University of Cumbria

Degree level: Undergraduate

Nursing/Registered Nurse: Children's Nursing

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Course summary

You’re passionate, caring and want to make a difference in the lives of children. Our children's nursing degree is designed to give you the professional and academic qualifications you need to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and become a children's nurse. This child nursing course will prepare you to work in a wide range of settings including A&E, neonates and specialist children's hospitals. Course Overview You'll divide your time equally between academic study and practice-based placements. You will be working with highly experienced professionals to support children, families and carers, and develop your skills and confidence. Placements are available across the sector including inpatient, community, private and voluntary sectors. Additionally, there is an opportunity for you to arrange an enrichment placement that could involve national or international work. Our academic staff have extensive professional expertise and will develop your specialist knowledge and understanding of children's nursing at university. You will develop your independent thinking and problem-solving skills. Your learning will include the use of clinical labs, mock hospital wards, guest speakers, workshops and simulation. All of which will be supported by a wide variety of online learning opportunities, including our innovative virtual learning environment. On this course you will...

  • Be prepared for a dynamic career, working with children, young people and their families.
  • Make use of first-class simulation facilities, allowing you to experience challenging cases and build your confidence in a safe environment.
  • Complete placements in a wide variety of settings of both inner city and rural environments.
  • Be taught by an experienced team of supportive practitioners with clinical experience in a wide range of settings.
  • Achieve an NMC professional qualification and have a clear career trajectory when you graduate.
What you will learn The primary goal of the lecturing team is to see you become an excellent care provider, who has a firm and current knowledge of the acute and chronic physical conditions and diseases affecting children - alongside becoming a nurse who can manage and influence changes in nursing. If you want to make a smooth transition into a challenging but rewarding job in children’s nursing with a course that brings out the very best practitioner in you, our team will help you do just that. You will spend 50% of the programme in clinical practice being supervised and assessed by clinical staff. The theoretical part of your degree is delivered by expert teaching staff and is based on the latest evidence and research, using modern teaching methods and technology. Year one
  • Applied Biological Sciences for Health
  • Professional Practice and Accountability
  • Developing Evidence Based Practice
  • Introduction to Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • *Part 1a Practice Assessment
Completion of mandatory skills required prior to placement attendance
  • Concepts of Health and Social Policy
  • Introduction to Children's Nursing
  • *Part 1 Practice Assessment
Year two
  • Pharmacology and Medicine Therapeutics
  • Living with Long Term Conditions Across the Lifespan
  • Learning from the Lived Experience
  • Communication and Relationship Management in a Therapeutic Context
  • *Part 2a Practice Assessment
Completion of mandatory skills required prior to placement attendance
  • Complex Care Needs of Children and Young People
  • Managing Acute Care Needs of the Child and Young Person
  • *Part 2 Practice Assessment
Year three
  • Clinical Decision Making and Complex Care
  • Contemporary Issues and Change Management in Professional Practice
  • Public Health
  • *Part 3a Practice Assessment
Completion of mandatory skills required prior to placement attendance
  • Consolidation of Children’s Nursing Practice
  • *Part 3 Practice Assessment

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
B730
Institution code:
C99
Campus name:
Lancaster
Campus code:
L

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE English Language and Maths at grade C or above or equivalent. Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English, Adult Literacy level 2 and Adult Numeracy level 2 are also accepted.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Interview


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
46%
Student satisfaction
90%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
95%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Visit www.cumbria.ac.uk/studentfinance for more information about student fees and finance, and for details about our alumni discount.
Nursing/Registered Nurse: Children's Nursing at University of Cumbria - UCAS