This programme leads to a second registration in children’s nursing. If you are registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as either an Adult, Mental Health or Learning Disability Nurse and have an honours degree 2:2 or above, you can gain a second registration as a Children's Nurse by completing the Postgraduate Diploma Programme. This innovative and intensive one-year course aimed at Registered Nurses with an existing Nursing degree (2:2 or above). It will equip you with the knowledge and skills to assess and manage the nursing care needs of children and families, including those with acute and long-term conditions. The course will also develop your abilities to consider the wider aspects influencing children's health needs, preparing you for future leadership in a changing and challenging health care system. The course prepares you for a career in a range of rewarding children's nursing opportunities across primary, secondary and tertiary health care, specialist and intensive care children's units. Practice experience is gained in either one of several world-renowned central and outer London hospitals or if you have been seconded within your current Trust or Hospital.
Year 1: Improving quality, change management and leadership - Applied anatomy and physiology for children and young people - Fundamental concepts of caring for children, young people and families - Building practice skills for children’s nursing. Year 2: Care of the critically ill child and young person - Applied pharmacology and medicine optimisation in children’s nursing - Enhancing practice skills for children’s nursing - Research in health and social care
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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- LSBU Main Site - Southwark Campus
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
English Language Requirements for International and EU Applicants: IELTS 7.0 (the minimum score required in each skill area is 7.0)
Acceptable qualification requirements: Must be a registered nurse with the NMC A bachelor degree with a minimum 2:2 Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths and English or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
London South Bank University
103 Borough Road
Course contact details
Course Enquiry Office
0207 815 7500
0207 123 4842