We are now recruiting for the BSc (Hons) / Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN)  Health Visiting (HV) Option.

Applications are open and close 28th Jan 2022

The aim of this course is to prepare students to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to meet the Standards of Proficiency for Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (NMC, 2004).  This will contribute to practice that is safe and effective in maintaining and improving the health of the public and communities, acknowledging the responsibilities and accountabilities necessary for public protection.  The program is designed to prepare students to register on the 3rd part of the NMC Professional Register in the following areas – Health Visiting or School Nursing, it is offered full time.

Personnel Specifications


A shortlist of candidates for interview will be prepared solely on the basis of the information contained against each criterion in the job specific questionnaire below. It is therefore essential that all candidates demonstrate through each criterion how and to what extent their experience and qualities are relevant to this post.


Essential Criteria for applicants to the Specialist Community and Public Health Nursing – SCPHN (HV) is as follows:


University Course Entry Requirements


  1. Current registration as a nurse or midwife on part 1 and/or 2 of the NMC Register.

Clearly stating NMC PIN number and Expiry Date ( this is not your revalidation date)

  1. Have a BSc Hons/ BSc degree in Nursing or a health related area (postgraduate study).


A Diploma of Higher Education in nursing / midwifery, which is equivalent to 240 academic credits.


Applicants without a Diploma of Higher Education in nursing / Midwifery must have successfully completed a portfolio of evidence for Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) which demonstrates the achievement of all Level 4 and Level 5 learning outcomes.

Please note this APL portfolio must be successfully completed and assessed by Ulster University at time of application.

  1. International students must achieve a score of 7 overall and 7 on each sub-scale on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test of proficiency in English.



Trust Program Requirements


  1. At least two years’ experience, (excluding courses), of working in a clinical area as registered nurse/midwife at time of application.


  1. Applicants who have registered for or completed a DHSSPS post-registration funded specialist practice program or any advanced standing program within the past two years are not eligible to apply. ( please note this includes post registration midwifery programmes) This exclusion does not apply to applicants who may have attended a short course or stand-alone modules.
  1. Hold a full current driving license (valid in the UK)
  1. Have access to a car at the closing date or have *access to a form of transport which will permit the applicant to carry out the duties of the post in full. (*This relates only to any person who has declared that they have a disability, which debars them from driving).

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