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Nursing Practice (Child)

BSc (Hons)

100% student satisfaction

National Student Survey 2018

100% employability

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Clinical experience

You'll gain experience in a wide range of placement areas

UCAS code:
B730
Location:
Centre of Excellence Shrewsbury
Study option:
Full-time, Centre of Excellence Shrewsbury
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Duration:
3 Years
Start date:
9 September 2019
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This innovative degree is perfect for those who have a passion to care for children and their families and will help you address children's changing healthcare needs.

  • Clinical experience in a wide range of placement areas.
  • Eligibility to register as a children’s nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery council
  • Ability to gain graduate employment within a range of healthcare settings

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BSc (Hons) Nursing Practice (Child)

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BSc (Hons) Nursing Practice (Child)

Work placements

Your placements will be in a variety of hospital and community settings within the NHS and independent sector. You will care for children aged from 0-18 years old, including healthy and acutely ill children, those with long term conditions and also children with complex needs.

This breadth of care will help you develop a range of clinical skills essential for nursing. You will need to travel to your placements and work a variety of shifts to ensure you gain the full range of learning experiences to meet the course requirements. Throughout your studies, your clinical mentors and enthusiastic tutors will support and encourage you to make the most out of your studies.

Our NHS settings include:

  • University Hospitals of North Midlands (UHNM)
  • Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust
  • South Staffordshire and Shropshire Mental Health Foundation NHS Trust
  • Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust
  • Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Leighton Hospital
  • Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 
  • Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership NHS Trust

Work placements

Your placements will be in a variety of hospital and community settings within the NHS and independent sector. You will care for children aged from 0-18 years old, including healthy and acutely ill children, those with long term conditions and also children with complex needs.

This breadth of care will help you develop a range of clinical skills essential for nursing. You will need to travel to your placements and work a variety of shifts to ensure you gain the full range of learning experiences to meet the course requirements. Throughout your studies, your clinical mentors and enthusiastic tutors will support and encourage you to make the most out of your studies.

Our NHS settings include:

  • University Hospitals of North Midlands (UHNM)
  • Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust
  • South Staffordshire and Shropshire Mental Health Foundation NHS Trust
  • Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust
  • Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Leighton Hospital
  • Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 
  • Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership NHS Trust

Course content

The course consists of a variety of modules, which are designed to enable the integration of theory with practice incorporating evidence and research. Care, compassion and values-based family centred care is a central theme throughout.

From the beginning of your studies, you will be given the opportunity to learn about the care needs of children, young people and their families, along with some shared learning between child, adult and mental health fields of nursing on common themes relevant for all during your course.

There will also be opportunities to work collaboratively with a range of different health care professionals. There is also an emphasis on service user and carer involvement.

The course consists of a variety of modules, which are designed to enable the integration of theory with practice incorporating evidence and research. Care, compassion and values-based family centred care is a central theme throughout.

From the beginning of your studies, you will be given the opportunity to learn about the care needs of children, young people and their families, along with some shared learning between child, adult and mental health fields of nursing on common themes relevant for all during your course.

There will also be opportunities to work collaboratively with a range of different health care professionals. There is also an emphasis on service user and carer involvement.

Academic year

The course operates on a modular basis. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity.

All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6.

The course operates on a modular basis. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity.

All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6.

Professional body accreditation

Recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for the purpose of registration as a qualified nurse (child).

NMC logo

Professional body accreditation

Recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for the purpose of registration as a qualified nurse (child).

NMC logo

Modules

This map is an indicative list of compulsory modules for 2019/2020 full-time undergraduate courses only. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module are subject to change in future years, and according to the mode of study, entry date, award type. In the event of any full-time 2019-2020 compulsory modules changing, we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.

Year 1 compulsory modules
Professional Values Attitudes and Behaviour
Evidence in Contemporary Healthcare
Clinical Skills for Nursing
Children's Nursing Practice
Clinical Practice Learning Placement 1
Clinical Practice Learning Placment 2
Year 2 compulsory modules
Valuing and Protecting Children
Community Based Care
Evidence Based Nursing Practice (Skills)
Developing Children's Nursing Practice
Clinical Practice Learning Placement 4
Clinical Practice Learning Placement 5
Year 3 compulsory modules
Competent Children's Nursing Practice
Clinical Practice Learning Placement 7
The Graduate Nurse

Entry requirements

Typical UCAS Offer: 112 points, plus GCSE in Mathematics and English at Grade C (4) or above

A levels: BBC

BTEC: DMM Access awards (60 credits, with 45 at Level 3)

All applicants are individually assessed and a range of qualifications are accepted, so applicants are invited to enquire directly with the School.

