This degree aims to prepare you for a rewarding working life as a confident and knowledgeable childrenâs nurse. By fully engaging with this degree, you will develop critical abilities, skills and competencies to deliver high quality care in a rapidly changing environment.
While you will specialise in childrenâs nursing from the start of the course, the integrated nature of teaching means you will learn with others studying adult nursing and mental health nursing. Sharing ideas between disciplines will broaden your perspective on health care, and help to sharpen your focus on your own field.
You will be taught by motivated and knowledgeable lecturers in the field of children's nursing, and have opportunities to work in a children's hospital and children's wards, as well as in the community, in schools or homes.
This degree will lead to eligibility to register with the NMC as a Child Nurse.
During your application to the course you will be required to demonstrate that you meet the NMC good health and character, fitness to practise requirements. This will be achieved by providing a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate. All applicants will be required to have a satisfactory health screening prior to enrolment on this course, which is conducted independently by the Universityâs Occupational Health Department. Full guidance on this will be provided at application stage.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: We regret that this course is unable to accept applications from international fee-status applicants because of its association with the National Health Service (NHS) and the restrictions on funding and clinical placements.
The distinctive features of the course include:
During year two, there is an opportunity to undertake a practice learning opportunity in a different environment, either within the UK or overseas. Practice learning opportunities will fulfil requirements and guidance as defined by the NMC (2010), and maintain your safety, enabling you to undertake a self-selected placement within a health or social care learning environment.
Highly-equipped skills laboratories in our Clinical Simulation Suite enable realistic ward, community, home and emergency simulations. Lifelike simulations mean you can safely practice and develop essential skills, developing your confidence and expertise.
The School provides pre-registration courses recognised by the UK Health and Care Professions Council in occupational therapy, operating department practice, physiotherapy, diagnostic radiography and imaging and radiotherapy and oncology. It also provides pre-registration courses in nursing and midwifery. This contributes to a vibrant interdisciplinary environment, with opportunities for shared learning and inter-professional education not available at many institutions.
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