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Children's Nursing

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Typically BBC or a combination of 'A' levels and other relevant qualifications. In addition to, five passes at grade 4 (C) at GCSE, including English and Mathematics.

Access to HE Diploma

D:24,M:0

Access to HE Diploma in a Nursing, Midwifery, Health, Science, or Social Care subject NOT Nutrition or Paramedic Studies with full award (60 credits) of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at Level 3 including 24 credits at Distinction. Applicants must also hold GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (4) or above at the point of entry onto the programme.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Must have passes in English Language and Mathematics grade 4 (C) at GCSE. Applicants would normally be required to have a further three passes at grade 4 (C) at GCSE in any subject, any applications that do not meet these requirements are welcome and will be reviewed on an individual basis.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

29

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

Health and Social Care, Children’s Care, Learning and Development, Sport and Exercise Sciences, or science related subjects only.

UCAS Tariff

112

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Children's nursing

The BSc (Hons) Children's Nursing prepares students for a gratifying career at the forefront of modern healthcare and leads to eligibility to apply for professional registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Students develop skills and interests in both general medicine and specialist areas to be a confident and compassionate child nurse.

City students benefit from clinical placements at London’s leading hospitals and trusts, with placements in a range of settings allowing students to experience the many different environments and specialisms’ children’s nurses’ work in. Specialist placements include the internationally recognised acute children’s emergency department service at the Royal London and specialist Paediatric gastroenterology unit, the only unit of its kind in the UK.

This course is taught through a combination of classroom theory, simulated practice and practice placements. City is home to state of the art clinical facilities including our specialist Clinical Skills Centre, a facility designed especially for students to clinical practice skills in a safe environment, before commencing placements.

Career prospects are excellent for our Children's Nursing graduates - many secure employment within local London trusts and throughout the rest of the UK and 90% of our BSc (Hons) Children’s Nursing graduates are in employment or further study 15 months after completing the course (Discover Uni).

This degree prepares you for a fulfilling and rewarding career at the forefront of modern healthcare. City is ranked 1st in London for student satisfaction in Nursing for two consecutive years (Complete University Guide 2020 and 2021). It is also ranked 2nd in London for Nursing (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021).

Modules

Core modules to be listed: The first year focuses on the foundations for nursing and considers the psychological, social and biological factors influencing health. Students also undertake practice placements. First year modules are: Foundations of evidence informed nursing practice; foundations of biological sciences for nursing practice biopsychosocial development across the lifecourse; Mental health and wellbeing in integrated care.

- HS 1921 – Foundations of evidence informed practice
- HS 1922 – Foundations of biological sciences for nursing practice
- HS 1924 – Mental health and wellbeing in integrated care
- HS 1925 – Foundations for nursing care

In the second year, students focus on person-centered care and explore this theme in the context of acute and long-term care. Students can also pursue specific clinical interests on a two-week elective practice placement in addition to course clinical placements.

Core Modules
- HS 2005 – Promotion of wellbeing and prevention of ill-health
- HS 2006 – Acute care management
- HS 2017 - Working collaboratively with people with long term conditions
- HS 2007 – Pathophysiology and therapeutics for nursing practice
- HS 2008 – Critical use of evidence to inform decision making in practice
- HS 2009 – Applying knowledge and skills for person-centered care for practice

In the final year, the emphasis is on leading and managing in professional practice and becoming a proficient practitioner. Students undertake a 6,000-word dissertation. As part of the clinical placement experience, students spend the final 12 weeks of the course in practice and have a placement base and opportunities to identify practice experiences with their practice supervisors and assessor.

- HS 3014 – Leading and managing others
- HS 3015 – Integrated approaches to complex care
- HS 3016 – Principles of prescribing
- HS 3018 – Dissertation
- HS 3017 – Developing advanced knowledge and skills for professional practice
- HS 3019 – Preparing to be a proficient practitioner"

Assessment methods

Students are assessed using a variety of methods, depending on module choices:
- Practice Assessment Document (PAD): used to demonstrate achievement of practice competencies and also to record the number of hours of practice experience
- Written assignments, including essays: these may take the form of care studies or support another assessment such as a poster presentation
- Written examinations
- Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCEs): practical skills assessments
- Dissertation

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£26,530
per year
International
£26,530
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

City, University of London

Department:

Division of Nursing

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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

71%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
91%
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

69%
Library resources
82%
IT resources
69%
Course specific equipment and facilities
47%
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?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
3%
Male students
97%
Female students
56%
2:1 or above
17%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
B
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.

£26,000
high
Average annual salary
98%
low
Employed or in further education
97%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

97%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
1%
Other elementary services occupations
1%
Secretarial and related occupations

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.

£31k

£31k

£32k

£32k

£33k

£33k

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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