An interview, Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and occupational health screening form part of our selection process. You must also sign the Health and Social Care awards Contract of Professional Behaviour at the start of the programme.

This course requires IELTS 7 for students whose first language is not English.

Typical UCAS Offer: 112 points, plus GCSE in Mathematics and English at Grade C (4) or above

A levels: BBC

BTEC: DMM Access awards (60 credits, with 45 at Level 3)

All applicants are individually assessed and a range of qualifications are accepted, so applicants are invited to enquire directly with the School.

An interview, Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and occupational health screening form part of our selection process. You must also sign the Health and Social Care awards Contract of Professional Behaviour at the start of the programme.

This course requires IELTS 7 for students whose first language is not English.

Facilities

Careers

Graduate destinations

Employment opportunities for nurses are varied and exciting. Our graduates find employment with a range of local and national employers. They work in a variety of community and hospital settings, including internationally renowned children’s hospitals within general and specialist wards and departments. Some take the opportunity to use their internationally recognised qualification to work abroad.

Employment opportunities

Completion of this course will give you an academic qualification and will lead to eligibility to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a children’s nurse. You will have the ability to gain graduate employment as a children’s nurse working in a diverse range of settings.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching

You will be taught through a variety of methods including: lectures, group work, clinical skills sessions, seminars and workshops. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year.

You will be taught through a variety of methods including: lectures, group work, clinical skills sessions, seminars and workshops. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year.

Assessment

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor.

Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark. You will also be assessed in the practice learning placements by a clinical mentor. This will include both formative and summative assessment.

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor.

Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark. You will also be assessed in the practice learning placements by a clinical mentor. This will include both formative and summative assessment.

Learning support

In addition to the excellent support you will receive from your course teaching team, our central Academic Skills team provides group and one-to-one help to support your learning in a number of areas. These include study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills); written English (including punctuation and grammatical accuracy); academic writing (including how to reference); research skills; critical thinking and understanding arguments; and revision, assessment and examination skills (including time management).

Additional support

Our AccessAbility Services support students with additional needs such as sensory impairment, or learning difficulties such as dyslexia.

Feedback

You will normally receive feedback on coursework assessments within 20 working days following the date of submission. Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations. Feedback on your practice learning will be given by your clinical mentor.

You will normally receive feedback on coursework assessments within 20 working days following the date of submission. Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations. Feedback on your practice learning will be given by your clinical mentor.

Staff

You will be taught by an expert teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes senior academics and professional practitioners with industry experience. Our teaching is research-informed and 72% of our full-time staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.

Karen Griffiths
Karen GriffithsCourse Leader: Nursing Practice (Child)

Karen’s interests are in student placement learning, orthopaedic nursing and the student experience. She completed her Masters’ degree dissertation on student nurses with dyslexia in clinical practice.

Karen is Practice Learning Allocation Lead and is a Senior Higher Education Academy Fellow.

For the course starting on 9 September 2019 the tuition fees are:

Study option
Full-time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£9,250 per year of study
International (Non-EU)
£12,500 per year of study

For the course starting on 9 September 2019 the tuition fees are:

Study option
Full-time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£9,250 per year of study
International (Non-EU)
£12,500 per year of study

UK, EU and Channel Island students: This tuition fee is agreed subject to UK government policy and parliamentary regulation. If the UK government passes appropriate legislation, the fee for subsequent years of study may increase in each academic year. But this increase will not exceed the rate of inflation as measured by RPIX**. Any change in fees will apply to both new and continuing students. The University will notify students of any change as early as possible. Further information about fee changes would be posted on the University’s website once this becomes available.

**RPIX is a measure of inflation equivalent to all the items in the Retail Price Index (RPI) excluding mortgage interest payments.

International (Non-EU) students: Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course, as long as you complete it in the normal time-frame (i.e. no repeat years or breaks in study).

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Centre of Excellence Shrewsbury
BSc (Hons)
Full-time, Centre of Excellence Shrewsbury
9 September 2019

Rules and regulations

If you are offered a place at Staffordshire University, your offer will be subject to our rules, regulations and enrolment conditions, which may vary from time to time.

Students of Staffordshire University enter into a contract with us and are bound by these rules and regulations, which are subject to change. For more information, please see: University Policies and Regulations.

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