Children and Young People's Nursing at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS

Course summary

Overview Train to excel in an important and highly valued area of nursing. As a children and young people’s nurse, you could have an incredibly positive impact on the health and wellbeing of young people, from newborns to 19-year-olds. On this Children and Young People’s Nursing course, you’ll discover the health and wellbeing needs of children and young people and learn how to give growing minds and bodies the care and support they need. You’ll explore developmental anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology, and discover the emotional and social development needs of children and young people too. You’ll learn how to care for the unwell, as well as how to promote healthy development and prevent physical and mental ill health. About This Course Your Children and Young People’s Nursing degree will prepare you for essential nursing practice, working in partnership with children, young people and their families, providing care to those with acute, long-term and complex and disabling healthcare conditions and needs. This includes mental health care, as younger people living with long-term conditions are vulnerable to developing emotional disorders. As well as learning how to care for children and young people who are unwell, you’ll also learn how to help them and those who care for them to foster healthy behaviours contributing to their health and wellbeing into adulthood. Your programme includes partnership working with other healthcare students, gaining unique insight into other professional perspectives. This will enable you to cultivate the collaborative and adaptable approach that is essential to a successful nursing career. Your studies will be split 50/50 between theory and practice, developing a robust understanding of the evidence base and skills required to provide optimum person and family centred care. You'll graduate able to meet the physical, cognitive, emotional and social developmental needs of children and young people, with a variety of clinical conditions and complex health challenges, in a wide range of healthcare settings. With the NHS Constitution at its core, our Children and Young People’s Nursing degree provides rigorous training, fantastic placement opportunities and is fully approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Highlights of Children and Young People's Nursing at UEA:

  • Wide range of placements including hospitals, community, specialist care unit settings and complex needs schools
  • Service-user contact throughout the programme
  • Partnership working with other healthcare professional students
  • In your final year, you'll participate in a five-week professional development placement. The practice area can be of your choice, with the option to apply for an international placement.
  • As a final year student, you'll choose one module to study from a range of options that will give you an insight into an area of nursing that interests you.
  • Emphasis on enquiry-based learning to help you link theory to practice
  • Excellent facilities, including anatomy suite, up to date simulation skills rooms and equipment
  • Highly supportive culture
  • Highly motivated students
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How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE requirements: GCSE grade 4 or C in English Language and Mathematics. We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please visit our website or email [email protected]

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

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Offers will be made to applicants after completion of successful interviews, and will be subject to a satisfactory occupational health check (including evidence of appropriate immunisations), an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and two satisfactory references. We will let you know what you need to do (and when) to meet these conditions if you are successful in gaining an offer. As this course includes patient facing placements in health or social care settings, and these are a mandatory component of the course, you will need to comply with the placement vaccination policy. Failure to meet the placement vaccination policy may prevent you from joining the course or may lead to your withdrawal from the course in the future. Future employment may also be subject to this condition.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)7We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing) at the following level: • IELTS: 7.0 overall (minimum 7.0 in each component)

We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please check our website for details.

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £20600 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and subject to increase. Some fees are regulated by the UK government and will be changed in line with advice from them. Fees for continuing students (i.e. those on courses greater than one year in length) will normally increase annually. This increase will not exceed 4% or the % increase of the UK Government regulated fee, whichever is higher. The fee increase is based on the fee for the year that you register. For further information about additional costs for your course and information on fee status please see our website.
Children and Young People's Nursing at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS