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Advanced Contemporary School Nursing

Short Course - 15 credits at SCQF level 11 | ECTS points 7.5
Advanced Contemporary School Nursing - 15 credits at SCQF level 11| ECTS points 7.5

Through engaging with the theory, you will enhance your knowledge and understanding of working with children, young people, families, agencies and communities. You well be supported to develop your academic, professional and clinical understanding of the role of the school nurse, alongside developing your capability of driving innovation and change within health and social care.

This module offers a stimulating environment, where professionals from different backgrounds can share their experience and enhance their knowledge and skills by critically evaluating theory and practice and applying this to working with Children, families and the wider professional network within different contexts. We will explore themes such as contemporary issues within school nursing, innovative practice, personal and professional development and leadership, principles and pathways of school nursing practice and supporting teaching and learning.

This course has one study option

Mode of Attendance

  • Online Learning

Mode of Study

  • Part Time

Start Date


Course Length

10 weeks
  • Underpinning theories, principles and concepts of leading and managing teams and caseloads.
  • Range of strategies and interventions to address the contemporary health care requirements within school nursing practice.
  • The role of the school nurse in the facilitation of learning.
  • The role of the school nurse with multi-agency work.


The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course and module disclaimer for more information.

Learning Methods

This module runs over 10 weeks, and is delivered online through the University's Virtual Learning Environment, CampusMoodle.

Staff delivering on this course

You’ll be taught by lecturers who are qualified practitioners, who have a broad and expert experience in working with children, young people, families and their wider network and community.  This could include Specialist community public health nurses and those with mental health expertise.

Independent Study

You are expected to undertake approximately 15 hours a week independent study.


The assessment for this module is a case study essay- 3000 words. 


Academic Support

The Inclusion Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.

Online Learning & Support

All online learning students, benefit from using our collaborative virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle. You will be provided with 24/7 online access to your learning material and resources, along with the ability to interact with your class members and tutors for discussion and support.

Study Skills Support

The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in:

  • Academic writing
  • Study skills (note taking, exam techniques, time management, presentation)
  • Maths and statistics
  • English language
  • Information technology support

Library Support

The Library offers support for your course, including the books, eBooks, and journals you will need. We also offer online reading lists for many modules, workshops and drop-ins on searching skills and referencing, and much more.



Credit from this module may contribute to the MSc Advancing Practice (Health Visiting) or the University’s Professional Studies Framework. 

This module is suitable for registered nurses, health visitors, community school nurses, midwives, and health care professionals working with school aged children and young people. Normally, applicants are expected to be able to demonstrate degree level study; however, if this is not the case, interested individuals are encouraged to make contact and discuss their circumstances.

For Academic Session 2021/22

  • Home/EU Students - £690

Additional Costs

The following course-related costs are not included in the course fees:


For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter.  For further information see:


Have a question about the course? Get in touch with the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedic Practice Professional Development Team and we'll do out best to help.

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