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If you are caring and enthusiastic about building positive relationships, this Child Nursing Studies course develops your talents to become a highly-skilled, compassionate member of the nursing profession.
Children’s nurses provide specialised clinical care to new-born babies, children and young people and their families and also work closely with families, carers and other professionals to safeguard and protect children.
On our Child Nursing Studies course you will be taught by professionals with expertise, enabling you to consolidate theory and practice. Through a variety of teaching, learning and assessment methods, you will gain a sound knowledge informed by research on which to underpin your nursing practice.
At our Coach Lane campus, you will benefit from our Clinical Skills Centre, providing NHS-standard equipment and resources for simulation and practical skills training. This course has a very ‘hands-on’ element, with 50% of your learning being based within practice placements with local NHS Trusts, private sector healthcare and specialist providers, enabling you to take your theory into real-life settings.
Our Child Nursing Studies degree ensures you will graduate as a skilled and knowledgeable children’s nurse, able to respond to healthcare needs, work collaboratively with other healthcare professionals and provide excellent and innovative care.
Upon graduation you will obtain Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registration as a qualified nurse ensuring you are ‘work ready’ and which allows you to apply for employment as a registered children’s nurse in the UK.
In line with the principles and values which underpin the NHS constitution, the University expects all students undertaking programmes which lead to registration as a health professional to demonstrate the NHS values.
For a full list of the modules on your course, please access the course pages at www.northumbria.ac.uk
Your tutors will use a variety of teaching methods, which may include lectures, seminars, problem-based workshops, case discussions, practical activities, group work and tutorials. Teaching is backed up by a well-designed support system that will underpin your learning journey. You will have access to a Guidance Tutor with whom you can discuss any academic issues. Extensive feedback from both tutors and peers is built into the course.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Nursing and Midwifery Council
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas or the International Baccalaureate
Find out how many points your qualifications are worth using the UCAS Tariff calculator: www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator
There are no specific subject requirements for this course
Students will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4 or C, or the equivalent.
You will be required to attend an interview. Admission is subject to a suitable DBS Enhanced Certificate and a satisfactory health check. You must meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council's suitability for registration requirements.
We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match those shown above. If you have taken qualifications outside the UK you can find out how your qualifications compare by visiting our country page www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry
English Language Requirements:
International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 with 7.0 in each component (or approved equivalent*).
*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
You must meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council's suitability for registration requirements.