**Please be advised that this programme has been approved by City, University of London for delivery. The programme is due to be considered for approval by the Nursing and Midwifery Council on 20 March 2019. We hope to confirm Nursing and Midwifery Council approval no later than Tuesday 30th April 2019, if not before.**
The BSc (Hons) Child Nursing prepares students for a gratifying career at the forefront of modern healthcare and leads to eligibility to apply for professional registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Students develop skills and interests in both general medicine and specialist areas to be a confident and compassionate child nurse.
City is ranked 1st in London for Nursing by the Complete University Guide 2019 and The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019, and we have received an overall student satisfaction of 98% for Child Nursing in the latest National Student Survey (NSS 2018).
City students benefit from clinical placements at London's leading hospitals and trusts, with placements in a range of settings allowing students to experience the many different environments and specialisms' children's nurses' work in. Specialist placements include the internationally recognised acute children's emergency department service at the Royal London and specialist Paediatric gastroenterology unit, the only unit of its kind in the UK.
This course is taught through a combination of classroom theory, simulated practice and practice placements. City is home to state of the art clinical facilities including our specialist Clinical Skills Centre, a facility designed especially for students to clinical practice skills in a safe environment, before commencing placements.
Career prospects are excellent for our Child Nursing graduates - many secure employment within local London trusts and throughout the rest of the UK and 100% of our BSc (Hons) Child Nursing graduates are in employment or further study six months after completing the course (Unistats).
The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is currently in the process of revising its educational standards, which will affect courses starting from 2019. Therefore some aspects of this course will be updated to meet the required standards, please check our website for the latest information.
The first year focuses on relationship-centred care and considers the psychological, social and biological factors influencing health. Students also undertake a practice placement.
Core modules include; Foundations of Relationship Centred Practice, Relating Social Sciences to Healthy Communities, and Understanding Concepts of Biology for Health.
In the second year students continue to explore these themes in the context of acute and long-term care, and can pursue specific clinical interests on a two week elective practice placement in addition to course clinical placements. Core modules include; Experiencing Acute Care, Diagnosis and Treatment; Children's Nursing, and Developing Clinical Practice. Students also choose one elective module.
In the third year, the emphasis is on leading and managing in professional practice. Students undertake a Literature Review/Dissertation. As part of the clinical placement experience, students undertake a designated placement which will help provide the foundations for the transition from student to Registered Nurse.
Students are assessed using a variety of methods, depending on module choices:
- Practice Assessment Document (PAD): used to demonstrate achievement of practice competencies and also to record the number of hours of practice experience
- Written assignments, including essays: these may take the form of care studies or support another assessment such as a poster presentation
- Written examinations
- Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCEs): practical skills assessments
Application deadline details:
City is located in an amazing spot, hop on the tube at Angel or Barbican and you’ll be anywhere in Central London in minutes! London is such an exciting place to go to University, the possibilities are endless. The lecturers are passionate and knowledgeable, and the courses are really interactive and informative. The careers service was a massive help too, especially the CV appointments, so you'll feel really confident you'll be employed in graduate work after it’s all over.
They have a lot of support for students and there's a lot of different people of different cultures which is good. Not really a "party" university, most socialising will probably be with the people you live with but good academically
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