Standards for specialist education and practice

Specialist education and practice

 Standards for specialist education and practice publication coverThe Standards for specialist education and practice was published in 2001.

These are standards for our approved programmes for specialist education and practice.

Public health, health visiting, occupational health nursing and school nursing are regulated by the Standards of proficiency for specialist community public health nurses.

Circulars

NMC Circular 06/2011 
First published: May 2011
Entry to specialist community public health nursing (SCPHN) programme.

NMC Circular 01/2011 
First published: February 2011
Using accreditation of prior learning (APL) in existing pre-registration nursing, specialist community public health nursing programmes, and in other programmes where APL is permitted.

NMC Circular 01/2011 Annexe 1 
First published: February 2011
Guidance and advice for the accreditation of prior learning (APL) for programmes currently approved under the Standards of proficiency for pre-registration nursing education (2004), the Standards for specialist community public health nursing (2004) and other programmes where APL is permitted.

NMC Circular 26/2006 
First published: October 2006
Specialist community public health nursing (SCPHN) – requirements for education and training in a differing ‘field of specialist community public health nursing practice’.

NMC Circular 24/2006
First published: October 2006
Specialist community public health nursing (SCPHN) – extension to the length of programme.

Links

Standards of proficiency for specialist community public health nurses