University of Central Lancashire

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Nursing and Midwifery Council

Nursing with Registered Nurse - Children and Young People

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Course summary

Course overview

  • Learn how to safely and effectively deliver quality nursing care with one of the UK’s leading providers of health and social care education. After successfully completing this degree course, you’ll be a registered nurse, with all the skills and knowledge you need to make a real difference to people’s lives. The curriculum addresses national benchmarks and is split between 50% theoretical study - including time spent in small groups with other students who’ve chosen the same field of nursing as you - and 50% practical clinical experience, working with a local NHS Trust on a variety of placements to build your confidence and develop the hands-on nursing skills you need. Opportunities for an overseas clinical experience is available, subject to conditions.
  • The School of Health is one of the largest providers of healthcare education in the North West region and as a result we have developed close links with healthcare providers across the whole of the central Lancashire area including NHS trusts across Preston & Fylde Coast; Fleetwood & Blackpool; Blackburn; Burnley; Chorley; Southport & Ormskirk and many more. We can also place students with private healthcare providers; independent and voluntary sector organisations and these learning environments provide our students with a unique insight into how healthcare is managed in all settings, not just within the NHS.
  • All clinical placement providers are audited according to the Nursing & Midwifery Council professional regulatory requirements for learning & teaching in clinical practice and each area has a dedicated member of academic staff attached to the placement, so that students may access support and advice. Academic staff work in close contact with the NHS trust Practice Education Facilitators and the development of these close links with practice partners enable our students to feel confident that their practice experiences are supported throughout their course.
  • As part of your clinical experiences you can expect to work full-time alongside a clinical mentor who will support your learning journey throughout each placement area. As a result there is no part-time route for the BSc Nursing as all students are expected to work closely with their mentors which may entail a range of different shift patterns throughout the year.
Further information
  • You'll need to be open-minded and motivated to help children and their families understand their condition. Whether it's assisting a child to overcome major surgery or helping a child/teenager deal with an eating disorder, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing that you've made a real difference to their lives.
  • Nursing is open to all those who want to care for others. Your age, experience and qualifications will have their part to play in deciding how you wish to begin your nursing career. You'll soon realise you are entering a profession in which only you set the limits to your potential. For clinical placement experiences, you will be allocated to one of several NHS Trusts within the Central Lancashire region as your base and from there, gain experience in a range of placement areas.
  • Opportunity for an overseas clinical placement experience is available, subject to conditions. The development of clinical nursing skills takes place alongside skills such as communication, problem solving and reflection. These are key elements of the nursing programme which will aid the development of a critical, analytical and reflective practitioner. Development of these skills will enable you to progress onto career pathways within the healthcare sector, or to continue to postgraduate level study.
  • As part of the course you will have the opportunity to hear about the experiences of service users, carers, patients and public members via our community engagement and service user support groups (Comensus).

Modules

Year 1: Fundamental Skills for Nursing Practice, Learning to Learn, Contemporary Influences on Health, Ethics, Law and Professionalism, Introduction to Medicines Management, Concepts of Human Anatomy and Physiology Year 2: Developing Children & Young People’s Nursing Practice, Promoting the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Children and Young People, Complex Care in the Community: The Family Experience, Medicines Management for Children’s Nursing, Developmental Anatomy and Physiology for Children’s Nursing Year 3: Nursing the Acutely Ill Child, Applied Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology for Children’s Nurses, Medicines Management: Preparation for Registration – Children, Transforming Evidence into Nursing Practice, One option module. Includes a 12 week placement: internship period - preparation for practice as a registered nurse. Plus field specific modules


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
B730
Institution code:
C30
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
U

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Interview


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7Overall score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in writing alongside a minimum of 7.0 in reading, listening and speaking (to have been taken within 2 years before the course commencement date).

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
64%
Student satisfaction
95%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
100%
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

Additional fee information

*subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
Nursing with Registered Nurse - Children and Young People at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS