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Nursing (Child)

Entry requirements


96 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent).

96 points from Access to HE Diploma

GCSE/National 4/National 5

3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English and Maths.

96 UCAS Tariff points acquired from BTEC Level 3 Diplomas are accepted.

96 UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Highers are accepted. 96 UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Advanced Highers are accepted.

UCAS Tariff

96

UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent).

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Children's nursing

**Please note that advanced entry is not available on any of our Pre-Registration Nursing Programmes at this time.**

Be a part of our supportive, specialist child nursing community in Cambridge or Chelmsford.

Our purpose-built child nursing labs simulate many aspects of a working hospital ward. You’ll use sophisticated healthcare equipment in small group sessions, led by highly experienced and dedicated staff. And, of course, you’ll spend lots of time out on placement.

You’ll gain the clinical knowledge, skills, confidence and accreditation you need to succeed as a registered children’s nurse.

Student nurses can take advantage of nursing training grants worth at least £5,000 per year.

Here at ARU, we’re dedicated to the continual improvement of healthcare and stand by the values of the NHS Constitution.

We think it’s important to reflect on what makes a great nurse. As a paediatric nurse, you'll have a natural rapport with young people and work closely with parents, carers and relatives. A compassionate child nurse understands that patient wellbeing must be placed at the centre of the care they deliver. A courageous nurse uses good communication to advocate for what’s right for patients and their families and commits to act as a role model. We’ll help you grow into a competent nurse and concentrate on developing your leadership skills.

We’re proud to have been shortlisted for Nurse Education Provider of the Year in 2019 and 2020 by the Student Nursing Times. It speaks volumes about the quality of our teaching.

You’ll soon discover that ARU is a stimulating place to study Child Nursing, with dedicated child nursing facilities and registered, practising tutors who’ll make sure you’re being taught the latest techniques and give you the support you need to succeed. We make use of technology to support your learning too, with virtual reality scenarios and real time assessment.

Our Nursing and Midwifery Council Child Nursing degree places equal value on clinical practice and theory. It’ll take you from university lectures to a variety of placements. You may well find yourself at a GP surgery, attending health visits, on a general children's ward or in paediatric A&E.

Hospital placements last around seven to 12 weeks and include both acute and community settings. There’s also the option of a self-funded overseas placement at the end of Year 2.

You’ll be linked to one of our NHS healthcare trust partners for your placements in hospitals or community settings.

If you study in Cambridge, your placements will be around Cambridgeshire or West Essex.
If you study in Chelmsford, your placements will be around Essex or North East London.
We want to make sure you experience a variety of placements and that you graduate as an effective practitioner. Our placement maps will help you plan your travel before you start on the course.

Teaching on campus usually takes place between 9am–5pm, Monday–Friday. On placement, you’ll be working shifts. This can mean early, late and night shifts, as well as working weekends and bank holidays. You’ll be supported by practice supervisors and assessors as well as staff from ARU.

Each year, you’ll get allocated annual leave at set points to support you in balancing your course and relaxation time.

Throughout your time studying Child Nursing at ARU, you’ll have the chance to share experiences with students from other health care courses, and to see how the professions work together to provide effective and seamless care.

Modules

Year one, core modules

Fundamentals Knowledge and Skills for Nursing
Professional Knowledge and Values for Nursing Practice
Medicines Calculations for Safe Practice 1

Year two, core modules

Exploring Contemporary Issues in Children and Young People's Nursing
Holistic Care for the Acutely Ill Child and Young Person
Medicines Calculations for Safe Practice 2

Year three, core modules

Leadership and Decision Making in Nursing
Promoting Quality in Health Care
Medicines Calculations for Safe Practice 3

The above modules will be changing for September 2020 in line with the new NMC standards for nursing degrees

Assessment methods

Throughout the course, we’ll use a range of rigorous and consistent assessment methods to help you and your tutors measure your progress. These will include exams, essays, presentations, care studies and practice assessment.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course locations:

Chelmsford Campus

Cambridge Campus

Department:

School of Nursing and Midwifery

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

71%
med
Children's nursing

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Children's nursing

Teaching and learning

73%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
93%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

73%
Library resources
80%
IT resources
65%
Course specific equipment and facilities
53%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
1%
Male students
99%
Female students
93%
2:1 or above
13%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Nursing

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
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Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
97%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

98%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
1%
Health professionals
1%
Caring personal services

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Nursing and midwifery

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£27k

£27k

£28k

£28k

£29k

£29k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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