City, University of London

Degree level: Undergraduate

Child Nursing (pre-registration) MSc

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Course summary

The MSc in Children’s Nursing is designed for people who already have a degree and are looking for progression and further challenges which can be achieved by undertaking a rewarding and lifelong career within the nursing profession. The course prepares you for an enjoyable and rewarding career caring for children, and their families, at different stages of the developmental spectrum who have acute and chronic illnesses, suffered injuries, had accidents and/or have a range of healthcare needs. Throughout the course you will develop your knowledge, skills and interests in a variety of settings including paediatric general medicine and surgery, paediatric / neonatal intensive care, the paediatric emergency department and the community. Children’s nursing is a challenging but fulfilling profession. As a children’s nurse you need to be committed and dedicated with a willingness to give time to others with care and compassion. You will learn the skills of clinical decision-making that is supported by evidence, knowledge and experience of providing healthcare to a diverse population. The course combines theoretical study with clinical experience gained at London’s leading hospitals, trusts and community settings. The School's facilities feature an excellent Clinical Skills Centre, including simulated wards, where you can prepare for your practice experience. Whilst on clinical placements you will also benefit from exposure to the capital’s diverse population.

Course details

Modules

The course has three programme stages, which must be successfully completed in order to progress to the next programme stage.

  • Programme Stage One of the course is 21 weeks and focuses on the underlying foundation concepts and principles associated with nursing practice.
  • Programme Stage Two is 33 weeks and will enable you to build upon your previous knowledge and experience so you can develop an ability to deliver person-centred care in different contexts.
  • Programme Stage Three is 27 weeks and focuses on encouraging you to develop a coherent systematic, detailed knowledge of adult nursing so that you can lead and influence practice.
Students are expected to complete 40 hours per week during clinical practice, simulated practice and IPE. During the theoretical component of the course, there are a mixture of lectures and small group sessions which may be held between 09.00 -18.00."

Assessment method

Assessments include the following:

  • Research Proposal
  • Examination
  • Seminar Presentation and Report
  • Care Study
  • Critical Reflection
  • Leadership and Management
  • Clinical OSCE
  • Dissertation in the form of a Critically Appraised Topic (CAT)
Clinical Practice Assessment – Pass/Fail


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
3312
Institution code:
C60
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

Applications are welcome from a wide range of disciplines with lower second class honours (2.2 Hons) degree or above. Successful applicants will be required to complete a Recognition of Prior Theory Learning (RPL) claim in order to obtain a place on the course. In addition it is recommended that a Recognition of Prior Practice Learning (RPL) claim is also made prior to entry to the programme otherwise applicants will be required to undertake a further 500 practice hours at the end of the two year programme. Applicants must have a grade C (4) in GCSE English and Mathematics or an overseas equivalent.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Interview


English language requirements

If your first language is not English, we will require evidence of English language proficiency.

https://www.city.ac.uk/prospective-students/courses/postgraduate/childrens-nursing-pre-registration

https://www.city.ac.uk/prospective-students/courses/postgraduate/childrens-nursing-pre-registration


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

For 2022 fees information, please visit: https://www.city.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/fees
Child Nursing (pre-registration) MSc at City, University of London - UCAS