Are you good with children? Able to offer reassurance to them and their parents or carers in times of need? Could you meet the challenges of a changing healthcare environment? Training as a children’s nurse will make you highly employable in one of the most rewarding professions. You’ll learn how to deliver care to children with complex care needs, in hospital and in the community, helping them to live well, be healthy and overcome acute and life-changing events. You’ll also gain a broader awareness of the health and social care needs of adults, and how this influences the early years and life of children and young people. Get the opportunity to practice what you’ve learnt on supervised work placements. By the time you graduate, you’ll have developed the skills you need to plan, coordinate and deliver care in a safe, compassionate and effective way. And you’ll be able to register as a qualified children’s nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). What you'll study This programme adheres closely to the six core values of the NHS. These values, enshrined within the NHS Constitution, have been developed by patients, the public and staff to inspire passion in the NHS, guide it in the 21st century, and provide common ground for cooperation in achieving shared aspirations How you'll study The programme places emphasis on independent learning, supported by classroom-based sessions and the use of technology enhanced learning. While the majority of classes will take place at Edge Hill University, some may involve studying at sites other than Ormskirk in which case you will be responsible for travel and parking costs. You will develop clinical skills confidence through a combination of simulated education and extensive time in practice undertaken in hospital and community settings within the NHS, local authorities, and independent and voluntary organisations. Practice settings will be drawn from our network of more than 600 placement locations across Merseyside, Cheshire and Lancashire. You will be supported by a practice placement assessor and supervisor. Placements include weekend, early morning, evening and night work to ensure access to a full range of practice experiences across 24-hour care. You will be responsible for travel and parking costs while on placement. There may also be the opportunity to undertake a practice learning experience outside the region, either within the United Kingdom or internationally.
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In each year, you will be assessed by a written assessment, oral assessment, a simulated practical assessment and an online time-limited assessment. While on practice placement, you will be supported in the development of the application of knowledge and skills, leading to the assessment of related proficiencies.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Nursing and Midwifery Council
You should have a degree equivalent to UK first-class or second-class honours (2:2 or above). Health-related subjects are preferred but not essential. Other subjects will be considered on an individual basis. An interview forms part of the selection process. Pre-registration nursing courses are typically three years in duration so, in order to join this two-year MSc, you will be required to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). This will be in the form of three short pieces of written work (essays) and evidence which will also confirm that you have met a minimum of 700 hours of appropriate health-related occupational or voluntary experience. Further details about RPL, including guidance on the development of your three short academic essays, will be sent to you upon successful completion of an interview. If you accept an offer from Edge Hill you will need to satisfy the requirements of the Nursing & Midwifery Council in respect of physical and mental fitness and will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure indicating that you meet the mandatory criteria of ‘Clearance to Work with Children and/or Vulnerable Adults’. Further information will be sent to you after you have firmly accepted an offer.
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