Children's Nursing at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS

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Course summary

Children’s nurses care for children from birth to adulthood and support their families to care for them. Children’s Nurses bring a detailed understanding of children and young people’s health and wellbeing, clinical and technical skills and skilled communication to enable families to feel safe in their care. Why study BSc (Hons) Children’s Nursing at BNU? NMC registration Our children’s nursing degree programme integrates academic study alongside practice-based learning. It is underpinned by a strong collaboration between the University, service users (experts by experience) and our NHS practice partners, in response to both Nursing & Midwifery Council policy and regulatory developments. On successful completion of the course, you’ll be eligible to apply for your NMC registration, meaning you’ll then be able to practice as a qualified nurse. Trusts During your time on the BSc Children’s Nursing degree, you’ll have the opportunity to go on placement in a range of our linked trusts and hospitals, including: Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Placements Throughout the course, you’ll allocate approximately half of your time to clinical practice and the remaining half to University-based learning. Our strong partnerships with various NHS Trusts and independent care providers in the region ensure that students have diverse and enriching clinical placements. Many of our students are employed by the Trust that they worked with during their time at the University. Support Whilst children’s nursing is a rewarding career, we also understand studying children’s nursing at university can be challenging at times. Throughout your time on the course you’ll gain direct support both in the classroom and on placement, as we provide a link-lecturer for every placement to support students in practice. To support your studies, the UK Government are continuing to provide nursing students with a payment of at least £5,000 a year which will not need to be paid back. Find out more about the NHS Learning Support Fund and the eligibility criteria. Facilities At our campuses, we have impressive facilities with state-of-the-art equipment. You’ll get to recreate real scenarios so when you’re out on placement you’ll be confident in your Children's nursing skills. Our facilities offer a high-fidelity environment, which includes the use of NHS approved consumables, genuine functioning equipment and technology enhanced manikins. The essential element of de-brief in simulation is undisputed; audio/visual technology is available and widely used by the teaching teams to enhance feedback to learners. You will also benefit from up-to-date PROMPT advanced models where you’ll practice resuscitation using authentic equipment. All the technology and equipment supplied to you enables you to become familiar with kit and techniques used within the local hospital trusts. What will I study? Becoming a children’s nurse is an extremely rewarding yet challenging career. You’ll have experiences from neonatal units to general children’s wards, children’s own homes to paediatric intensive care and everything in between, giving you a rounded view of children and young people’s healthcare and learn the theory and evidence that informs that care. During your time on the programme, you'll be working alongside experienced health care professionals who will help you to become a caring, confident, competent and practice-ready children’s nurse. The programme develops and nurtures you as you gain the skills and knowledge you need to meet and manage the health needs of children, young people and their families.


Year one Core Modules Introduction to Professional Practice Fundamental Skills for Nursing Essential Anatomy and Physiology for Healthcare Pharmacology and Numeracy in Nursing Understanding Health, Illness, Disability and Diversity Across the Lifespan Becoming a Children's Nurse Beginning Practice Year two Core Modules Approaches to Research Methods, Appraisal and Application in Nursing The Professional Context of Nursing Understanding Health Conditions in Children's Nursing Assessing Needs and Planning Care in Children's Nursing Developing Competence in Children's Nursing Progressing in Practice Optional Modules Choose from one of the following: Socio-cultural Aspects of Health Sexual Health Infant Feeding Practice Elective Placement Year three Core Modules Leading and Managing Care Medicines Management Coordinating Complex Care in Children's Nursing Advancing Nursing Practice Preparing for Registration in Children's Nursing Attaining Competence in Practice

Assessment method

We include assessments which reflect real life nursing practices and, across the three years, you will be assessed through a number of means, such as: reflective assignments presentations exams academic poster development assignments literature review oral exams. You are also required to complete the knowledge skills and behaviours included in the Practice Assessment Document in each year of practice.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

You may find it easier if you have prior knowledge of health, so we prefer if you have relevant A Levels - such as Biology, Health and Social Care, Chemistry, Psychology, Physics, Physical Education, and Sociology. However, it is not essential.

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)



Admission tests

Institutions Own Test (IOT)

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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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16750* Year 1
International £16750* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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Children's Nursing at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS