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Nursing/Registered Nurse: Children's Nursing BSc (Hons)

University of Cumbria

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

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  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

You’re passionate, caring and want to make a difference in the lives of children. Our degree is designed to give you the professional and academic qualifications you need to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and practice as a children’s nurse.This degree will enable you to hit the ground running as a children's nurse working in a variety of settings including A&E, neonates and specialist children's hospitals.**Course Overview**You'll divide your time equally between academic study and practice-based placements. You will be working with highly experienced professionals to support children, families and carers, and develop your skills and confidence. Placements are available across the sector including inpatient, community, private and voluntary sectors. Additionally, there is an opportunity for you to arrange an enrichment placement that could involve national or international work.Our tutors have extensive professional expertise and will develop your specialist knowledge and understanding of children's nursing practice. You will develop your independent thinking and problem-solving skills. Your learning will include the use of clinical labs, mock hospital wards, guest speakers, workshops and role-play. All of which will be supported by a wide variety of online learning opportunities, via our innovative virtual learning environment.**On this course you will...**- Be prepared for a dynamic career, working with children, young people and their families.- Make use of first-class simulation facilities, allowing you to experience challenging cases and build your confidence in a safe environment.- Complete placements in a wide variety of settings of both inner city and rural environments.- Be taught by an experienced team of supportive practitioners with clinical experience in a wide range of settings.- Achieve an NMC professional qualification and have a clear career trajectory when you graduate.**What you will learn**The primary goal of the lecturing team is to see you become an excellent care provider, who has a firm and current knowledge of the acute and chronic physical conditions and diseases affecting children - alongside becoming a nurse who can manage and influence changes in nursing.If you want to make a smooth transition into a challenging but rewarding job in children’s nursing with a course that brings out the very best practitioner in you, our team will help you do just that.You will spend 50% of the programme in clinical practice being supervised and assessed by clinical staff. The theoretical part of your degree is delivered by expert teaching staff and is based on the latest evidence and research, using modern teaching methods and technology.**Year one**- Applied Biological Sciences for Health- Professional Practice and Accountability- Developing Evidence Based Practice- Introduction to Communication and Interpersonal Skills- *Part 1a Practice AssessmentCompletion of mandatory skills required prior to placement attendance- Concepts of Health and Social Policy- Introduction to Children's Nursing- *Part 1 Practice Assessment**Year two**- Pharmacology and Medicine Therapeutics- Living with Long Term Conditions Across the Lifespan- Learning from the Lived Experience- Communication and Relationship Management in a Therapeutic Context- *Part 2a Practice AssessmentCompletion of mandatory skills required prior to placement attendance- Complex Care Needs of Children and Young People- Managing Acute Care Needs of the Child and Young Person- *Part 2 Practice Assessment**Year three**- Clinical Decision Making and Complex Care- Contemporary Issues and Change Management in Professional Practice- Public Health- *Part 3a Practice AssessmentCompletion of mandatory skills required prior to placement attendance- Consolidation

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

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£ 13,250per year

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University of Cumbria

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  • Campus address

    University of Cumbria, Registered Office, Fusehill Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2HH, England

Distinct and pioneering, Cumbria’s heritage dates from 1820. Its five campuses include one in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the idyllic Lake District.
Its international scholarship scheme offers a range of awards to all eligible students. The university also offers a £1,000 early payment discount.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    72nd out of 78 22

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    124 59%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    93.0 93%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.63 73%



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