**This course is closed for September 2019 and January 2020 entry.** For September 2020 entry, applications can be started via **UCAS Undergraduate Apply 2020 entry** (completed applications can be submitted from 4 September 2019).
**Summary**: Children's nursing is about caring for a child, whether healthy or ill. It encompasses the whole family and promotes family-centred care. It recognises that children are unique individuals. This child nursing degree course at Teesside University equips you with the knowledge and skills required to form a successful career in paediatric care.
**Course details**: This course equips you with the knowledge and skills required to care for children and their families in health and illness. As a children's nurse you become an integral part of the multidisciplinary team providing the expertise which underpins care for a child at any age or development stage. You develop your clinical decision-making and interpersonal skills, and your leadership role within the care team. To be a childrenâs nurse and to share the child and family healthcare experiences, in sometimes very difficult and emotional times, is a privilege. The public places high expectations and levels of trust upon nurses, and the course develops practitioners who can meet these expectations. It is hard work and challenging. Therefore to work within the healthcare sector it is essential that you are able to demonstrate the core values embedded within the NHS Constitution: working together for patients, respect and dignity, commitment to quality of care, compassion, improving lives and everyone counts. Throughout the course, as part of the placement experience, you will be required to participate in a shift pattern rota or work weekends.
**After the course**: On successful completion of the course you will be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council on the nurses' part of the Professional Register (Children's Nursing). A diverse range of career opportunities are available within the NHS and private sectors in the UK and overseas. This course provides a stepping stone from which you can develop your expertise in the fields of nursing practice, leadership, research, education and consultancy.
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50% of the learning time is spent engaging in University or self-managed learning activities (theory) and 50% of the time is spent within placement allocations (practice).
The teaching week during theory/study blocks is Monday to Friday and may involve some evening sessions. During practice allocations you are required to complete the shift patterns allocated to you by your mentor or supervisor. These will include early starts (for example a shift may start at 7.00am and finish at 8.00pm), night duty and weekend shifts.
The structure and sequencing of University and placement-based learning means that holidays are fixed - it is not possible to take holidays outside of the set dates.
Assessments are varied and reflect module outcomes. They include written assignments, examinations, case studies and presentations. You are also assessed in practice through a portfolio of evidence each year.
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I’m proud to study at Teesside, it’s a great university that’s really passionate about providing the best teaching and support for it’s students. I feel really well looked after and supported by my teachers, who helped me to improve my expression and intellect, as well as a responsive SU who do a lot for students, as well as throwing a load of great events and coordinating some amazing societies. There are loads of sporting activities on offer, and Middlesbrough has loads of things to do, with loads of great clubs and nights out in town.
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