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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.
On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BSc (Hons) Nursing Practice (Child)
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:
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 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.
Recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for the purpose of registration as a qualified nurse (child).
Genevieve talks about her time on placement and her love for caring for children.
The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.
The aim of this module is to introduce students to some key concepts for nursing - namely professional values, attitudes and behaviour; moral legal and ethical issues; the nature of what it is to be a nurse. It recognises that there are different types of learning (knowledge, skill and attitude) and that each is important and equally valuable in the context of care and caring.
Module code: NURS40110
Other aspects of social disadvantage and barriers to advice, for example aspects of geography, community, and `legal capability' and how the law is framed in terms of a solution to everyday life problems experienced by individuals
Module code: NURS40579
Structural inequalities and discrimination in relation to individual characteristics such as age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and social class, and how these impact both on life chances and experience, and on the need for and access to advice
Module code: NURS40387
The aim of this first-year module is to introduce you to the structure and function of the human body, and then assist you to apply this knowledge to develop the fundamental clinical skills that are essential for you to deliver safe, effective patient care. To enable you to achieve the intended learning outcomes, the module encompasses three main components: an introduction to human anatomy and physiology, the application of this knowledge to the development of first year clinical skills, and basic use of numeracy for safe patient care.Learning will take place in both lecture rooms and in skills laboratories, and the topics covered in the module will include, for example, an introduction to; microbiology and infection prevention, medicines administration and related numeracy, and basic life support for adults, children and infants.Successful completion of this module is an essential element of the BSc (hons) Nursing programme for all adult, child health and mental health fields.
Module code: NURS40111
The aim of this module is to introduce students to the concept of using evidence as a basis of health care delivery in the twenty first century. It supports students in identifying what impacts on health at different levels (from global to individual), in terms of health and social inequalities; and develop an understanding of the roles of the health and social care practitioners who work within this sphere. Themes of health profiling, evidence based practice, the role of the nurse and interprofessional working are explored in relation to current health issues.
Module code: NURS40385
Theories and policies related to poverty and social exclusion (including in relation to welfare reform, access to food, fuel poverty); housing policies and homelessness; theories and policies around work and worklessness; health and social care; families, households and relationships; communities and neighbourhoods (including community relations)
Module code: NURS40582
This module represents your first placement as a second year student nurse.  You will be placed in a child nursing setting and be assessed by a qualified children's nurse mentor with appropriate experience in their field. You will follow the domains and assessment criteria within your practice document.
Module code: NURS50541
This module aims to help you progress and work in a safe and increasingly confident way in childrens nursing practice, building on skills gained during year one, as well as learning new skills and knowledge which can then be applied when caring for children in a range of settings. Throughout the module pathophysiology and therapeutic interventions will be integrated to develop your knowledge and understanding of the holistic care of children with specific conditions which you may encounter in practice.
Module code: NURS50398
This level 5, 30 credit module will review an evidence-based practice approach related to clinical skills in order to promote effective person-centred care. Throughout this module you will build upon existing knowledge from previous modules on your Nursing Programme as well as develop you and enhance your confidence as a student nurse to provide safe and effective nursing practice. This module will help you to embrace the opportunities for life long learning by developing critical thinking and critical appraisal skills to identify and evaluate health information throughout your nursing career.
Module code: NURS50112
Welcome to the module 'Valuing and Protecting Children'. This is a Level 5, 30 credit module. This is a very exciting module which has a number of lectures delivered by 'experts' within the filed of safeguarding and protecting children
Module code: NURS50113
There has been an ongoing ambition to provide more care in the community and closer to patients homes. As such a significant portion of health and social care is provided in the community by a wide range of services.The community based care module is a core module taught within the second year of the pre-registration nursing programme and its content is relevant to the adult, child and mental health fields of nursing. The module will introduce you to a wide range of nursing roles providing care in the community and will enable you to explore key principles which are important to consider when working with individuals, families and communities. This includes the requirement for community nurses to be involved with early intervention and preventative health care, as well as collaborating with a wide range of services to provide patient centred care.You will explore a range of key emerging issues which are impacting on services in the community and as well as some of the challenges and professional issues which may be faced by nurses when providing community based care. Teaching on the module is organised to help you work towards meeting the intended learning outcomes. Successful completion of this module is an essential element of the BSc (Hons) Nursing programme for all adult, child health and mental health fields.
Module code: NURS50389
This module represents the second placement of year 2. Again you will be placed in appropriate field of children's nursing. Ypu will be assessed using the criteria within the practice document by a qulaified mentor and will build on existiong clinical knowledge and skills.
Module code: NURS50544
This is your seventh clinical placement and there are two parts incorporated to this. Part 1 will be your elective placement - an area of your choice, eithier within the UK, or abroad. Part 2 will be your assessment by a qualified nurse within a clinical setting focusing upon a number of key skills and competencies.
Module code: NURS60547
This is a very exciting and innovative module aiming to build upon and enhance the skills that you have learnt within your training so far. There are many different aspects to this module and sessions are delivered in a variety of ways, including face to face lectures, student led learning, simulated learning and peer learning. We also have a number of specialist lecturers teaching specific sessions including the Police, Social Services and Forensics. The different lectures/learning environments include interprofessional education, care of the deteriorating child, exploration into unexplained paediatric deaths (forensics), and care of the child with multiple and complex needs.
Module code: NURS60393
Module code: NURS60395
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.
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You'll experience a range of real-life activities such as life support, venepuncture, birth management, obstetric emergencies, cannulation and drug administration.
These state-of-the-art labs allow a number of clinical procedures to be simulated on mannequins, enabling students to reach a level of confidence and proficiency before carrying out procedures on real patients.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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).
Our AccessAbility Services support students with additional needs such as sensory impairment, or learning difficulties such as dyslexia.
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.
Your study time will consist of class contact hours, self-directed learning, assessment and placements where appropriate. Your actual contact hours will depend on the subject area, on the option modules you select and professional body requirements.
When not attending lectures, seminars, laboratory or other timetabled sessions, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve utilising a range of digital resources including our virtual learning environment; reading journals, articles and books; working on individual and group projects; undertaking research in the library; preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for examinations. Your independent learning will be supported by a range of excellent facilities. These include the library, open access computer facilities and informal learning zones.
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.
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 7 September 2020 the tuition fees are:
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).
The School will fund uniforms, occupational health screening and DBS services.
Some students may choose to take an elective placement outside of our standard Practice Learning Placement circuit. Where this is the case, the costs associated with travel, accommodation, insurance etc will be the responsibility of individual students.
INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS ONLY
International Students, like all others, should be aware of the additional costs they will incur of travelling to their Practice Learning Placements (which constitutes fifty per cent of the course over three years). This is in addition to the costs associated with studying away from home such as accommodation.
International Students are unlikely to be eligible for the additional financial support offered to some UK/EU students. The International tuition fee includes a contribution to the yearly Practice Learning Placement tariff which will allow students to access the full range of clinical learning experiences.
Accommodation and living costs are not included in our fees.
For more information on accommodation and living costs, please see: Accommodation
If you receive funding from Student Finance you may be eligible to apply for additional benefits. Details can be obtained by visiting: www.gov.uk
As an undergraduate student at Staffordshire, you may be eligible for additional financial support through one of our scholarships and bursaries. You can visit our funding page to find out more and check your eligibility.
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