics, technical officers, and practitioners with industry experience. Trained postgraduate researchers may also contribute to seminar teaching with the module leader. Teaching is informed by our research and consultancy work, and 97 per cent of our lecturers hold a teaching qualification.

Come and visit us

You can find out a lot about a university online, but to really get a feel for what it's like to live and study here you should come and visit. Come take a look at our historic campuses in London and Kent.

Next Open Days

Got a question?

To find out more about our Open Days and Campus Tours or if you need any assistance, please email opendays@gre.ac.uk.

Entry requirements

120 credits at Level 4.

Registered nurses or midwives who do not have the required amount of academic credit should contact us at scphn@gre.ac.uk to discuss their academic profile.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

Further information about entry

Candidates will be required to:

  • Hold a nursing or midwifery qualification and current NMC registration
  • Undertake selection tests and an interview
  • Undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check, occupational health screening and meet residential regulations.

This course is not available to international students.

Available to overseas students?

No

Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn

Teaching

In a typical week learning takes place through a combination of:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • 1-to-1 tutorials

Further details to be confirmed.

Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. Contact hours may fall between 9am and 9pm, depending on your elective courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

Class sizes vary by module. Lectures are normally attended by larger groups, and seminars/tutorials by smaller groups. This can vary more widely for modules that are shared between degrees. All students will have opportunities for 1-to-1 time with their tutors.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you are also expected to dedicate around 30 hours a week to self-study. This may involve further reading and research, preparing coursework and presentations, and preparing for tests and exams. Our facilities are designed to support you in these activities.

We encourage you to join societies and participate in sporting and other activities to engage in the wider life of the university community.

Overall workload

If you are studying full-time, you should expect the workload to be similar to a full-time job. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of courses you are studying.

Each module you study towards this degree is worth 15 or 30 credits. These represent around 150 or 300 study hours respectively. If you receive 100 contact hours for a 30-credit module, you should expect to commit 200 hours to independent study to complete it successfully.

Assessment

On this course, students are assessed by:

  • Examinations
  • Coursework

Further details to be confirmed.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include ‘practice’ assessments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

We aim to provide feedback on assignments and to release examination results within 15 working days.

Dates and timetables

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

2019/2020 fees

Full-time (per year) Part-time (per 30 credits)
View fees

2020/2021 fees

TBA

* For full fees information please visit our fees information pages.

Fees information International fees

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from just over £100 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

Accommodation pages

Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Other costs

Information coming soon.

For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Careers and placements

Will I have a work placement?

We have a 50:50 theory and practice element to our degree, meaning half of your learning time is spent in practical work placements, where you are assessed by qualified practitioners. 

Our work placements often result in employment, with our students regularly being recruited through the trusts they are seconded/sponsored by.

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

This course is professionally recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Career options include District Nurse and a range of Leadership roles.

Do you provide employability services?

Our Careers Service is committed to supporting our students and recent graduates in their transition towards a rewarding graduate destination. We strive to deliver a professional service with the aim of empowering our students to achieve their potential. We provide the following:

  • CV and cover letter checks
  • Application support
  • One-to-one careers advice
  • Interview tips and support
  • Careers fairs
  • Internships
  • Graduate jobs.

Contact: employability@gre.ac.uk / 020 8331 8810

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

You can also participate in the Erasmus+ student exchange course to spend a year abroad. Benefit from international experience and develop proficiency in a European language.

Support from the department

We offer strong support to all our students. We aim to help you deliver and lead district nursing services safely and effectively at individual, group and community levels. Our top-up degree fully prepares you to promote health and well-being, while proactively preventing ill health within the context of contemporary local and national policy.

Accommodation information

Accommodation pages

Not quite what you were looking for?

We've got plenty of other courses for you to choose from. Browse our undergraduate prospectus or check our related courses below.

Nursing at the University of Greenwich

Take your first step towards a fulfilling career with one of our pre-registration nursing degrees and benefit from excellent links with health service providers.

Visit our nursing subject page.

Finding the right work life balance.


Nursing at the University of Greenwich is a great option, but don’t just take our word for it. Student nurse, Sarah, explains why she’s happy that she chose Greenwich.