This course will equip you with the competence and confidence to think critically and deliver high-quality, compassionate, and evidence-informed care for children, young people and their families. We’ll support you to develop the resilience and excellent communication skills needed in today’s complex and ever-changing healthcare environment. You’ll learn to recognise and understand inequalities in health, the effect this has on access to services, and ways to address such issues. You’ll also explore the relationship between mental health and physical health, the impact of pre-existing conditions, and behaviour and development in young people. Clinical placements are integral to the programme and are included within each year. These will enable you to gain expertise in different clinical environments, including medicine, surgery, community and high dependency/critical care. By the end of the course, you’ll be able to provide complex care and promote optimal health and wellbeing for children, young people and their families, work effectively within a team, supervise others and be a leader of care.
In clinical practice you’ll be assessed by registered professionals who are responsible for your learning and development whilst on placement. Within the University, assessment takes many forms including individual and group assignments, written and oral exams, and practical assessments. You’ll need to demonstrate knowledge and application of nursing concepts and techniques, and will develop abilities, skills and competencies in providing person-centred care. You’ll need to produce work that is both evaluative and creative and show you can conduct independent, in-depth enquiry within the discipline. You’ll need to be able to draw on a wide variety of evidence-based material such as academic journals, textbooks, policy and national health-related guidelines and be able to evaluate and critique received opinion.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Nursing and Midwifery Council
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.
Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
When applying, you should provide an academic reference, which also includes a statement which attests to your character and good standing.
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Fees and funding
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