PgD Advancing District Nursing Practice with Specialist Practitioner Qualification

Sharpen your decision-making and problem-solving ability and learn to meet the challenges of complex clinical situations in our PgD Advancing Practice in District Nursing with Specialist Practitioner Qualification. This course is designed for registered nurses who want to build on their existing knowledge and develop new skills.

Gain training to better meet the political and organisational demands of delivering care – and advance best practices in your field. Harness your commitment to the Common Good to make a meaningful difference at the local, national or global level. Prepare for a challenging and rewarding career as a specialist practitioner in a course that uses a variety of dynamic learning opportunities.

At GCU, we give you the tools you need to succeed. Join a thriving, open and diverse community with a shared belief in social responsibility.

Our PgD course complies with the standards of the Nursing and Midwifery Council Standards for specialist education and practice as well as proficiency for nurse and midwife prescribers.

Graduate prospects

The PgD Advancing District Nursing practice with Specialist Practitioner Qualification course sets you up for success in an exciting new chapter of your career. All of our students are employed in the National Health Service (NHS); after graduation, our alumni generally pursue roles with NHS service providers that are commensurate with the professional qualification of Specialist Practitioner: District Nursing

Advanced Research Methods, Advanced Clinical Assessment and Decision Making in Acute and Primary Care, Prescribing for Healthcare Practitioners, District Nurse Role in Supporting Anticipatory Care for Long Term Conditions, Leading District Nursing Practice.

Download the Programme Specification for a detailed breakdown of its structure, what you will learn and other useful information.

Study Options

  • 2021/22

Award

Mode of study

Duration

Start date

Location

PgD
Full Time
1 Year
28 Sep 2021
GCU Glasgow
PgD
Part Time
2 Years
28 Sep 2021
GCU Glasgow
Award Mode of study Duration Start date Location  
PgD Full Time 1 Year 28 Sep 2021 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply
PgD Part Time 2 Years 28 Sep 2021 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply

All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.

Typical entry requirements

Bsc Hons/Bsc will require to complete an enhanced CV One-year post RN community experience.

English language

Academic IELTS score of 7.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 7.0.

Additional Information

Other academic and vocational qualifications

Each application to GCU is considered on an individual basis. If you do not have the typical academic entry qualifications, but can demonstrate relevant work experience and/or credits from recognised professional bodies, you may be eligible to enter this course via the University's Recognition of Prior Learning scheme.

International pathways

If you do not meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for our pre-sessional English programme which is taught at our Glasgow campus.

This course is accredited by the NMC.
This course features a mix of exams and assessment.

The tuition fees you pay are mostly determined by your fee status. What is my student fee status?

Tuition fees 2020/21

Home: £4,500
RUK: £4,500
EU: £4,500
International: n/a

Tuition fees 2021/22

Home and RUK: £4,500

Part-time and distance-learning tuition fees

View our part-time and distance-learning fee schedules

Fees are subject to change and published here for guidance only.

Additional costs

As a student at the University, there are additional fees and costs which may or may not apply to you, but that you should be aware of.

View additional costs

Scholarships

We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of £2 million per year.

View our postgraduate scholarships.