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 as a registered nurse when you graduate.
- Applied Biological Sciences for Health
- Professional Practice and Accountability
- Developing Evidence Based Practice
- Introduction to Communication and Interpersonal Skills
- Concepts of Health and Social Policy
- Introduction to Children's Nursing
- 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
- Complex Care Needs of Children and Young People
- Managing Acute Care Needs of the Child and Young Person
- Clinical Decision Making and Complex Care
- Contemporary Issues and Change Management in Professional Practice
- Public Health
- Leading and Managing Health and Social Care
- Consolidation of Children’s Nursing Practice
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
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)
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