Our three year undergraduate course will give you the ability to cope with a demanding and satisfying profession leading to BSc (Hons) in Child Nursing and registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
From September 2018 we will be offering a new curriculum based on the Nursing and Midwifery Council's (NMC) proposed standards for education 2017. This curriculum will offer placement learning opportunities throughout Northamptonshire and beyond. Taught elements will include: public and population health; assessing planning and providing care; leading nursing care; working in teams and coordinating and improving quality of care.
There will be an acute hospital and a community placement at each stage of your course. The community placement will be with the Health Visitors, School Nurses and Children's Community Nurse/Complex Needs Teams. The acute placements are in day surgery, outpatients, paediatric assessment units, general paediatric wards and in Neonates or paediatric emergency departments.
Once qualified as a Children's nurse your qualification can take you anywhere in the world. You can work in general paediatrics to consolidate your knowledge. You can work in specialised areas such Neonates, Paediatric Emergency Departments or a children's hospital. You may wish to work in Health Visiting, School Nursing or Children's Community services.
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- Based on the evidence available, the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Panel judged that the University of Northampton delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.
- Whatever your ambitions, we're here to help you to achieve them. We'll support you to identify the skills you're learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you'll feel confident in standing out from the crowd.
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• The Development of Personal and Professional Self (compulsory)
• Practice Development 1 (compulsory)
• Nursing Practice 1 (compulsory)
• The Developing Child and Young Person in Health Care (compulsory)
• Essential Human Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing (compulsory)
• Applied Research in Public Health (compulsory)
• Practice Development 2 (compulsory)
• Nursing Practice 2 (compulsory)
• Childhood Mental Wellbeing (compulsory)
• Recognising and Managing Acute Childhood Illness (compulsory)
• Complex Child Health Care (compulsory)
• Dissertation Practice Focused Project (compulsory)
• Practice Development 3 (compulsory)
• Nursing Practice 3 (compulsory)
Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.
Throughout your three years you will undertake written assignments varying in length and level on a variety of topics culminating with your dissertation in your final year.
In your first child specific module you will have two assessments, the first is a case study looking at Biological, Psychological and Sociological elements of the child and family. The second assessment is a care plan where you will demonstrate the ability to identify needs, plan care and evaluate its effects. There are several different types of exams, including multiple choice, written exams and Observed Structure Clinical Exam (OSCE).
In your second year Child Nursing module, Recognition and Management of the Acutely Sick Child, you will have two exams. The first is a short answer paper where you apply your knowledge on recognising and managing acute illness. The second is OSCE where you will undertake clinical scenarios. In addition you will study the Childhood Mental Wellbeing module which explores the emotional wellbeing of children and young people. This module has two elements of assessment, one being a report analysing an interaction from practice and the second is an essay exploring an individual case study through evidence-based learning.
In your third year you will complete a child based module, Critical and complex needs, which will review the bio-psychosocial needs of the patient and their families when experiencing a range of health challenges. This module also has a theme of leadership and management; this allows you to transition from student nurse to staff nurse.
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