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You'll gain experience in a wide range of placement areas
We are changing the way we deliver our courses from September 2020 to ensure a great student experience within a COVID-secure environment.
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.
Bursaries for 2020
From September 2020, student nurses will be eligible to receive an annual bursary payment of at least £5,000 to help cover their living costs.
There will be additional grants available of up to £3,000 for those studying in certain regions of the country and for anyone studying specialist areas, such as mental health.
Further details of eligibility and the application process are expected to be released early in 2020.
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.
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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).
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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.
Module code: NURS40011
Module code: NURS40766
Module code: NURS40010
Module code: NURS40764
Module code: NURS50768
Module code: NURS50769
Module code: NURS50772
Module code: NURS50770
Module code: NURS60761
Module code: NURS60763
Module code: NURS60764
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.
For equivalent entry requirements in your home country, please see the information on our country pages.
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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 …
For the course starting on 21 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.
The support you get from your lecturers is absolutely second to none. For me, there couldn’t be a better university to go to. It’s like a little family.
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Nursing Practice (Mental Health) is for anyone seeking a career providing support for people experiencing a range of mental health issues such as depression, psychosis, trauma and dementia.
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