Children and young people’s (CYP) nurses care for all ages, from new-born to adolescent, with a range of physical, emotional and mental health needs. CYP nurses also work closely with family members and carers to reduce the impact of being ill or in hospital. The course includes generic nursing topics and child field specific subjects and placements in a wide variety of settings including urban and rural, community, special care baby units, hospices and mental health. As a children’s nurse you’ll care for children across the age spectrum and with a wide variety of needs. You’ll also work in partnership with family members and carers to reduce the impact of being ill or in hospital and providing comfort and reassurances to patients and their parents or careers in difficult or stressful circumstances. The role is highly rewarding and can also be challenging in today’s fast changing health care environment. Working in collaboration with other healthcare professionals, children’s nurses work in a variety of settings that follow a patient’s journey away from home, close to home or in the home giving you real variety in your career. The course will prepare you to become a CYP nurse who is able to demonstrate critical thinking skills in relation to complex healthcare issues and the health and wellbeing of children, young people and their families. It will allow your compassion to thrive within an evidence-based approach and it will enable you to make a genuine impact on the health and wellbeing of babies, children, young people and their families. You’ll go on placements across all the three years of your course and experience a range of clinical areas across Wales such as hospitals, special care baby units, hospices, mental health services, community children’s nursing teams as well as specialised paediatric intensive care units in England. Elements of the course will be available through the medium of Welsh and there will be opportunities to experience bilingual practice in some parts of the region. For more information on the School's bilingual provision click here. Bangor accepts applications for nursing courses throughout the year, while places are still available. The child field pathway is very popular therefore we recommend applications are submitted as soon as possible. Flexibility in where you study You will be able to use the comprehensive range of facilities for all students at our campuses at both Bangor and Wrexham, and regional learning hubs are being established giving you real flexibility in how and where you learn. We have a blended approach to learning with both on campus and online learning supported by our dedicated team.
For details of the modular structure, please see the course description on Bangor University's website.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Entry Process for Professional Courses: All applicants must satisfy a range of entry criteria, please see the NMC’s Standards for Preregistration Nursing Education. NMC entry requirements include demonstrating good health and good character. The School requires all candidates to undertake an enhanced criminal record check and other requirements for demonstrating good character; the local Health Board will be responsible for setting the requirement for good health. The criminal records check will include an enhanced DBS check for the child and adult workforce including a check of the barred lists. Applicants who have lived or worked outside the UK are also required to undertake a criminal records check in their countries of residence. Candidates with entry qualifications older than 5 years must demonstrate evidence of recent study at an appropriate level. For further information and advice please contact the School at [email protected] The entry requirements outline the minimum educational requirements. If selected, applicants will be expected to attend an interview. Please note that we do not accept NVQ Level 3/QCF Level 3 as a means of meeting our entry qualifications. for further details on accepted qualifications, please see our website. We welcome applications from mature students who are completing an Access HE Diploma or who have evidence of recent study at Level 3 or above in the past five years which meets our entry requirements. International Applicants: As this course is funded by the NHS and students have to have placements in the local NHS Health Board we are unable to accept applications from international students.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
English language requirements
For the most up-to-date information on acceptable English Language proficiency qualifications, please visit our webpage below.
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9000||Year 1|