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Nursing (Child)

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

D:15

Approved Access to HE Diploma in health studies, health science, social sciences or nursing. Normally we require 15 of the level 3 credits to be graded at distinction level.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language or Literature at grade C or 4 or equivalents* Maths at grade D or 4 or equivalents* Science at grade C or 4 or equivalents* *GCSE Maths equivalents • Level 2 Key Skills/Application of Number/Grade D at GCSE Maths/ Level 2 Maths credits from an Access course • maths equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk *GCSE English equivalents • Level 2 Literacy • Level 2 Key Skills *GCSE Science equivalents • OCR Science Level 2 • science units gained on a Level 3 BTEC or OCR National Diploma or Extended Diploma Qualification • science credits gained on Access to Higher Education Diplomas (at least 12 credits gained at level 2 or 6 credits gained at level 3) • science equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk

UCAS Tariff

120

From A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. We do not accept AS levels. For example: BBB at A Level. DDM in BTEC Extended Diploma. A combination of qualifications, which may include general studies.

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2024

Subject

Children's nursing

**Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.**

**Course summary**

- Understand health sciences in the practice setting.

- Gain the skills and values to enter highly skilled employment.

- Develop a strong professional identity and confidence.

- Learn to develop and deliver person-centred care.

- Collaborate with other professional groups in health and social care.

This unique course offers you an exciting opportunity to become a fully qualified children’s nurse, transforming the lives of individuals and communities. You'll learn to understand the unique role of providing physical, emotional and psychological care and advice to children and their families or carers.

**How You Learn**

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

On this course you’ll learn from enthusiastic academic staff who have a variety of clinical expertise and experience. You’ll apply your theoretical study directly to your practice setting, using the knowledge, skills and attributes you’ve gained.

Nurses are an integral part of a multidisciplinary team. So in some modules, you’ll learn and collaborate with students from other health and social care courses. This approach will help you to deliver person centred-care – with an understanding of how other professionals contribute to the person's journey through health and social care services.

You learn through

- practice-based learning (50%)

- lectures

- workshops

- tutorials

- projects and group work

- presentations

- simulation

- independent learning

- skills rehearsal

- technology-enhanced learning

**Applied learning**

**Work placements**

You’ll apply the theory you study to practice-based learning experiences. Here you’ll develop critical and ethical approaches to your practice – preparing you to become a life-long, competent professional. The experiences you’re provided with are compulsory to achieve the course’s practice-based learning outcomes.

These experiences will help you build your skills, confidence, creativity, resilience, integrity, and curiosity. They’ll take place in different practice-based learning environments – reflecting the range of ways services are currently delivered. This might include simulated learning and virtual placements, alongside real-world experience of services delivered face to face to service users.

We’ll ensure the practice-based learning element of your course complies with the requirements of the Professional and Statutory Regulatory Body (PSRB) – which governs the child nursing profession. So by the end of your course, you’ll have the opportunity to show that you meet the requirements to register as a children’s nurse.

The university will ensure that the practice learning element of your course will be compliant with the requirements of the Professional and Statutory Regulatory Body (PSRB) governing your chosen profession. This is so that by the end of your course, you will have been provided with the opportunity to demonstrate attainment of the requirements to register as a professional with your chosen profession.

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

**Important notice:** The structure for this course is currently being reviewed and enhanced to provide the best possible learning experience for our students. Module structure, content, delivery and assessment are all likely to change, but we expect the focus of the course and the learning outcomes to remain as described above. Once the changes have been confirmed, updated module information will be published on this page.

**Year 1**

**Compulsory modules**

Assessing And Planning For Person Centred Care
Collaboration For Individual And Community Wellbeing
Personal And Professional Development
Science For Professional Practice

**Year 2**

**Compulsory modules**

Applied Sciences For Professional Practice
Assessing And Addressing Complexity
Evidence And Enquiry For Practice
Providing And Evaluating Person Centred Care

**Final year**

**Compulsory modules**

Leading And Co-Ordinating Person Centred Care
Professional Leadership
The Advancing Professional
Theory/Practice Hours - Nursing And Midwifery
Working With Complexity In Practice

Assessment methods

Exams
Coursework
Practical
Placements

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£16,655
per year
International
£16,655
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

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

College of Health Wellbeing and Life Sciences

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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.

32%
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

48%
Staff make the subject interesting
57%
Staff are good at explaining things
59%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
66%
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

67%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
74%
Course specific equipment and facilities
11%
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
2%
Male students
98%
Female students
65%
2:1 or above
9%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B

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.

Children's 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.

£21,909
low
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education

Top job areas of graduates

98%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
1%
Welfare professionals
0%
Health professionals

What about your long term prospects?

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

Children's nursing

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

£29k

£29k

£30k

£30k

£30k

£30k

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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