Specialist Community Nursing - District Nursing Pathway - PgDip, MSc

Would you like to train as a District Nurse? School of Nursing and Midwifery has developed an NMC approved Specialist Community Nursing (District Nursing) programme. This programme is available for Home students only who are employed in a community nursing role and are seconded by their employer or funded to undertake the apprenticeship route.

*This pathway is currently under review pending the outcomes of the NMC review of post-registration standards*

Month of entry

  • September, March

Mode of study

  • Full time, Part time


Subject area

  • Nursing

Fees for 2023/24 academic year

  • UK - This is an NHS-commissioned programme with no student-tuition fees. Our programme is now also available via an apprenticeship route

Duration of study

  • 1 year full time, 2 years part time

Why study Specialist Community Nursing - District Nursing Pathway at Keele University?

Britain's best university, as ranked by students (Student Crowd University Awards, 2022)
Join a close-knit postgraduate community
Top 10 in the UK for research opportunities offered to postgraduate students (PRES, 2019)
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Keele Postgraduate Association

Keele University is one of a handful of universities in the UK to have a dedicated students' union for postgraduate students. A fully registered charity, Keele Postgraduate Association serves as a focal point for the social life and welfare needs of all postgraduate students during their time at Keele.

KPA interior

Hugely popular, the KPA Clubhouse (near Horwood Hall) provides a dedicated postgraduate social space and bar on campus, where you can grab a bite to eat and drink, sit quietly and read a book, or switch off from academic life at one of the many regular events organised throughout the year. The KPA also helps to host a variety of conferences, as well as other academic and career sessions, to give you and your fellow postgraduates the opportunities to come together to discuss your research, and develop your skills and networks.

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