Many nurses may wish to undertake training for a different part of the nursing register at some point in their career. This course provides a conversion opportunity for nurses to move from one part of the nursing register to children’s nursing. Why study BSc (Hons) Children's & Young People's Nursing (Advanced Standing) at BU?
- This is a cross conversion course for qualified nurses wanting to undertake training for a different pathway of nursing, e.g. convert from a Adult Nurse to an Children's and Young People's Nurse.
- Successful completion of this 2-year course will lead to a qualification in BSc (Hons) Children’s & Young People’s Nursing
- Acceptance on to the programme depends on a number of factors, for example: initial field of registration, a 2:2 honours degree or equivalent in Nursing, the date of the applicant’s original registration and the availability of adequate resources to enable the applicant to join the programme with advanced standing e.g. vacancies within programmes, or placements.
- Caring for children and young people is a challenging but rewarding career. You’ll work closely with children, young people - from new-borns to adolescents - and their families
- 50% of the course is spent in practice placements to gain nursing experience in diverse locations including schools, children’s hospital wards and community settings like children’s hospices
- Become immersed in the science and art of child-centred nursing in our newly built skills facilities including simulated hospital wards and community home settings. 100% of graduates are either working or studying fifteen months after graduating
- Learn from experienced and knowledgeable registered nurses and other healthcare practitioners.
The content of the units you will undertake will be dependent on your existing qualifications. Once you have applied for the course our team will discuss with you which units you will need to undertake to achieve this qualification.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
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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
AccessBU: AccessBU provides you with the opportunity to tell us about your circumstances that are not always evident in your UCAS application. This widening access initiative also considers relevant criteria such as being in care or if you live in an area with a low participation rate in Higher Education - if you are eligible, your offer could be up to 16 UCAS tariff points below the published tariff. Apprenticeships: We recognise the transferable knowledge and skills gained through apprenticeships and welcome applications from students with a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship recognised by the Institute for Apprenticeships. Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Deferred entry: We are happy to consider eligible applicants for deferred entry. If you have already submitted your application, you can request a deferral by contacting our Admissions Team. Direct entry: We welcome applications from students who have previously studied at degree level at other institutions and wish to transfer onto a BU course. Our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) procedure enables credit awarded from one institution to contribute to a BU award, subject to an application process. Please contact our Future Students Enquiry Team for more information. Mature applicants: We recognise that mature applicants may have a wealth of experience rather than formal qualifications, so we’ll consider your application on these merits if included in your application. You’ll need to apply to BU in the usual way through UCAS and you may be invited to an interview to discuss your suitability for the course based on the experience you tell us about in your application.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Occupational Health (OH) Checks Nursing is physically and mentally demanding and you will need to be mentally and physically able to undertake your chosen course. Places are offered subject to passing an OH check, and this will be carried out at the University Hospital Southampton. Health conditions need to be dealt with on an individual basis e.g. deafness, blindness, eczema (or other dermatological allergic reactions) on exposed areas, epilepsy, back problems, or mental health conditions, eating disorders and other disabilities. These do not automatically exclude you but please ensure that you fully disclose your condition to OH. The University can then consider the recommendations made by OH and whether reasonable adjustments can be made to support you on your chosen course. If you require more guidance please contact us for more information. You will be required to provide a record of your immunity status or be vaccinated or have the required blood tests. Please see this table for the required immunisations. You may need to ask your GP or current OH department or find your childhood vaccination record for details of your past immunisation records. You should be aware that there may be charges made (for which you will be liable) relating to your gaining the appropriate immunity required prior to starting your training programme.
English language requirements
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